Since the Federal Law No. 274-FZ of July 1, 2021 “On Amending the Federal Law “On the Legal Status of Foreign Citizens in the Russian Federation” and the Federal Law “On State Fingerprint Registration in the Russian Federation” became effective, all foreign citizens entering the Russian Federation after December 29, 2021 must undergo the following procedures:
- Mandatory medical examination;
- State fingerprint registration (dactyloscopy) and photographing (once).
Foreign citizens who are entering the Russian Federation for work must undergo these procedures within 30 days from the date of entry.
Thus, to legally stay on the territory of the Russian Federation, foreign citizens must have documents on medical examination, which are issued by authorized medical organizations, and a laminated card, confirming completion of mandatory state fingerprint registration and photographing, issued by the Territorial Authorities of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia. All these supporting documents should be received within a month since entering the country.
If foreign citizens fail to comply with the mandatory state fingerprint registration, photographing, and (or) medical examination, they will be subject to consideration of a reduction of temporary stay period in the Russian Federation, and will face administrative penalties (fines).
More information on the procedure of dactyloscopy and the rules of medical examination for foreign citizens, places where you can undergo these procedures and the prices you may find on the Kazan Federal University’s International Office website.
Key words: foreign teachers, fingerprint registration, entering the Russian Federation