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Period of validity and issuing of a work permit

Validity of a work permit

Foreign citizens have the right to receive only temporary permission to work in Russia. The validity of a work permit depends on which category a foreign worker belongs to: highly qualified specialists or specialists working on quota or above quota positions).

On the website visa-russian.ru you can get full information about the procedure for obtaining a work permit for foreign citizens. Our company provides qualified assistance in all stages of employment of foreigners.
The cost of processing work permits for highly qualified specialists is:
Basic services Time Cost
Work permit for citizens from the countries with low risk of immigration 14 business days 19000a/human
for citizens from the countries with high immigration risk 14 business days 29000a/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 Time Cost
Invitations for accompanying family members 3 weeks 17500a/human
Salary notice 2-3 days 3500a/human
Notice of early termination of an employment contract 2-3 days 3500a/human
Obtaining a TIN Certificate 6 business days 4500a/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.

Apply for a work permit and work invitation
The cost of employing of a foreign employee through the above quota procedure:
Service Time Cost
Stage 1. Application at the employment centre 30 days 10000a – Moscow
13000a - Moscow region
Stage 2. Getting a permission to attract foreign labour * 30 days 9000a/human
Stage 3. Work permit (plastic) ** 14 working days 9500a/human
Stage 4. Accreditation of the company in the Ministry of Internal Affairs 1 day 5000a
Stage 5. Single-entry Work Visa Invitation 12 working days 12500a/human
Stage 6. Extending a visa into a multiple-entry work visa 20 working days 9500a/human
Notice of a conclusion or early termination of the employment contract 2-3 working days 3500a/human

* The state duty for a permission to attract foreign labour is extra 10000a
** The state duty for the work permit is extra 3500a

Travelmart provides services only to legal entities registered in Moscow or the Moscow region.
The company must have certification of jobs.
The company should not have tax debts.

Issue a work permit and work invitation to the Russia
Cost of applying for a quota:
Service Cost
Submission of information to the Department of Labour and Employment 15500a – Moscow
18500a - Moscow region

Travelmart provides services only to legal entities registered in Moscow or the Moscow region.
The company must have certification of jobs.
The company should not have tax debts.

Apply for a quota

It is possible to extend a work permit an unlimited number of times, but the validity period of each new one remains the same – up to 3 years for highly qualified specialists and up to 1 year for quota and above quota workers.

Time of issuing a work permit

The standard period for issuing a work permit for a foreign employee is 14 working days, starting from the day the documents are received at the Ministry of Internal Affairs. This period does not include the time for getting a permission to attract foreign labour, getting quotas and the decision of the Employment Centre. In other words, in 14 working days, you can only issue a work permit for highly qualified specialists or for an employee of an organization that already has all the necessary permissions and quotas. Otherwise, it will take a few months, taking into account all the necessary steps.

We tell you the real times of getting work permits without deceiving our customers with false promises. If you need to obtain a work permit urgently, we can do it for you through prompt and correct collection, preparation, submission and picking up the documents. Our knowledge and skills help customers save time, and also eliminate the need for regular repeated visits to government agencies, which often happens when attempting the process alone.

Learn more about the process of obtaining a work permit for a foreigner on our website.



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