The Ministry of Internal Affairs proposes to introduce 3 new legal regimes of foreign citizens’ stay in the Russian Federation

Jul, 14 2021

The Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation has prepared a draft law, which proposes to cancel temporary residence permits, as well as to introduce 3 new legal regimes of foreigners’ stay in Russia. In addition, it is proposed to simplify the process of permanent residence permit obtaining.

The proposed legal regimes of stay include the following:

  • short-term stay regime – up to 90 days;
  • long-term stay regime – over 90 days;
  • permanent residence – indefinitely.

In addition, the draft law provides for the introduction of an electronic identity card for foreign citizens, which will be valid for 10 years.

Legislative initiatives also include the creation of a «controlled» stay regime, the purpose of which is to monitor foreign citizens who stay in the country in violation of legislative requirements.

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