Connecticut, US

Russia Immigration Services

If your company is sending employees to Russia — Fragomen is here to help. Working closely with our Local Advisors in Russia, we provide the immigration strategies and support you need to get your employees on the ground as quickly as possible.  If you have any questions, please click here to contact us.

Russia's immigration system includes provisions for business visits, work and permanent residence.
Depending on their nationality, business visitors may travel to Russia with a business visa or if eligible, an e-visa. E-visas are typically valid for 30 days and permit an eight-day stay, whereas b​usiness​ visas are granted with a range of validity periods from 30 to 365 days​ ​​and permit stays of up to 90 days within a 180-day period. Visa issuing officers determine the validity at their discretion and based on the applicant's personal circumstances and the underlying purpose(s) of the trip(s).
The main work authorization route is the Highly Qualified Specialist (HQS) Work Permit, suitable for highly paid local hires. The maximum initial permit validity is three years and renewable.
A Standard Work Permit is available for broader categories of foreign nationals but is rarely used due to strict language criteria and quotas. There is no short-term work authorization category.
Legislation changes often and sometimes drastically. Document requirements and application procedures vary among consular posts, and consular officers may request personal interviews at their discretion.​​​​​
Detailed Immigration Snapshots, Document Lists and Process Guides are available to clients on request.