Unified Federal Information Register of Data on the Population of the Russian Federation

article 15/06/2020

The Federal law of June 8, 2020 No. 168-FL provides the formation of the Unified Federal Information Register Containing Data on the Population of the Russian Federation (hereinafter “the Register”).

The law came into force since June 8, 2020. Its certain provisions will be implemented since January 1, 2024 and January 1, 2025. In addition, there is a transition period up to December 31, 2025, and the Register may not be required by the legislative acts as a single and obligatory source of data up to January 1, 2023.

The Register will contain the following data on citizens:

  • first, last and middle name;
  • date and place of birth;
  • gender;
  • individual insurance account number (SNILS);
  • individual tax number (INN);
  • citizenship;
  • marital status.

The Federal Tax Service is responsible for the maintenance and data security of the Register. The Register will be based on information containing in the Federal Tax Service, Ministry of Internal Affairs, Ministry of Defense Ministry of Education and Science, and state non-budgetary funds.

Data on taxes and incomes, pension, health condition and other biometric data will not be included.

State administration bodies will have access to the Register as part of their remit. Notary offices will not have direct access. However, they will be obliged to check data upon request when notarizing.

In case of discovering a mistake, the adopted law determines the procedure of introduction of amendment to the Register upon the application of the citizens. Removal of records from the Register is not provided.

The Unified register is expected to promote more accurate forecasts of the country’s development and promptly manage the ongoing processes.