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Registration in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Russia Adoption Process

The Consular Section of the MFA is open for the registration of adopted children

Hours of Operation

Submitting Documents
Monday-Friday from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Issuance of Documents
Monday-Thursday from 3 p.m to 5 p.m.
Friday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
The time processing of documents is two days.
Registration fee is 2,040 rubles (approximately $80).

The following documents are needed for registration:
  • Original of the child's passport;
  • Copies of the parents' passports;
  • Letter from the orphanage (orphanage release);
  • Letter from the Ministry of Education of Russia;
  • Court decision;
  • Adoption certificate;
  • Immigrant visa of the child (original).