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Employment and Work permit

According to the Russian Constitutional Law foreign citizens have the same right to work in Russia as native residents of Russia. However, employers are obliged to observe numerous formal requirements imposed by The Russian legislation.

Work permit is an obligatory requirement to perform work activity in Russia. The process of issuance of work permit includes 3 stages:

  1. Appeal to the “Centre of employment of the population” to pass stage 1 consisted in the procedure of official informing of the state authorities about the availability of a vacant job position in the company.
  2. Issuance of the Employment permission providing the company with the legal right to hire foreign employee.
  3. Issuance of the Work Permit (plastic card) – official proof of the legal right of the foreign employee to work in Russia.

The term of issuance of the work permit is 3 months since the date of submission of the documents.
The term of validity of Employment permission and Work permit is one year.

The process can slightly vary depending on the legal form of the business.

Contact us to check for further details.