Foreign citizens can act as a host

On September 07, 2020, Federal Law No. 182-FZ of 08.06.2020 entered into force, amending the procedure for registering foreign citizens for migration registration.

In particular, a foreign citizen who owns residential premises can now put other foreign citizens on migration registration, to whom he has provided his residential premises for actual residence. Previously, only foreign citizens permanently residing in the Russian Federation, as well as foreign citizens with the status of highly qualified specialists (only with respect to their family members), had such a right.

In addition, the requirements for migration registration are now clearly spelled out if a foreign citizen lives in a residential premises provided to him by the owner permanently residing outside the Russian Federation. In this case, the foreign citizen is obliged to personally notify the migration registration authority of his arrival at the place of stay. For registration at the place of stay, such a foreign citizen must additionally attach a notarized consent of the receiving party to the actual residence (stay) of a foreign citizen to the notification of arrival.

Applications for migration registration can now be submitted electronically through the unified portal "Public Services". At the same time, when registering a foreign citizen at the place of residence, a mark on registration in a temporary residence permit or residence permit will be affixed no later than the working day following the day of receipt of the original documents to the migration registration authority.