Federal Law No 115 of 25.07.2002 (as it reads now) gives the following definition of the term “use of a foreign employee as a highly qualified specialist” (hereinafter referred to as HQS). A highly qualified specialist (HQS) is defined as a foreign worker with practical experience, skills or achievements in a given line of work if the arrangements for his employment in the Russian Federation provide for him to be paid compensation (remuneration) at the rate of one hundred and sixty-seven (167) thousand roubles per month. Any foreign national is eligible for a work permit as a highly qualified specialist if he meets this condition.
Procurement of HQS Work Permit.
• Terms and procedure: HQS work permit is issued for the duration of the employment contract made by an employer and a highly qualified specialist, but not in excess of three years. The work permit term can be extended any number of times within the life of an employment or independent contractor contract by up to three years for each such extension. Provision of voluntary medical insurance agreement for a highly qualified specialist is among the essential conditions of the employment contract to be made with him. For skilled foreign workers in this category, an employer is not subject to any quota or permits to hire foreign specialists when applying for work permits. The position in which an employer plans to employ a HQS may not be compliant with the Russian job title classification. It is also possible to obtain a HQS work permit for a number of RF states simultaneously. The HQS work permit lead time is normally up to 14 working days of the filing with Russian Interior Ministry Migration Service. The HQS work permit paperwork requirements are quite demanding, so by using our company you can avoid paperwork irregularities and obtain the required permit as soon as possible.
• The final result of the procedure: HQS work permit
• List of required documents: For details of the paperwork required for this service, visit the website of the Russian Interior Ministry Migration Service or send us an enquiry. Sample documents: For sample documents required for this service, visit the website of the Russian Interior Ministry Migration Service or send us an enquiry.
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