President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin signed the Decree «On temporary measures to address the legal status of foreign citizens and stateless persons in the Russian Federation in connection with the threat of the further spread of a new coronavirus infection (
According to the Decree, from March 15 to June 15, the periods of temporary stay, temporary or permanent residence of foreign citizens and stateless persons in the Russian Federation, the periods for which foreign citizens and stateless persons are registered at the place of stay or registered at the place of residence are frozen if such terms expire during this period.
This also applies to documents that expire during the indicated period: visas, temporary residence permits, residence permits, migration cards, refugee certificates, patents and others.
In addition, during this period, employers subject to the established restrictions and
Earlier, in the face of the difficult epidemiological situation, High Commissioner for Human Rights in the Russian Federation Tatiana Moskalkova repeatedly emphasized the need to provide assistance to foreign citizens with a temporary residence permit, residence permit in the Russian Federation, as well as to participants in the State program to facilitate voluntary resettlement to Russia of compatriots living abroad and members of their families who, in the present circumstances, experience difficulties in extending their status or obtaining Russian citizenship.