RS Brief news Hospitality of the Immigration Law

Hospitality of the Immigration Law

A number of amendments to the Russian immigration law have been passed to improve the mechanism of keeping track of foreign nationals and stateless persons. These amendments aim to implement a number of measures to attract highly skilled migrants to Russia. For more on who qualifies as a high skilled foreign national in Russia, see the article ‘Hospitality’ of the Russian taxes’.

According to the passed amendments the place of temporary residence of a foreign national or a stateless person in Russia now can be the institution or organisation where said person is staying and/or at whose address he/she must be registered as a migrant.

The law also states that a foreign national may host members of his/her family on condition that he/she is a highly skilled specialist and owns residential property in Russia.

The period within which a foreign national temporarily residing or staying in the Russian Federation or the party hosting the foreign national must take actions necessary to get the foreign nationals registered with the migration service has been increased from three to seven days.