Russia: New Reporting Requirements for Foreign Employees Imposed

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By Sergei Blagov

July 7—Certain foreign nationals who change their names or ID documents during the term of their work permits must notify the Russian Federal Migration Service under provisions of Federal Law No. 199-FZ signed into law by President Vladimir Putin, the presidential press service announced July 1, the day the new law became effective.

The new reporting requirements apply to skilled foreign employees and to foreign nationals employed by subsidiaries and representative offices of foreign businesses registered in World Trade Organization member states.

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The full text of the press service statement is available at, Federal Law No. 199-FZ at, both in Russian.

For more information on Russian HR law and regulation, see the Russia primer.