Information by Department of visas and registration of the Dean’s office of the Faculty on Training Foreign Students and Postgraduates

ATTENTION FOREIGN APPLICANTS!

The application process for a Russian study visa

The Dean’s office issues an invitation within 30 days after the submitted documents are analyzed and a foreign citizen is admitted to the Preparatory Faculty on Training Foreign Citizens or to the 1st year of the Faculty on Training Foreign Students and Postgraduates. Entry into Russia (for countries with a visa entry system) is carried out with a study visa issued at the Consular Department of the Russian Embassy in the applicant’s country based on the invitation from the university. The following documents must be submitted:

  • two copies of a passport valid for at least 18 months;
  • a copy of the invitation to apply for an entry visa.

Attention! In all documents the applicant’s first and last name in Russian must correspond to those specified in the entry visa.

The medical insurance policy is prerequisite for enrollment and training at the university.

Due to the unfavorable epidemiological situation with the new coronavirus infection (COVID-19) the receipt of documents for issuing invitations to foreign citizens and stateless persons to enter the Russian Federation is suspended.
(Order of the Government of the Russian Federation №. 635-R of 16.03.2020, editing of 14.10.2020)

 

Migration registration of foreign citizens in the Russian Federation

Foreign citizens must visit the Dean’s office within three days after arriving in Rostov-on-Don to sign a contract and submit the following documents to the Department of visas and registration (in case of granting the right to live in dormitories of RostSMU):

a) passport and copies of all pages (1),

b) migration card with a border crossing stamp (to be filled in at the airport) and a copy (1),

c) residence order (copy).

If a foreign student of RostSMU does not live in the university dormitory, he must be registered at the place of stay within the established period independently. Registration is carried out by a person who provided a dwelling for a living. A copy of the registration must be submitted immediately to the Department of visas and registration.

 

Procedure for retrieving and extending a visa to foreign citizens in the Russian Federation

The documents required for extension the validity of visa must be submitted to the territorial body of the Federal Migration Service of Russia no later than 20 working days until the expiration of the validity period. (clause 27 amended by Order of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia № 907 dated 04.12.2019).

An ordinary study visa is extended by the Migration Department at the place of registration of a foreign citizen by issuing a multiple-entry visa for the period of study but not for more than one year.

To extend the validity of an ordinary study visa the following documents must be submitted to the Department of visas and registration no later than 45 days until the expiration of the validity period:

  • application form (Appendix № 1 to the Administrative regulations) — the application form is signed personally by a foreign citizen;
  • foreign passport or other document certifying the identity of a foreign citizen which is recognized in the Russian Federation; 3 copies of all pages of the passport with marks that contain information about a foreign citizen and the validity period of the passport;
  • migration card and 3 copies;
  • detachable section of the notification of a foreign citizen arrival at the place of stay and 3 copies;
  • 3 matte photos (3×4 cm);
  • a copy of the contract for training or referral of the Ministry of Education and Science of Russia (1);
  • receipt for payment of the state fee.

ATTENTION! The passport must be valid for at least 6 months before the visa expiration date.

Foreign citizens whose national passports expire must renew them and submit to the Department of visas and registration within three days.

 

The rules of migration registration and residence of foreign citizens and stateless persons arriving to the Russian Federation for training

  1. Foreign citizens and stateless persons who have entered the Russian Federation for training must submit the necessary documents for registration at the place of stay within 7 working days from the date of arrival.
  2. If it is necessary to travel abroad, foreign students must apply to the Dean’s office of the Faculty on Training Foreign Students and Postgraduates to obtain a travel permit. Travelling to other countries and changing of residence is prohibited without a special permit.
  3. If it is necessary to travel on the territory of the Russian Federation, foreign students must apply to the Dean’s office of the Faculty on Training Foreign Students and Postgraduates to obtain a travel permit.
  4. If a student is staying in a hotel, sanatorium, health resort, pensionate or medical organization, he must notify the Department of visas and registration within three days.
  5. A foreign citizen must leave the Russian Federation within a prescribed period after graduation or expulsion.
  6. A foreign citizen who violates the rules of stay and movement on the territory of the Russian Federation is liable under the legislation of the Russian Federation.

 

Developed in accordance with:

  • The Federal law № 114-FL of 15.08.1996 (edition of 31.07.2020) “On the procedure for exit from the Russian Federation and entry into the Russian Federation” (with changes and additions entered into force on 01.10.2015);
  • The Federal law № 115-FL of 25.07.2002 (edition of 31.07.2020) “Concerning the Legal Status of Foreign Citizens in the Russian Federation”;
  • Federal law № 109-FL of 18.07.2006 (edition of 08.06.2020) “Concerning the Migration Registration of Foreign Citizens and Stateless Persons in the Russian Federation”.

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10.11.2020

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