According to the legislation of the Russian Federation the foreign citizen or the stateless person (foreign citizen) at the entrance to the Russian Federation must receive and fill out a migration card, which contains the information about the foreign citizen and serves to control for his/her temporary stay in the territory of the Russian Federation, and at the departure from the Russian Federation should be returned (return) at a check point at the state border of the Russian Federation.
You can fill out any forms of the migration card directly into the arrivals hall. For this purpose before the passport control line the special racks are equipped.
The order of completion of the migration card
The exit and entrance parts of the migration card (coupons «A» and «B») are filled out personally owners of the document, who has the right to enter and stay in the territory of the Russian Federation, clearly, without errors and corrections by an ink or an ball-point pen (black, blue or violet color).
Foreigners fill out both parts of the migration card and hand it an employee of border controls together with the passport and other identity and travel documents.
If the foreigners do not speak Russian, he/she may fill out information about themselves in English, according to the data in the passport or another document, certifying his/her identity. Columns of the migration card are filled out in accurately and clear in block letters.
To indicate the gender and the purpose of the visit the passenger shall use a badge «X», which is written in the appropriate column.
Foreign citizen, who arrives in the Russian Federation should be registered in the territorial authority in the FMS (Federal Migration service) within 3 days after the arrival at the destination, or within 1 day staying at a hotel or other organization providing accommodation services (except for foreign citizen who are registered under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs).
The exit part of the migration card (B) should be stored in the passport of the passenger till the passing of the border control at the exit of the Russian Federation.
The migration card is completed for each foreign citizen, irrespective of age.
In case if the passenger, for whatever reason, is not able to complete a migration card, the worker of migration service comes to the aid.