Information on Procedure for Foreign Citizens’ and Stateless Persons’ Stay and Registration at Place of Stay during UEFA EURO 2020тм in Russian Federation
During the period starting 14 days prior to the date of the first UEFA EURO 2020тм1 match in Saint Petersburg (city of federal significance), and ending on the day of the last UEFA EURO 2020тм match in Saint Petersburg (city of federal significance) (from 29 May through 2 July 2021), foreign citizens and stateless persons arriving in the Russian Federation as spectators of UEFA EURO 2020тм2 are granted the right to enter and leave the Russian Federation without a visa using valid identity documents recognised as such by the Russian Federation and a FAN ID (a personalised spectator card) both on paper (in laminated form) and in electronic form3.
The FAN ID confirms the right of the foreign spectator to enter the Russian Federation, stay in the Russian Federation and leave the Russian Federation during the specified period.
The FAN ID is a personalised spectator card which is part of the spectator identification system (SIS) and is issued with a view to ensure a comfortable and safe stay of the UEFA EURO 2020тм spectators at the stadium hosting the championship matches in Saint Petersburg. Every spectator who has bought a ticket(s) for the championship football matches must obtain such card. The FAN ID is a personal document, it is issued free of charge and is a laminated form. The foreign spectators are required to leave the Russian Federation no later than 12 July 2021, except for the cases when they are allowed to stay in the Russian Federation for longer periods in accordance with Russian law or an international treaty of the Russian Federation. The foreign spectators can leave the Russian Federation after the border authorities have established the fact of the foreign citizens’ entry into the Russian Federation using the FAN ID. If there are circumstances that prevent the timely departure of a foreign citizen from the Russian Federation, such foreign citizen should contact the nearest migration department of the territorial body of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia4 at the place of his/her location to obtain the documents necessary for leaving the Russian Federation. The foreign citizens who avoid leaving the Russian Federation after the expiration of the permitted period of stay (residence) in the Russian Federation are staying in the Russian Federation illegally and are liable in accordance with the law5. When entering the Russian Federation each foreign citizen is given a migration card which he/she has to carry during his/her entire stay in the Russian Federation. If the migration card is damaged or lost the foreign citizen has to turn to the migration registration authority immediately to get a copy of the migration card. If they are in their place of stay6 the foreign citizens are subject to registration at the place of their stay in accordance with the procedure and terms established by the current law7 or an international treaty of the Russian Federation. As a rule, the foreign citizens are subject to registration at the place of stay no later than seven business days of the date of their arrival at the place of stay, except for cases of staying at a hotel, hostel, resort, holiday home, boarding house, camping site, tourist base or other organisation providing hotel services, in a children’s health camp, at a medical organisation providing inpatient medical care, or a social service organisation8. The foreign citizens who take part in sporting events, including participants of sports competitions9, are not subject to registration at the place of stay. Also, the foreign citizens who have arrived in the Russian Federation for a period of no more than seven days are not subject to registration, except for the cases when these citizens are staying at the hotel. Both Russian citizens and foreign citizens permanently residing in the Russian Federation or stateless persons (who have a residence permit), as well as legal entities, their branches or representative offices where the foreign citizen will actually reside can act as a host party.
When a foreign citizen is staying at the hotel, the host party for him/her is the hotel administration which, within one business day following the day of his/her arrival, notifies the migration registration authority of the arrival of the foreign citizen at the place of stay. To fill out the form of the notification of the arrival at the place of stay10, the foreign citizen provides the host party with his/her identity document and migration card. In case of arrival at a new place of stay, the detachable section of the notification of the arrival at the previous place of stay in the Russian Federation is also presented.
The host party fills in the arrival notification which it submits to the migration registration authority directly or through the multifunctional centre for the provision of state and municipal services or sends by post with the relevant mark of the receipt of the arrival notification being immediately put. After that, the detachable part of the notification is returned to the host party.
The host party shall attach the following documents to the arrival notification:
a) copies of all pages of the foreign citizen’s identity document that contain information about this foreign citizen and (or) have marks of crossing the State Border of the Russian Federation or another foreign state;
b) copy of the foreign citizen’s migration card (except for cases when the foreign citizen is exempt from the obligation to fill out a migration card in accordance with an international treaty of the Russian Federation);
c) copies of real estate title documents confirming the right to provide the foreign citizen with residential or other premises for actual residence in accordance with the law of the Russian Federation (contract, certificate of ownership or other document);
The failure of the host party to submit the migration card to the migration registration authority cannot serve as grounds for refusing to accept the documents required for registering the foreign citizen at the place of stay. The duty for the registration at the place of stay is not charged. The host party gives the detachable part of the arrival notification to the foreign citizen, having it confirms his/her migration registration.
The foreign citizen has the right to notify the migration registration authority of his/her arrival at the place of stay himself/herself subject to having documented reasonable grounds (illness, physical inability, etc.) that prevent the host party from sending the arrival notification to the migration registration authority itself.
Subject to the written consent of the host party, the foreign citizen permanently residing in the Russian Federation (foreign citizen with a residence permit) also has the right to notify the relevant migration registration authority of his/her arrival at the place of stay himself/herself directly or by post in accordance with the established procedure.
The foreign citizens who are not registered at the place of stay are not liable for violating the migration registration rules, except for the cases when the obligation to provide information about their place of stay is assigned to the relevant foreign citizen.
The foreign citizens who plan to stay in and travel across the Russian Federation during the holding of UEFA EURO 2020™ in St. Petersburg (city of federal significance) (from 29 May through 12 July 2021) only by buses, motorhomes, private transport, etc. are not subject to registration at the place of stay.
Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia
1 Hereinafter referred to as UEFA EURO 2020тм, the championship.
2 Hereinafter referred to as the foreign citizens or the foreign spectators.
3 Federal Law No. 108-FZ “On Preparation for and Holding of the 2018 FIFA World Cup™, the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup™ and the UEFA EURO 2020™ in the Russian Federation and Amending Certain Regulatory Acts of the Russian Federation” dated 7 June 2013, hereinafter referred to as Federal Law No. 108-FZ.
4 Hereinafter referred to as the migration registration authority.
5 Rules for Departure from the Russian Federation of Foreign Citizens and Stateless Persons who Arrived in the Russian Federation as Spectators of UEFA EURO 2020тм approved by the Resolution of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 1731 dated 20 December 2019.
6 Place of stay means the residential or other premises in which the foreign citizen actually resides (regularly uses it for sleeping and rest), or the organisation where the foreign citizen works or carries out other activities not prohibited by the law of the Russian Federation in accordance with the established procedure in the case of actually residing at the address of the specified organisation or in the premises of the specified organisation that does not have address data (building, structure), including temporary ones.
7 Federal Law No. 109-FZ “On Foreign Citizens’ and Stateless Persons’ Migration Registration in the Russian Federation” dated 18 July 2006, hereinafter referred to as Federal Law No. 109-FZ.
8 Paragraph 5 Part 6 Article 20 of Federal Law No. 109-FZ, hereinafter referred to as the hotel.
9 Article 8 of Federal Law No. 108-FZ.
10 Hereinafter referred to as the arrival notification.