Rules for usage of the Unified Federal Register of Population Data

article 29/11/2021

The Government of the Russian Federation by Resolution No. 1723 dated 09.10.2021 approved the rules for providing information from the Unified Federal Register of Population Data, the creation of which we reported in the publication dated 15.06.2020. In November, the Federal Tax Service of the Russian Federation should complete creation of a single database of all Russian citizens, and from January 1, 2022, citizens will be able to register children in any civil registration office.

Some provisions of the law will take effect from January 1, 2024 and 2025, respectively. A transition period is also envisaged until 31.12.2025.

The Federal Tax Service of the Russian Federation fully maintains the Register, including the protection of information based on data from civil registration offices since 1926. In addition, own data of the Federal Tax Service of the Russian Federation, data of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation, Ministries of Defense, Science and Higher Education and state extra-budgetary funds is used.

It is important, however, to emphasize that the Register does not contain information about taxes, income, pensions, health status, including QR codes, as well as biometric data of citizens.

By the approved rules, information from the Register can be provided to:

  • individuals or their legal representatives, in terms of information compiled in relation to these persons, in electronic form through the Unified Portal of State and Municipal Services (Functions);
  • public administration bodies within their competence, through the system of Interdepartmental Electronic Interaction.

It is also provided that notaries have the right to receive the necessary data to perform notarial actions on behalf of the Russian Federation from 01.01.2025 through the Unified Information System of the Notary.

The Ministry of Justice proposes to change the paper certificates of the civil registation office to entries in the Register in the future.