Foreign students will be able to obtain a temporary residence permit in Russia in a simplified form (TRPE). The head of state signed Federal law № 357-FL dated 14 July 2022 which establishes special conditions for foreign citizens and stateless persons studying full-time at state educational or scientific organizations in Russia.
A permit for foreigners studying under state-accredited bachelor’s degree, specialist’s degree, master’s degree, residency, internship, or under the program of training scientific and scientific-pedagogical personnel in fellowship (postgraduate) is issued for the period of acquisition the corresponding program by a foreign citizen and 180 calendar days after the end of the educational period. The term for consideration of documents is two months. In addition, those who have received a temporary residence permit on the basis of education are exempt from the annual notification of residence in the Russian Federation (go into effect 01.01.2023).
You can apply for a permit within three years after completing your studies without obtaining a temporary residence permit or immediately after obtaining a permit. Students studying in Russia can also extend the registration period for their minor children.
It is also proposed to issue a residence permit Without obtaining a temporary residence permit to foreigners investing in the Russian Federation and meeting the criteria established by the Government of the Russian Federation, as well as their family members. The same preference will be given to citizens of China, China, Kazakhstan, Moldova and Ukraine.
In addition, the law exempts citizens of the DPR, LPR and Ukraine from confirming their proficiency in the Russian language, knowledge of the history of the Russian Federation and the legislation of the Russian Federation for obtaining a temporary residence permit and a residence permit.