- Posted by Awara
- On April 10, 2018
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While Russia prepares for the main sport event of this summer, FIFA World Cup 2018, foreigners (including tourists, foreign employees, and other visitors) should remember about the temporary change in the migration rules.
The new regulation will be effective starting from May 25, 2018 till July 25, 2018 and apply to the cities which will host football matches, namely:
- Nizhny Novgorod
According to this regulation, all foreign visitors must be registered within 24 hours upon entering the Russian Federation by the receiving party or foreign visitors themselves. The required documents must be submitted directly to the local office of migration registration of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs (which will work even on weekends during the above-mentioned period). Please note that it will not be possible to submit documents through Russian post service or multifunctional centers. Foreigners who are going to stay in hotels, sanatoria, recreation centers, etc. shouldn’t face an inconvenience, as the receiving party will be responsible for the migration registration of guests (however, we recommend to check this in advance, especially if you are staying at a private host or rent an apartment). The same goes for employees who are coming to work in a Russian company – the latter is responsible for the registration procedures.
Updated on April 17, 2018: the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation proposed to increase the term of registration of foreign citizens for up to three days, but so far the project has not been adopted.
The amended registration procedure affects almost all foreign citizens: tourists, foreign students, specialists working on a patent or a work permit; highly qualified specialists (HQs), business visa holders, EAEU citizens.
There are few exceptions to the rules: they do not apply to the participants of the football tournament (i.e., players, referees, coaches, etc.), as well FIFA affiliated organizations and representatives, confederations, and national football associations included in the FIFA lists.
Last year experience (when the similar rules were applied during The 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup) showed that it is possible to follow such requirements. We also recommend to inform your Russian colleagues responsible for migration registration in advance about your possible business trips to Russia.
Our specialists will be also glad to assist you with the matters of foreign employees’ registration in Moscow and Saint Petersburg.
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