Federal Migration Service (Russia)

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Federal Migration Service of the Russian Government
FMS of Russia
Abbreviation FMS
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Logo of the Federal Migration Service of the Russian Government.
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Flag of the Federal Migration Service of the Russian Government.
Agency overview
Formed July 19, 2004
Preceding agencies
  • OVIR, Department of Visas and Immigration
  • Passports and Visas Service of MVD
Legal personality Governmental: Government agency
Jurisdictional structure
Federal agency RUS
General nature
Operational structure
Headquarters Upper Radishchevskaya Street 4 D. str. 1, Tagansky District in Moscow, Russia
Elected officer responsible Dmitry Medvedev, Prime Minister of Russia
Agency executive Konstantin Romodanovsky, Director
Parent agency Government of Russia
Child agency Immigration Control Directorate

The Federal Migration Service (Федеральная миграционная служба, ФМС России) is the federal executive body that implements the state policy on migration and also performs law enforcement functions, functions for control, supervision and provision of public services in the field of migration. The Federal Migration Service is responsible for issue of Russian international passports, resident registration and immigration control in Russia.

The Russian Federal Migration Service was created in its current form by Presidential Decree № 928 of July 19, 2004 "Issues of the Federal Migration Service". The territorial organs of tre FMS of Russia were established as of 1 January 2006, bringing together the Passport and Visa Service and the divisions of the Immigration Ministry of Internal Affairs. Until 2012, this service was under the jurisdiction of the MVD, currently FMS issubordinate directly to the Russian Government.[1]

The director of the Russian Federal Migration Service is currently Colonel-General Konstantin Romodanovsky, a police officer. During 1992-1999 the director was Mrs. Tatyana Regent.


  • Law Directorate
  • Directorate for Analytic organization
  • Directorate for Immigration Control (Управление иммиграционного контроля)
  • Directorate for Citizenship Affairs
  • Office for immigrants
  • Directorate for organization of visas and registration
  • Directorate of external labor migration
  • Directorate for organization of passports and registration of public accounting
  • Department of International and Public Affairs
  • Directorate of Compatriots Affairs
  • Inspection and Accountability Office
  • Financial and economic Affairs
  • Department of organizing activities for mobilization training
  • Center fof citizens, passport and visas issues
  • Center for Logistics
  • Information Center
  • Centers for temporary accommodation of displaced persons
  • Centers for Medical and psychological rehabilitation of displaced persons
  • Department for Base material and technical resources
  • Center for temporary accommodation of immigrants
  • Training Center
  • Federal State Institution "Center for detention of persons subject to readmission"

Professional holiday[edit]

Since 2007, June 14 is the official Day of the worker of the Migration Service in the Russian Federation.

Directors of the Federal Migration Service[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Presidential Decree "On Federal Migration Service", Official FMS Website
  2. ^ as the director of the Migration Department in the Interior Ministry.