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Russia - New Migration Rules



Federal law No. 163-FZ has made changes to the Federal law No. 109-FZ of 18 July 2006 "On migration registration of foreign citizens and individuals without citizenship in the Russian Federation" ("Law on migration registration")


New version of the law on migration registration clarifies at which address the foreigner should be registered, as well as who is recognized as responsible for the registration procedure.


The law requires that, the premises in while migration registration the placement where the foreign citizen lives in fact (the placement that are regularly used for sleep and rest, as the law calls it) should be indicated.

The law allows to register a foreigner at the address of the organization where he is employed, but provided that the foreign employee really lives at this address.


The receiving party is responsible for migration registration. The host party is now recognized as the one who directly provides the foreign citizen with the placement for actual living. That is, the employer will act as a host only when the foreign employee lives in the territory of the organization will live.

In case of violation of the law officials will be fined up to RUB 50 000, and the organization - up to RUB 500 000 for each foreign employee.

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