Migration Registration (MR) of foreign national
Migration Registration is notification (notice) to a police precinct of a foreign national’s arrival at the destination.
- Terms and procedure: Migration Registration must be completed within 7 working days of a foreign national’s arrival in the Russian Federation. All migration registration formalities are normally taken care of by Receiving Party. Receiving Party can be a Russian citizen, a resident alien or a stateless person (with a Russian residence permit), as well as legal entities, their branches or representative offices where the foreign citizen actually resides (stays) or works. Exceptionally, a foreign national can himself notify the police of his arrival at the destination. For example, for documented valid reasons (illness, physical impossibility etc.) that make it impossible for the receiving party to do so. Such notice can be given by post. The Notification service shall be charged for by the post office at the rate set by Government Decree. Where sent by post, the notice form shall be completed in duplicate, one to be kept by the federal post offices for one year. The field office of the Russian Interior Ministry Migration Service or the post office that receives a completed Notice and the copies referred to above from Receiving Party shall mark the Notice as accepted and return the counterfoil of the Notice to Receiving Party. Receiving Party shall deliver the counterfoil of the Notice to the foreign national. The foreign national’s marked counterfoil of the Notice constitutes proof of his migration registration. The migration registration time frame can range from 1 to 4 working days.
The duration of a foreign national’s stay specified in the notice depends on the category of the foreign national’s credentials; for example, for a foreign national entering the RF on a visa, the RP time frame is determined by the term of his visa. A foreign national who enters the Russian Federation under visa-free regime may not stay in the Russian Federation for longer than ninety days, except as otherwise provided by the laws of the Russian Federation.
To extend your stay, you need to contact the migration service authorities in good time before the deadline for primary registration.
Upon any change in the details of your credentials specified in the notice of arrival, you need to re-register as a migrant with your up-to-date details (issue of new visa/migration card, change of surname/name etc.) And you need to do this within 3 working days of the changes.
A breach of the migration registration rules exposes the foreign national to administrative liability in the form of a fine at a rate of 2000 to 5000 roubles, and in certain circumstances to deportation from the Russian Federation. If so deported, the foreign national can be banned from entering the Russian Federation for up to 10 years. The receiving party is also punishable by upwards of 400,000 roubles.
- Exceptions: Where a foreign national stays at a hotel, Receiving Party is the hotel administration, which shall notify the police of the foreign national’s arrival within 24 hours, as well as completing all the necessary formalities of registering foreign nationals and being responsible for compliance with the temporary residence rules in place.
- The final result of the procedure: Notice of arrival at destination
- List of required documents: For details of the paperwork required for this service, visit the website of the Russian Interior Ministry Migration Service or send us an enquiry.
- Sample documents: For sample documents required for this service, visit the website of the Russian Interior Ministry Migration Service or send us an enquiry.
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