RUSSIA: New Notification Forms

Effective 20th April 2018, new forms will be introduced for notifying the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA) of the labour activity of foreign nationals.

What are the changes?

Minor changes have been made to the forms and rules for notifying the authorities of:

  • the conclusion of employment contracts with foreign nationals;
  • the termination of employment contracts with foreign nationals;
  • the salary paid quarterly to Highly Qualified Specialists (HQS).

In addition, the deadline for submitting the notifications of contract conclusion and termination has been clarified – the three-business-day term should be calculated from the day following the day of contract conclusion or termination.

Our Advice

Employers should note ensure they use the correct notification forms and rules, as violations of the notification rules are subject to fines and administrative penalties.

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