On June 8, a Law has been signed, amending the migration legislation of the Russian Federation. In accordance with the document the list of citizens who has the right to act as a host party was expanded, a new method of foreigners’ arrival and departure notifications was added, and other important changes were introduced. These amendments will be effective from September 7, 2020.
The host party is an individual or legal entity that provide premises for residence for a foreigner or are an employer for a foreign employee who resides at the address of this organization or in its premises. According to the text of new document, now all the foreign citizens who own residential premises may act as a host party. In other words, they will be able to register both themselves and other foreign citizens in their real estate. Previously, only highly qualified foreign specialists had this right regarding their family members.
If the owner of the residential premises is located outside the Russian Federation, the foreign citizen should personally submit an arrival notification to the migration registration bodies and attach a notarized power of attorney giving consent to residence from the host party.
In general, the Ministry of Internal Affairs should be provided with copies of:
– a passport of a foreigner with a border crossing mark
– an arrival-departure record of a foreigner if their stay in the Russian Federation is temporary in nature
– a document confirming the right to use residential or other premises provided to a foreign citizen for actual residence. If the host party is a corporate employer that provided residential property, then it is not necessary to submit such a document.
If the foreigner is an employee of the host organization, it is necessary to provide:
– a copy of the employment agreement or other document confirming the existence of an employment relationships with the employer
– if applicable – a letter from the company’s chief executive or an officer stating that the foreign employee actually resides in the company’s premises that does not have an address, including a temporary one.
The required set of documents should be submitted together with a notification to the bodies of the Ministry of Internal Affairs within 7 days from the date of arrival of the foreign employee.
If the documents on the arrival of a foreigner are not provided to the Ministry of Internal Affairs timely, the company may be brought to administrative liability in the form of a fine:
Please contact the Acsour’s Legal Department in the matters of the application of migration legislation, as well as the prolongation of the terms of permits. Our specialists carefully monitor such changes and are ready to advise you on any question.
Document: Federal Law No. 182-FZ dated 8/6/2020, Order of the Ministry of Internal Affairs No. 180 dated 24/3/2020