Changes to Highly Qualified Specialist Work Permits

April 10, 2019 | Russia

The Head Migration Office will stop accepting applications, both initial and renewals, for work permits and visa initiations for highly qualified specialists and their dependents. Members of the American Chamber of Commerce in Russia. Association of European Business, and the Russo-German and Franco-Russian Chambers of Commerce must now submit these applications to regional migration offices. This change may require additional steps and take more time compared to submitting applications of the Head Migration Office.

Although the Head Migration Office has stopped accepting initial and renewal applications for Highly Qualified Specialists, they are still accepting work permit correction applications and quarterly salary notifications for highly-qualified specialists.