May, 2017: Temporary tightening of migration rules

Mazars Russia informs you that in accordance with the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation dated 09 of May 2017 No 202, the rules of personal migration registration of foreign citizens coming to Russia have been temporary tightened.

Obligation of migration registration within 1 day

During the established timeframes, foreign citizens coming to the certain cities of Russia independently on the type of their visas are obliged to receive personal migration registration within 1 day (instead of standard term of 90 days for HQS and their family members and 7 days for other foreign citizens).

Time frames

The tightened rules are valid during the Confederation cup FIFA 2017 and World football Championship 2018 in the involved cities:

  • The exact time frame of tightened rules validity in 2017 is: 01 of June 2017 – 12 of July 2017.

Cities: Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Sochi, Kazan.

  • The exact time frame of tightened rules validity in 2018 is: 25 of May 2018 – 25 of July 2018

Cities: Moscow, Saint-Petersburg, Sochi, Kazan, Volgograd, Ekaterinburg, Kaliningrad, Nizhniy Novgorod, Rostov-na-Donu, Samara, Saransk.

Please get in touch

Mazars Russia Tax and Legal team will be glad to provide you the assistance on proper registration in Moscow and Saint-Petersburg under the condition of timely notification of Mazars team on arrival.

The above information is for general purposes only and shall not constitute legal or any other professional consultation. All the above information is related to the circumstances as appear at the date of its initial publishing and may not reflect any further changes. If you need advice on any specific matter related to this topic, please contact Tax and Legal team of Mazars Russia. We remain at your disposal should you have any questions, queries, comments on this alert.