Following the recent presidential decree issued June 15, the government has suspended the expiration of validity of stay as well as for certain documents.

Key Points:

  • From March 15 until Sept. 15 expiration of the following is suspended:
    • Stay.
    • Visa validity.
    • Migration registration validity.
    • Temporary and permanent residence permit validity.
    • Validity of documents confirming refugee or temporary asylum status.
  • The expiration suspension no longer applies to the following documents:
    • Work permits.
    • Work patents.
    • Corporate employment permits.
  • Employers can no longer hire foreign nationals staying in Russia without a work permit or patent. Instead, these foreign nationals can now obtain the necessary permit regardless of their original reason for entering the country:
    • Visa-free nationals may apply for a patent regardless of the declared purpose of entry or the existing deadline for submitting an application.
    • Employers with a corporate employment permit may apply for individual work permits, valid until Sept. 15, for relevant employees regardless of their purpose of entry.

Analysis & Comments: Deloitte will provide additional updates as information becomes available.

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