Migration Registration of Foreign Citizens and Stateless Persons in the Russian Federation has been Updated

01 December 2020

Federal Law No. 182-FZ dated 08.06.2020 amended the Federal Law "On Migration Registration of Foreign Citizens and Stateless Persons in the Russian Federation", which established that foreign citizens or stateless persons who are the owners of residential premises on the territory of the Russian Federation are allowed to provide their estate in accordance with the law for use for actual residence to a foreign citizen or stateless person.

 

It is now possible to submit notifications of the arrival of a foreign citizen to the place of stay in electronic form. If the notification of arrival is submitted in electronic form, the receiving party, upon receipt of the detachable part of this notification in electronic form, prints out a copy of the detachable part and transmits it to the arrived foreign citizen.

If the premises provided to a foreign citizen for actual residence (temporary stay) belong to a citizen of the Russian Federation permanently residing outside the Russian Federation, a foreign citizen, a foreign legal entity or other foreign organization located outside the territory of the Russian Federation, the foreign citizen is obliged personally notify the migration registration authority about their arrival at the place of stay. In this case, for registration, a foreign citizen shall additionally attach a notarized consent of the host party to the actual residence (stay) of a foreign citizen to the notification of arrival.

Removal of a foreign citizen from the register at the previous place of stay is not carried out when registering them at a new place of stay at the address of a hotel or other organization providing hotel services, a sanatorium, a rest house, a boarding house, a camping, a tourist base, a children's health camp, except for the case if the previous registration was carried out at the address of another organization from among the above.

Foreign citizens who are participants in the State Program for Assisting the Voluntary Resettlement of Compatriots Living Abroad in the Russian Federation, and their family members who move with them to the Russian Federation, are exempt from the obligation to perform the actions necessary for registration at the place of stay for a period not exceeding 30 days from the date of arrival at the place of stay. After the expiration of such a period, these foreign citizens are obliged to perform the actions necessary for their registration at the place of stay, within a period not exceeding 7 working days.

These changes came into force on September 7, 2020.