Visa Support and Registration

Registration on Arrival

All foreigners must be registered in the Federal Migration Service within 7 working days after their arrival. Your documents are collected by the staff of the International Office and brought to the Migration Service. For registration you need the following documents:

  • Passport (original) and 2 copies of each page where there are any notes;
  • Migration card (original) and 2 copies of it;
  • Visa (original) and 2 copies of it.

You will get migration card while crossing the border. It is an important document, don’t lose it or throw away. Please check that your name and surname are written correctly, and that your Purpose of Travel in the migration card is Education.

If international students were staying in the transit city (Moscow, St. Petersburg) on the way to Arkhangelsk, they have to keep and bring the tickets to Visa Support and Registration Office.

You will be registered until the date of validity of your visa and, if your period of intended stay is longer, you will have to prolong your registration later. You will receive registration cards, which confirm your legal staying in Russia. On the opposite side of this card you can see the date of its validity.

If you visit other cities during your stay, please remember that registration in other cities is only compulsory, if you stay there more than 1 week. Nevertheless, hotels and hostels might register you even if you stay for a shorter period of time. Therefore, please inform the International Office after you come back to Arkhangelsk and bring your documents for checking and possibly new registration.

If you are going to stay in Arkhangelsk for more than 90 days, it is necessary to extend your visa, too. Be aware that for your visa extension the validity of your passport must be higher than 18 months at the time you apply for it.

Prolongation of Visa or Registration

We ask you to be careful with registration, and to not miss the expiry date. To have your visa extended you need to hand in the following documents 30 days before the date of expiry.

You will need to submit the following documents:

  • Passport (original) and two copies of each page with notes
  • Migration card (original) and two copies
  • Registration card, showing the date of your registration in Russia
  • 4 matt photos (size 3×4)
  • Current visa (original) and 1 copy
  • Receipt of paid fee of 1600 rubles for multi visa

You have to make sure you have enough time to have your visa extended. Please, note that students, who for one reason or another, fail to do so will be required to return home.



If you go either home for vacation, or for practical training, or just somewhere outside the city for weekends (Moscow, Saint-Petersburg or any other Russian city) you should inform the International Office about it. It is necessary even if you have got a multiple-entry visa and you don’t cross the border. When you come back you must be registered again within 7 days.

Please mind, that the fees for violation of migration rules are very high, so you are strongly advised to address the International Office to prevent any possible problems. You are kindly asked to keep the tickets and boarding passes which confirm your trip. We are ready to assist you in any related issues.

Notify department of international cooperation office about your new address

You should remember that your residence address and registration address should be the same. In case you move please provide your new address to International Office for the new registration.

It is advisable to have your passport, registration card and the contact person’s phone in the university with you in case you need it.

Please, be aware that there are two cities in Archangelsk Region, namely Severodvinsk and Mirny, that are not allowed to be visited by foreign citizens without special permission for legal reasons.

If you have any questions or difficulties, don’t hesitate to contact us:

NArFU Visa Support and Registration Office:

Severnaia Dvina Emb. 17, room 1326a

Phone: +7 (8182)218927


Open hours: Monday- Friday 09:00-17:15, Lunch time: 12:00-13:00

Department of International Cooperation

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+7 921 290 0564


Arkhangelsk, Naberezhnaya Severnoy Dviny 17, office 1326a

Office hours:

9:00 – 17:00 (except Saturday and Sunday)

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Updated 29.01.2016