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Baeff Business Consult informs you about the following changes in Russian legislation:
March 4th, 2016

The Central Bank of the Russian Federation has published instructions for insurance companies regarding issuance of Certificates of Voluntary Health Insurance for foreign citizens working in Russia. 

Innovations in the migration and labor legislation in 2015
December 23rd, 2014

“Baeff Business Consult” hereby informs you about the changes in the field of migration and labor legislation, coming into force in 2015.

HQS procedure for representative offices from January, 1, 2015
May 26th, 2014

Dear Clients,

we inform you on the next changes in the Russian legislation, connected with involvement of foreign citizens to work,
as highly qualified specialists. According to the Federal law of 05.05.2014 N 106-FZ since January 1, 2015
the paragraph of the fourth subparagraph 1 of point 5 of article 13.2 after the word "branches"
will be added with the words", representative offices". These changes mean that representative offices of
foreign legal entities, accredited in accordance with the established procedure in the territory of the
Russian Federation, will have the right, on an equal basis with the Russian legal entities and branches
of foreign legal entities, to attract to themselves for work of foreign citizens who fall under criteria
of highly qualified specialists.

Agreement on minimum wage for year 2014 was approved.
December 29th, 2013

According to the Agreement from January 1, 2014 minimum wage rate is planned to be increased up to 12 600 rub. (previously – 12 200 rub.), and from July 1 – up to 12 850 rub.

Minimum wage rate includes minimum amount payable to the employee, who completed their monthly working hours and performed their employment duties. Such amount includes salary, bonuses, wage premiums, benefits and other payouts.

Acceptable ratio of foreign workers in the field of retail sales and in the field of sports within the territory of the Russian Federation was defined for year 2014.
December 29th, 2013

Decree of the Government of the Russian Federation dated December 19, 2013 No. 1191 sets acceptable ratio of foreign workers, engaged by economic entities, conducting business in the field of retail sales and in the field of sports within the territory of the Russian Federation for year 2014. The document was produced by the Ministry of Labour and Social Protection of the Russian Federation with consideration for regional specific features of labour market and the need for employment of citizens of the Russian Federation on a priority basis.

 

New rules for notifications of non-visa countries
December 27th, 2013

From the 9 January 2014 receiving of notifications to employment agencies on conclusion or termination of employment or civil contract for works (services) to foreign nationals, arrived in a manner not requiring visa, as well as granting them leave without pay for more than one calendar month during the year will be performed by the State public institution of Moscow "Moscow Center for Labor Exchange" (SPI "MCLE").

HQS notifications for leave without pay
December 27th, 2013

We inform you that in accordance with the Order of the FMS of Russia No. 372 dated 5 September 2013, there are amendments in the form and order of notification of the Federal Migration Service on implementation of foreign nationals work in the territory of the Russian Federation.

Obligatory knowledge of Russian, history of Russia and legislation of the Russian Federation
November 9th, 2012

 

Please, be hereby informed that draft law “Concerning the Introduction of an Amendment to Article 256  of the  Federal Law “On the Procedure for Exit from the Russian Federation and Entry into the Russian Federation”  and to the Federal Law “On the Legal Status of Foreign Citizens in the Russian Federation” was introduced for consideration of the State Duma. This draft law imposes liability for migrant workers to prove Russian language proficiency, knowledge of history of Russia and fundamentals of legislation of the Russian Federation.

 

The simplified mode for foreign students
October 9th, 2012

We would like to inform you that a new draft federal law was introduced for consideration in the State Duma of the RF “About making amendments to the federal law “About legal status of foreign citizens in the Russian Federation” and separate legislation acts of the Russian Federation for the purpose of provision of additional comfortable conditions for studying in the Russian Federation of foreign citizens and stateless persons”.

Changes for HQS and temporary residence foreigners
October 4th, 2012

Draft Federal Law “Concerning the Introduction of Amendments  to the Federal Law “Concerning Legal Status of Foreign Citizens in the Russian Federation” and declaration as inoperative of subsection “g” section 5 article 1 of the Federal Law dated May 19, 2010 No. 86-FZ «Concerning the Introduction of Amendments  to the Federal Law “Concerning Legal Status of Foreign Citizens in the Russian Federation” and separate legislation acts of the Russian Federation” (hereinafter – draft law) was developed in order to implement section 3 of the minutes of meeting at Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation dated March 14 2011.

 

 

Long-term visas valid through 5 years
August 27th, 2012

Baeff Business Consult would like to inform you about the new bill that was presented on consideration of the State Duma.

On 01 January 2012 an Agreement “On legal status of labor migrants and members of their families” dated 19 November 2010
December 28th, 2011

On 01  January 2012  an Agreement “On legal status of labor migrants and members of their families” dated 19 November 2010, concluded between the Government of Belarus Republic, the Government of Kazakhstan Republic and the Government of the Russian Federation comes into force.
The Agreement provides significant simplification of the order of staying and conduction of labor activity by labor migrants and members of their families.

The quota on foreign labor for 2012 on regions is confirmed
December 21st, 2011

Today, on 19 December 2011  “Rossiyskaya gazeta” newspaper has published Orders of the Ministry of Public Health and Social Development of the Russian Federation No. 1434n “About distribution between constituent territories of the Russian Federation of 2012 quota for issuing of work permissions for foreign citizens approved by the Government of the Russian Federation" dated 30 November 2011 and the Order No. 1435n “About distribution between constituent territories of the Russian Federation of 2012 quota for issuing of invitations for foreign citizens for entering the Russian Federation for the purpose of labor activity conduction”.  Orders No. 1434n and 1435n will come into effect after 10 days from the moment of their official publication.

Some changes in the migration law
December 19th, 2011

Dear colleagues!

We would like to inform you about new changes in the field of migration legislation of the Russian Federation that came into force on 05 December 2011 because of publication of a Federal Law of the RF No. 383-FZ “About making amendments to separate legislative acts of the Russian Federation” dated 03 December 2011.

Federal Law of December 3, 2011, No.379-FZ “On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation on the Issues of Establishment of Tariffs of Premiums to State Extra-Budgetary Funds
December 7th, 2011

We would like to inform you that the Federal Law of December 3, 2011, No.379-FZ “On Amendments to Certain Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation on the Issues of Establishment of Tariffs of Premiums to State Extra-Budgetary Funds” enters into force starting from January 1, 2012. In accordance with this Law Clause 1, Article 7 of the Federal Law No. 167-FZ “On Mandatory Pension Insurance” will be amended.

Staying on multiple business visa in Russian Federation
September 21st, 2011

Baeff Legal Services informs you that as of September, 2011 Russian customs and border control service started to use a data base offering the possibility for a quick check of the total amount of days a foreign citizen stayed in Russian Federation using multiple entry business visa issued for the period from 6 months up to 5 years.

Federal Law dated 11.07.2011 N 186-FZ "About ratification of Convention on legal status of migrant employees and members of their families"
July 20th, 2011

Federal Law dated 11.07.2011 N 186-FZ "About ratification of Convention on legal status of migrant employees and members of their families"

 

 

The Convention between Belarus, Kazakhstan and Russia about legal status of migrant employees and members of their families, concluded on 19 November 2010 in Saint-Petersburg was ratified

 

BAEFF Legal Services (Limited Liability Company) hereby informs you that from February 15, 2011 the Federal Law No. 385 “On making amendments to separate legislative acts of the Russian Federation” comes into force.
January 18th, 2011

BAEFF Legal Services (Limited Liability Company) hereby informs you that from February 15, 2011 the Federal Law No. 385 “On making amendments to separate legislative acts of the Russian Federation” comes into force. The document introduces changes to five federal laws and is aimed to simplification of the conditions of entering and staying for highly-qualified specialists and members of their families in the territory of the Russian Federation.

LIST OF NON-QUOTA POSITIONS INCREASED
August 17th, 2010

Baeff Legal Services informs you that according to the order of Ministry of Health and Social Development № 482n from June 28, 2010, the list of positions on which quota doesn't extend has been corrected. 

The simplified order of registration for citizens of Ukraine
May 19th, 2010

Baeff Legal Services  informs  you that on 29.04.2010 a special order was sent to all territorial bodies of FMS of Russia about performance of positions of the Agreement between the Government of the Russian Federation and the Government of Ukraine about visa-free trips of citizens of the Russian Federation and Ukraine from January, 16th, 1997,  the agreement  has been directed to editions of the Report from October, 30th, 2004 according to which citizens of Ukraine are released from registration duty in competent bodies in place of their stay in territory of the Russian Federation if term of such stay doesn't exceed 90 days from the moment of entrance.

Easy way to obtain work permit for top management
May 5th, 2010

Baeff Legal Services informs you that from  July 1,  2010 there are going to be changes in Federal law № 115 FZ.

Federal Service of Employment № 34 details of quota for foreign labour are approved for companies
February 8th, 2010

Baeff Legal Services informs you that according to the order of Federal Service of Employment № 34 details of quota for foreign labour are approved for companies.  For more detailed information, please contact Baeff Legal Services specialists.

 

Ministry of health and social development № 1010N
January 13th, 2010

Baeff informs you that according to the order of Ministry of health and social development № 1010N list of positions for foreign citizens on which quota won’t be needed in 2010  is approved.

Ministry of health and social development № 1008N and № 1009N
January 13th, 2010

Baeff informs you that according to the order of Ministry of health and social development № 1008N and № 1009N quantity of work permits and invitations for working visas is approved for 2010.

Federal law № 374-FZ
January 12th, 2010

Baeff informs you that according to Federal law № 374-FZ state duties for obtaining employment permits, work permits, invitations and visas for foreigners are going to be increased. Also we inform you that state duty for registrations (migration accounts) will be entered. For more detailed information you may contact Baeff specialists

Quota 2010 for foreign labour in Russia Federation was approved
December 4th, 2009

Baeff informs you that according to the Governmental order № 961 from November 28, 2009  quota for foreign labour in Russia Federation was approved.  In near future there should be a document which will approve quota for each region of Russian Federation. We will keep you informed.  

Certificates on education are not accepted by DFMS without an apostille.
September 9th, 2009

The given requirement is based on:

- Item 22 of the Governmental order of the Russian Federation № 681 from November, 15th, 2006, according to which:

The Order of Ministry of Health and Social Development Order №132H dated 24.03.09
May 22nd, 2009

Baeff Legal Services informs you about the Order of Ministry of Health and Social Development Order №132H dated 24.03.09 “On approval of the list of professions (job positions) for the foreign skilled workers taking up employment on the job positions / professions, which are labor quota exempt for the year 2009” in which is mentioned the list of the job positions for which quota is not required. The Order was published on May 13, 2009 in Russian Newspaper. It will come into force in 10 days.

The order № 36 from February, 26th, 2009
April 21st, 2009

According to the order № 36 from February, 26th, 2009 «About some questions of delivery of work permits to the foreign citizens who have arrived to the Russian Federation are perfectly in order, not demanding visa reception» allowing documents to the foreign citizens who have not concluded the labour or civil-law contract stand out for term no more than ninety days. If during this time the foreign citizen concludes the labour or civil-law contract and will present it to body FMS of Russia term of its time stay lasts on period of validity of the contract and the work permit, but no more than for one year from the date of entrance of the foreign citizen on territory of the Russian Federation.

Changes on material delivery in State Registration Chamber
March 20th, 2009

BAEFF Legal Services informs you that from March 20, 2009 there is an additional payment for obtaining processes in State Registration Chamber for Representative offices and Branches in which there are more than five foreign employess. To get more detailed information you can contact Baeff specialistes.

Changes on material delivery in FMS Russia
March 2nd, 2009

BAEFF Legal Services informs you that since March, 02nd, 2009 obtaining Employment permit and Work permit will be in DFMS Russia across Moscow (Novinsky boulevard). Official registration of documents in the given structure will be possible on system «one window» ( Employment permit + Work permit).

The one-window service for work permits & related documents has resumed operation for AmCham member companies.
February 6th, 2009

BAEFF Legal Services would like to inform you about the new agreement between Federal Migration Service and American Chamber of Commerce.

Changes on material delivery in FMS Russia.
January 16th, 2009

Since January, 16th, 2009 in FMS Russia which are to the address the Leningrad prospect 37, bld. 11 process of registration of work permits for citizens with a stay visa-free regime on two subjects Moscow and Moscow Region is started. You can address for more detailed information in BAEFF Legal Services.

Quota change for 2009, and as a quota for 2010.
January 12th, 2009

With this letter BAEFF Legal Services would like to notify you that starting from January 12, 2009 the Interregional Information Business centre has started to accept corrections for foreign employees quota applications for the year 2009. As the authorised bodies of subjects of the Russian Federation on questions quota a foreign labour accept from the organisations of the demand for 2010. Behind more detailed information you can address to BAEFF Legal Services.

Changes on material delivery in FMS Russia.
November 21st, 2008

At present the "single window" system will be available to: foreign citizens from the European Union, members of the American Chamber of Commence in Russia and members of the European Business Association at: Vtoraya Myasnikovskaya str., 10-а; all other foreign citizens entering Russia from countries with a visa regime with the Russian Federation can issue work permits at: Novinskiy blvd. 11, bld.1

The GOVERNMENTAL ORDER of the Russian Federation from October, 3rd, 2008 N 737
October 23rd, 2008

The GOVERNMENTAL ORDER of the Russian Federation from October, 3rd, 2008 N 737 «About MODIFICATION Of SOME GOVERNMENTAL ORDERS of the RUSSIAN FEDERATION CONCERNING DEFINITION of REQUIREMENT For ATTRACTION of FOREIGN WORKERS And the ASSERTION of QUOTAS ON REALIZATION by FOREIGN SUBJECTS of LABOUR ACTIVITY In the RUSSIAN FEDERATION»

 

New Chairman of the Chamber appointed
October 21st, 2008

Under the Russian Federation Ministry of Justice Decree №1296-к of October 08, Adelkhanyan Robert Arturovich shall be appointed as Chairman of the Federal State Institution “State Registration Chamber with the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation” for a 5-year term with the salary fixed in accordance with the salary schedule.

Changes in FMS Russia since September, 22nd, 2008
September 19th, 2008

Since September, 22nd, 2008 – in FMS Russia on registration of work permits are accepted documents, only with granting of notarially certified transfer of the passport of the foreign employee (even if it has an active Russian visa).

Since September, 8th, 2008 medical analyses are granted completely – term of the arrangement from the American Chamber of commerce in Russia has expired.
September 5th, 2008

Since September, 8th, 2008 medical analyses are granted completely – term of the arrangement from the American Chamber of commerce in Russia has expired.

The Federal law № 133-FZ from July, 22nd, 2008 «About modification of articles 20 and 22 Federal laws« About the migratory account of foreign citizens and persons without citizenship in the Russian Federation ».
August 25th, 2008

The Federal law № 133-FZ from July, 22nd, 2008 «About modification of articles 20 and 22 Federal laws« About the migratory account of foreign citizens and persons without citizenship in the Russian Federation ». The present federal law will come into force after ninety days after day of its official publication. The present Federal Law makes amendments to the Federal law №109-FZ from July, 18th, 2006. Those foreign citizens who get the subparagraph "a" – “д” point 1 and the subparagraph "a" - "в" point 2 of a part 2, article 20, the Chapter of IV Federal Law № 109-FZ from July, 18th, 2006 «About the migratory account of foreign citizens and persons without citizenship in the Russian Federation». For more detailed information you can address to company Baeff which with pleasure will give an explanation.

Decree of the Ministry of Health and Social Development dated July 25, 2008 # 355n
August 14th, 2008

Decree of the Ministry of Health and Social Development dated July 25, 2008 # 355n “On approval of the list of professions (occupations, positions) of foreign nationals – qualified specialists, who are to be hired for their professions (occupations) – for whom quotas are not applicable, for the year 2008”.

The Administrative rules on rendering the state service on delivery of documents resolving labour activity to foreign citizens in territory of the Russian Federation has started to operate
August 11th, 2008

The Administrative rules on rendering the state service on delivery of documents resolving labour activity to foreign citizens in territory of the Russian Federation has started to operate The Federal Migration Service of Russia would like to inform you that an administrative order No. 11480, registered with the Ministry of Justice of Russia on 9 April 2008, on provision of governmental services related to issuance of documents authorizing labour activity of foreign citizens on the territory of the Russian Federation, came into force on 24 August 2008. The above order enables the employer to obtain the following documents by a single application to the Federal Migration Service of Russia through a "single window" system:

New Chairman of the Chamber appointed
December 3rd, 2007

Under the Russian Federation Ministry of Justice Decree №1349-с of November 23, Koshkorev Vasiliy Ivanovich shall be appointed as Chairman of the Federal State Institution “State Registration Chamber with the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation” on December 3, 2007, for a 5-year term with the salary fixed in accordance with the salary schedule.

The Russian Government Regulations
October 18th, 2007

Two regulations, specifying the procedure of visa issue in the RF, were introduced by the Government of Russia recently. From now on a foreign person, irrespective of his/her nationality, to whom visa regulations are applied, can stay in the RF CONTINUOUSLY or IN TOTAL not more than 90 days during each period of 180 days. A corresponding note about this will be made in a visa in Russian.

 

The medical conclusions
October 1st, 2007

Since October, 1st, 2007 Federal migratory service of Russia (2 Myasnikovskaya st., d. 10A) accepts the medical conclusions from all licensed medical centers on the city of Moscow..

The Federal migratory service Russia has stopped reception of documents on registration of the employment permit.
September 18th, 2007

From September, 18th till October, 1st, 2007 reception of documents on registration of employment permit will temporarily not be carried out, in connection with carrying out of the comparative analysis of the remained reserve of invitations to foreign citizens on entrance to the Russian Federation for realization of labor activity.

Since September, 1st, 2007 of the notice on attraction and use of foreign workers
August 31st, 2007

Since September, 1st, 2007 of the notice on attraction and use of foreign workers (including directed by mail), are accepted only in official body the centers of employment of the population of administrative districts according to the legal address of the employer.

WE PAY ATTENTION OF REPRESENTATIONS AND BRANCHES OF FOREIGN LEGAL ENTITY
August 30th, 2007

Documents on prolongation of visas "Inosotrudnik", it is necessary for employees of Representations and Branches to submit one week prior to the moment of the expiration of the visa. The given innovation is connected with a situation in DFMS Russia of Moscow.

Russian Government’s Enactment from the 15th of November, 2006 № 681
June 20th, 2007

As you know, according to the Russian Government’s Enactment from the 15th of November, 2006 № 681 all the companies which enlist the foreign employees, are to notify all the competent state bodies. But, till nowadays this regulation was addressed to the Companies which enlisted non-visa regime employees only. However we’re informed that during the revisions Migration Service’s officials started to demand the presence of such notifies, relevant to visa regime employees, if company enlists such kind of employees.  

The work permit
March 22nd, 2007

The foreign citizens that have the time residing permit should make out the work permit without dependence from the subject of the Russian Federation.
 

The list of cases when foreign citizens are allowed to work outside the territory
March 12th, 2007

The list of cases when foreign citizens are allowed to work outside the territory of the subject of the Russian Federation in which they were issued a work permit or residence permit has been established
 

The Russian Government Regulations No. 682
March 3rd, 2007

The Russian Government Regulations No. 682 dated November 15, 2006 “On the approval of the quota for the year 2007 for the work permits issued to foreign citizens entering the Russian Federation in accordance with the visa-free immigration regime”

The Russian Government Regulations No. 683
March 2nd, 2007

The Russian Government Regulations No. 683 dated November 15, 2006 “On the establishment of the quota for the year 2007 for foreign employees working at economic entities performing activities in the retail sale sector in the territory of the Russian Federation”

The Russian Government Regulations No. 681
February 20th, 2007

The Russian Government Regulations No. 681 dated November 15, 2006 “On the procedure for issue of permitting documentation to foreign citizens for performing temporary labor activities in the Russian Federation”

The Russian Government Regulations No. 665
February 15th, 2007

The Russian Government Regulations No. 665 dated November 11, 2006 “On the approval of the quota for the year 2007 for invitations issued to foreign citizens visiting the Russian Federation for the purpose of labor activities”

 

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