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Exchange student: visa-free

1. What do I need to know about extending my stay in Russia?

1. If you plan to continue your studies at HSE University after the expiry of your active migration registration, you need to extend your registration and to extend your migration card.

2. You can apply for the extension of your migration registration 25-90 days prior to the expiry date on your active registration slip. Your registration can be extended at the local office of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs depending on your place of stay. Normally, it takes 20 days to get your migration registration extended.

3. You can extend your permitted stay in Russia for up to one calendar year at a time, depending on the duration of your studies at HSE University. If your passport expires, your migration registration will expire, too.

4. After obtaining a new passport, you must submit documents required to extend your migration registration within seven days.

What should I do if it is too late to submit my documents now?

Please contact the HSE Student International Mobility Office. Most likely, you will have to leave Russia and come back.

3. Where can I get the documents required for extending my migration registration?

Passport

If you wish to use a copy of your passport, please make sure you include a copy of the page containing the stamp made at the Russian border.

Extract from HSE Enrolment Directive and HSE Certificate of Enrolment

To obtain an extract from your HSE Enrolment Directive and HSE Certificate of Enrolment please contact the HSE Student International Mobility Office.

Copies of documents

There are several photocopy centres on the premises of HSE University, also you can make copies in the HSE Student International Mobility Office.

You can make copies on both sides of the sheet with two 2-page passport copies on each side. If you wish to use a copy of your passport, please make sure you include a copy of the page containing the stamp made at the Russian border.

2. What documents do I need to submit to extend my migration registration?

The exact list of documents may vary depending on the requirements of the specific local office of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. Here is a tentative list of documents for your information:

1) a copy of your passport;

2) a copy of your active registration slip;

3) an original and a copy of your migration card (not required for citizens of Belarus);

4) an HSE Certificate of Enrolment, an extract from your HSE Enrolment Directive (will be issued by the HSE Student International Mobility Office). 

To get a complete list of documents, please contact passport officer at your dormitory, the owner of your apartment, or your hotel receptionist.

4. How should I extend my migration registration depending on a place of my stay?

The procedure depends on your place of staying and has no fee.

I am staying in a dormitory

Please bring all required documents (a copy of your passport, a copy of your migration card, active registration slip and other documents you received from the HSE Student International Mobility Office) to the dormitory passport officer.

You may need a petition on an HSE University letterhead. To obtain the petition, send a request to the HSE Visa and Registration Centre at visa-registration@hse.ru. If your local office of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (or Multifunctional Public Services Centre ‘My Documents’) requests the petition which is different from the standard one, attach a file with the relevant template form (it is usually displayed on an information board at the Ministry of Internal Affairs office/ Multifunctional Public Services Centre ‘My Documents’ or can be provided by the officer upon request).

As soon as your petition is ready, you will be informed by e-mail about when you can collect it from the outgoing mailbox at the HSE Visa and Registration Centre at a convenient time. It usually takes 3 working days to process your application for the petition.

You can ask the dormitory passport officer when your extended migration registration will be ready. Please refer to our guide to check your registration slip when you get it. If you find an error in your registration slip, contact your dormitory passport officer. You will receive a new registration slip within a few days. Until you do, please keep the registration slip with the error.

I am staying in a private flat

Please bring all required documents (a copy of your passport, a copy of your migration card, active registration slip and other documents you received from the HSE Student International Mobility Office) to the owner of your apartment. The owner of the apartment can refer to our guide.

You may need a petition on an HSE University letterhead. To obtain the petition, send a request to the HSE Visa and Registration Centre at visa-registration@hse.ru. If your local office of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (or Multifunctional Public Services Centre ‘My Documents’) requests the petition which is different from the standard one, attach a file with the relevant template form (it is usually displayed on an information board at the Ministry of Internal Affairs office/ Multifunctional Public Services Centre ‘My Documents’ or can be provided by the officer upon request).

As soon as your petition is ready, you will be informed by e-mail about when you can collect it from the outgoing mailbox at the HSE Visa and Registration Centre at a convenient time. It usually takes 3 working days to process your application for the petition.

You can ask the owner of your flat when your migration registration will be ready.  Please refer to our guide to check your registration slip when you get it. If you find an error in your registration slip, contact the owner of your flat. You will receive a new registration slip within a few days. Until you do, please keep the registration slip with the error.

I am staying at a hotel/hostel

To extend your migration registration, please contact the hotel receptionist. You may ask him/her when your extended registration will be ready. When you get your new registration on the appointed day, please make sure that you carefully check your personal details.

Please refer to our guide to check your registration slip when you get it. If you find an error in your registration slip, contact your hotel receptionist. You will receive a new registration slip within a few days. Until you do, please keep the registration slip with the error.


 

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