Russia simplifies the process of obtaining a residence permit for HQP

Highly qualified foreign professionals will be able to obtain a residency permit, bypassing the stage of temporary residence permit.

The new procedure is based on the order N 343 of 14.10.2010 issued by the Russian Federal Migration Service and named "On Amendments to the Administrative Regulations on the state service of issuing to foreign citizens and stateless persons residence permits in the Russian Federation, approved by Order of the Russian Federal Migration Service of 29 February 2008 N 41 ".

Under the new regulations foreigners will be able to apply to the territorial bodies of the FMS with documents on the residence permit. The maximum duration of the application review should not exceed three months.

It will be recalled that a highly qualified specialist is considered a foreign worker whose annual income equals or exceeds two million.