Russian Residency for Filipinos: Temporary and Permanent

There are 2 types of Russian residency which a Filipinos can obtain – temporary and permanent. This article lists their rights and obligations. Permanent residency in Russian Federation can only be obtained after holding temporary residency.


Temporary residency in Russia for Philippines citizens

A temporary residence permit (TRP) gives foreign citizens the right to reside in Russia before obtaining a permanent residence permit. This type of permit takes about 6 months to acquire and is valid for 3 years, although it must be renauthenticated every year.

To exit Russia, you should apply for a single exit/entrance visa each time you leave, and you may not be outside Russia for a duration of 3 months at any one time. Filipinos can get a student visa to Russia as a way to the temporary residency.

Anyone applying for such a permit must demonstrate their competency in Russian language, history and legal framework. This must be ratified by an accredited institution.

Russian Residency for Filipinos: Temporary and Permanent


Permanent residency in Russia for Philippine passport holders

After having had a TRP for at least two years, you can apply for a permanent residence permit. This should be done at least 6 months prior to the TRP expiring. It is issued for 5 years and can be extended limitlessly It gives you the right to work in Russia without a work permit and to travel in and out of Russia without a visa.

Just as with the TRP, the permanent residence permit must be reauthenticated annually. You cannot be out of the country for longer than 3 months, however unlike with the TRP you are not required to obtain an exit visa.


Becoming Russian citizen for Filipinos


Become Russian citizen and enjoy all social benefits & other privileges. Residence permit is an official document allowing a foreign national to reside and work in Russia. Unlike visa, residence permit is issued if an applicant is going to stay in Russia for a relatively long period of time (one year or longer). Obtaining a resident permit is an important step to immigrating to Russia and becoming a Russian citizen.

We wish you success in all your endeavors!