Every year the number of foreign employees assigned to Russia for employment in Russian and foreign companies acting through branches or representative offices is increasing. This year the government has decided to simplify the procedure for ≠obtaining work authorization documents for so-called highly qualified employees.
From July 1, 2010, the amendments to Federal Law No. 115-FZ concerning the legal status of foreign citizens in the Russian Federation will come into force. These amendments will significantly simplify the procedure for obtaining work permits for highly skilled foreign specialists.