Russia and Uzbekistan concluded an international agreement on the organized recruitment and hiring of foreign citizens for temporary work. The document defines the procedure for the selection of citizens from Uzbekistan wishing to work in the territory of the Russian Federation, as well as the responsibility of the ministries and departments of both countries to organize centralized labor migration.
Participants taking part in the organized selection will have priority in finding employment in Russia.
According to the text of the international agreement, citizens who have reached the age of 18 can take part in the selection for the right to work in Russia only if they are not on international or inter-governmental wanted lists and do not have an outstanding or unexpunged conviction.
A special agency under the Ministry of Labor of Uzbekistan will oversee the organized recruitment, and shall carrying out the following duties:
• organize training of citizens under the programs of the Russian Ministry of Education;
• organize medical examinations;
• check the qualifications and experience of migrant employees;
• monitor the content of employment contracts concluded between Russian employers and employees traveling to Russia;
• organize the travel of migrants to their place of work.
On the territory of Russia, the Ministry of Labor and Social Protection will supervise the organization of work on the employment of citizens of Uzbekistan. It will collect information on vacancies, the nature of work, wages, and necessary skills of employees. And all this information will be sent to partners in Uzbekistan, who will search for candidates for employment.
The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia will organize activities for the registration and issuance of permits to migrants arriving in Russia for employment and monitor the lives and work activities of migrants while they are in Russia.
The Ministry of Education of Russia, in accordance with the agreement, can conclude contracts with organizations in Uzbekistan that will conduct exams for labor migrants in the Russian language, the history of Russia and the basics of legislation. Such examinations can be conducted on the territory of the Russian Federation.