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Foreign personnel: employment restrictions
The regulation of employing foreign employees is based on imposing certain rules with respect to each category of foreign citizen.
Employment
Russian employment law applies to all employment relationships in Russia, including those involving Russian nationals, foreign nationals, stateless persons, international organisations, and Russian and foreign legal entities.
Work visas and work permits
Before a foreign national can work in Russia as an employee, both a work visa (except "visa-free” nationals) and a work permit must be obtained.
The types of invitations to Russia.
You need an invitation* to get the Russian visa. The invitation is issued by the inviting party in the Russian Federation
Getting an invitation to Russia.
Do you want to invite a foreign citizen to Russia?
Visa refusal
Visa refusal
Visa processing
To enter the Russian Federation a foreign citizen must present a valid identity document which is validated in this quality by the Russian Federation and the visa if other entry procedure is not established by the international
The required documents
Each type of visa requires the definite package of documents without which the visa can’t be issued.
Travelling without a visa
Travelling without a visa
The types of Russian visas
The type of the Russian visa depends on the purpose of travel of a foreign citizen. The Russian visa can be a tourist, business, transit, study, private visit (visit) or part-time residence visa.