HQS salary notifications to be submitted by 31 January 2023

We would like to remind you about the employers’ responsibility to timely submit quarterly notifications on salary paid out to highly qualified specialists (HQS) in the 4th quarter 2022. 

Russia: MIA offices to issue invitation letters in shorter timeframe

Please be informed that the order of the MIA of Russia No. 844 dated 09.11.22 introduces changes to the Administrative regulations of processing letters of invitation (LOI), reducing the standard processing time of LOI applications from 20 to 15 business days. The changes will take effect on 10 December 2022. 

Armenia: authorities to consider issue of residence permits to freelancers

Please be informed that Armenian authorities are considering changes to the legislation proposed by the Ministry of Economy, which promote residence permits for foreigners who are not locally employed in Armenia. The discussion of this proposal is underway.

COVID-19 in Russia: PCR tests no longer required for entry

Please be informed that the Decree of the Chief Sanitary Doctor from October 21, 2022 abolished the requirement for foreign nationals to present a negative result of a PCR test when entering the Russian Federation.

Coronavirus in Russia: “immigration amnesty” to expire on 12 October 2022

Please be informed that the MIA of Russia has announced with reference to the decree of the Russian government No. 2537-r dated 5 September 2022 that all restrictions on transport communication imposed in connection with the Covid-19 pandemic were lifted effective 15 July 2022.

Partial mobilization in Russia. Q&A

Please be informed that the Decree of the President of the Russian Federation "On the announcement of partial mobilization in the Russian Federation" dated September 21, 2022 No. 647 came into immediate effect.

The Decree contains only general provisions that do not allow us to assess all its practical consequences now. Therefore, we have collected all the official information available now and prepared the first comments for you, our clients and colleagues. 

Kazakhstan: quota applications to be submitted by 30 September 2022

We would like to remind you that a campaign to secure quotas for employment of foreign nationals in 2023 is currently in progress. The deadline for employers to submit their quota applications is 30 September 2022.


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