About migration innovations for foreigners in 2022

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In 2022, foreign citizens in Russia are waiting for changes in the field of migration legislation.

From 29.12.2021, mandatory medical examination, fingerprint registration and photographing are introduced for foreign citizens entering Russia for a period of more than 90 days, and in the case of their employment within 30 days. These requirements do not apply to citizens of Belarus, persons under the age of 6, as well as diplomats and their family members. In case of failure to pass these procedures, the period of stay in Russia for a foreign citizen may be shortened.

Since 11.12.2021, the regulations for issuing temporary residence permits and residence permits have been changed. Relevant changes have been made to the regulations. The forms of applications for a temporary residence permit and a residence permit in Russia have changed, a medical report can be provided within 30 days from the date of submission of documents, when obtaining a residence permit, it is not required to obtain a certificate of no criminal record, if it was previously provided when applying for a temporary residence permit. 

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