Migration news

The Russian President has signed the order according to which the documents given on the territory of Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine are recognized by Russia. Therefore, till the solving of the political situation in Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine the Russia would recognize passports, diplomas, birth and marriage certificates, etc. given in these regions by the effective bodies and structures.

Russia build up the border zone with Belarus in the Pskov, Smolensk and Bryansk regions. The decision has been made to protect Russian border due to introduction of visa free regime for citizens of 80 countries who could enter to Belarus without visa via airports for 5 or less days. Till the moment there was the free movement between Russia and Belarus, i.e. in fact there had no border. The introduction of free-visa regime by Belarus is regarded as a condition for illegal infiltration to Russia.

There has been issued a Regulation of the Russian Constitutional Court which regards administrative expulsion from the Russian Federation and the exclusion to Russia for 5 years as a disparity penalty for foreign citizens who have the (temporary) residence permit in Moscow, Saint-Petersburg and its regions and who have not provided the annual confirmation of residence in Russia for once. In such cases the Russian court should make decision whether the administrative expulsion should be applicable or not for this case. The court should take into consideration additional factors, e.g. a family status, the history of tax payment, the income and housing accommodation in Russia, the profession and labor activity in Russia, etc.

The government decree which fix the quote for temporary residence permit has been come into force. For 2017 Moscow received the quote equal to 2000 documents, Moscow region for 8000 documents.

In 2017 the citizens of Eurasian Economic Union members could receive the Compulsory Health Insurance in Russia for free. To receive the Compulsory Health Insurance a foreigner should work in Russia on the basis of Labour Contract (not the Contract for Service). The Compulsory Health Insurance could be valid till the end of the year but no longer than the validity of the Labour Contract.

The Minutes between the Russian Federation and Republic of South Africa has come in force: the citizens could visit the opposite country without visa for no longer than 90 days. However the visa must be arranger if the purpose of visit is work or study.

Since 02/2017 Russian citizens could arrange tourist visa for free in the airports of United Arab Emirates upon arrival. The visa is given on stand Visa on arrival and valid for no more than 30 days. The passport should be valid for 6 months upon arrival.

10/03 there took place the meeting of the Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. On the results of the meeting it is expected that the prohibition to employ Turkish citizens in Russia would be lifted in the nearest future.