The new requirement for submission the documents for initial registration and renewal of work permits for highly qualified specialists.

We inform You that from June 9, 2016 in the Russian Federal Migration Service / FMS of Russia in Moscow there is a new requirement for submission the documents for initial registration and renewal of work permits for highly qualified specialists (HQS).

According to the instructions of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation № 3793-U dated 13.09.2015 the VMI (Voluntary Medical Insurance) contract for a foreign worker must be concluded for the duration of the employment contract concluded. When submitting the documents for registration / renewal of a work permit for a HQS it’s necessary to add to the set of documents a copy of the concluded VMI contract (on the requested period of validity of the work permit). The expiry date of the work permit for a HQS will be the same as the
expiry date of the VMI contract.

As an example, if the VMI contract is valid 1 (one) year, then the work permit will be issued also for the same period. The minimum insurance coverage must be 100,000 rubles for each insured person.

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