Temporary stay of foreign citizens on the territory of the Russian Federation: procedure of documentation of stay

Who are temporarily staying foreigners?

This law establishes that a person, temporarily staying in the Russian Federation is a foreign citizen that arrive in the Russian Federation on the basis of a visa or in accordance with the order, which does not require to get a visa, who got a migration card, but does not have a residence permit or a temporary residence permit.

The period of temporary stay of the foreign citizen in the Russian Federation depends on the fact, as per which procedure and in which status a foreign citizen arrived to the territory of the Russian Federation. So, the period of temporary stay of the foreign citizen on the territory of the Russian Federation:

- is determined by the validity period of the visa, issued to him (for visa foreigners);

- cannot exceed 90 days for citizens, who arrived in the Russian Federation in accordance with the order, which does not require to get a visa (for foreigners without visa);

- is determined by the validity period of the work permit for a highly qualified specialist and his family members, who arrived in the Russian Federation in accordance with the order, which does not require to get a visa.

The law establishes that the period of temporary stay of the foreign citizen in the Russian Federation can be extended or reduced in cases, if conditions changed or circumstances ceased to exist, in connection with which entrance was permitted to him in the Russian Federation.

A foreign citizen, temporarily staying in the Russian Federation shall depart from the Russian Federation upon expiry of the validity period of the visa or other period of temporary stay, established by the law or international treaty of the Russian Federation.

How temporary stay of the foreigner is documented?

According to the common rule foreign citizens, temporarily staying in the Russian Federation, shall get registered in the authorities of the Federal Migration Service of the Russian Federation at the place of stay.

Exceptions are made by some categories of foreign citizens, established by the law of Russia, for which such registration is not obligatory. For example,  foreign citizens, who arrived in the Russian Federation for the period, not exceeding days, excluding the cases of stay of the indicated foreign citizens in the hotel or in other organization, providing hotel services, in the health resort, vacation house, rest home, etc.

Registration of the foreign citizen in the authorities of the Federal Migration Service of the Russian Federation shall be made on the basis of the notice of arrival of the foreign citizen in the place of stay.  

The state duty for migration registration shall not be charged.

The Federal Migration Service of the Russian Federation shall be informed by the receiving party.

Independent registration shall be allowed for a foreign citizen in exceptional cases, when the receiving party cannot execute such a notice due to reasonable excuses.

Citizens of the Russian Federation, permanently residing in the Russian Federation, foreign citizens and stateless persons, legal entities, their branches or representative offices, with which a foreign citizen actually resides or works, can be the receiving party.

If a foreign citizen stayed in the hotel, the hotel administration shall be the receiving party. The hotel administration shall inform the territorial authority of the Federal Migration Service of Russia of his arrival, as well as perform all required actions, related to his registration at the place of stay, within one working day, coming after the day of arrival of the foreigner.

The law establishes the period of registration of the foreign citizen. So, a notice of arrival shall be submitted to the territorial authority of the Federal Migration Service of the Russian Federation latest within 7 working days. This period shall be calculated from the day of arrival of the foreign citizen in the place of stay.

A notice can be delivered to the Federal Migration Service of the Russian Federation by the authorized representative of the receiving party personally or sent by mail.

If a notice is delivered to the department of the Federal Migration Service of Russia by the authorized representative of the receiving party personally, the detachable part of the form of the notice with a mark of the migration registration authority shall be returned to this authorized representative. If a notice is sent by mail, it shall be completed in two copies. In this case one copy shall be left with the post office, and the other shall be sent to the Federal Migration Service of the Russian Federation. Upon sending documents by mail a post operator shall give a detachable coupon of the notice with an impress of the calendar stamp and signature to the sender. A mail sending receipt and a copy of the list of enclosure shall be given together with a coupon.

In case, if a notice is provided to the Federal Migration Service of the Russian Federation  by the authorized representative of the receiving party personally, the corresponding mark of its acceptance shall be made on the detachable part of the notice by the migration service.

The required documents shall be attached to the notice.

So, the ground for registration at the place of stay shall receipt of the notice of arrival by the territorial authority of the Federal Migration Service of the Russian Federation.

Registration at the place of stay of the foreign citizen, temporarily staying in the Russian Federation, shall be made for the period, stated in the notice of arrival, but not exceeding the period, established by the Federal Law «On legal status of foreign citizens in the Russian Federation».    

 

©The material is prepared by Gavrilova S.V., expert lawyer of «RosCo»

December 05, 2013

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