The Russian Federation terminates temporary measures for regulating the legal status of foreign citizens during the period of overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic consequences.
From June 16, 2021, the Russian Federation has in place temporary measures for suspending the periods of temporary stay for foreign citizens (including the citizens of the EAEU countries) and time limits for their registration at the place of stay without the need to apply for their extension. In accordance with Decree No. 364 of the President of the Russian Federation dated June 15, 2021, these measures shall be valid until the expiration of 90 days from the date of removing temporary restrictions imposed by the Russian Federation on transport communication with foreign states.
These restrictions were removed for the Republic of Belarus and the Republic of Kazakhstan by Disposition No. 1253-r of the Government of the Russian Federation dated May 20, 2022, and for the Republic of Armenia and the Kyrgyz Republic by Disposition No. 1454-r of the Government of the Russian Federation dated June 6, 2022.
This means that the citizens of the Eurasian Economic Union countries with an expiring period of stay in the Russian Federation who are eligible for its extension on the basis of the employment contract must extend migration registration.
Citizens with an expiring period of stay ineligible for its extension need to travel out of the Russian Federation before the expiration of the period of stay:
and the Republic of Kazakhstan;
- before September 3 – for the citizens of the Republic of Armenia and the Kyrgyz Republic.
The citizens of the EAEU countries should be aware that one of the grounds for extending the period of temporary stay on the territory of the Russian Federation is conclusion of an employment or civil law contract.
According to Article 97 Paragraph 5 of the Treaty on the Eurasian Economic Union dated May 29, 2014, the period of temporary stay (residence) of a worker of a Member State and his/her family members on the territory of the state of employment shall depend on the duration of an employment contract or a civil law contract concluded by the worker of the Union country with the employer or customer of works (services).