The deadlines are approaching for companies submitting standard work permit quota applications for hiring visa-required foreign nationals in 2018, and for quota adjustment.
Applying for a quota is not required for hiring highly qualified specialists (HQS).
Quota Application Deadlines
- The deadline for submitting quota applications for 2018 is June 26, 2017 in Moscow and July 15, 2017 in St Petersburg.
- The deadline for adjustments to the quota for 2017 is August 25, 2017 in Moscow and September 15 in St Petersburg.
- The period for adjustments to the quota for 2018 in Moscow is October 9-27, 2017.
Some positions are not subject to a quota:
|Aircraft and radio-electronic equipment engineer||Aircraft and engine engineer||Ballet dancer|
|Ballet dancer (principal dancer)||Actor||Orchestra musician|
|Symphony (chamber) orchestra musician||Circus performer||Performing artist-vocalist (opera and chamber)|
|Performing artist-vocalist (lead singer)||Assistant director (filmmaker)||Assistant artistic director|
|Choreographer||Presenter||General director of joint-stock company|
|General director of general directorate||General Director of the inter-branch scientific and technical complex||Director General of the Association|
|General Director of the enterprise||General Director of the Production Association||Chief engineer (manufacturing industry)|
|Chief Project Engineer||Director (head) of hotel (camping, resort)||Director (head) of branch;|
|Top management director (head, authorized person)||Enterprise director (head, manager)||Director of joint-stock company|
|Facility director (tourism)||Department director||Plant director|
|Director of association||Director of economic affairs||Director of representative office|
|Factory director||Firm director||Conductor|
|Deputy chairman of board||Sound engineer||Sound producer|
|Interior Engineer||Engineer in Aviation and Radio-electronic Equipment||Automation and mechanization of processes engineer|
|Automated systems and production management engineer||Automated systems for management of production processes engineer||Engineer for implementation of new technology|
|Data protection engineer||Quality engineer||Commissioning and testing engineer|
|Production management engineer||Production preparation engineer||Engineer in aircraft and engines|
|Welding Engineer||Engineer for the operation of aircraft (aircraft systems)||Engineer-constructor|
|Design engineer||Process Engineer||Electrical Engineer|
|Ringmaster (presenter)||Tourist coordinator||Correspondent|
|Reporter for publishers, newspapers, magazines||Manager (catering and hotels)||Headwaiter (floor manager)|
|Travel organizer (excursions)||Technical translator||Stunt coordinator|
|Chairman of the Board||President of association (concern, corporation, socio-economic organization)||Programmer|
|Head of group (clubs, teams, amateur associations, studios, tourist groups)||Drilling technician||Commissioning and testing technician|
|Choreographer||Art director||Head chef|
Employers in Russia hiring, or planning to hire, visa-required foreign nationals with a standard work permit, should note this year’s deadlines for submitting quota applications, and the quota exemptions.
Please note that this is general information only and not intended as advice on a specific matter. Please feel free to contact Fakhoury Global Immigration directly with questions exclusive to your situation. This news alert may have been prepared using information from Peregrine Immigration Management, which is licensed to Fakhoury Global Immigration.