Regarding the increase in the quota reserve to attract employees from a visa regime countries
On July 2, 2022, the Government of the Russian Federation published a Decree "On Amendments to subparagraph "a" of paragraph 4 of the Rules for the preparation of proposals to determine the necessity to attract foreign employees arriving in the Russian Federation on the visa basis; approval of a quota for issuing invitations to foreign citizens to enter the Russian Federation for the purpose of carrying out work, as well as quotas for issuing of work permits to foreign citizens arriving in the Russian Federation on the visa basis".
The Decree provides for an increase up to 50% in the quota reserve for attracting foreign employees from visa countries.
The Ministry of Labor of the Russian Federation considers that such innovation provides employers with the opportunity to adjust the volume of hiring foreign specialists depending on the need for them.
The Ministry of Labor annually sets the number of quotas for attracting workers from visa countries for each subsequent year, depending on the needs of the economy in different regions.