Information for foreign citizens whose visa or registration expires between March 15, 2020 and September 15, 2020
“Guidelines for regulation of the legal status of foreign citizens and stateless people in Russia in connection with the threat of the spread of COVID-19”
Decree of the president of the Russian Federation of June 15, 2020 № 392 » On Amendments to the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation of April 18, 2020 № 274 «On Temporary Measures to Settle the Legal Status of Foreign Citizens and Stateless Persons in the Russian Federation due to the Threat of Further Spread of Coronavirus Infection (COVID-19)”
Between March 15, 2020 and September 15, 2020 documents for new MPGU invitations to the Russian Federation are not issued or accepted.
If your visa or registration expires between March 15, 2020 and September 15, 2020, it will be valid for another 93 days from the expiration date (also for leaving the Russian Federation). Visa extension procedure will be taking place in the usual way when the Russian government withdraws restrictive measures imposed to slow down the Covid-19 virus.
Between 15.03.2020 and 15.09.2020 no new visas, visa extensions (with the purpose of visit – COURSES, STUDY, POSTGRADUATE STUDIES), and registrations are issued.
Dear students, you can apply for visa or registration extension online in advance.
If your visa or registration ends between March 15, 2020 and October 1, 2020, send copies of the necessary documents to email@example.com
Please, write the following information in your email:
1. Dormitory number or apartment address
2. Your name in Russian
4. Year of your studies
5. Mobile telephone number
Please, write your email in RUSSIAN.
If you require a consultation in English, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you require a consultation in Chinese, send an email to email@example.com or text on WeChat 454546007
After the lockdown Passport and Visa Department of the International Relations Office will handle processing of your documents as usual.
Between March 15, 2020 and September 15, 2020 Russian authorities do not take any measures for foreign citizens deportation and visa cancellations.
If you have any questions, send an email to