Visa and Migration Registration Extension

Extending Visas and Visa Registration

Procedures for extending visas and visa registration for international students requiring visas to travel to Russia

  • 1. Extending student visas

    • A visa can be extended for a maximum of one year. You must extend your visa every year until the conclusion of your studies;
    • You must submit documents to extend your student visa no earlier than three months, but no later than 45 calendar days, before the expiration of your initial visa;
    • If you need consultation on extending your visa, please contact the Visa and Registration Centre;
    • After receiving your new visa, you only have three working days to submit documents to extend your visa registration with migration authorities.
  • 2. Extending visa registration

    • You must submit the documents for extending visa registration on the following working day after you receive your new student visa;
    • Visa registration will last until the expiry of your student visa.

    Procedures for extending visa registration depends on the place of your stay: 

    • Those living in a dormitory or alternative accommodation for HSE University students should contact the dorm’s passport official;
    • Those living in a rented apartment should contact their landlord (Check out the “Accommodation in Moscow” section);
    • Those staying in a hotel or hostel should contact the hotel administrator.

    If you are visiting the Russian Federation on a visa and need to extend your visa / visa registration, you can find out more here.

For persons residing in Russia visa-free

    • Migration registration may be extended for a maximum of one year at a time and shall expire either on the end date of your studies or along with the validity of your passport;
    • Submission of documents to extend registration with migration authorities for students form visa-free countries should take place no earlier than three months, and no later than 25 working days before the expiry of their initial migration registration;
    • If you are from a visa-free country, to extend your registration you will need to receive a petition from HSE University (you can order this document here https://ivisa.hse.ru/en/); applications will be processed over a period of three days, after which you will receive a notification that it is ready by e-mail.

    Procedures for extending registration depends on the place of your stay: 

    • Those living in a dormitory or alternative accommodation for HSE University students should contact the dorm’s passport official;
    • Those living in a rented apartment should contact their landlord (Check out the “Life in the City” section);
    • Those staying in a hotel or hostel should contact the hotel administrator.

    You can read more about extending your migration registration here.

Important!

  • All hotels and hostels in the Russian Federation are legally mandated to officially register foreign guests with migration authorities, even if they are staying for just one night. As such, if you stay in a hotel or hostel, your prior registration at a dormitory or privately rented apartment will be automatically cancelled. Upon returning, you will need to get registered again.
  • If you require hospitalization, certain medical institutions will register you there as your temporary place of residence. Prior to leaving the hospital, confirm with its staff whether you have been registered there – you should be provided with a new registration slip. After being discharged, you will need to get registered again at your subsequent place of residence.

Do you have any questions? Contact the HSE Visa and Registration Centre.