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Obligatory procedures of medical examination,fingerprinting and official photographing for foreign students

Obligatory procedures of Medical examination, fingerprinting and photographing for foreign students 

According to the alterations made to the federal law ‘On the legal status of foreign citizens in the Russian Federation’ from July 14th, 2022  foreign students and employees arrived to Russia before the 29th of December 2022 must undergo the medical examination, as well as obligatory fingerprinting and biometric photographing (do not confuse with voluntary fingerprinting!).

 

General information

Who is required to undergo the medical examination, fingerprinting and official photographing?

All international students arriving in Russia after 29 December 2021 must undergo medical examination, fingerprinting and photographing. These procedures must be completed within 90 days from the date of arrival in Russia.

All international students arriving in Russia before 29 December 2021 must undergo medical examination,fingerprinting and photographing.The deadline for completing all the procedures is the 29th of December 2022.

The following penalties can be applied to those who have not completed the established procedures or failed to complete them on time: deportation and for a ban on further entry to Russia. 

Who is exempt from undergoing the new procedures:

  • Citizens of the Republic of Belarus;
  • Family members of international officials and employees of diplomatic and consular institutions in Russia;
  •  Foreign nationals with dual citizenship, one of which is Russian;
  • Foreign nationals – holders of temporary or permanent Russian residence permits.

NB:! Please send scanned copies of your documents to migration-info@hse.ru or via the HSE App X.


 

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