Government of St. Petersburg

Committee on IT and Communications

Projects by area

Computer system e-Messenger

Computer system e-Messenger is developed to collect and process information on arrival and departure of foreign citizens and stateless persons. The system provides e-document exchange between hotels and Federal Migration Service using electronic signature.

The Federal Law "On migration registration of foreign citizens and stateless persons in the Russian Federation" was enacted on January 15, 2007. Subsequently, the Committee on IT and Communications and Department of Federal Migration Service in St. Petersburg and Leningrad region have agreed to develop computer information system to collect and process information on arrival and accommodation of foreign citizens.

Since August, 2007 e-Messenger system started to be adapted to hotels of St. Petersburg.

e-Messenger system fully meets the requirements of the Federal Law "On migration registration of foreign citizens and stateless persons in the Russian Federation".

The legitimacy of electronic documents involved in the data exchange process between hotels and Federal Migration Service is confirmed by electronic signatures (using electronic keys). The keys are issued by Certification Center of executive public authorities of St. Petersburg of St. Petersburg Information and Analytical Center.

St. Petersburg Information and Analytical Center develops the system, provides technical support to migration registration procedures, information and engineering support to the system users.

System possibilities:

  • Formation and transfer of electronic notice on arrival of foreign citizens to Federal Migration Service;
  • Formation and transfer of electronic detachable coupon of the notice;
  • Verification of data provided by foreign citizens to Federal Migration Service staff;
  • Verification of authenticity of detachable coupon of the notice by law enforcement authorities;
  • Registration of departure of foreign citizens and notification of Federal Migration Service thereof;
  • Available support services:
    • computer data input from machine-readable passport zone of foreign citizens;
    • integration with hotel systems;
    • provision of statistical data on various criteria.

Advantages of e-Messenger system:

  • simplifying and speeding up registration process up to 5-7 minutes;
  • ensuring high level of security of data exchange;
  • providing sustained information and technical support to system users.

More information on the website of e-Messenger computer system - http://ek.iac.spb.ru/iacphp/.