Many foreigners do not know
anything about PVU (Passport & Visas Department, old name -UVIR,
Department of Visas & Registrations) but it is a very serious
organization (Soviet time inheritance) which can give a lot of
problems to a careless foreigner. PVU and its sub-departments PVO (Passport
& Visas Sections) are responsible for supervising foreigners'
movements inside Russia. Every foreigner having or not having a
Russian visa must be registered within three working days in the
local PVO or militia (police) station (in case there is no PVO in
this place). A person or an organization that invited a foreigner to
Russia is responsible for registering him. Generally speaking, the
number of such situations is limited: either a private invitation
from a physical person (the person must take care about the
registration), or a student invitation (the educational institution
must take care) or a business invitation (the firm which invited its
guest must be responsible for the registration). All PVU and PVO
bodies belong to the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs (i.e.
police), so their style is very tough.
regulations it is very difficult to:
foreigner from one supervising organization to another without
leaving the country and entering again with a other firm visa;
visit purpose (private / education / business); in these cases
PVU insists on his leaving Russia and entering it again with
to extend a
visa and registration.
UVIR rules are very complex, never published in full and are under
constant revision, so only experienced specialists like our firm can
consult and help in a difficult case.
We can consult and really help
if you need:
a foreigner for up to 6 months;
an exit visa;
to extend a
visa and its registration;
Moscow Job Permit with re-registering it to another firm;
a firm with Moscow UVIR;
a Moscow Residence Permit;
registration after documents loss and in any complex situations.
For our free telephone consultations please call
764-5645 (AOH or if you not able to connect through the first two).