Migration Regulations

Rules for International Students to Legally Stay and Study in the Russian Federation

1. Basic rules of stay in the territory of the Russian Federation for a foreign citizen studying at RTU MIREA

1.1. A foreign citizen who has arrived in the Russian Federation to study at RTU MIREA shall be obliged to comply with the laws of the Russian Federation: Federal Law No. 114-FZ of August 15, 1996 On the Procedure for Leaving the Russian Federation and Entering the Russian Federation, Federal Law No. 115-FZ of July 25, 2002 On the Legal Status of Foreign Citizens in the Russian Federation", Federal Law of July 18, 2006 No. 109-FZ On the Migration Registration of Foreign Citizens and Stateless Persons in the Russian Federation”; Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation of January 15, 2007 No. 9 On the Procedure for Migration Registration of Foreign Citizens and Stateless Persons in the Russian Federation.

1.2. According to the migration laws of the Russian Federation, foreign citizens and stateless persons who have arrived in the territory of the Russian Federation shall be required to register at the place of stay in the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia on migration issues within 7 working days from the date of entry.

1.2.1. Exceptions shall cover citizens of Kazakhstan, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Belarus required to be registered within 30 days, and Tajikistan – within 15 days from the date of entry.

1.3. When returning to the territory of the Russian Federation after going abroad, or after staying in another city of the Russian Federation for more than 7 days, a foreign citizen shall file the necessary documents to the Department of International Relations of RTU MIREA (room A-304) within 1 working day (if it is a day off, the first working day after it) for the renewal of primary migration registration.

1.4. During his/her stay in the territory of the Russian Federation, a foreign citizen shall have with him a coupon tear-off part of the arrival notice (registration) with the mark of the territorial migration authority of the Ministry of Internal Affairs on migration registration, the national passport, visa (for countries with a visa regime) and a migration card (with a mark of the Ministry of Internal Affairs on migration registration for countries with a visa-free regime).

1.4.1. In case of loss (damage) by a foreign citizen of a notice of arrival (registration), the national passport, a migration card, he/she shall apply to the Department of International Relations within 1 day from the moment of the loss of documents.

1.5. At least 6 months before the expiration of the national passport, a foreign citizen shall prolong or replace it with a new one and submit it to the Department of International Relations.

1.6. Upon receipt of a temporary residence permit, residence permit or passport of the Russian Federation, a foreign citizen within 3 days shall provide copies of documents to the Department of International Relations.

1.7. When entering the territory of the Russian Federation, foreign citizens shall be required to purchase a voluntary medical insurance policy by contacting the Department of International Relations or insurance companies operating in the territory of Moscow and the Moscow Region.

1.8. A foreign citizen who has terminated or completed his/ her studies at the RTU MIREA shall leave the territory of the Russian Federation within 3 days from the date of dismissal.

1.9. When a foreign citizen transfers to study at RTU MIREA from another educational institution or is enrolled after graduating from the preparatory department of another institution to RTU MIREA, the departure from the Russian Federation shall not be required. Documents shall be made out according to the general rules.

2.   Migration registration of foreign citizens

2.1. According to the Federal Law of 06/27/2018 № 163-FZ On Amending the Federal Law On migration registration of foreign citizens and stateless persons in the Russian Federation migration registration is carried out at the actual residential address of foreign citizens.
2.2. Migration registration of foreign citizens studying on a contractual basis shall cover the period of tuition payment, of foreign citizens who have entered the budget form of education - one academic year.
2.3. Foreign citizens who arrived to study at RTU MIREA and received accommodation in the dormitory of RTU MIREA are required to file to the Department of International Relations, within 1 working day, the following documents to receive a notification of arrival and migration registration (registration):

- passport;

- visa (for countries with a visa regime);

- visa (for countries with a visa regime);

- the original of the migration card with a mark about crossing the border of the Russian Federation and an indication “study” as the purpose of the arrival.

2.4. 45 days before the expiration of the visa, to extend the validity of a multi-entry visa, a foreign student shall submit to the Department of International Relations the documents specified in sub-paragraph 2.3.

2.5. Foreign citizens who do not reside in the dormitories of RTU MIREA shall independently register their migration records at the actual residence address and submit to the Department of International Relations the documents listed below:

- copy of the passport;

- copy of the migration card;

- copy of the migration registration notice.

3. Registration and prolongation of a multiple entry visa

3.1. When entering the territory of the Russian Federation with a primary (single) visa, the Department of International Relations issues a multiple entry visa for the term of tuition (for foreign citizens studying on a contractual basis), but not exceeding one academic year (budget form).

3.2. Foreign citizens having arrived to study at RTU MIREA from countries with a visa regime shall be required within 1 business day (if it is a day off, the first business day after it) to file the following documents to the Department of International Relations to receive a multiple-entry visa and to file migration registration:

- passport;

- visa;

- the original of the migration card with a mark about crossing the border of the Russian Federation and an indication “study” as the purpose of the arrival;

- two photos 3х4 cm;

- payed for receipt of the state duty (1,600 RUB).

3.3. To extend the validity of a multi-entry visa a foreign student shall be required, 45 days before the expiration of the visa, to file the documents listed in sub-paragraph 3.2 to the Department of International Relations.