12 Nov 2018 18:21

Putin signs law penalizing false registration at non-residential addresses

MOSCOW. Nov 12 (Interfax) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed into law a federal bill imposing criminal liability for false registration of migrants at non-residential premises.

The document was published on the official database of legal information

Now false registration of a foreign citizen or non-citizen at a non-residential address in Russia will be penalized by a fine of between 100,000 and 500,000 rubles or up to three years in jail.

The Criminal Code already envisages such a penalty for false registration at a residential address. As the result, migrants were often registered at non-residential premises, so-called "rubber offices."