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Russia: COVID-19 entry restrictions officially lifted

Please be informed that the Russian Government officially lifted entry restrictions on entry into Russia introduced by Government Decrees No. 635-r of March 16, 2020 and No. 763-r of March 27, 2020 effective July 15, 2022. This also includes lifting the ban on issue of e-visas for foreign citizens.

Immigration preferences for foreign IT specialists now in effect

The President of Russia has signed the Federal Law, which allows foreign IT specialists employed in Russia by accredited IT companies to work without work permits and to obtain permanent residence permits in Russia based on such employment.

Russia: primary COVID restrictions lifted

Please be informed that the governmental Operational staff for the prevention of importing and spreading of the new coronavirus infection has decided to lift epidemiological restrictions on entry into Russia introduced by Government Decrees No. 635-r of March 16, 2020 and No. 763-r of March 27, 2020, from July 15, 2022.

Russia lifts COVID restrictions on entry by air

We would like to inform you that in accordance with the Government decree no 1552-r dated 14.06.2022 (link in Russian) a number of restrictions on entry into Russia and on issue of visas and work permits were lifted effective June 14, 2022.

Russia: Immigration preferences proposed for foreign IT specialists

We would like to inform you that the Russian government has introduced a draft law to the State Duma of Russia, which proposes to allow foreign IT specialists employed in Russia by accredited IT companies to work without work permits and to obtain permanent residence permits based on such employment.

Russia puts more countries on "Green list" for entry

We would like to inform you that in accordance with the Government decree no 868-r dated 14.04.2022 (link in Russian) restrictions on entry into Russia and issuing of migration permits have been lifted for citizens of Algeria, Afghanistan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Israel, North Korea, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Pakistan, South Africa, Tanzania, Uruguay, Fiji, Philippines and Jamaica, as well as for persons permanently residing in these countries.

Russian Parliament to adopt changes to HQS procedure effective 1 September 2022

We would like to inform you that a draft law has been introduced to the State Duma of Russia on amendments to the procedure of hiring HQS in Russia, including an increase in the minimum salary level and the possibility of obtaining an indefinite residence permit by HQS and their family members.

MEDICAL CERTIFICATES ISSUED BEFORE MARCH 1st, 2022 ARE VALID FOR 12 MONTHS – MIA OF RUSSIA

As we informed you earlier, the order of the Ministry of Health of Russia No. 94n dated 02/21/2022, which entered into force on March 1, 2022, set the validity period of medical certificates issued to foreign nationals to 12 months from the date of their issuance. At the same time, we received many questions from our clients about whether this validity period applies to certificates issued before March 1, 2022.

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