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The legal technicalities are as follows: What is registered is an alien's stay (not visa). While an alien is en route, no legal obligation of being registered exists. It is hosts' duty to register their alien guests. The latest edition of the law on registration even explicitly states that under no circumstances aliens may be held responsible for violations ...


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I'm answering as a frequent traveler to Russia (have been to many different cities there over the course of many years). First, in all my travels and interactions with Russian authorities, I have never once been asked by any government official for any registration papers (though I've always registered when required by law). A lot of the scary warnings about ...


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The authoritative answer is at Way to Russia, but I'll summarize for posterity. Whoever you're staying with, be it hotel or apartment, is supposed to take care of registering you. They can take care of the registration at any police station or post office, you do not need to be present. When it's done, they'll get a piece of paper for you that confirms ...


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Yes, foreigners are required to register with the police, unless it is done by the accommodation you are staying in. This is regulated in the Croatian Aliens Act, sections 147(1) and 147(5): Članak 147. (1) Stranac na kratkotrajnom boravku dužan je sam prijaviti svoj smještaj u roku od 2 dana od ulaska u Republiku Hrvatsku, odnosno od promjene smještaja. ...


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First, please let's not waste anyone's energy by arguing over the semantics that you do not "register your visa" and instead this is a migration registration as some of you may be tempted to do. I'll continue to call it visa registration since we all know what it means. Second, my understanding is you should register within 7 days upon arriving in Russia....


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Here it is stated that your responsibility is to register after 7 workdays of staying at your temporary accommodation (paragraph 2., item 2)): Иностранный гражданин в случае нахождения в месте пребывания обязан встать на учет по месту пребывания в порядке и на условиях, которые установлены в соответствии с настоящим Федеральным законом или ...


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As someone who has undergone the registration process many times (including as recently as the end of 2014), I can tell you that the "invitation letter" (or anything to do with your invitation) is completely irrelevant to the registration process - it is NOT on the list of documents required to register you as a foreigner. The person registering you can be ...


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For EU citizens: According to the Slovenian Ministry of the Interior: If you are a member of a EU and EEA country you may enter the Republic of Slovenia with a valid identity card or a valid passport and you are not required to obtain an entry permit, i.e. a visa or a residence permit. For the first three months after entry, you may stay without ...


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You have to register yourself if you stay longer than 24h. I found some information on the US Bureau of Consular Affairs (CA): If you are staying in a private home, you must register with the local police station with authority over the area where you are staying within 24 hours of arriving in Serbia. If you do not register, you may be subject to ...


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EU-Bürger müssen sich bei einem Aufenthalt von bis zu 90 Tagen nicht mehr bei den örtlichen Behörden registrieren lassen. source: http://www.auswaertiges-amt.de/DE/Laenderinformationen/00-SiHi/Nodes/KroatienSicherheit_node.html#doc358506bodyText4 translation: EU citizens no longer have to register locally during a stay (in Croatia) of up to 90 days.


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There appears to be a difference between registering your presence, and registering your residence. The former is allowed within the first 3 months, the latter is not. Directive 2004/38/EC, Article 5 The Member State may require the person concerned to report his/her presence within its territory within a reasonable and non-discriminatory period ...


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As stated here -- How can I get an 'invitation' to Russia? -- the invitation letter is more like tradition rather than, as Eugene stated, a required document to register. From personal experience, the invitation letter is really more of a subtle 'tax' to add on to your typical visa application; many 'invitations' can be bought for a small fee, even ...


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Many countries try to keep track of their citizens and other permanent residents for purposes of taxes, voter rolls, military draft (where applicable), and similar purposes. For example, people can own several houses, but usually they can only vote in one place, and they must file their taxes once. Such a registration would be mandatory within a few days or ...


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You and your friend should go to the post office within first 7 days of arrival and she/he will submit your registration. When going to the post office, if possible, I would go to the Main regional post office, aka Pochtamt (usually, more experienced stuff). She will tell the clerk that she wishes to register an alien. The clerk will give her the paperwork,...


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Hello @JuanIgnacioIglesias and welcome to Russia. You should be registered in Moscow, if you'll stay there more than 7 days. It doesn't depends do you require visa or not. Registration in Moscow is obligatory for all foreign people. If you stay with AirBnb, ask your homeowner to make the registration for you. All information about registration procedure ...


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From the National Organization of Tourism in Serbia: REGISTRATION OF FOREIGNERS Serbian organizations and individuals providing accommodation to foreigners against payment, as well as locals hosting visiting foreigners, must register the foreigner’s stay with the local police station within 24 hours of the commencement of the accommodation ...


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Depends which country you from, but if you have a visitor visa and if you going to stay longer than 7 days, you have to be registered within 7 working days after arrival to each new place of your stay in Russia! Official source (Russian): http://www.fms.gov.ru/document/3834 С момента прибытия в место пребывания на территории Российской Федерации ...


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When i stayed in the country, i was not handed any related document, neither was i asked at the border for it, in both occasions i crossed the borders (from Kosovo and to Bulgaria) by land. Ps. I stayed at a hostel in Skopje.


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Yes, it is possible and actually very normal to do. Many tourists in Russia will first get a cheap "sponsor" to provide a letter of invitation. A cheap sponsor could be a tourist company or a hotel. It is normal for people to get their visa granted, and then totally change their hotel plans after it is issued. You do not need to enter Russia to change your ...


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The answer to this can vary form one location to another in China. One officer in one district might ask for this or that document, another officer might wave you away as he doesn't want the paperwork. One district I registered in told me to go to the community office behind my house and get a little credit card sized pass-book form there before doing the ...


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Your girlfriend probably doesn't need to appear herself at the police station when you register (although it might make things go more smoothly). You should be prepared with: Your identification (passport) Her identification Her household lease details When I did this, there was no requirement to bring any other people such as from a sponsoring work agency....


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The registration requirement for Mongolia is, as you say, and as several other sources quote, for tourists who plan to stay longer than 30 days there. They have to register within 4 days of arrival. Since you have got a thirty day visa, I can only assume that you do not plan to stay longer than 30 days, and therefore do not need to register. If you ...


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By reading this link, it doesn't appear that you need to register with the police. The procedure for entry into Transnistria from Moldova is pretty straightforward (as of March 2015); any travel document valid for Moldova and/or Ukraine (depending on point of entry) is sufficient. You will be asked by the border guards (some of them speak decent english) ...


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I stayed in Skopje, Macedonia last week. No mention of registration was made at any point, and the border officials did not ask for one when leaving. I stayed in the Ibis hotel, so I would have thought that being a very large hotel chain they would not let their staff be lazy and not follow the local laws. I have also been to Serbia in the past and did get a ...


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Foreigners visiting Russia for less than 7 days are not obliged to register (unless they stay in a hotel of some medical institution. But 1) it's not your case since you are going to stay at someone's place, and 2) hotels are obliged to register foreigners themselves). Глава 4. УЧЕТ ИНОСТРАННЫХ ГРАЖДАН ПО МЕСТУ ПРЕБЫВАНИЯ Статья 20. Не ...


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If you're going to be busy on day 30, then the upside of reporting your presence earlier than that is that then your plans for day 30 will not need to be interrupted or changed to make time to go to the police.


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If you're flying directly to Italy from India, your Declaration of Presence will be taken care of when you arrive at the airport. Only when you travel into Italy from another Schengen state, and stay with family/friends, do you need to visit the local Questura to report your presence within 8 days of your arrival. The Polizia di Stato describe what your ...


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Yes, according to Exit and Entry Administration Law of the People’s Republic of China: Article 38 Foreigners having reached the age of 16 who stay or reside in China shall carry with them their passports or other international travel documents, or foreigners’ stay or residence permits, and accept the inspection of public security organs. I don't believe ...


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Disclaimer: This answer is based on a layman reading of the text of Chinese law freely available on the internet. This is obviously not an legal advice. If you are staying in a hotel in China, the onus is on the hotel to get you registered and pass your information to the police. This stems from Article 39 of The Exit and Entry Administration Law of the ...


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Made the border crossing into Estonia at Ivangorod-Narva by Simple Express bus. Nobody even batted an eyelid for the registration. Also in St.Petersburg, the hostel I stayed at said the same thing - You do not need to register if you are staying at one place for less than 7 business days. So I guess that rule is widely known. For all the other people out ...


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