All Expats in Russia are Subject to Mandatory Fingerprinting Registration and Medical Examination

Federal Law No. 274-FZ dated July 01, 2021 introduced new rules requiring expats to undergo mandatory fingerprinting registration and photography in addition to medical examination.

Effective December 29, 2021, the new requirements are mandatory for foreign nationals arriving in Russia for employment purposes and for those arriving in Russia for non-employment purposes for a period exceeding 90 calendar days.

The fingerprinting registration and photography formalities shall be completed within 30 calendar days from the arrival date (for highly qualified specialists — upon obtaining a work permit). The medical examination shall be performed prior to the completion of the fingerprinting registration formalities, but not later than 30 days from the arrival date.

Non-compliance with the above requirements may involve reduction of the permitted period of stay in Russia and work permit cancelation.

For more details, please contact the attorneys of our Labor & Migration practice.

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