By: Irina Anyukhina and Margarita Egiazarova

Firm: Alrud

From 11 March 2019, the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation has started to apply special checklists when conducting compliance inspections in organisations to ensure they comply with migration legislation requirements.

The checklists contain ten questions related to organisations’ migration compliance. In particular whether:

  • a company has a permit to employ foreign nationals;
  • a company has concluded a labour or civil contract with a foreign national;
  • a company has notified the local body of the Ministry of Internal Affairs on conclusion of a labour or civil contract with a foreign national;
  • any employee who is working without permission documents is a citizen of a member state of the Eurasian Economic Union.

The checklist also contains questions in relation to organisations that act as hosts or invite individuals to Russia.