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.
Ukrainians no longer require work authorization in Russia
Please be informed of the decree of the president of Russia, which allows citizens of Ukraine, and holders of passports of Luhansk and Donetsk People’s Republics (hereinafter LPR, DPR) to stay in Russia for an unlimited period of time and work in Russia without work permits or patents effective 27 August 2022.
Kyrgyzstan joins "Digital Nomad" initiative
Please be informed that the Cabinet of Ministers of Kyrgyzstan Republic has adopted the new policy «On approval of the Temporary Regulations on the assignment of the “Digital Nomad” status to foreign citizens and stateless persons».
Russia: Changes to medical checkup requirements and rules of visa-free stay
Please be informed of the changes to the rules of obligatory medical checkups as well as changes to the rules of visa-free stay in Russia.
Belarus: Changes in procedure for issuing work permits
We would like to inform you that the list of documents for obtaining a Special permit for the right to work (work permit) in the Republic of Belarus has been amended.
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.