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.
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!