You can get a border zone permit at the border department of the FSB of the city of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.
The application can be submitted in person on weekdays (Monday — Friday) from 9.30−10.30 or by e-mail.
Address: Pobedy Avenue, 63А.
Phone number: +7 (4242) 49 21 04
E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org For Russian Citizens
The application for a permit must be submitted no later than 15 days before your visit. For Foreign Citizens
The application for a permit must be submitted no later than 1 month before your visit.
Foreign citizens (including neighboring countries) need to draw up documents to enter the territory of the border zone, the Kuril Islands.
Foreign tourists need to have a visa indicating the purpose of the trip or a migration card (if entry into Russia is visa-free).
Within 3 days after entering the South Kuril region, you must contact the passport office to register foreign citizens at the place of stay (at the hotel). Many hotels provide services for registration of citizens at the place of stay, this must be agreed in advance when booking a room.