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Registration of Foreign Citizens on the Territory of the Russian Federation

On issuing visas to foreign citizens

06.12.2017

The administrative regulations for issuing visas to foreign citizens have been approved.

According to the new regulations, the issuance of visas is carried out by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia and the migration units of the territorial bodies of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia (previously this function was performed by the FMS of Russia).

To obtain a visa, a foreign citizen must submit a completed visa application form (according to the form approved by the Order of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, the FSB of Russia, the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs No. 233/235/7018 of April 27, 2017), with the necessary documents attached.

When submitting a questionnaire through the state services portal in the form of an electronic document with a simple electronic signature, you need to attach to it an electronic file with copies of the necessary documents, as well as a personal digital photo in the form of an electronic file.

At the same time, submitting a questionnaire in electronic form the original documents are provided upon personal contact with migration units for visa processing.

It is important to note that the state service is provided within a period of not more than 20 working days from the date of registration of the application form and all necessary documents.

The amount of the state fee for issuing a visa is:

• for departure from the Russian Federation - 1000 rubles;
• for departure from the Russian Federation and the subsequent entry into the Russian Federation - 1000 rubles;
• for repeated crossing of the state border of the Russian Federation - 1600 rubles.

Documents for the extension of the validity of an ordinary work or study visa must be provided for consideration no later than 20 working days before the expiry of the visa.

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