Information on recent amendments to Russian migration rules

Federal Law No 199-FZ on Amendments to Articles 18.10 and 18.15 of the Administrative Penal Code and the Federal Law on the Legal Status of Foreign Citizens in the Russian Federation of June 29.06.2015 (the “Amendment Law”) was published and entered into force on June 30, 2015.

The Amendment Law requires foreign employees who change their name or passports to apply to the migration authorities to enter the appropriate changes to their work permits (i.e. to indicate the new name or new passport details in the work permit):

  • within 7 days of such change (if the name was changed or the new passport was received in the Russian Federation); OR
  • within 7 days of entering Russia (if the name was changed or the new passport was received outside the Russian Federation).
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Marina Ryzhkova

About Marina Ryzhkova

Marina Ryzhkova is a partner in Dentons' Moscow office and the Head of the Russian Employment Practice. She specializes in labor law and in the last 17 years has established a successful labor law/employment practice in Russia.

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