Russian Work Visa 2022

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Work visa is the considerably complex and expensive visa type necessary for foreign citizens permanently working in Russia.

There are two sorts of work visas:

  • Single-entry visa valid for 90 days – is given by the Russian Consulate based on Work Visa Invitation (which is given based on a work permit)
  • Multiple-entry visas – is reissued based on single-entry access at the local office of the Russian Migration police for the period of validity of work permit (no more than one year)
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To get a Work visa, your inviting Company-Employer is required to obtain several documents:

To get a Work visa, your inviting Company-Employer is required to obtain several documents:

  1. Migration quotas to apply foreign labor force;
  2. Application to the Government Employment Services;
  3. Authorization to involve a foreign labor force, Work permit for a foreigner, and Invitation for a work visa.

After this, a work visa should be obtained at the Russian Consulate or local department of the Russian Migration police.

Additional information:

  • The procedure for receiving the work visa for foreign citizens
  • The process for the Work Permit getting for the citizens of CIS
  • The process for obtaining a Work Permit for the Corporations – members of the American Chamber of Commerce

Work visa processing time and cost depend on several factors:

  • your profession and type of intended Work in Russia
  • your citizenship
  • visa and Visa Invitation’s urgency
  • prices and quality of your visa assistant’s services

As a rule, a work visa can be given in 100 days with an average cost of 80.000,00 ₽.

To extend a work visa or get a new multiple-entry work visa, it is not needed to leave the country; it can be issued at the local Migration police office upon an exposition of a Work permit valid for a new term.

A foreigner can obtain a Russian visa only at the Russian Consulate where they are citizens.

Citizens of the Schengen countries can obtain a visa in any country member of the Schengen Area.

To receive a Russian visa in a third country, one must submit a residence or work permit in this country.

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