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Registration of Foreign Citizens on the Territory of the Russian Federation

The Federal Migration Service and New Procedures for Accreditation

21.12.2011

On December 21, 2011, the Federal Migration Service of Russia introduced a new procedure concerning a company’s accreditation and the manner by which invitations are issued for visas for Highly-Qualified Specialists and their families. Companies now must to apply for the accreditation with the FMS of Russia in accordance with the Administrative Regulation № 142 of the Federal Migration Service for processing and the issuance of invitations for foreign citizens entering the Russian Federation.

When submitting a package of documents for the purpose of receiving accreditation of Russian legal entities, they must submit the following documents:

• An application for registration of the organization;

• A photocopy of the document confirming the state registration as a legal entity;

• A photocopy of the certificate of tax registration in the Russian Federation.

When submitting a package of documents for the purpose of receiving accreditation for a Russian branch office, a foreign company must submit the following documents:

• An application for registration of the organization;

• A photocopy of an extract from the Trade Register showing the registration number of the parent organization;

• A photocopy of the certificate of accreditation and registration in the state register of branches of foreign legal entities operating in Russia;

• A photocopy of the provisions on the establishment of the branch;

• A photocopy of the certificate of tax registration in the Russian Federation.

As a result of accreditation given by the Federal Migration Service of Russia, an Employer is issued a registration card that is similar to the registration card issued by the Department of the Federal Migration Service of Russia in Moscow.

In connection to this, the list of services of the law firm LEVINE Bridge provides a new service for the processing of company’s accreditation in the Federal Migration Service of Russia.

The period to process accreditation is 14 working days.

The period of validity of accreditation is for an indefinite period upon the request of the company to the FMS in Russia within a year.


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