REGISTRATION ON ARRIVAL
All foreigners must be registered in the Migration Police department within 7 working days after their arrival. Your documents are collected by the staff of the Visa and registrations Department and brought to the Migration Service. To provide this you should come to the Visa and registrations Department SPSFTU next working day after your arrival.
For registration the following documents are requiered:
- Passport (original) and copies of each page; the first page (with photo), page with visa — 2 copies;
- Migration card (original) and 2 copies of it.
- A ticket to Russia (upon the request)
You will get migration card while crossing the border. It is an important document, don’t lose it or throw away, you will be asked to give it back each time when you leave Russia. Please check that your name and surname are written correctly and completely, and that your Purpose of Travel in the migration card is Education («Учёба»). If any information is incorrect, please, ask border control officer for correction.
If international students are planning to stay in the transit city on their way to Saint Petersburg (for example Moscow), they have to keep and bring their hotel/hostel and transport tickets to the Visa and registrations Department.
You will be registered until the date of validity of your visa and, if your period of intended stay is longer, you will have to prolong your visa and registration. Please note that you should apply for the visa prolongation one and a half month before the termination of your current visa validity. Please, remember that for your visa prolongation the validity of your passport must be more than 18 months at the time you apply for it.
PROLONGATION OF VISA OR REGISTRATION
We ask you to be careful with the registration, and to not miss the expiry date. To have your visa extended you need to hand in the following documents 45 days before the date of visa expiry:
- You will need to submit the following documents:
- Passport (original) and two copies of each page
- Migration card (original) and two copies
- Registration card, showing the date of your registration in Russia and 2 copies
- 1matt photo (size 3x4)
- Receipt of paid fee of 1600 rubles for multi visa
You have to make sure you have enough time to have your visa extended. Please, note that students who for no reason fail to do so will be required to return home.
IF YOU ARE GOING SOMEWHERE FOR WEEKENDS OR HOLIDAYS
PLEASE TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION: REGISTRATION IS AN OBLIGATORY PROCEDURE EVERY TIME WHEN YOU LEAVE AND COME BACK TO SAINT-PETERSBURG, EVEN IF YOU HAVE GOT THE MULTIPLE — ENTRY VISA!
If you visit other cities during your stay, please, remember that registration in other cities is only compulsory, if you stay there for more than 1 week. Nevertheless, hotels and hostels might register you even if you stay for a shorter period of time. Therefore, please inform the Visa and registrations Departmentafter you come back to Saint Petersburg after your trip and bring your documents for checking.
If you go either home for vacation, or for practical training, or just somewhere outside the city for weekends (Moscow or any other Russian city), you should inform the about it. It is necessary even if you have got a multiple-entry visa and you don’t cross the Russian border. When you come back you must be registered again within 7 days.
You are kindly asked to keep the tickets and boarding passes which confirm your trip. We are ready to assist you in any related issues.
Always notify Visa and registrations Department about your new address! Your residence address and registration address must be the same. In case you move please provide your new address to Visa and registrations Department.
It is advisable to have your passport, registration card copies and the contact person’s phone in the university with you in case you need it.
If you have any questions or difficulties, don’t hesitate to contact us:
Phone: +7 (931) 592–28–89