Bachelor's, Master's and Specialist students: visa
1. Before leaving Russia
Before you leave Russia and go to other country for a vacation or any other purpose, please make sure to notify your dormitory passport officer / owner of your flat / hotel receptionist and let them know when exactly you are planning to leave and return. Make sure to send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and provide the dates of your trip.
If you are crossing the Russian border with Belarus, please note the special procedure.
When should I return?
You can come back to Russia any time while your multiple-entry visa is valid, but no later than 45 days before its expiration so that you could apply for a visa extension in a timely manner.
If you have a single-entry Russian visa, you will need a new visa invitation to return to Russia. You can obtain it from your programme manager. Please follow this link for more details about obtaining a Russian visa.
What should I do if my visa expired while I was outside Russia?
You will need a visa invitation to apply for a new visa. Please contact your programme manager to find out the procedure and follow this link for more details about getting a new Russian visa.
2. What should I do when crossing the border to leave Russia?
At the checkpoint, the officer will ask you to give him/her your passport with a visa and migration card. They will keep your migration card and put a stamp in your passport to confirm that you have crossed the Russian border.
3. After returning to Russia
Foreign citizens are required to get a new migration registration every time they cross the border to enter or re-enter Russia. Please follow this link for more information.
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