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Registration of Foreign Citizens on the Territory of the Russian Federation

Established rules for the apostilization of Russian documents


The Federal Migration Service of the Russian Federation approved the Federal law №330-FZ from 28th of November 2015, which established legal and organizational bases and also the general rules of apostille for official documents, which are to be taken outside the territory of the Russian Federation.

The Federal law defines the main concepts and terms, normative legal regulation of relations in the sphere of the obtaining apostille, the powers of the competent authorities in the field of the obtaining  apostille, a list of documents considered as Russian official documents, the term of the obtaining apostille, the state duty for apostille, filling apostille. In addition, the requirements to the content of the register of Apostilles, including the following:

1. The serial number of the Apostille and the date of its affixing;
2. Surname and name of the person signing the Russian official document;
3. The position of the person, which signed the Russian official documents.

The law will enter into force on 27th of May 2016.

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