Registration of Visas in Russia

According to the Russian law, your visa must be registered within 7 business days upon arrival to the Russian Federation.

When you stay at a hotel, the registration is fully taken care of by the hotel reception. A nominal registration fee may be assessed.

If you stay at a private apartment, your visa is to be registered by your Russian host. The host needs to apply at the local police precinct or post office, fill out a notification form and enclose a copy of your passport (photo and visa pages) and migration card. Your host will also have to present his passport registered at the same apartment. The experience shows that getting registered through the post is less troublesome and time-consuming than at the police station.

Please note that not registering your Russian visa may lead to serious problems: you may be stopped by police, fined, be made non-eligible to get a Russian visa in the future, etc. We strongly advise you to register your Russian visa to avoid possible consequences. It is also very important to register in time.

Attention! The details of the registration procedure change pretty often. We strongly recommend that you contact our Customer Service Team before or immediately after your arrival to Russia and we will be glad to provide the latest up to date on the registration procedure.

Our address in Moscow:
29 Leninskiy pr.,
tel. (495) 665 5424,

Need help? Customer care consultants are standing by.
Call us 7.495.665 5424 or US and Canada toll free 1 800 324 0492.
You can also send us an e-mail message and we will get back to you within the following business day.

Please note that our working languages are English and Russian.

The Russian visa support is provided according to the requirements of the Federal Law of the Russian Federation No. 115. The service cost includes all the required official fees needed for the processing the visa support at the local office of the FMS or MFA by a Russian legal entity.