clarification: registering stay/visa
Replies: 2 - Last Post: Jul 2, 2012 11:01 AM Last Post By: michaeldunha
Jul 1, 2012 4:01 AM
clarification: registering stay/visaJust wanted to post some info for everyone since I was confused about this; maybe this post will help clarify for some people.
I just finished a two week trip to Russia where I stayed in 3 cities for 3-4 nights each. Since I didn't stay in any city for more than 7 days, everything I read online said that I didn't need to register my stay/visa. Yet people told me and I read that I should register in one city just to be safe. Well I didn't, because I didn't want to pay the fee (I stayed in hostels) and when I went through immigration at the St. Petersburg airport they didn't ask about it at all.
Hope this info helps others looking for the answer that I couldn't find!
Jul 1, 2012 4:02 PM
The lack of first-hand experience with this registration thingie is telling. It seems that no one has experienced nothing relating to this. Maybe a lot of you have just gone through the registration process or haven't bothered about it at all. It seems to have made no difference since there is virtually nothing written about the thing in practise, only in theory. So, no one bothers you about registrations, not even bad apples in the police force. It seems that you can tell the officials that you have continuously moved to a different address and spent there less than 7 days. Besides, it is NOT your responsibility at all to register your address, it is the accomodating partner's responsibility, and outsiders are not in any way involved here.
I suppose the savviest of you know federal law (federalnyy zakon) 42 and your rights.
The main point to remember is that NO ONE cares about the registration.
Jul 2, 2012 11:01 AM
2One trip by a US passport holder and that makes him an expert? Things in Russia are never that simple
(4 star Hotel)
From US$177.15 per night
(0 star Hotel)
From US$20.64 per night
(4 star Hotel)
From US$185.62 per night