We would like to draw your attention to the return of limitation terms for validity of work permits for highly qualified specialists (hereinafter referred to as the ‘HQS’). In case a HQS stays outside Russia longer than 6-months (continuously) his working permit can be revoked.
For most countries, the 6-months period will be monitored and recorded from October 13, 2022 (except for the Republic of Abkhazia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, South Ossetia, Donetsk People’s Republic, Luhansk People’s Republic, People’s Republic of China, Mongolia, Ukraine, Kyrgyz Republic – for those the start date is August 18, 2022).
Accordingly, on April 12, 2023, the first period of the 6-month term will end.
In case a HQS has been staying outside Russia since October 13, 2022 until April 12, 2023 the authorities can make a decision to revoke the HQS’s work permit.