Registration of Adopted Russian Children Registration of Adopted Russian Children

Registration of Adopted Russian Children

In accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation, Russian children adopted by foreign citizens must be registered at the Consulate. To register your child, please submit the following documents:

  • written application for registration, indicating your full name, date and place of birth, and phone numbers;

  • original Russian passport your child used to enter the country. (Once the Consulate receives all documents we shall place a registration stamp in your child's passport, as a confirmation that your child has been registered with the Consulate. After that the passport will be mailed back to you);

  • one passport-size picture of your child;

  • notary certified copies of American passports of parents;

  • notary certified copy of Russian adoption certificate;

  • notary certified copy of Russian birth certificate (issued after adoption)

  • prepaid envelope Express-mail or FedEx (if you have FedEx account number). Please note that we do not accept cash or any other checks.

Important Information for Adoptive Parents of Russian Children

Let us remind you that according to the Russian legislation concerning post-adoption requirements Russian Ministry of Education requires submission of post-placement supervisory reports at 6, 12, 24 and 36 month after adoption. Рost-adoption reports should address adopted child’s bond with the family, physical health and development, education, social skills, family relationship, etc. These reports must be prepared by a licensed social worker. All reports must be notary certified, apostilled, translated into Russian and have set of 5 pictures of the child. Reports must be submitted to the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation not later than the due date. Please note that adoption agency and adoptive parents are both responsible for the child being registered with a local Russian consular office within 3 days upon arrival (for full list of consular offices in the USA and regions of their jurisdiction please visit: “Russian Consulates in the USA”). If adoptive parents change their place of residence, they should notify local consular office and re-register their child at new location.