Memo to the alien — highly qualified specialist

 

The alien recognized to be considered as the highly qualified if he/she has the working experience, skills or achievements in specific area of activity and if his/her working conditions in Russian Federation provide for him receipt of the salary (remuneration) in the amount of two million roubles a year or higher.

Employer or customer for works (services) for their own account execute evaluation of competency and qualification level of the aliens whom they desire to engage as highly qualified specialists and thus bear all the risks connected thereupon.

An alien engaged for execution of works to Russian Federation as a highly qualified specialist receive the right:

  • to perform labour activities off the quotas for granting the invitations to the aliens for entrance to Russian Federation for the purpose of performance of labour activities and quotas for granting the permissions for works execution for aliens;
  • to perform labour activities on the basis of permission for work, granted to him/her for the time of effectiveness of concluded labour agreement or civil-law agreement for works execution (services rendering) with the employer or customer for works (services) inviting him/her but not more than to three years. Specified term of validity for the permission for works execution may be prolonged continually for the term of validity of the labour agreement or civil-law agreement for works execution (services rendering), but not more than three years for each such prolongation;
  • in the case when according to the labour agreement or civil-law agreement for works execution (services rendering) the labour activity of highly qualified specialist is supposed to be executed in the territory of two or more subjects of Russian Federation to receive the permission for works execution valid in the territories of these subjects of Russian Federation;
  • to arrange residence permits for him/her and for relatives (husband/wife, children under the age of eighteen as well as to disabled children achieved mentioned age and being dependant on such highly qualified specialist) for the validity period of the labour agreement or civil-law agreement for works execution (services rendering) on the basis of his/her application in written form to the federal body of executive authority in migration sphere;
  • within thirty working days from the day of early termination of the labour agreement or civil-law agreement for works execution (services rendering) to perform search of other employer or customer for works (services) and to receive new permission for works execution. Within this specified period the permission for works execution that was granted to such highly qualified specialist and to his relatives are considered invalid;
  • to receive the permission for works execution in the federal body of executive authorities in migration sphere in Russian Federation and in case of presence in the citizenship state of the highly qualified specialist representation or representative of such a federal body it shall be done in such a representation or by such a representative. Permission for works execution is granted to the highly qualified specialist on the basis of presentation of the document proving his/her identity and accepted by Russian Federation to serve in this capacity;
  • to announce himself/herself to be the highly qualified specialist, applying to the representation of the federal body of executive authority in migration sphere in the citizenship state of such alien or to the diplomatic mission or consular office of Russian Federation with the pleading, containing the evidence proving his/her working experience, skills or achievements in specific field of capacity (including the recommendations of the persons or organizations evidencing the competency and qualification level of the alien) and giving the consent for introduction of information provided to the data bank about execution of the labour activity by the aliens and for submitting the stipulated information to prospective employers or customers for works (services) at the territory of Russian Federation. In this case the information submitted by the alien is placed on the official web-site of the federal body of the executive authority in migration sphere;
  • after placement of information on the official web-site of the federal body of executive authority in migration sphere to receive the ordinary business visa for entrance to Russian Federation with the validity period up to thirty days with the purpose of conducting the negotiations with the employer or customer for works (services) and concluding the labour agreement or civil-law agreement for works execution (services rendering). Ordinary business visa is arranged for the highly qualified specialist on the condition he/she has in possession the written invitation for entrance to Russian Federation with the purpose of conducting corresponding negotiations, sent to such alien by the employer or customer for works (services).

In the case a highly qualified specialist within the period of thirty working days passing after the early termination of the labour agreement or civil-law agreement for works execution (services rendering) did not conclude new labour agreement or civil-law agreement for works execution (services rendering) or whether the pleading of employer or the customer for works (services) for involvement of highly qualified specialist is rejected, the permit for works granted to such highly qualified specialist as well as the visa and residence permits, granted to the highly qualified specialist and his/her relatives are considered to be valid within the period of thirty days after the expiration time, stipulated in the present Clause or taking the decision on rejection of the pleading of employer or customer for works (services). Within the period of mentioned thirty days highly qualified specialist and his/her relatives must leave the territory of Russian Federation pursuant to Russian Federation laws.

Highly qualified specialists and his/her relatives (husband/wife, children under the age of eighteen as well as to disabled children achieved mentioned age and being dependant on such highly qualified specialist) arrived to the territory of Russian Federation and being aliens from the day of their entrance to the territory of Russian Federation must be insured as per agreement of voluntary medical insurance. Providing of medical insurance for the highly qualified specialist should be the basic condition of the labour agreement concluded with him/her.

 

http://services.fms.gov.ru/highly-skilled-specialist.htm