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Order of stay in Russia

The order of stay on the territory of the Russian Federation of foreign citizens

The period of temporary stay of a foreign citizen on the territory of the Russian Federation?

In accordance with the provisions of article 5 of the Federal law of 25 July 2002 No. 115-FZ “on the legal status of foreign citizens in the Russian Federation”, the period of temporary stay of a foreign citizen in the Russian Federation shall be determined by the validity of the visa issued to him, except for the cases provided for by this Federal law.

For information:

      • the total period of stay of a foreign citizen in the Russian Federation on a multiple-entry visa is established when the visa is issued by the authorized state body, but not more than 90 days during each period of 180 days, except for the cases provided for by the Regulation on the establishment of the visa form, the order and conditions of its registration and issuance, extension of its validity, restoration in case of loss, as well as the order of cancellation of the visa approved by the Government of the Russian Federation dated June 9, 2003 № 335.

The period of temporary stay in the Russian Federation of a foreign citizen who has arrived in the Russian Federation in a manner that does not require a visa may not exceed ninety days in total for each period of one hundred and eighty days, except in cases provided for by the above-mentioned Federal law, as well as if such period is not extended in accordance with this Federal law.

A foreign citizen temporarily staying in the Russian Federation shall be obliged to leave the Russian Federation upon expiry of his / her visa or other period of temporary stay established by this Federal law or an international agreement of the Russian Federation, except for the cases provided for by this Federal law.


If there are any grounds for a foreign citizen can be extended period of temporary stay in the Russian Federation?

The period of temporary stay of a foreign citizen who arrived in the Russian Federation in the order that does not require a visa may be extended in the following cases:

      • temporary residence permit issued,
      • the application and other documents required to obtain a temporary residence permit have been accepted,
      • an application for the issuance of a notification on the possibility of admission to the citizenship of the Russian Federation of a foreign citizen recognized as a native speaker of the Russian language in accordance with article 33.1 of the Federal law of may 31, 2002 № 62-FZ ” on citizenship of the Russian Federation»,
      • the territorial body of the FMS of Russia accepted the application of the employer or the customer of works (services) to attract a foreign citizen to work as a highly qualified specialist or the application of the employer or the customer of works (services) to extend the validity of the work permit issued to such a highly qualified specialist,
      • the application of the educational organization in which the foreign citizen is trained according to the basic professional educational program having the state accreditation about extension of term of temporary stay in the Russian Federation of such citizen is received;
      • in case of submission of the petition for recognition as the refugee in the territory of the Russian Federation in essence or prolongation of term of consideration of the petition for recognition as the refugee in the territory of the Russian Federation in essence;
      • in the case of an application for temporary asylum or extension of the temporary asylum by the decision of the territorial body of the FMS of Russia.

The period of temporary stay of a foreign citizen is extended when a patent is granted or when the patent is extended.

The period of temporary stay of a foreign citizen who arrived in the Russian Federation in the order requiring a visa may be extended in the following cases:

      • when on the day of the expiration of these terms he extended the validity of the visa
      • a new visa or temporary residence permit has been issued,
      • the territorial body of the FMS of Russia accepted the application of the employer or the customer of works (services) on attraction of the foreign citizen to work as the highly qualified specialist or the statement of the employer or the customer of works (services) on extension of validity of the work permit issued to such highly qualified specialist according to article 13.2 of the Federal law of July 25, 2002 No. 115-FZ “on legal status of foreign citizens in the Russian Federation»,
      • when issuing a work permit to a foreign citizen or when extending the validity of a work permit in accordance with article 13.2 or 13.5 of this Federal law,
      • an application has been received from an educational organization in which a foreign citizen is studying under the basic professional educational program, which has state accreditation, to extend the period of temporary stay in the Russian Federation of such a foreign citizen.

More detailed information on this issue can be obtained in the nearest territorial division of the FMS of Russia.

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