- April 7, 2014
Assistance with Work Permit Quotas
Apply for Quotas for 2015 and Extra Quotas for 2014.
Please be advised that firms employing expats have to apply for quota for year 2015 to be able to receive work permits in 2015.
The Russian migration authorities require that companies annually apply in advance for the rights to employ foreign nationals. In other words, every year companies must apply in advance for their work permit quota (or assigned number of specialists that a company has the right to employ).
The new regulations on quotas for employment of foreign employees have recently become effective. According to the current practice, applications for 2015 quota must be filed in advance. The rationale behind the advance applications is that the authorities are then able to put forward proposals for the total number of foreigners to be employed in the coming year. If a company obtains work permits for its foreign employees in 2014 without having filed quota applications in 2013, then extra quota applications should be submitted. Submitting extra quota for year 2014 might simplify the procedure for obtaining work permit during year 2014. Awara therefore urges all companies that plan to employ expats to file these applications without delay.
Awara specialists are pleased to offer services for preparation and submission of quota applications for year 2015 as well as extra quota applications for year 2014.
Please also note that quota is not required for the employment of highly qualified foreign specialists.
Should you have any questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.