About the procedure for issuing a prohibition to employer to hire High Qualified Specialists (HQS)
The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia passed Order No. 9 of the Ministry of Internal Affairs on approval of the procedure for issuing a prohibition to hire foreign citizens to work in the Russian Federation as Highly Qualified Specialists for two years.
The head or the deputy chief of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia or the head of the territorial body of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (or the person acting his duties) has the right to take a decision on this prohibition.
According to the Order, the decision on prohibition to hire foreign HQS is made no later than 15 working days from the day the grounds for the prohibition were identified (previously it was provided for a period of one month). If the authorized head takes a decision to prepare a draft order on the prohibition to hire, the official prepares this project within three working days (previously it was provided for a period of 5 working days).
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