When entering the Russian Federation, all foreign citizens (except the citizens of the Republic of Belarus) are provided with free migration cards:

  • If you arrive in Russia by plane, a migration card form will be given to you at the airport, at the border control of the Russian Federation.
  • If you arrive in Russia by train or bus, a migration card form will be given to you by a representative of the transport service provider.
All fields of the migration card should be filled out in Russian language. If you do not speak Russian, it is permitted to fill in the data with the letters of the Latin alphabet in accordance with the data indicated in the passport.

IMPORTANT: In the "Purpose of visit" field, the option "Учеба/Education" must be specified. No other options should be underlined.
If you need help filling out your migration card, please contact the passport control officer. Be sure to check that all data specified in the migration card is correct. If you find an error in your migration card, you should contact the passport control officer and ask to change the migration card, and then check the correctness of the data again.

The completed form must be presented at the checkpoint across the state border of the Russian Federation.
IMPORTANT: Make a copy of your migration card (for example, take a picture on your phone) so that you always have this document with you. Be sure to keep your migration card in your passport throughout your stay in Russia. The migration card is handed over to the border control officer when leaving the Russian Federation.
You can get to the city from the airport using one of the following ways:
By taxi
We recommend downloading and using taxi applications popular in Moscow in advance: Yandex Go, Uber Russia, Gett, Citymobil,
By Aeroexpress train and metro

Aeroexpress trains run on the following routes:

  • Sheremetyevo airport — Belorussky railway station;
  • Vnukovo airport — Kievsky railway station;
  • Domodedovo airport — Paveletsky railway station.
    At any station, you can immediately change to the metro and get to the station you need. The optimal route for the metro can be found using the Yandex.Metro service. You can locate the addresses of the hostels here.
    Lomonosov Moscow State University Department for Internationalisation
    Address: Leninskie Gory, 1, Moscow, 119991, Russian Federation
    Тел: + 7 (495) 939-22-64
    E-mail: studentin@rector.msu.ru