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.
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.
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.
Belarus & Russia: agreement on mutual recognition of visas close to effectuation
We inform you that the process of ratifying the agreement on mutual recognition of visas between the governments of Russia and Belarus is completed on 1 February 2023.
Russia: foreign nationals may obtain permanent residence permit based on investments
We would like to inform you that foreign nationals may now apply for a permanent residence permit in Russia based on investments. The relevant legislation as well as eligibility criteria came into force on 11 January 2023.
Kazakhstan: visa-free visitors may not stay in country over 90 days in 180 days
We inform you that the Kazakh authorities have amended the rules of entry and stay in Kazakhstan: visa-free nationals, including those from the EAEU countries, will no longer be able to re-enter Kazakhstan to extend the allowed period of stay (a practice often referred to as “visa run”) without minding the limit of cumulative stay. These changes will come into force on 27 January 2023.