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For Students: Visa-free

Can I enter Russia without a visa?

You do not need a student visa to enter Russia if you are a citizen of the following countries: Azerbaijan, Abkhazia, South Ossetia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Armenia, Uzbekistan or Russia, or if you are a holder of a diplomatic passport.

Citizens of all other countries must obtain a student visa to enter Russia.

Important

Always have your passport with your migration card and registration slip on your person. If you have lost any of your documents, please refer to the information here.

What documents do I need to stay in Russia legally?

A migration card is a document with information about the visiting foreign citizen, including the date when he or she crossed the border into Russia and the purpose of their visit.

A registration slip is a document confirming a foreign citizen’s legal stay in Russia.

To find out the specifics of the migration registration process, select your preferred degree level and read the relevant information.

Bachelors, Master’s and Specialist

Exchange student

PhD student

Intern


 

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