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How to Renew your Russian Passport

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Written by June Constantine   

Things You'll Need:

4 (2Ρ…2”) passport photos, an old international passport or a police report stating you have lost it or it has been stolen (if this is the case you will need your domestic passport or other documentation of citizenship), a copy of both sides of your green card or the front page of your USA passport, for pensioners - copy of SSI or the Russian equivalent documentation, and approximately $300. Make sure you are registered with your local consulate

Step 1

Compile all the required documents. Double check you have the correct ones. The Embassy (see below) will require 3 photos while Passport Services - the company (see below) will require 4 photos.

Step 2 Russian Consulate Seal Russian Consulate Seal

If you are not registered with your consulate make sure you become registered. You may visit this website (http://www.russianembassy.org/) to find out more about your consulate office. You might need to pay around $550 (http://www.russianembassy.org/CONSULAT/registr.htm) to register yourself or "postavit' sebya na uchet."

Step 3

Fill out the necessary form online at the embassy website (http://www.russianembassy.org/CONSULAT/pasport.htm#PMG).

For this website make sure to send a return envelope, for example FEDEX - so you can receive your passport. Another way to do this is through a passport service such (http://www.russianpassportservice.com/en/renewrussianpassport.html), however, it would be more expensive, but also possible more convenient.

Step 4

Double check all the documents and send them off. Double check the correct amount that you need to send to the embassy or the company that you will use, fees are changing all the time.

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