The OTC group is currently offering a highly demanded service of obtaining the Certificate of Knowledge of Russian Language, Russian History and Fundamentals of Legislation of the Russian Federation. You can take a practice exam now on edprime.ru.
Starting January 1, 2015, in accordance with Federal Law No. 74 dated April 20, 2014, a foreign citizen must submit a document confirming the knowledge of the Russian language, Russian history and introduction to legislation of the Russian Federation before applying for work permit, patent, temporary residence permit (TRP) or residence permit (highly qualified specialists (HQS) are excluded). The certificate, among others, acts as such document, issued to migrants upon the results of a comprehensive exam. Highly qualified specialists (HQS) are an exception. They do not need to prove their Russian language skills, therefore do not require a Russian language proficiency certificate. Obtaining a Russian language certificate is particularly relevant to apply for citizenship, temporary residence permit or residence permit. The certificate is not part of the ‘Russian language as native’ procedure. The certificate of Russian language, history and legislation can be acquired only after passing the Russian language exam.
We encourage you to take part in preparation for the Russian language comprehensive exam for migrants, pass a foreigner exam and receive the certificate of knowledge of the Russian language, Russian history and the fundamentals of Russian legislation using the services of our company.
There are several ways a foreigner can take the exam:
- If you are confident in your knowledge and ready to take upon yourself dealing with paperwork, please sign up at one of the educational institutions, authorized to issue the certificate (in Moscow – MSU, RUDN, Pushkin Institute; in St. Petersburg – Saint Petersburg State University (SPbSU), in Tyumen – Tyumen State University).
You can also take the exam at other certified centers, but beware of your choice, as many places are fraudulent. During the comprehensive exam, audio or video files for each foreigner have to be placed into the electronic database of the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the Ministry of Education and entire exam records must be kept in the testing center archives. Questions and answers to the Russian language comprehensive exam, as well as online tests, can be found on the Internet in great volumes. But taking the Russian exam for foreigners online is not possible. Exam questions change once in a while; exam questions at a particular center cannot be known in advance. Comprehensive examination tasks and answers for temporary residence permit are more difficult and require more time to prepare. If a foreigner passes the Russian language exam, he/she receives a certificate, if not – a letter of exam participation.
- If you are not completely confident in your knowledge and would not like to waste time searching for information, we suggest you take a practice test on www.edprime.ru. If required, vising you at your location is possible under certain conditions.
The test includes:
2) explanation of the exam taking procedure, including exam preparation for foreigners who would like to apply for temporary residence permit and citizenship;
3) answers to your questions. We hope the most popular question “Which exam is taken by foreigners” has been already answered on our website.
To set up a date and time for preparatory studies or exam and for other questions, please contact our managers by phone: +7 (903) 722-44-24 or send us a message.