On arriving at the airport, a foreign national is to get and fill out the migration card. In order to avoid queues at passport control it is recommended to fill out migration cards in advance, on board of the aircraft. Migration cards are to be filled out legibly, without erasures and corrections, in blue, black or purple ink. It is allowed to fill out the migration card in English in accordance with the passport information of the citizen.
The completed migration card as well as the passport and other identification and travel documents are to be presented at the passport control point.
If the migration card was lost or damaged during the stay in the Russian Federation, it is to be reported to the territorial bodies of the Directorate of the Federal Migration Service.
Migration registration of foreign citizens in the Russian Federation
The rules of migration registration of foreign citizens are specified in the Federal Law «On Migration Registration of Foreign Citizens and Stateless Persons in the Russian Federation» and the Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation «On the Procedure for Migration Registration of Foreign Citizens and Stateless Persons in the Russian Federation».