Regarding the simplified procedure of obtaining a residence permit for foreign IT-specialists
On June 28, 2022, the Federal Law "On Amendments to the Federal Law "On the Legal Status of Foreign Citizens in the Russian Federation" was published on the official legal information website. On the basis of the law, foreign IT specialists will be able to issue a residence permit in Russia according to a simplified procedure.
Thus, foreign IT specialists will be able to obtain a residence permit in Russia without obtaining a temporary residence permit. At the same time, family members of IT specialists will also be able to issue a residence permit according to a simplified procedure.
Please note that at the meantime, the residence permit of the IT-specialist and his/her family members will be cancelled in the following cases:
• if within 30 working days after the termination of the employment contract with an accredited IT company, a foreign citizen does not conclude a new employment contract with an IT organization;
• if the state accreditation of the IT company is canceled.