August 2022

Procedure for Entering the Russian Federation and Residing in Dormitories

Entering the Russian Federation

ALL international students (except for citizens from Belarus, and those with temporary or permanent resident permit) on the territory of the Russian Federation are obliged to provide:

For those who entered Russia AFTER 29 December 2021 – within 90 days from the border crossing date;

For those who entered Russian BEFORE 29 December 2021 – before 31 December 2022

1.    Medical examination results;

2.    Mandatory state fingerprinting procedure and photography certificates.

Medical examination should be undergone before the fingerprinting only at the authorized medical organizations (the list of medical organizations is enclosed below). The service charge is 5,000 – 7,000 RUB.

The international students have to attend the medical examination personally in the fasted state. The medical examination includes screening for toxins and psychotropic substances; testing for presence or absence of infectious diseases posing threat for the people around, including COVID-19 testing and HIV-infections.

The students have to provide both the original and a copy of the following documents:

1.    Passport

2.    Passport notarized translation

3.    Immigration card

4.    Registration card

Medical certificates issued abroad (even if legalized and translated into Russian) are NOT accepted.

Fingerprinting procedure and photography shall be taken after the medical examination at the special authorized regional offices for immigration services – free of charge, or at Moscow Immigration Center located on Varshvskoe shosse, 64km, property 1, build. 47 – from 1,000 RUB.

One has to bring along the original and copies of the following documents:

1. Passport

2. Passport notarized translation into Russian

3. Immigration card

4. Registration card

5. Documents confirming the medical examination.

In case the student fails to comply with the legislation the student will be subjected to sanctions:

  • Reducing the term of the temporary stay in Russia

  • Issuing a decision on undesirability of presence in Russia (deportation from Russia).

All foreign citizens staying on the territory of the Russian Federation are obliged to have an obligatory medical insurance policy. Obligatory medical insurance policies can be formalized in B-102 or any insurance company.

Check-in procedure and residing in dormitories

Within 72 hours after entering the Russian Federation one has to take a PCR-test. It can be done individually, or at the dormitory. However, in case one decides to take the PCR-testing at the dorms, they`ll have to be quarantined until the results are available.

The next day after the quarantine ends the student has to come to Moscow Poly visa-consular department (Moscow, Bolshaya Semyonovskaya st. 38, office N-315) for migration registration procedure.

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