Medical examination, fingerprinting and photographing
Foreign citizens who come to Russia to work and foreign citizens who come to Russia for other non-work-related purposes for a period of more than 90 calendar days are required to undergo a further medical examination and submit relevant medical documents to the local office of the Ministry of Internal Affairs within 30 calendar days after the lapse of 1 year
from the date of their last medical examination. These requirements do not apply to highly qualified specialists.
Highly qualified specialists must undergo a further medical examination and submit the results to the local office of the Ministry of Internal Affairs within 30 calendar days of a decision to extend their work permit.
Foreign citizens who came to Russia before 29 December 2021 and stay in Russia without going abroad must by 11 January 2023
- state fingerprint registration and photographing
- medical examination with further submitting relevant medical documents to the Ministry of Internal Affairs
This requirement does not apply to foreign citizens who have already completed a medical examination and have valid medical documents.
Foreign citizens who have the right to work in Russia without a work permit or patent must, if the purpose of their entry into Russia has changed, undergo fingerprint registration and photographing within 30 calendar days of the conclusion of an employment agreement or a civil contract for the performance of work/services, but not later than 90 calendar days after their entry into Russia.
The obligation to undergo medical examination, fingerprint registration and photographing does not apply to the following categories of foreign citizens:
- stateless persons who have received a temporary identity card of a stateless person
- foreign citizens who have been recognised as refugees or received temporary asylum in Russia
The above changes take effect from the date of publication of the law.