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RUSSIA – Annual Quota Application Deadlines Imminent

The deadlines are approaching for companies submitting standard work permit quota applications for hiring visa-required foreign nationals in 2018, and for quota adjustment.

Applying for a quota is not required for hiring highly qualified specialists (HQS).

Quota Application Deadlines

  • The deadline for submitting quota applications for 2018 is 26 June 2017 in Moscow and 15 July 2017 in St Petersburg.
  • The deadline for adjustments to the quota for 2017 is 25 August 2017 in Moscow and 15 September in St Petersburg.
  • The period for adjustments to the quota for 2018 in Moscow is 9-27 October 2017.

Out-of-Quota Positions

Some positions are not subject to a quota:

1. Aircraft and radio-electronic equipment engineer ; 2. Aircraft and engine engineer; 3. Ballet dancer; 4. Ballet dancer (principal dancer); 5. Actor; 6. Orchestra musician; 7. Symphony (chamber) orchestra musician; 8. Circus performer; 9. Performing artist-vocalist (opera and chamber); 10. Performing artist-vocalist (lead singer); 11. Assistant director (filmmaker); 12. Assistant artistic director; 13. Choreographer; 14. Presenter; 15. General director of joint-stock company; 16. General director of general directorate; 17. General Director of the inter-branch scientific and technical complex; 18. Director General of the Association; 19. General Director of the enterprise; 20. General Director of the Production Association; 21. Chief engineer (manufacturing industry) 22. Chief Project Engineer; 23. Director (head) of hotel (camping, resort); 24. Director (head) of branch; 25. Top management director (head, authorised person); 26. Enterprise director (head, manager); 27. Director of joint-stock company; 28. Facility director (tourism); 29. Department director; 30. Plant director; 31. Director of association; 32. Director of economic affairs; 33. Director of representative office; 34. Factory director; 35. Firm director; 36. Conductor; 37. Deputy chairman of board; 38. Sound engineer; 39. Sound producer; 40. Interior Engineer; 41. Engineer in Aviation and Radio-electronic Equipment; 42. Automation and mechanisation of processes engineer; 43. Automated systems and production management engineer; 44. Automated systems for management of production processes engineer; 45. Engineer for implementation of new technology; 46. Data protection engineer; 47. Quality engineer; 48. Commissioning and testing engineer; 49. Production management engineer; 50. Production preparation engineer; 51. Engineer in aircraft and engines; 52. Welding Engineer; 53. Engineer for the operation of aircraft (aircraft systems); 54. Engineer-constructor; 55. Design engineer; 56. Process Engineer; 57. Electrical Engineer; 58. Ringmaster (presenter); 59. Tourist coordinator; 60. Correspondent; 61. Reporter for publishers, newspapers, magazines; 62. Manager (catering and hotels); 63. Headwaiter (floor manager); 64. Travel organiser (excursions); 65. Technical translator; 66. Stunt coordinator; 67. Chairman of the Board; 68. President of association (concern, corporation, socio-economic organisation); 69. Programmer; 70. Producer; 71. Director; 72. Ballet tutor; 73. Head of group (clubs, teams, amateur associations, studios, tourist groups); 74. Drilling technician; 75. Commissioning and testing technician; 76. Choreographer; 77. Art director; 78. Head chef.

Action Items

  • Employers in Russia hiring, or planning to hire, visa-required foreign nationals with a standard work permit, should note this year’s deadlines for submitting quota applications, and the quota exemptions.

This news alert was prepared using information provided by Intermark Relocation.

DISCLAIMER: The information contained in this immigration alert has been abridged from laws, court decisions, and administrative rulings and should not be construed or relied upon as legal advice. If you have specific questions regarding the applicability of this information, please contact Peregrine © 2017 Peregrine Immigration Management Ltd.