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RUSSIA: Moscow Migration Office to Issue Invitation Letters in Electronic Format Only

Effective 1 October 2019, the Internal Affairs Ministry’s Moscow Office will issue all invitation letters in electronic format only. Additionally, payment certificates will have to be submitted along with the application package.

Note that corrections will only be made to mistakes made by the Internal Affairs Ministry officials in the foreign national’s name or place of birth. Corrections will take approximately one to two business days.

Corrections will not be made to the date of intended entry and exit, nor to the Russian consulate of application. Note that a visa can only be issued by the Russian consulate indicated in the invitation letter.

Who is affected?

This change affects employers accredited with the Moscow Migration Department as inviting organisations.

Our Advice

Employers who may be affected are encouraged to contact a Newland Chase immigration specialist for case-specific advice.

This alert was prepared with information provided by Vista Foreign Business Support and 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.