RUSSIA – New Address Registration Rules [UPDATED]

A number of local migration offices are refusing to accept applications for registration of foreign nationals, especially in cases where housing is provided by employers on the basis of lease or sublease contracts rather than by landlords directly.

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RUSSIA – New Law on Counter-Sanctions Does Not Directly Restrict Immigration

Effective 4 June 2018, Federal Law No. 127-FZ “On Measures of Affect (Counteraction) in Connection with Unfriendly Actions of the United States of America and other Foreign States” authorises the government of Russia to impose responsive restriction measures on the US and other foreign states at the President’s decision.

The final version of the law does not specifically stipulate the possibility of imposing a ban on the employment of foreign nationals. This may indicate that such a ban is not being considered among the most likely responsive measures.

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RUSSIA – Address Registration Period During FIFA World Cup 2018 Increased to Three Days

A new presidential order has increased the period for foreign nationals to carry out address registration in certain cities during the FIFA World Cup to three days (previously 24 hours).

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RUSSIA – Reminder: Address Registration Within 24 Hours During FIFA World Cup 2018

From 9 May 2018 to 25 July 2018, increased security measures will be enforced in connection with the 2018 FIFA World Cup in the territory of the following cities:

Kaliningrad, Kazan, Moscow, Nizhny Novgorod, Rostov-on-Don, Saint Petersburg, Samara, Saransk, Sochi, Volgograd and Yekaterinburg.

Failure to register in time may result in fines and possible deportation from Russia.

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RUSSIA – New Notification Forms

Effective 20 April 2018, new forms will be introduced for notifying the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) of the labour activity of foreign nationals.

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RUSSIA – New Work Permit Regulations Bring Administrative Changes

Effective 4 February 2018, new regulations on issuing work permits bring some administrative changes to the work permit rules.

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RUSSIA – Moscow Migration Office Currently Issues Invitation Letters in Electronic Format Only

Effective 11 December, the Moscow Migration Department has stopped accepting request to issue Letters of Invitation (LOIs) in official paper form. LOIs can now only be issued as electronic documents.

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