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Visa and Registration Centre

Pursuant to Russian legislation, foreign citizens who violate the immigration regulations (i.e., the period established for migration registration) are subject to a fine of up to RUB 7,000 (seven thousand roubles) and may be deported from Russia on the basis of a court decision, with a further ban on entry into the Russian Federation for up to 3 years.

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Please keep in mind the deadlines for applying for migration registration and visa extension

Make sure to submit your documents for migration registration according to your actual residence in Moscow on the following working day after your arrival from another city of Russia, another country, a hotel/hostel (in Moscow, Moscow Region, or another city in the Russian Federation), or if you have changed your place of residence in Moscow, or after you have received a new visa.

Please submit your documents for visa extension not later than 45 days prior to its expiration.


Beware of fraud connected with migration registration if you are renting an apartment in Moscow. Migration registration is free of charge. The address on the registration slip and the address of your residence in Moscow must be identical.

The Visa Centre is closed on 8.03.2019

8.03.2019 The visa and registration centre will be closed on 8.03.2019 due to the holiday. 7.03.2019 the Centre will be closed at 18-00.

From 31 January 2019 the Centre will accept international students in room 410

The visa and migration support centre will accept international students for visa extension in room 410 (Myasnitskaya Ulitsa, 20, 4th floor) from 31 January 2019. Visiting hours will remain the same.

On 29 January 2019 the Centre will be closed from 10:00 till 12:00

The visa and migration support centre will be closed on 29 January 2019 from 10:00 till 12:00 due to the stuff meeting. Visiting hours will be from 15-00 till 18-00 as per schedule.

Pick up your ready visas till 27 of December 2018

You can collect your passport till 27 of December 2018.Please note that you must submit your documents for the new registration immediately after collecting your passport with a new visa.

Migration Registration of Foreign Citizens from December 30, 2018 to January 08, 2019

Dear International Students and International Faculty, Please pay attention to the deadlines for applying for your registration during the winter holidays. 

Please note that pursuant to Russian migration legislation, foreign citizens are obligated to register at their actual residential address to avoid facing administrative offence.  

Push on the header to learn more about the Migration Registration of Foreign Citizens from December 30, 2018 to January 08, 2019.

On 5 December 2018 the Centre will be open from 15-00

The visa and migration support centre will be closed on 5 December 2018 due to the training for the stuff. The centre will be open from 15-00 on 5 December 2018 as per schedule.

Incorrect payment slips for the visa extension

Beware of incorrect payment slips which are given to you by the third parties.

New migration rules for All Foreign Citizens from 8 July 2018

Please be kindly informed that the registration procedure for foreign citizens and stateless persons has changed from 8 July 2018.

New Migration Rules for All Foreign Citizens on Account of 2018 FIFA World Cup

From May 25 to July 25 2018 all foreign citizens  must be registered within 72 hours* upon their arrival

Please be advised that starting from April 20, 2018, you must follow new migration rules (due to the 2018 FIFA World Cup, set to take place in Russia):