Russia: Changes to Address Registration Requirements Due to FIFA Confederations Cup
Foreign nationals travelling to the regions of Kazan, Moscow, St. Petersburg and Sochi between June 1 and July 12, 2017 must register their place of stay or residence within one day of arrival. This change in address registration requirement is being implemented due to the enhanced security measures during the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup.
Starting June 1 and continuing through July 12, 2017, the regions of Kazan, Moscow, St. Petersburg and Sochi will require that foreign nationals register their place of stay or residence, both temporary or permanent, with the Ministry of Internal Affairs within one day of arrival. This change in address registration requirement will apply to all foreign nationals, regardless of their status. Although uncommon, failure to register within one day of arrival may lead to financial penalties to the employer and deportation of the foreign national.
The change is being implemented due to the enhanced security measures during the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in the Russian Federation. The previous requirement of address registration within seven days of arrival will be restored on July 13, 2017. A similar change is expected to be reintroduced for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
What This Means for Employers and Foreign Nationals
Foreign nationals travelling to the regions of Kazan, Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Sochi should inform their immigration provider of their travel plans and expected time of arrival well in advance. Foreign nationals should also send scans of their Migration Cards to their immigration provider immediately following their arrival to ensure compliance with the one-day address registration deadline.
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