Visa and Migration Registration Extension

Visa and migration registration extension is compulsory to ensure the legal status of international students in Russia.

Visa and migration registration extension for international students from visa required countries 

  • 1. Initial migration registration upon arrival

    Applying for initial migration registration is detailed here on the website.

  • 2. Student visa extension

    You must apply for your student visa extension no earlier than 3 months and no later than 45 days before your current visa expires.

    The student visa may be extended for up to one calendar year. Therefore, the student visa must be extended additionally every year until the end of your study period.

    To have your visa extended you must submit a set of required documents to the Visa and Registration Centre.

  • 3. Migration registration extension

    You must apply for your migration registration extension on the next working day after you receive your new student visa. 

    Migration registration is extended for the duration of the student visa.

    Applying for migration registration extension may vary depending on the place of residence. You can find detailed information at ivisa.hse.ru

  • Please note!

    It is necessary to apply for migration registration after each new entry to Russia or change of residence.

    When travelling within Russia, it is necessary to apply for migration registration at the place of temporary stay in another city and to apply for migration registration at the place of permanent residence upon return to Moscow.


 

Migration registration extension for international students from visa exempt countries

  • 1. Initial migration registration upon arrival

    Applying for initial migration registration is detailed here on the website.

  • 2. Migration registration extension

    You must apply for your migration registration extension no earlier than 3 months and no later than 25 days before your initial migration registration expires.

    Migration registration can be extended for up to one calendar year. Therefore, migration registration must be extended additionally every year until the end of your study period.

    Applying for migration registration extension may vary depending on the place of residence. You can find detailed information at ivisa.hse.ru 

  • Please note!

    It is necessary to apply for migration registration after each new entry to Russia or change of residence.

    When travelling within Russia, it is necessary to apply for migration registration at the place of temporary stay in another city and to apply for migration registration at the place of permanent residence upon return to Moscow.


Video about visa and migration support for "Life and Safety" online course