- March 22, 2013
Awara Assists with Work Permit Quotas
Don’t Miss to Apply for Quotas for 2014 and Extra Quotas for 2013
Please be advised that firms employing expats have to apply for quota for year 2014 to be able to receive work permits in 2014.
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).
According to the current regulations, applications for 2014 quota must be filed with the authorities by 1st May 2013. 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 2013 without having filed quota applications in 2013, then extra quota applications should be submitted. Submitting extra quota for year 2013 might simplify the procedure of obtaining work permit during year 2013. We therefore urge all companies that plan to employ expats to file these applications without delay.
Please also refer to the below list of positions for year 2013 where the requirement to get a quota has been temporarily waived. This is good news for companies that are just setting up new companies in Russia since this means that they can obtain necessary work papers for certain foreign workers if they will be holding the roles referred to in the below list. Please note that this waiver is valid until the end of 2013 and of course the government can at any time decide to retract these waivers. It would be advisable to take advantage of this waiver as soon as practicable and also it should be noted that in accordance to this waiver program it is necessary to obtain the work permit prior to the end of the year and not just apply for it by the end of the year. In that regard, any applications later than October may miss the deadline since applying for a work permit generally takes a minimum of three months.
As this waiver seems likely to be a temporary one to be on the safe side we advise you to assume that it will not be renewed for 2014.
Awara would like to offer you services related to preparing and submitting quota applications for year 2014 as well as preparing and submitting extra quota applications for year 2013.
Should you have any questions or should you require further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.