Accreditation of branches and representative offices of foreign companies in Russia
Foreign companies can operate in Russia, establishing separate subdivisions in accordance with the legal framework of their states:
- branches – in full or in part, perform functions of the company, can conduct business activities similar to a parent company, and can also execute representation functions;
- representative offices — can not conduct commercial activities, their main functions include representing the interests of the company and their protection, market research, conducting surveys, preparation of contracts, search for customers for further development.
In accordance with the Civil Code of the Russian Federation, such subdivisions are not independent legal entities, having no legal capacity, and are located in cities and countries other than the location of a parent company. The management of a branch or a representative office is appointed by the parent company by issuing a power of attorney to conduct business. Establishing a representative office or branch in Russia allows foreign companies to be closer to the Russian customers and partners, promptly respond to changes in the investment circumstances, and also makes it possible to analyze goods and services markets at a minimum cost.
In order to operate in the territory of the Russian Federation, separate subdivisions shall obtain a permit, having passed the accreditation procedure.
Registration of legal entities at the Directorate for Migration Affairs of the Main Directorate of the Russian Ministry of the Interior in Moscow
Legal entity (hereinafter – the inviting party) applying for the invitation of foreign nationals, during the first application to the Invitations Issue Office (IIO) of the Directorate for Migration Affairs at the Main Directorate of the Russian Ministry of the Interior in Moscow shall submit, along with a package of documents for issuing the invitation for a foreign national entry, the documents for registering the inviting party at the Invitations Issue Office of the Directorate for Migration Affairs at the Main Directorate of the Russian Ministry of the Interior in Moscow. The inviting party shall apply for registration only once. Within the period of a few days (up to a week), the Invitations Issue office shall assign a number to the inviting party in the automatic information complex. The organization number confirms the eligibility of the inviting party to apply for issuing the Russian entry invitations for foreign nationals.
Registration of LLC. Courier support for translation and notarization of the passport copies. Issue of voluntary medical insurance policies.