On March 11, 2011 Russian State Duma passed and adopted immediately in the second and third reading the bill № 503970-5 «On amendments to… Federal Law On Migration Registration of Foreign Citizens…". Effectively, the bill actually restores and significantly eases the rules and regulations of migration registration for foreigners which had come into force back in February 2011.
The amendments concerning migration registration of foreign citizens in Russian Federation came into force on 15 February 2011 – henceforth the foreigners can be registered only at the residence address.
The Head of the Russian Federation’s Foreign Migration Service (FMS), Konstantin Romadanovsky met with representatives of major foreign companies and business associations operating in Russia to comment on and clarify the new procedures for registration of foreigners that is due to comes into force on Feb, 15th 2011.
As of February 15th new rules for migration registration and de-registration come into force according to Federal law # 385 signed by Russian President Dmitriy Medvedev, new actions are required
The New Year starts with very positive news for all those considering moving their employees into Russia this coming year. According the immigration government decree 31 job positions will be free of quota requirement during 2011. The decree comes into force as of January 11th, 2011.