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Russia: new campaign to vaccinate foreign workers against measles announced

Please be informed that in accordance with the Decree of the Chief state sanitary doctor of Russia No.1 dated 08.02.2023 employers are instructed to arrange for vaccination against measles of those employed foreign nationals who have never had measles or been vaccinated against it or cannot confirm such a vaccination. The deadline is 31 December 2023. 

Peculiarities of legal entities registration abroad (in Armenia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan)

Large companies regularly face the need to create subdivisions in neighboring countries. For some, this process was initiated by the business owners to adapt to the new economic reality arising from Western sanctions, for others, it became a de-facto grassroots initiative: when key employees left the country, it became vital to revise the organizational structure of the business to continue operations, because working “remotely” from abroad brings some serious legal risks for the company. 

New EU sanctions causing delays at Russian border

Additional goods included into import restrictions list.  A list of goods (for example, some electrical goods) have fallen under import restrictions into Russia. Their export from the EU may also be restricted. We are closely reviewing the newly announced restrictions and correlation of the sanctions list and EU customs codes to find the best solution.

Kazakhstan: simplified procedure for obtaining permit for permanent stay based on profession

We would like to inform you that the list of in-demand professions that will allow a foreign national to apply for a Permit for permanent stay (PPS) in a simplified manner was approved by the Order of the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of the Population of the Republic of Kazakhstan No. 49 dated February 20, 2023.

#ReLocation ReInvented. 2022 Reflections and The Future

On the one year commemoration since the conflict began, we are pleased to share the first in a series of conversations. Hear from Managing Partners Irina Yakimenko and Marina Semenova who share their reflections on 2022 and thoughts on the future. They talk about the teams’ agility and grit in the face of daunting challenges. Their actions, reflecting their values, created meaningful solutions for our clients.

Russia: tourist visas based on hotel booking available to nationals of 19 countries.

Please be informed that a list of countries, whose nationals are eligible for obtaining tourist visas to Russia based on hotel booking, has been approved by the decree of the Russian government No. 372-r dated 16.02.2023 (in Russian). Previously, nationals of any country have been eligible. 
The decree shall take force on 6 March 2023.

FAQ: entry & passport rules for Russian nationals in Kazakhstan

Due to various changes in the legislation of Kazakhstan concerning citizens of Russia, we are receiving questions about the rules of stay in Kazakhstan on Russian domestic and travel passports and on issuance of immigration permits. We would like to offer you answers to the most popular questions on this topic.

Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan mutually increase allowed registration-free term of stay

Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan have increased the allowed periods of stay without registration for each other's citizens from 5 to 30 calendar days. The corresponding amendments were made to the "Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan and the Government of the Republic of Uzbekistan on the conditions of mutual travel of citizens" dated July 7, 2000.

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