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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.

Action Items

  • 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.

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 © 2021 Peregrine Immigration Management Ltd.