Violation of the rules of stay in the Russian Federation of foreign citizens and stateless persons

On January 16, 2019, amendments to Article 18.9 of the Code of Administrative Offences of the Russian Federation "Violation of the rules of stay in the Russian Federation of foreign citizens and stateless persons" came into force.

Now the inviting party of a foreign citizen or a stateless person is obliged to take measures to ensure that the invited person complies with the order of stay (residence) in Russia, i.e. according to the declared purpose of entry into Russia of the activity or occupation that will be they are actually carried out during the period of stay (residence) in Russia. In addition, the receiving party is obliged to ensure the timely departure of the invited person outside of Russia after a certain period of his stay in the country.

For failure to take these measures, administrative responsibility is established in the form of an administrative fine in the amount of 2,000 rubles to 4,000 rubles. for citizens, from 45,000 rubles to 50,000 rubles – for officials, from 400,000 rubles to 500,000 rubles – for legal entities.

At the same time, the list of appropriate measures should be established by the Government of the Russian Federation and is still under development and discussion, however, it can be adopted in the very near future.

We also draw your attention to the fact that the Ministry of Labor of Russia in a Letter dated December 04, 2018 No. 14-2/B-966 recommended employers to verify the authenticity of the work permit provided by a foreign citizen when applying for a job. Because in the case of a foreign citizen providing a fake work permit when applying for a job, in addition to criminal liability of the foreign citizen himself,the employer may also be brought to administrative responsibility.