- Posted by Awara
- On June 26, 2018
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President Vladimir Putin signed the draft law on introducing changes to the procedure for migration registration of foreign citizens in Russia. It specifies the address at which a foreign national or a stateless person must register after coming to Russia, as well as who is responsible for the registration procedure.
Under the law, it is now required to inform migration authorities of the residence address of a foreign national (“place of stay that is regularly used for sleep and rest” as stated in the law).
It is still possible to register your foreign employees using the office address, provided they actually reside at the company’s premises.
Persons responsible for migration registration
The hosting party is responsible for handling registration procedures. The law defines the hosting party is the person or organization that provides housing for the foreign national. This means the employer is recognized as the hosting party only if the foreign national resides at the company’s premises (in other cases it can be an owner of the apartment, which is rented by the foreign national).
Little time remains until the law becomes effective, that’s why we recommend that you:
- ensure your foreign employees are registered at their residence address;
- if the owner of the apartment rented by your employee won’t handle registration procedures, we suggest preparing a power of attorney for the person who will take care of it instead.
Please note that violation of this law results in a fine of RUB 50,000 for company’s officials and up to RUB 500,000 for legal entities in each case of a foreign national’s registration at an incorrect address.
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