RUSSIA – Upcoming Changes to Standard Work Permits

1 January 2015 will be a big day for Russian immigration. In addition to the changes to the Highly Qualified Specialist (HQS) work permit system, which we covered in an alert earlier this week, major changes are coming to the standard work permit system for Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) nationals, introducing a new system of “work patents“.

In addition, the new requirement for proof of knowledge of Russian language, history and legal system will be implemented for all categories of standard work permit and patent application.

Finally, there are some some minor amendments to the notification requirements for holders of standard work permits who are nationals of countries requiring a visa to enter Russia.

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RUSSIA – Upcoming Changes to Standard Work Permits

This alert was drafted using information provided by Vista Foreign Business Support.