The distribution of quotas for 2018 for foreign citizens staying in the Russian Federation on the basis of a visa, work permits and invitations to enter Russia for the purposes of employment activity has been adjusted by regions of the Russian Federation as per the order of the Ministry of Labor of Russia, dated June 21, 2018 # 398n
The number of work permits in Moscow for foreigners this year will increase by a total of 813 units of an overall quota of 10535, and in St. Petersburg – by 490 units to achieve a quota of 7999.
In addition, the number of permits will increase, in particular in the following regions:
• Omsk region (from 447 to 2254);
• Khabarovsk Territory (from 9318 to 9904);
• Murmansk region (from 23 to 550);
• Krasnodar Territory (from 435 to 851);
• The Republic of Crimea (from 333 to 702), etc.
The largest increase in the number of possible permits for foreign employees is established in the Siberian Federal District - from 15,155 to 18,448 permits.
Also, the distribution of the quota for the issuance of work permits for qualified professional groups has been clarified.
In Moscow, the quota for executive positions will increase by 88 permits; for employees who are employed in mining, mine construction, construction, installation and repair work, permits will increase by 194.