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Work permits for highly qualified specialists

HQS or highly qualified specialists are foreign specialists who can be fast-tracked for a three year Russian work permit. One condition to get an HQS status is a yearly salary of 2 million Rubles and higher.

Travelmart provides professional services in obtaining the documents going through different stages of getting work permits for HQS’s.

By contacting us, you will receive comprehensive answers to such questions as:

We will also advise you on the necessary documents, the specifics of drafting work contracts with a highly qualified employee, and help you arrange multiple entry visas to the Russian Federation for relatives of a hired specialist.

The cost of a work permit for HQS’s:

Main services. Price list and time
Basic services Time Cost
Work permit for citizens from the countries with low risk of immigration 14 business days 25000a/human
for citizens from the countries with high immigration risk 14 business days 35000a/human

* Stamp duty for a work permit of 3500a is paid separately.

* The price includes the notification of employment and support HQs for personal work permit.

Accreditation of the company in the Ministry of Internal Affairs and a work invitation 14 business days 20000a/human
Visa extension without leaving Russia 20 business days 20000a/human
Additional services. Price list and times
Additional services Time Cost
Invitations for accompanying family members 3 weeks 17500a/human
Salary notice 2-3 days 4500a/human
Notice of early termination of an employment contract 2-3 days 4500a/human
Obtaining a TIN Certificate 6 business days 6000a/human
Notarized translation of the passport front page 2-3 business days 1200a/human
VHI policy 2-3 business days 1 year 4000a/human

2 years 8000a/human

3 years 12000a/human

Travelmart provides services only to legal entities registered in Moscow or the Moscow region.

Travelmart only provides services to legal entities registered in Moscow or the Moscow Region.

Getting a work permit for HQS’s

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The due date is calculated from the moment of submission of the documents to the Ministry of Internal Affairs

The basic package includes:

To be legally employed in the Russian Federation foreign HQS’s have to have a work visa and a work permit. Travelmart only provides help in hiring HQS’s to legal entities registered in Moscow or the Moscow Region.

Perks of getting a work visa for HQS’s:

The procedure for hiring HQSs is simplified and takes much less time compared to the procedure of hiring foreign specialists of quota/out-of-quota professions.

More about hiring HQS’s here.


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