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Novelties in migration legislation

Several important changes in migration area came into effect:

1.    Special migration registration procedure for foreign nationals during the period of the FIFA championship events held in Russia

Starting from 1 June 2017 the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation No. 202 dated 09 May 2017 “On peculiarities of applying enhanced security measures during carrying out FIFA World Cup 2018 and FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 in the Russian Federation” (hereinafter – “Decree No.202”) entered into force. The Decree No.202 establishes special rules regarding migration registration procedure to be applied during FIFA World Cup 2018 and FIFA Confederations Cup 2017.

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Certain Novelties in the Migration Legislation

There are several important amendments in the area of migration law coming into force in 2016.

1.  Progress in the electronic document circulation

Russian Government Regulation dated 22 February 20161 entrusted the multifunctional centers (“My Documents” centers rendering public services) (hereinafter – the “MFC”) with the authority to provide the relevant state and municipal services, namely electronic notification of the Federal Migration Service (hereinafter- the “FMS”) local authorities on arrival of foreign residents or stateless persons at the place of temporary residence using unified system of interdepartmental electronic cooperation.

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