RUSSIA: Annual Quota Application Deadlines Imminent

The deadlines are approaching for companies submitting standard work permit quota applications for hiring visa-required foreign nationals in 2018, and for quota adjustment.

Jun 22, 2017

The deadlines are approaching for companies submitting standard work permit quota applications for hiring visa-required foreign nationals in 2018, and for quota adjustment.

Applying for a quota is not required for hiring highly qualified specialists (HQS).

Quota Application Deadlines

  • The deadline for submitting quota applications for 2018 is 26th June 2017 in Moscow and 15th July 2017 in St Petersburg.
  • The deadline for adjustments to the quota for 2017 is 25th August 2017 in Moscow and 15th September in St Petersburg.
  • The period for adjustments to the quota for 2018 in Moscow is 9th – 27th October 2017.

Out-of-Quota Positions

Some positions are not subject to a quota:

1. Aircraft and radio-electronic equipment engineer; 2. Aircraft and engine engineer; 3. Ballet dancer; 4. Ballet dancer (principal dancer); 5. Actor; 6. Orchestra musician; 7. Symphony (chamber) orchestra musician; 8. Circus performer; 9. Performing artist-vocalist (opera and chamber); 10. Performing artist-vocalist (lead singer); 11. Assistant director (filmmaker); 12. Assistant artistic director; 13. Choreographer; 14. Presenter; 15. General director of joint-stock company; 16. General director of general directorate; 17. General Director of the inter-branch scientific and technical complex; 18. Director General of the Association; 19. General Director of the enterprise; 20. General Director of the Production Association; 21. Chief engineer (manufacturing industry) 22. Chief Project Engineer; 23. Director (head) of hotel (camping, resort); 24. Director (head) of branch; 25. Top management director (head, authorised person); 26. Enterprise director (head, manager); 27. Director of joint-stock company; 28. Facility director (tourism); 29. Department director; 30. Plant director; 31. Director of association; 32. Director of economic affairs; 33. Director of representative office; 34. Factory director; 35. Firm director; 36. Conductor; 37. Deputy chairman of board; 38. Sound engineer; 39. Sound producer; 40. Interior Engineer; 41. Engineer in Aviation and Radio-electronic Equipment; 42. Automation and mechanisation of processes engineer; 43. Automated systems and production management engineer; 44. Automated systems for management of production processes engineer; 45. Engineer for implementation of new technology; 46. Data protection engineer; 47. Quality engineer; 48. Commissioning and testing engineer; 49. Production management engineer; 50. Production preparation engineer; 51. Engineer in aircraft and engines; 52. Welding Engineer; 53. Engineer for the operation of aircraft (aircraft systems); 54. Engineer-constructor; 55. Design engineer; 56. Process Engineer; 57. Electrical Engineer; 58. Ringmaster (presenter); 59. Tourist coordinator; 60. Correspondent; 61. Reporter for publishers, newspapers, magazines; 62. Manager (catering and hotels); 63. Headwaiter (floor manager); 64. Travel organiser (excursions); 65. Technical translator; 66. Stunt coordinator; 67. Chairman of the Board; 68. President of association (concern, corporation, socio-economic organisation); 69. Programmer; 70. Producer; 71. Director; 72. Ballet tutor; 73. Head of group (clubs, teams, amateur associations, studios, tourist groups); 74. Drilling technician; 75. Commissioning and testing technician; 76. Choreographer; 77. Art director; 78. Head chef.

Our advice

Employers in Russia hiring, or planning to hire, visa-required foreign nationals with a standard work permit, should note this year’s deadlines for submitting quota applications, and the quota exemptions.

For advice and information on Russian immigration, please contact us. 

Newland Chase

Newland Chase is a specialist immigration firm with over 50 offices in 15 countries, providing a truly global service. Our professional team of immigration experts understand the complexities of global immigration policies and can simplify the process to ensure you remain compliant. Our clients range from multi-national engineering firms to growing tech start-ups, so we are able to offer tailored solutions to meet the specific needs of your industry and company size.

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