Migration Card and Migration Registration
According to the visa regulations of the Russian Federation all foreigners must fill in a migration card, which will be given to them as they cross the Russian border.
You must fill in on the migration card your personal data, terms of stay in Russia, purpose of the visit and the prospective stay of residence. You must fill in the name of the inviting organization and the address of the inviting organization. Please make sure that upon arriving to Russia, you have the full name and address of the organization that issued you your visa support letter (visa invitation). This information is given on your visa support documents, please copy it for further use.
The migration card consists of two identical sections. The first section is immediately collected by the passport and visa control officials as you enter the country. The second section of the card is collected when the person leaves the country to return home.
Once you have arrived in Russia, you are obliged to register your stay within seven days from your arrival. Everyone, who has not been provided with a registration mark according to the address of the prospective stay of residence (in other words – visa registration) within seven days (excluding weekends and holidays) will be considered to be illegally in the country.
The KFU Department of External Affairs Admissions Office staff will provide migration registration assistance to individuals who entered the country on a student visa obtained with an invitation from KFU.