Migration registration

Migration registration is an essential part of staying in Russia. Federal Law requires all foreign citizens to be registered with the Migration Office at their place of temporary residence.

NB! The University of Tyumen only registers our students and teachers who live in university dormitories. Those who live in privately owned apartments are registered by apartment owners. In the latter case, the university provides several documents the owner would need to register you.

NB! You have 7 working days from the moment you cross the border to be registered.

We recommend coming to the Migration and Visa Support Office for initial migration registration within 1 working day after you arrive in Tyumen.


Required documents:

  • Passport
  • Migration card (purpose of visit – education or employment)
  • Previous registration slip (if you have one)
  • Tickets
The registration process takes 1-4 working days, after which you get a registration slip - the document that confirms the legality of your stay in Russia. It has the same expiration date as your visa. The slip is written in Russian, but if you are curious about the information it contains, see the picture below.

Registration slip (both sides)


If you rent an apartment or you live at your friend's or partner's place, you are registered by the owner of the said apartment. It can be done at a multifunctional center (МФЦ) or at one of the branches of the Federal Migration Service.

If you decide to live in an apartment, please, come to the Migration and Visa Support Office, write a request and get the necessary documents on the spot.

After that the owner of the apartment would need to bring the necessary documents to an MFC or the FMS and get your registration slip.

Required documents (from the owner)

  • passport
  • document confirming ownership of the apartment

Required documents (from you)

  • passport +copy
  • migration card +copy
  • request letter (written at the Office)

Required documents (from the University)

  • official request letter
  • certificate of studies
If you have any issues or questions regarding registration, you can always contact our office for a consultation.

You need to renew your registration in the following cases:

  • After you travel to other Russian cities for more than 7 days;
  • When you stay in a hotel in another city, even if for a day;
  • When you stay in a hospital, even if for a day;
  • When you cross the border.
In each of these situations, we strongly recommend coming to our office within 1 working day after coming back to Tyumen.
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