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The Federal Law “On the Legal Status of Foreign Citizens in the Russian Federation”

The Federal Law “On the Legal Status of Foreign Citizens in the Russian Federation”

The Law is in force since 29.10.2002 and regulates the stay and movement of foreign citizens within the Russian Federation. Article 5 of the Law specifies that foreign citizens have the right to stay in the Russian Federation for the period of validity of a visa or, in cases a visa is not required, the period of stay may not exceed ninety days in total within each period of one hundred and eighty days. Article 11 of the Law guarantees the foreign citizens the liberty of movement. Foreign citizens temporarily residing in the Russian Federation are prohibited to voluntarily change their place of residence or choose a place of residence outside the permitted territorial entity of the Russian Federation.

Article 5

  1. The period of temporary stay of a foreign citizen in the Russian Federation shall be limited by the period of validity of the visa issued to him

The period of temporary stay in the Russian Federation of a foreign citizen, who is not required to hold the visa, may not exceed ninety days, except insofar as provided by this Federal Law.

  1. A foreign citizen who has entered the Russian Federation for temporary stay must depart from the Russian Federation before the expiration of the visa or the period stipulated by this Federal Law, unless an extension permit or a temporary residence permit is obtained before the expiry date.
  2. The period of temporary stay of a foreign citizen in the Russian Federation may be extended or reduced respectively, if the conditions or circumstances which constituted the grounds for his entering the Russian Federation, have changed or ceased to exist.
  3. The decision on extension or reduction of a period of temporary stay of a foreign citizen in the Russian Federation shall be made by a federal executive authority in charge of foreign affairs, or a federal executive authority in charge of internal affairs, or its territorial agencies.

The period of temporary stay in the Russian Federation of a foreign citizen, who is not required to hold the visa, and has entered a employment contract or a civil contract for work and materials (or services) with the observance of the requirements of this Federal Law, shall be extended by the effective period of the said contract, but no longer than a year from the date of entry of the foreign citizen in the Russian Federation. The decision on extension of the period of temporary stay of a foreign citizen in the Russian Federation shall be made by a territorial body of the federal executive authority in charge of internal affairs, with an appropriate mark being executed in the migrationcard.

Article 11

1. Foreign citizens shall have the right for free travel for personal or business purposes within the Russian Federation while holding the documents issued to them in accordance with this Federal Law, except visits to territories, organizations and installations, which require special permission to enter. The list of the territories, organizations and installations, which require a special permission to enter to be held by foreign citizens, shall be determined by the Government of the Russian Federation. (Note. The list of the territories, organizations and installations, which require a special permission to enter to be held by foreign citizens is determined by the Ordinance of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 754 of October 11, 2002.)
2. Foreign citizen residing temporarily in the Russian Federation shall not have the right to voluntarily change the place of his residence within the subject of the Russian Federation where he is allowed to stay, or choose the place of residence outside the subject of the Russian Federation where he is allowed to stay.
3. Foreign citizens – employees of diplomatic representative offices and consulates of foreign states in the Russian Federation, workers of international organizations and foreign journalists accredited in the Russian Federation shall be allowed to travel freely within the Russian Federation on a reciprocal basis, except for the limitations provided for in paragraph 1 of this Article.

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