To enter the Russian Federation you have to submit your valid identity document which is acknowledged by this country (usually a passport) and your visa.
The purpose of your visit (study) must comply with the type of visa granted to you. Our Passport & Visa Service deals only with student visas processed in accordance with the University invitations and the invitations of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation.
All foreign citizens entering this country are subject to the procedure of initial migration registration, therefore while crossing the state border of the Russian Federation you have to get a migration card with a border crossing mark.
When you arrive to Irkutsk you must within one working day provide your documents to the International Relations Department of Baikal State University (building 3, office 201) for the initial migration registration.
After you are registered in the Federal Migration Service, you are allowed to stay in the Russian Federation as long as your single-entry visa is valid. In order to continue studying you should extend the period of your stay before the expiration of your visa and obtain a multiple-entry visa a month before the expiration date of the previous one. If you don't have any reasons to extend the period of your stay you must leave the Russian Federation upon the expiration of the authorized period of stay.
A multiple-entry visa and extension of period of stay up to one year are granted if you have:
In order to apply for a multiple-entry visa and extend the period of stay you should submit the following documents to the International Relations Department:
You may stay and move without any restrictions within the Russian Federation if you have the following documents:
If you leave the Russian Federation without a multiple-entry visa you may re-enter Russia only with a new single-entry visa. Before leaving you must notify the International Relations Department of BSU about your departure. Upon the entry into Russia you should go through a procedure of migration registration as described above.
If you have a multiple-entry visa, when you return to Russia (e.g. after vacations) you must within one working day come to the International Relations Department of the University and submit all the documents required for the new migration registration.
If your passport was lost (or stolen):
In case you:
your stay on the territory of the Russian Federation is considered to be illegal in compliance with article 25.10 of the Federal Law No.114-FZ from 15.08.1996 "On the procedure for exit from the Russian Federation and entry into the Russian Federation", and you are personally liable in accordance with the Code of the Administrative Offences of the Russian Federation.
In accordance with the Rusian Law you may work during studies only if you're employed: