Russia – New Address Registration Regulations and Forms

Posted on November 8, 2019

Effective October 28, 2019, the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) has approved new regulations and a new form for address registration. New Form The form now includes a field confirming the right to use the premises. New Regulations In case… Read more »

Russia – E-Visa & Invitation Letter Update

Posted on September 24, 2019

The nationals of the following 53 countries can now attain an e-visa for travel to Russia through the border posts in St-Petersburg and Leningradskaya: Austria, Andorra, Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Vatican, Hungary, Germany, Greece, Denmark, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Iceland, Spain,… Read more »

Russia – Recent Immigration Changes

Posted on August 26, 2019

A bill amending the residence permit rules has been submitted to the State Duma for review. Several other changes have also recently been proposed. Residence Permits The bill recently submitted to the State Duma proposes, among others, the following changes:… Read more »

Russia – Official Form Released for Address Registration and De-Registration

Posted on August 9, 2019

The Internal Affairs Ministry Order has approved an official form for Address Registration and De-Registrations as of July 28, 2019.  Inviting parties must use the official form to de-register foreign citizens from their place of their temporary residence in Russia…. Read more »

Russia – New Address Registration Rules

Posted on July 9, 2018

  New rules for the registration of foreign nationals, which take effect on July 8, 2018, mean that employers will no longer be able to register their foreign national employees at the company address, and that employers or landlords, rather… Read more »

Russia – New Work Permit Regulations Bring Administrative Changes

Posted on February 12, 2018

  Effective 4 February 2018, new regulations on issuing work permits bring some administrative changes to the work permit rules. What are the changes? For the purpose of obtaining a work permit, including for Highly-Qualified Specialists (HQS), the passport of… Read more »

Russia – e-Visa available to 18 countries

Posted on August 28, 2017

Beginning August 1, 2017, electronic visas will be available for nationals of 18 countries entering to the city of Vladivostok for business and tourist trips. The list of eligible countries are Algeria, Bahrain, Brunei, India, Iran, Qatar, China, North Korea,… Read more »

Russia – Annual Quota Application Deadlines Imminent

Posted on August 28, 2017

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… Read more »

Russia – Work Permits Scrutinized by Russian Authorities

Posted on July 15, 2016

Immigration authorities in Russia are scrutinizing work permit and HQS applications.  The requirements that the Russian authorities are scrutinizing work permit applications are as to whether the pages of the labor contracts are bound correctly, enumerated, and verified with a… Read more »

Russia – Health Insurance Requirements Enforced for Work Permits

Posted on June 17, 2016

The Central Bank of Russia announced new health insurance rules in September 2015 that have taken into effect May this year.  Employers hiring foreign nationals via work permits or work patents must now include proof of health insurance coverage.  The… Read more »