The President of the Russian Federation signed a Decree that simplifies the procedure for obtaining and extending work permits for foreign citizens performing job functions in the Russian Federation.
According to the Decree for the period from March 15, 2020 to June 15, 2021, in order to regulate the legal status of foreign citizens and persons without citizenship in Russia, the following terms will be suspended:
In other words, the validity period of the following permits will not be counted for the specified period:
For the same period, the following decisions will be made in respect of foreign citizens:
In turn, until June 15, 2021, employers can obtain and extend work permits for foreign citizens who have arrived in the Russian Federation in a simplified manner, provided that the established restrictions and other measures aimed at ensuring the sanitary and epidemiological wellfare of the population are met. To obtain and extend permits, the employer has to apply to the territorial body of the Ministry of Internal Affairs with an application made in any form.
Foreign citizens and persons without citizenship arrived in the Russian Federation in a procedure not requiring a visa are also entitled to apply for issuance or reissuance of a patent without taking into account the requirements to the established term for submitting documents. The purpose of the visit, in this case, does not matter.
Please note that the above-mentioned relaxations of the rules are not applied in the following cases:
At the moment, Russia has resumed transport communication with the following countries: Tanzania, Turkey, Switzerland, Egypt, Maldives, UAE, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Republic of Korea, Cuba, Serbia, Japan, Seychelles, Ethiopia.
Please contact the Acsour’s Legal Department in the matters of the application of migration legislation, as well as the prolongation of terms of permits. Our specialists carefully monitor such changes and are ready to advise you on your questions.