14.06.2024
Russians with dual citizenship want to be banned from buying weapons
June 4, 2024....More detailed



The deputies of the State Duma propose to limit the sale of firearms to citizens of the Russian Federation who have dual or multiple citizenship.
The relevant bill has been submitted to the State Duma. Recall that Article 14 of Federal Law No. 150-FZ of December 13, 1996 "On Weapons" (hereinafter – the Law on Weapons) establishes requirements for foreign citizens to obtain licenses to purchase such weapons: in favor of such a citizen, there must be a petition from the diplomatic mission of a foreign state in the Russian Federation, of which the buyer is a citizen;
the purchased weapon must be exported from the Russian Federation no later than 10 days from the date of its receipt.

At the same time, these provisions do not apply to citizens of the Russian Federation with dual and multiple citizenship.
The proposed amendments are provided in addition to the existing prohibitions for foreign citizens to be in public service (paragraph 7, Part 1, Article 16 of Federal Law No. 79-FZ dated July 27, 2004 "On the State Civil Service of the Russian Federation"), as well as to have access to state secrets (Article 349.6 of the Labor Code).
"Considering that political, social and, especially, national problems always worsen during armed conflicts, the development of this draft law, which introduces a ban on the purchase of weapons for citizens with dual or multiple citizenship, it is during the conduct of a special military operation (special military operation) that it is necessary to minimize the possible catastrophic consequences due to arming naturalized persons with legal weapons bipatrides,
" the explanatory note says.
Recently, it was proposed to prohibit the issuance of foreign passports to Russians who received a summons to the military enlistment office.

13.06.2024
An increase in the amount of state fees for registration of migration documents....More detailed


We remind you that on July 1, 2024, the provisions of the law that increase the amount of state duties come into force
The new law establishes the following amounts of state duty: • for the issuance of permits for the recruitment and use of foreign workers, 12,000 rubles for each foreign employee involved (previously 10,000 rubles);
• for the issuance of a work permit to a foreign citizen - 4,200 rubles. (previously 3,500 rubles);
• for issuing an invitation to enter the Russian Federation for each invited person - 960 rubles. (previously 800 rubles);
• for issuing or extending the validity period of a visa for a foreign citizen temporarily staying in the Russian Federation to leave the country - 1200 rubles. (previously 1000 rubles), departure and subsequent entry into Russia - 1200 rubles. (previously 1,000 rubles), multiple border crossings of the Russian Federation - 1920 rubles. (previously 1600 rubles);
• for the state registration of a foreign citizen at the place of residence - 420 rubles. (previously 350 rubles);
• for issuing a temporary residence permit to a foreign citizen - 1920 rubles. (previously 1600 rubles);
• for issuing a temporary residence permit to a foreign citizen for the purpose of obtaining education - 1920 rubles. (previously 1600 rubles);
• for issuing a residence permit to a foreign citizen, including in case of its replacement - 6000 rubles. (previously 5,000 rubles);
• for admission to Russian citizenship, withdrawal from it, for establishing the fact of the presence or absence of Russian citizenship 4,200 rubles. (previously 3,500 rubles);
• for issuing a refugee travel document or extending its validity period - 420 rubles. (previously 350 rubles); • for issuing a new generation passport (with biometric data) 6,000 rubles. (previously 5000 rubles);
• for issuing a new generation passport (with biometric data) for children under 14 years of age - 3000 rubles. (previously 2500 rubles)

11.06.2024
When making a decision on the allocation of a quota for a PRTR, the Commission is guided by the following criteria for evaluating a foreign citizen.....More detailed

a) carrying out, in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation, labor activity on the territory of a subject of the Russian Federation for at least 6 months in total in each year during the 3 years preceding the year for which the quota was approved by the Government of the Russian Federation. At the same time, during the specified period, insurance contributions to the Pension and Social Insurance Fund of the Russian Federation must be accrued by the employer in respect of such foreign citizens, except in cases where, in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation on taxes and fees, insurance premiums are not paid;

b) study for at least one year full-time or part-time in a state educational institution of higher education, a state professional educational organization or a state scientific organization located on the territory of the Russian Federation, according to state-accredited educational programs;

c) the presence (absence) of a specialty (profession) in demand on the labor market in the subject of the Russian Federation, and work experience in such a specialty (profession);

d) the presence (absence) of a legitimate source of livelihood;

e) the presence (absence) of education and (or) qualifications obtained in a foreign country and recognized in the Russian Federation in accordance with international treaties of the Russian Federation governing the recognition and establishment of equivalence of said education and (or) qualifications, and the legislation of the Russian Federation;

f) the presence (absence) of relatives from among the citizens of the Russian Federation or foreign citizens permanently residing in the territory of the subject of the Russian Federation (full and half-siblings, grandfathers, grandmothers, grandchildren, cousins, uncles, aunts);

g) the presence (absence) of residential premises on the right of ownership in the subject of the Russian Federation;

h) the presence (absence) of an outstanding or undelivered criminal record for committing a crime on the territory of the Russian Federation or abroad, recognized as such in accordance with federal law;

i) bringing (non-bringing) to administrative responsibility during the year in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation

10.06.2024
We bring up the topic of the stamp in the birth certificate.....More detailed

Since May 7, the stamp in the children's document began to be put according to the new rules

The birth certificate is now marked with a new type of Russian citizenship.
This order of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs came into force on May 7.
Earlier in Russia, the rules for children under 14 years of age to travel abroad also changed.
They may not be released abroad without a stamp of citizenship.


Up to 14 years old
A stamp on Russian citizenship is placed on the back of a birth certificate for children under 14 whose parents, one or both— are Russian citizens by birth or have become them. If the birth certificate was issued abroad, then a mark of Russian citizenship will be put on its notarized translation, the portal of public services reminded.

Now the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has changed the form of this mark by its order. If the stamp is already in the certificate, you do not need to put it again. The size of the new mark is 6 by 10 centimeters, it indicates on what basis citizenship was acquired, the date and number of the decision, the name of the body in charge of cases of citizenship of the Russian Federation. It will be certified with the signature of an official and sealed with an official seal. Previously, the stamp was smaller in size and the columns in it were called differently, there was the name of the authorized body, the date and number of the decision on the assignment of citizenship.

The imprint is placed in the territorial divisions of the Ministry of Internal Affairs on migration issues, as well as in the diplomatic missions of the Russian Federation or consular offices abroad on the day of the appeal. To do this, you need a written statement from a parent, guardian, trustee or adoptive parent. You can also make a mark in the office of the MFC, if employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs work there, according to the portal of public services.

The following documents will be required:


the parents' passports
, the child's birth certificate and its notarized translation, if the original is issued in a foreign language,
a document confirming the rights of the child's legal representative, if the application is submitted by a guardian, adoptive parent or trustee.

If a decision is made to terminate the child's Russian citizenship or to establish the fact of his absence, the previously marked mark is canceled. And on the back of the birth certificate, an appropriate stamp will be affixed with the signature of the official, sealed with an official seal.

When such a seal is needed

Now a mark of citizenship in the birth certificate may be needed for traveling abroad. Earlier, by his decree of November 22, 2023, the president defined an exhaustive list of documents certifying the presence of Russian citizenship, including a birth certificate with a stamp. Then the regulations for minors to travel abroad also changed. As explained in the FSB Border Service, children under the age of 14 now need to submit documents confirming Russian citizenship to cross the state border.


They will be allowed to cross the border if there is:


a foreign passport, a diplomatic or service passport,
a birth certificate confirming the citizenship of the Russian Federation, with an official mark and seal,
a certificate of acquisition of citizenship of the Russian Federation by birth,
a document issued by an authorized body of a foreign state (with translation into Russian), with a mark confirming the citizenship of the Russian Federation.

Thus, for example, if a child does not have a passport and the parents' internal or foreign passport does not contain data about him with a signature and seal, he may not be allowed to Abkhazia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, South Ossetia and Kyrgyzstan without a mark of Russian citizenship in the birth certificate.

07.06.2024
Illegal border crossing of the Russian Federation: violations and their consequences....More detailed

According to Article 322 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, there are a number of violations when crossing the state border of Russia, for which a foreign citizen faces punishment from a fine to forced labor or even imprisonment.

Situations considered as an attempt to illegally cross the border of the Russian Federation
Crossing the Russian border by a foreigner will be qualified as an attempt at illegal entry/exit in the following cases:

The absence of valid documents for the right of entry / exit. According to paragraph 1 of Article 322 of the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, crossing the border of the Russian Federation without valid documents or without proper permission is punishable by a fine (up to 200,000 rubles or in the amount of income for a period of up to 18 months), or forced labor for up to 2 years, or imprisonment for the same period;
The existence of grounds for a ban on entry. If entry into the Russian Federation for a foreigner is obviously not allowed for one reason or another, then crossing the border will be considered as an attempt at illegal entry. This violation entails a fine (up to 300,000 rubles), or forced labor for up to 4 years, or imprisonment for the same period;
A foreign citizen can receive a ban on entry to Russia even for minor offenses and not know about it, since putting a mark on the entry ban in the database of the Ministry of Internal Affairs does not imply any notifications.

Learn more about the ban on entry into the Russian Federation and its grounds

An attempt to illegally cross the border of the Russian Federation by prior agreement or with the use of violence.
If a foreign citizen or a group of persons tries to cross the Russian border knowingly with violations, as well as use violent measures and threats, this entails criminal punishment in the form of imprisonment for up to 5 years.
Please note that this article of the Criminal Code does not apply to cases in which foreign citizens come to the Russian Federation in order to obtain political asylum in the country. If the actions of such persons do not contain other elements of a crime, then the absence of permits or other grounds for a ban on entry into the Russian Federation will not be criminally punished. Such cases are considered individually.

In order to legally live and work in Russia, foreign citizens need valid permits, the list of which depends on various factors.

06.06.2024
The validity period of the patent?...More detailed

The patent is valid if it is paid for. In case of non-payment, the validity period of the patent is terminated. To extend the validity period of the patent, an advance payment of personal income tax must be made before the next month. A patent is issued to a foreign citizen for a period of one to a maximum of twelve months. The validity period of the patent can be repeatedly extended by paying an advance payment on personal income tax for a period of one month or more. At the same time, the total validity period of the patent, taking into account extensions, may not exceed twelve months from the date of issue indicated on the patent. It is possible to renew a patent an unlimited number of times. Exit-entry is not required.


The validity period of the passport when applying for a patent?

At least 1 year.

Where can I renew a patent to work in Moscow or to work in the Moscow region?

The patent is not reissued, it is reissued for work on the territory of another subject of the Russian Federation.

How can I refuse a patent in order to get it in another region?

Submit an application for revocation of the granted patent

How can I extend the validity period of a patent?

The patent is valid if it is paid for. The validity period of the patent is extended for the period for which the advance payment for personal income tax is paid based on the payment for 1 month.

Attention! Only one person should be entered in the receipt - the one for whom the patent is issued. It is necessary to indicate his INN in the receipt. You can find out your INN on the website of the Federal Tax Service
http://www.nalog.ru/
.

For Moscow and the Moscow region. In order to avoid mistakes, the first personal income tax payment required to obtain a patent should be made at the Migration Center in Sakharovo.

Next, you can pay personal income tax:

online in your personal account in our application
in any bank, having previously generated a receipt
Attention! Keep all paid receipts (receipts) until you receive a new patent.

How and where can I find out about the patent's readiness?

For Moscow and the Moscow region. It is necessary to wait for an SMS about the patent's readiness for the SIM card issued when applying for a patent

If the SMS notification of patent readiness does not arrive for more than 20 days, what should I do?

You can check the readiness of the patent in the "Electronic Services" section of the site using the "Find out the status of the patent application" service.

If the amount paid for the patent is less than the required amount?

To pay the missing amount by contacting the operator at the bank (for example, at Sberbank) by presenting a receipt for payment.

How do I find out the reason for the refusal to grant a patent?

The reason for the refusal to grant a patent can be obtained in writing by contacting personally the MMC in Sakharovo (for Moscow) in the zone "U1".

In case of reissue of the patent, this foreign citizen has the right to extend the period of his stay up to 12 months, without leaving the Russian Federation.

Is it necessary to travel outside the Russian Federation to re-issue a patent?

Since 05.05.2020, changes in the law, for the re-registration of a patent, it is not required to travel outside the Russian Federation, you can apply for an unlimited number of times.

05.06.2024
In Russia, foreigners will be able to use shelters...More detailed

Foreigners and stateless persons residing in the Territory may be granted the right to use civil defense shelters during wartime and in emergency situations.

The relevant draft government decree has been published on the federal portal of draft regulatory legal acts.

04.06.2024
The minimum wage in 2024....More detailed

Minimum wage is the minimum amount of payment to an employee for 1 month of work, provided that the employee performs his work duties and has worked out the standard of working time. An employee may not receive the full minimum wage, for example, if he took a vacation at his own expense, works part-time or is a part-time employee. In addition, the amount received by an employee may be less than the minimum wage also because the salary is calculated before mandatory payments (taxes and alimony), although the salary cannot be less than the minimum wage.
The subjects of the Russian Federation have the right, on the basis of a regional agreement, to set their own minimum wage, the main thing is that it should not be lower than the federal level. For example, in the Leningrad Region, for organizations (except those that receive funding from the federal budget) and individual entrepreneurs, from January 1, 2024, a minimum wage of 20,125 rubles has been established.
A number of regions have adopted similar agreements (the amount is indicated in rubles):
• Republic of Bashkortostan - 20,338.8
• Republic of Tatarstan - 22,020
• Altai Territory - 21,070
• Krasnodar Territory - 20,204.1
• Stavropol Territory - 22,740
• Volgograd region - 21,166
• Kaliningrad region - 20,000
• Kemerovo region – Kuzbass - 22,992
• Moscow region - 21,000
• Rostov region - 23,090
• Saratov region - 20,000
• Tula region (for the non-budgetary sector) - 20,650
• Ulyanovsk region (for the off-budget sector and medium-sized businesses) - 19,800
• Yaroslavl Region (for the non-budgetary sector) - 19,300
• Moscow - 29,389
Changes in the minimum wage should be taken into account when working with foreign employees.

03.06.2024
What violations on the border of the Russian Federation threaten a foreigner with criminal punishment?..More detailed

According to the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation, there are cases that are considered by law as attempts to illegally cross the Russian border:


Invalid documents (a fine of up to 200 thousand rubles, or forced labor, or imprisonment for up to 2 years);


The existence of grounds for a ban on entry (a fine of up to 300 thousand rubles, or forced labor, or imprisonment for up to 4 years);


An attempt to illegally cross the border with the use of violence (imprisonment up to 5 years).

30.05.2024
Foreign citizens in Russia can work in a taxi...More detailed

Foreign citizens in Russia can work in a taxi only if they have a Russian driver's license. This was stated by the head of the State Traffic Inspectorate Mikhail Chernikov during a meeting of the Presidium of the Public Council under the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation.

"Taxi drivers can only be citizens of the Russian Federation who have the appropriate driver's license. Foreign citizens, those who directly legally reside in the territory of the Russian Federation, can participate in the transportation of taxi passengers if they have our national driver's license," he said.

Chernikov stressed that the exceptions are residents of South Ossetia, Abkhazia, Belarus and Kazakhstan.
29.05.2024
WE REMIND foreign citizens who have received a patent:...More detailed

during
2 months from the date of issue of the patent (indicated on the reverse side), it is necessary to submit a notice of employment to the Department of Internal Affairs of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia.

In case of non-fulfillment of this obligation, the patent will be revoked.

Foreign citizens and stateless persons who have had their patent revoked will be considered to be illegally located on the territory of the Russian Federation.

In case of non-departure from the territory of Russia, such foreign citizens will be subject to expulsion with subsequent restriction of entry into the Russian Federation for 5 years.


Observe the order and rules of stay in the Russian Federation.


27.05.2024
Grounds for suspending a foreigner from work...More detailed

They relate to the migrant worker's lack of documents necessary for living and working in Russia. They are called permits. Depending on the status of a foreigner, these documents may vary, let's consider each category separately.

Permanent resident foreign citizens.
The reason for their removal is the expiration of the validity period of the residence permit (residence permit).

Temporarily residing foreigners.
The employer is obliged to release such employees from work after the expiration of the temporary residence permit (RVP).

Temporarily staying foreigners.
The following subgroups stand out among them:

visa employees – they should be suspended due to the expiration of the work permit. Also, such sanctions come if the organization has suspended or expired permission to hire foreign workers;
visa–free foreigners - the reason for temporary exemption from duties is the expiration of the patent;
highly qualified specialists (VKS) – in their case, this is the end of the validity period of the voluntary medical insurance policy.
The rules apply to citizens of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU), as their employment is carried out in a simplified manner. The organization cannot suspend such foreigners from work on the basis of migration documents, they are subject to the same rules of labor legislation as for Russians.

Terms of suspension

If invalid documents are identified, the company is obliged to immediately suspend the specialist from work for up to 1 month. This time is given to a foreigner or a company in order to extend or re-register them. There is no salary for the employee for this period.

If, after the specified period, the migrant provides relevant documents, the employer allows him to work. In the absence of permits, the organization has the right to dismiss an employee, without forgetting to submit to the Ministry of Internal Affairs a notice of termination of the contract within 3 days from the date of its signing.

24.05.2024
The procedure for military registration...More detailed

Men who have received a Russian passport must apply to the military commissariat (military registration desk of the administration of the settlement) at their place of residence in order to register for military service.

This must be done within two weeks from the date of obtaining citizenship.

An application and a package of documents must be submitted to the military enlistment office, after which the staff will issue a referral for a medical commission.

The medical commission is a mandatory stage, on the basis of which a person is assigned one of the four categories of validity. You can get a medical examination for free at the state polyclinic under the compulsory medical insurance policy. The only category that completely exempts from military duty is category “D" — “unfit".

After passing the medical commission and assigning the category of fitness (except “D”), a citizen has an obligation to comply with the rules of military registration. From this moment on, the person must:

Notify the military enlistment office or the military registration desk in a timely manner about the change of personal information (place of study or work, position, marital status);
Getting up and being removed from the register when changing your place of residence;
Report to the military enlistment office on summons.

23.05.2024
Annual notification of a residence permit...More detailed

A foreign citizen permanently residing in the Russian Federation (who has a residence permit of a foreign citizen in the Russian Federation) is obliged to submit a notification confirming his residence in the Russian Federation to the territorial body of the federal executive authority in the field of internal affairs at his place of residence within two months from the date of expiration of the next year from the date of receipt of the residence permit (if absence of a place of residence - at the place of stay), in accordance with paragraph 11 of Article 8 of Federal Law No. 115-FZ dated July 25, 2002 "On the Legal Status of Foreign Citizens in the Russian Federation"[1].

The form and rules for submitting the notification were approved by Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 21 dated January 17, 2007 "On Approval of the Rules for Submitting a notification by a foreign citizen or a Stateless Person confirming their residence in the Russian Federation".

The notification must be filled in in Russian legibly by hand or using technical means (typewriter, computer). When filling out the notification, it is not allowed to use abbreviations, abbreviations and corrections.

If a permanent resident of a foreign citizen submits a notification in the form of an electronic document, copies of these documents signed with an enhanced qualified electronic signature of this foreign citizen are attached to it.

If a foreign citizen changes his place of residence in the Russian Federation, the notification is submitted at his new place of residence (in the absence of a place of residence - at the place of stay).

After each 5th year of permanent residence of a foreign citizen, the notification is submitted directly to the territorial body of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation only by personal appearance of a foreign citizen.

22.05.2024
The Ministry of Internal Affairs wants to regulate the terms of departure from the Russian Federation of those deprived of citizenship....More detailed

The Ministry of Internal Affairs has prepared a bill reforming migration issues and control over stay in Russia. In particular, we are talking about the terms of temporary stay of people with "unresolved legal status", including those deprived of citizenship or in respect of whom the decision to grant citizenship has been terminated.

The document available to Vedomosti was approved by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Labor, the FSB and the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia.

Another set of amendments is being introduced into the bill, which concerns obtaining a residence permit, the status of a native speaker of the Russian language, etc.


21.05.2024
A new migration regime for foreign citizens staying in the Russian Federation for a purpose other than work....More detailed

A bill has recently been submitted to the State Duma of the Russian Federation, which provides for stricter state control in the field of migration.

The main change concerns the period of temporary stay of foreign citizens in the territory of the Russian Federation. According to the new bill, this period will be reduced to 90 days during the year. Currently, foreign citizens who come to Russia for a purpose other than work can stay here for 90 days, then leave the country for 90 days and re-enter for 90 days. Thus, the total duration of a foreigner's stay in a year is 180 days. The new bill shortens this period.

No changes are envisaged for foreign citizens who plan to come to Russia to work.

20.05.2024
Migrants faced difficulties when applying for a job...More detailed


It has become more difficult for migrants to obtain the right to work in Russia due to legislative changes.
Since May 1, commercial testing centers in Russia have stopped accepting exams from migrants on knowledge of the Russian language, the history of Russia and the basics of Russian legislation.

Its passage is mandatory for obtaining a patent, work permit, as well as a number of other documents.
Previously, it was possible to take such an exam from commercial partners of Russian universities, with whom they signed contracts. Now commercial structures are no longer allowed to conduct the exam. It should be accepted by university professors.
Contracts with commercial partners were terminated at the request of the Ministry of Education and Science.

Those who take the patent exam are the most lucky, They can take the exam at the migration center, which did not stop taking exams.
Now universities are rebuilding the exam admission system, excluding from it commercial partners with whom they previously collaborated.

16.05.2024
A bill has been submitted to the Duma on the right of the police to make decisions on the expulsion of foreigners...More detailed

The authors of the document note that such an innovation will ensure a reduction in the time and financial costs associated with bringing foreign citizens to the courts, and will allow for the prompt removal from the territory of the Russian Federation of those who violated Russian law

Deputies have submitted a bill for consideration, according to which the police and border authorities will have the authority to make decisions on the administrative expulsion of foreign citizens from Russia.
According to current norms, expulsion takes place on the basis of a court decision, which is preceded by a hearing on an administrative offense.
If adopted, the law will enter into force 90 days after its official publication.