Foreigner registration

If a foreigner visits Russia relevant authorities should be notified. Notification of foreigner’s stay should be sent to the local office of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia within seven days of traveler’s arrival in Russia.

The inviting party bears all the responsibility for the notification. Depending on your visa type and purpose of your visit the inviting party can be a hotel or a travel agent (tourist visa), your business partner (business visa) or your host (home stay visa).