Decree on temporary measures to resolve the legal status of foreign citizens and stateless persons in the Russian Federation during the period of overcoming the consequences of the spread of the new coronavirus infection (COVID-19)

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In order to ensure the sanitary and epidemiological well-being of the population and to regulate the legal status of foreign citizens and stateless persons in the Russian Federation during the period of overcoming the consequences of the spread of the new coronavirus infection (COVID-19), guided by Article 80 of the Constitution of the Russian Federation, I decide:

1. To suspend from June 16, 2021 until the expiration of 90 days from the date of lifting the temporary restrictions on transport links with a foreign state introduced by the Russian Federation:

a) the course of the periods of temporary stay in the Russian Federation of foreign citizens and stateless persons who are in the Russian Federation and have citizenship of a foreign state or a residence permit or other document confirming the right to permanent residence in its territory, the periods for which such foreign citizens and stateless persons are registered at the place of stay, as well as the validity periods of the visa and migration card with the stamps affixed in it, issued to these foreign citizens and stateless persons;

b) during the validity period of certificates of a participant in the State Program for Assisting the Voluntary Resettlement of Compatriots Living Abroad to the Russian Federation, valid as of March 15, 2020;

c) during the validity periods of temporary residence permits in the Russian Federation and residence permits valid as of March 15, 2020, if foreign citizens and stateless persons with such documents are outside the Russian Federation;

d) the duration of the stay outside the Russian Federation of participants in the State Program for Assisting the Voluntary Resettlement to the Russian Federation of Compatriots Living Abroad and Members of Their Families, as well as Foreign Citizens and Stateless Persons who have received a temporary residence permit in the Russian Federation or a type for a residence permit or highly qualified specialists, if the participants of the said State program and members of their families, foreign citizens and stateless persons did not enter the Russian Federation before the expiration of the 6-month period of stay outside of it, necessary for making a decision to cancel the certificate of the participant named State program, a temporary residence permit in the Russian Federation, a residence permit, a work permit issued to a highly qualified specialist.

2. Establish that:

a) until September 30, 2021, inclusively, in relation to foreign citizens and stateless persons who are on the territory of the Russian Federation (with the exception of foreign citizens and stateless persons who are released from places of detention, or who have violated the legislation on the state border of the Russian Federation, or who pose a threat national security of the Russian Federation, including those who advocate forcible change of the foundations of the constitutional system of the Russian Federation, or who assist in the commission of terrorist (extremist) acts or commit them, as well as by other actions supporting terrorist (extremist) activities, or encroaching on public order and public security, including those participating in an unauthorized meeting, rally, demonstration, march or picketing), no decisions are made on administrative expulsion from the Russian Federation in the form of forced expulsion from the Russian Federation, on administrative expulsion from the Russian Federation in the form of controlled independent departure from the Russian Federation, on deportation or transfer to a foreign state in accordance with the international treaty of the Russian Federation on readmission, decisions not to permit entry into the Russian Federation or the undesirability of stay (residence) in the Russian Federation , on the reduction of the period of temporary stay in the Russian Federation;

b) foreign citizens and stateless persons who arrived in the Russian Federation before March 15, 2020 and do not have legal grounds for stay (residence) in the Russian Federation as of June 16, 2021, have the right to apply to the territorial bodies until September 30, 2021 inclusively Of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation with a statement made in an arbitrary form about the settlement of their legal status or to leave the Russian Federation.

3. To suspend from June 16 to December 31, 2021 inclusively during the periods of temporary or permanent residence in the Russian Federation of foreign citizens and stateless persons who are in the Russian Federation, the periods for which foreign citizens and stateless persons are registered at the place of residence, as well as the validity periods of refugee certificates and certificates of temporary asylum on the territory of the Russian Federation.

4. Establish that from June 16 to December 31, 2021 inclusive


Указ о временных мерах по урегулированию правового положения иностранных граждан и лиц без гражданства в Российской Федерации в период преодоления последствий распространения новой коронавирусной инфекции (COVID-19)

Source: Указ о временных мерах по урегулированию правового положения иностранных граждан и лиц без гражданства в Российской Федерации в период преодоления последствий распространения новой коронавирусной инфекции (COVID-19) • Президент России

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