The modern world features strong ties with international partners and is a stage of global business development. Employing international workers is no longer a rare thing; it’s quite common and necessary nowadays.
Thus, many international and Russian companies wonder what kind of paperwork needs to be done for an foreign national to get a job in Russia. Where to get a work permit? And how? What’s the price? Do you need an invitation letter and/or health insurance for such a visa? What can an foreign national do to simplify their employment abroad?
These questions are very important, so let’s try to find it all out. A Russian work visa entitles you to be officially employed in this country, to be paid for it without leaving the country unless necessary.
A specific feature of this visa is that it only entitles an foreign national to work exclusively for the company that is specified in the work permit. If an international worker wants to find another job, they have to leave Russia, do all the paperwork again, obtain a new work visa; only then they will be entitled to come to the country and start working again.
As with any other visa, the price of this one is multifold and includes:
Thus, the price of such an employment visa may vary depending on your specific situation: the foreign national’s country of residence, the consular fee amount, and whether you need an expedited visa or not—all these factors affect the total price.
The paperwork is quite time-consuming and labor-intensive, and as such, is done in several stages:
If such worker is to move to Russia with their family, family members also obtain a work visa with a remark: “International worker’s escort.”
As the paperwork for work visas is done in several stages, the list of papers you need varies from stage to stage, though some of them can, of course, be reused.
When obtaining a work permit and an invitation letter from a company, forms from the following list have to be provided:
Remember that the list of papers required for a work visa may vary and be different from that for business or tourist visas. It depends on the worker’s original country, the duration of their stay in Russia, and many other factors. Before visiting a consular office, check their website for document-relation information, or just go to us to get full-fledged support and assistance in this challenging task.
The following types of employment visas are distinguished:
single-entry for going to Russia and leaving it when the work permit expires;
multiple-entry visas entitle you to employment in Russia for up to a year if so permitted by the work permit.
High-skilled professionals can obtain an entry permit for a longer period of up to three years without having to redo the paperwork.
After the invitation letter and other papers are collected, one finds out that obtaining a work visa might be a long process taking up to a few months, and that is why a work entry permit is different from a tourist entry permit.
Obtaining an ordinary work visa can take up to three or four months (1.5 months at max in case of high-skilled specialists).
To make thinks simple, many foreign nationals and Russian employers seek advice and assistance from visa centers that have expertise and knowledge of this mechanism.
If you need advice on something you find unclear or controversial, or assistance in paperwork, call us by phone or write your request to our always-online support.
Regardless of their country of origin, a specialist has to obtain a work visa. This paperwork is done either by the inviting company, or by special companies are legally permitted to do so.
Issuing an invitation letter and completing the Russian employment formalities to employ an Italian, a Filipino, a Chinese, an American, or a Georgian won’t be a problem if their entry is requested, the paperwork is done properly, and all the fees have been proven paid.
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