RUSSIA – Delays In Acceptance of Work Permit Applications in Moscow
Effective immediately, Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) officials at the Moscow migration office in Sakharovo are neither checking nor registering work permit applications on the day of submission, due to technical difficulties.
Officials are taking between two and five days from submission to issue confirmation of acceptance of an application, or to return an incomplete package of application documents.
Currently there is no information on how long these delays may continue.
- Foreign national work permit applicants, and their employers in Russia, should be prepared for a delay of two to five days in having work-permit applications accepted or rejected.
- Applicants are strongly advised to ensure that application packages are complete before submission.