Russian Visa for Highly Qualified Specialist

Russian Visa for Highly Qualified Specialist

Visa for Highly Qualified Specialists is a new kind of Work Visa easier to get.

This kind of visa:
  • presupposes a salary (remuneration) of more than two million rubles per year for a foreigner with experience, skills or achievements in a particular area of activity
  • allows to get a multiple-entry visa once for up to 3 years and renew it without leaving Russia
  • does not require the Employer to obtain quotas and request from the employment centre, as well as to receive Permission to hire foreign workers
  • does not require a foreigner to make analysis to receive Medical Certificate, a voluntary medical insurance is sufficient instead
  • allows a foreigner to get a residence permit for himself and his family members
  • facilitates the visa registration requirements: the registration is not required for a short-term stay (up to 90 days) in other regions of Russia
Processing time and cost of a visa for Highly Qualified Specialists depends on several factors:
  • your profession and type of intended work in Russia
  • your citizenship
  • visa and Visa Invitation's urgency
  • prices and quality of your visa assistant's services
As a rule, visa for Highly Qualified Specialists can be issued in about 22 days with an average cost 25000 RUR ($ 850, 600 €).

To extend a visa for Highly Qualified Specialists or get a new multiple-entry work visa, it is not required to leave the country, it can be issued at a local Migration police office.
Russian visa can be obtained by a foreigner only at the Russian Consulate in the country of which citizen he/she is.
Citizens of the Schengen countries can obtain a visa in any country-member of the Schengen Area.
To receive a Russian visa in a third country, one must submit a residence or work permit in this country.

An Invitation for a Highly Qualified Specialist visa (multiple-entry visa valid for up to 3 years, purpose of visit – “employment”) is issued on the basis of Work Permit by the Russian Migration police upon request of Russian accredited organizations.

Sample of the Invitation for Highly Qualified Specialists visa
Sample of the Invitation for Highly Qualified Specialists visa
Additional information:
Visa House will help your Company-Employer to get an Invitation for your Highly Qualified Specialists visa with the following extension of this visa.
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