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Bogatyr
30-06-2009, 02:08
I'm going to be applying for temporary residency in Russia once I get my documents together. I'm a US citizen still living in the USA, married to a Russian citizen.

As a preventative measure, I want to get as many documents as I can Apostille'd to bring with me in case they are requested by Russian officials.

What documents should I bring with me? I want to be prepared to apply for work permits, permanent residency, etc. in the near future. What I can think of:

+ Birth certificate
+ Marriage cerfiticate [required for TRP]
+ University Diplomas [required for work permit?]
+ Criminal Background check [required for TRP]

Are there any other documents from the USA that could potentially be useful for living and working in Russia [for: Russian work permit, perm residency, citizenship perhaps]? Bank statements from American banks?

Also, what's the exact process for getting a document like a University diploma Apostille'd? I don't want the original documents covered with stamps, etc. Does this work:?

+ Get a notarized copy of document
+ Get Apostille of notarized copy

Is that how it works?

thanks for any info

[edit: some other threads on this forum seem to imply that the Apostille is a stamp applied to the back of the *original* document, which makes more sense, since if the Apostille was a separate document then there would need to be some way to relate it to the original, yes? Can someone who's had this done please clarify if the Apostille is a separate document or a modification (stamp) to the original?]

[edit2: found example online of "before and after" document getting an Apostille: http://www.scribd.com/doc/3631407/Sample-before-and-after-image-of-a-California-Apostille-certification]

SV1973a
30-06-2009, 08:00
Not so long ago, they also started requiring a copy of your university degree.
So, this you also better bring with you.
As for apostille, it depends on the document itself, whether it is a stamp on the document, or an an attached paper.
If it is possible to put it on the backside of the document, they will do that.
But if not possible (like for instance a Russian birth certificate, which is like a small hardcover booklet), they will punch a little hole in it, and use a little cord to attache the separate paper with the apostille onto it.

Penguin_The_Great
30-06-2009, 22:17
Bogatyr, ask your wife to look at St.Petersburg Immigration office website:
Управление Федеральной миграционной службы по г.Санкт-Петербургу и Ленинградской области (http://www.ufms.spb.ru/depdocs.php?id=13)

They have all the necessary documents listed.

Bogatyr
01-07-2009, 01:23
Bogatyr, ask your wife to look at St.Petersburg Immigration office website:
Управление Федеральной миграционной службы по г.Санкт-Петербургу и Ленинградской области (http://www.ufms.spb.ru/depdocs.php?id=13)

They have all the necessary documents listed.

Thanks, I'll have her check out that site.

I was also asking about documents beyond what I'd need for TRP and would be a pain to get while in Russia -- international drivers permit, work permit, what documents do I need to *live* (beyond just the TRP, PRP, etc.) that I probably take for granted here and so maybe I haven't thought of needing yet?

SV1973a
01-07-2009, 08:29
If you consider taking up university studies in Russia, you need to have your diploma `nostrified` by the Ministery of Education. You need to bring you diploma, diploma supplement (list with the courses, duration of courses, received grades,...), official description of the contents of your courses.
All these documents need to have an apostille.
Be careful, if you have a Masters degree, they will also ask all these documents for your Bachelors degree. They will then investigate the combination of both Master and Bachelor study and see if this is equivalent to a Russian degree of Magister or Bakalavr or Diplom-Specialist.

If you do not consider studying, I would just bring my diploma (with apostille). A couple of months ago when I applied for the renewal, they suddenly required to see the notarised copy of my diploma. So that one you will need anyway.

Also, I needed a copy of my tax declaration in my home country. I lived the first 3 months of the year in my home country before I came to Russia. My tax declaration is now being taken care of by a big consultancy company, and they have asked to give them a copy of my declaration for the previous year. Obviously this is not a requirement from the Russians.

rakasan
27-08-2009, 18:51
Just went to FMS to-day and was told my marriage record needs

a apostille went to American Embassy and was told they do not provide

any certification service.Does that mean I have to return to the states

to get . I married my wife in the states she is Russian but she could't

break the camels back with these people at FMS. any help

Bels
27-08-2009, 19:22
For applying for TRP. You make it sound really scary. It's not that bad.


If you consider taking up university studies in Russia, you need to have your diploma `nostrified` by the Ministery of Education. You need to bring you diploma, diploma supplement (list with the courses, duration of courses, received grades,...), official description of the contents of your courses.
All these documents need to have an apostille.
Be careful, if you have a Masters degree, they will also ask all these documents for your Bachelors degree. They will then investigate the combination of both Master and Bachelor study and see if this is equivalent to a Russian degree of Magister or Bakalavr or Diplom-Specialist.

If you do not consider studying, I would just bring my diploma (with apostille). A couple of months ago when I applied for the renewal, they suddenly required to see the notarised copy of my diploma. So that one you will need anyway.

Also, I needed a copy of my tax declaration in my home country. I lived the first 3 months of the year in my home country before I came to Russia. My tax declaration is now being taken care of by a big consultancy company, and they have asked to give them a copy of my declaration for the previous year. Obviously this is not a requirement from the Russians.

Bels
27-08-2009, 19:26
Requirements for TRP. You will need your marriage certificate apostiled if you were married in the states. You will need your police check apostiled. You can do it in Russia, but it's more difficult and time consuming.
You don't need anything else, especially tax declarations from your home country.

Bels
27-08-2009, 19:29
Just went to FMS to-day and was told my marriage record needs

a apostille went to American Embassy and was told they do not provide

any certification service.Does that mean I have to return to the states

to get . I married my wife in the states she is Russian but she could't

break the camels back with these people at FMS. any help

That's fairly simple for Brits. There will be a website for Americans to get their documents apostiled. You can post it to them. For Britain it is the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Stevenage UK.