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09.11.2017

According to the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in the near future citizens of the Republic of Cyprus will have the opportunity to apply for long-term tourist visas to Russia.

Starting from November 21, 2017, Russian diplomatic missions and consular departments will issue single-entry tourist visas valid for up to 90 days to citizens of the Republic of Cyprus. To apply for a visa, a tourist confirmation from the host organization included in the federal register of tour operators will be required.

08.04.2017

✅ Registration at the place of stay or residence of foreign citizens who arrived for temporary stay (temporary or permanent residence) is carried out within 1 day from the date of their arrival at the place of stay or residence providing the submission of the documents by the receiving party or directly by foreign citizens in the relevant territorial body of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia;

21.02.2017

Russia has introduced the border regime in areas next to the border with Belarus on February 7.

The border regime has been introduced in Russia's three oblasts – Pskov, Smolensk and Bryansk.

There used to be no border zones at Belarus-Russia border before.

The innovation will not affect Belarusian citizens and will only apply to foreigners, the Russian border service assured.

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03.02.2015

The procedure of the period of temporary stay extention and reduction of foreign citizens in Russia

According to the Order of the Federal Migration Service of Russia as of 15.12.2014 N 655 there was approved the procedure for adoption of the decision on the extension or reduction of the period of temporary stay of foreign citizens in Russia by the territorial authorities of the Russian FMS.

28.01.2015

The quota 2015 application procedure

The Moscow center for labor exchange accepts the documents for quota for foreign labor hire in 2016 in Moscow and for quota correction for foreign labor hire in 2015.

Applications for quota of the next year will be accepted not later than July 1 of the current year. Quota correction applications will be accepted until September 1, 2015.

Submission of information on branches, rep offices of foreign legal entity to the Federal Tax Service

We would like to remind you that branches and rep offices of foreign legal entity operating on the basis of permission for opening them in Russia till January 01, 2015 and which accreditation does not expire before April 1, 2015 must submit information to the Federal Tax Service before April 1, 2015.

26.01.2015

New forms for notification of state authorities for foreign labor hire

According to the Order of the Federal Migration Service of Russia as of 08.12.2014 N 640 there are new forms of FMS notifications on hiring of foreign citizens.

New procedure for accreditation of branch and representative offices of foreign legal entities

Starting from January 1, 2015 the Federal Tax Service is responsible for accreditation of foreign branches, representative offices (except rep offices of foreign credit organizations).

23.01.2015

New visa application form

The new visa application form submitted by a foreign citizen to the Russian FMS for applying, extending or restoring a visa has been approved by the Orders of the Federal Migration Service of Russia. The new visa application form will come into force on January 26, 2015.

13.01.2015

The new blank of the working licence (Patent) for foreign citizens has been approved 8th of December, 2014

According to the official document from the Federal Migration Service of Russian Federation, the new blank of the working licence (Patent) for foreign citizens has been approved on December 8, 2014.

Please, take into concideration that working licence (Patent) for those foreign citizens who work on private persons will be in red color and for those who work on legal entity in blue color. 

12.01.2015

The plan of carrying out planned inspections of legal entities and individual entrepreneurs for 2015

Please be informed that the Office of Public Prosecutor has formed the annual consolidated schedule of audits of organizations in 2015. Organizations can be inspected for the compliance with labor, migration, transport and other norms of Russian laws. The detailed schedule and dates of audits are available on the website of Prosecutor office of your organization's region of registration http://www.genproc.gov.ru/structure/subjects.

01.12.2014

New rules for visa-free transit through the UK

From December 1, 2014, UK significantly changes the rules of visa-free transit through the country.

At the moment the visa-free transit for 24 hours can use anyone who flies in any third country and has at the hands of tickets confirming the next flight.

Under the new rules transit visa is only possible in certain cases. For more information, please contact our visa specialists.

18.06.2014

Simplification in the procedures for hiring foreign specialists in the IT sector

The government introduced a draft law simplifying the procedures for hiring foreign specialists in the IT sector and reducing their minimum salary threhold to 1 million rubles per year.