Regarding temporarily suspend for obtaining and issuance of invitation letters for visas, corporate permits to hire and use foreign employees and work permits
Taking into account the current epidemiological situation in the country and in the world, the Government of the Russian Federation has issued an order on temporarily suspend acceptance of documents for execution, obtaining and issuance of invitations to enter the Russian Federation for foreign citizens and stateless persons, as well as corporate permits to hire and use foreign employees and work permits starting from March 18, 2020.
At the Central Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia (Boyarsky lane) and at the Central Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia for Moscow (Sakharovo village) acceptance of documents for execution and issuance of documents has been stopped.
We also would like to inform you that the Visa and Invitation Department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia in Moscow (on Pokrovka St.) works in the following regime:
- Department of invitations - no working mode;
- Visa Department - documents are accepted in the working mode, if there are reasons to extend the visa.
At the current moment the Visa and Invitation Department accepts documents for extension of visas of any type for 10 days (transit visa) if there is a confirmation from the airline company that there is no airline service.
It is expected that acceptance of notifications on the conclusion and termination of employment contracts, arrival notifications, as well as quarterly notifications regarding the income of foreign HQS employees will be held in the working mode.
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