Work permit matters are mainly regulated by Federal Law 115-FZ 'On Legal Status of Foreign Citizens'. The 115-FZ law is currently one of the most frequently amended laws in Russian legislature.

Nearly 100% of our clients fall under Article 13.2 of the 115-FZ - they are Highly Skilled Specialists. A foreigner meeting fiscal requirement of min 2 mln rub/year salary may obtain a special status and enjoy a number of immigration and tax benefits.

Some nationals may benefit from the advantages of bi-lateral labor agreements between Russia and their respective governments. Examples are: French-Russian Bi-lateral Agreement on Labor Migration, and very similar agreement between Russia and South Korea.