After arrival at the airport, a foreign citizen shall obtain a migration card. Migration cards are issued at the passport control booths. Every passenger has to declare their visit purpose, to check the accuracy of records in the migration card after it has been issued and obtained, and then to affix a personal signature on the card.
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».