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To consider a foreign specialist as a highly qualified specialist his remuneration shall amount to at least 167,000 rubles per month.
The HQS work permit is issued for the term of the concluded labor contract, but no longer than 3 years.
Pursuant to the Article 13.2. of the Federal Law No. 115-FZ “On the legal status of foreign citizens in the Russian Federation” – “the spouse, children( including adopted children), spouses of children, parents (including foster parents), spouses of parents, grandparents, grandchildren shall be recognized as family members of a highly qualified specialist”.
There are 3 types of notifications for the HQS:
1. Notification on employment contract conclusion (shall be submitted within 3 business days following the day of actual contract conclusion);
2. Notification on HQS salary (remuneration) payment (shall be submitted within one month after the end of the quarter);
3. Notification of employment contract termination (shall be submitted within 3 business days from the day of actual termination of employment contract).
The period for documents examination by the Ministry of Internal Affairs authorities is 14 business days.
Pursuant to the Article 13.2. of the Federal Law No. 115-FZ “On the legal status of foreign citizens in the Russian Federation” – “In case of a break in implementation of labor activity in the Russian Federation by the highly qualified specialist, ..., due to his illness, stay on unpaid leave or due to other circumstances as a result of which the salary was not paid within the period of such break or was paid not in full, the conditions of such highly qualified specialist employment in the Russian Federation in terms of the size of his salary shall be deemed observed, if the total amount of salary for three calendar months during the reporting period is equal to three times the amount of his monthly salary.”
When applying for a work permit, the stamp duty in the amount of 3,500 rubles shall be paid, when applying for the invitation to enter the Russian Federation – 800 rubles, a multi-entry work visa – 1,600 rubles.
Quotas for work permits and invitations to enter the Russian Federation are not applied to highly qualified specialists and are not considered when processing the necessary documents.
VHI means “Voluntary health insurance.” Pursuant to the Federal Law, “the highly qualified specialist and his family members, arriving to the Russian Federation being foreign nationals, shall have Health Insurance Contract (Policy) valid in the territory of the Russian Federation or shall have the right for a primary healthcare and specialized medical care under a valid contract concluded between an employer or a commissioner of the work (services). Provision of the specified guarantees of receipt by the highly qualified specialist and his family members of the specified medical care during the validity term of the employment or civil contract for work performance (services provision) is an obligatory condition of the specified employment contract or the essential condition of the civil contract for work performance (services provision).”