Russia Alert – Annual Quota Application Deadlines Imminent

The deadlines are approaching for companies submitting standard work permit quota applications for hiring visa-required foreign nationals in 2018, and for quota adjustment.

Applying for a quota is not required for hiring highly qualified specialists (HQS).

Quota Application Deadlines

  • The deadline for submitting quota applications for 2018 is June 26, 2017 in Moscow and July 15, 2017 in St Petersburg.
  • The deadline for adjustments to the quota for 2017 is August 25, 2017 in Moscow and September 15 in St Petersburg.
  • The period for adjustments to the quota for 2018 in Moscow is October 9-27, 2017.

Out-of-Quota Positions

Some positions are not subject to a quota:

Aircraft and radio-electronic equipment engineerAircraft and engine engineerBallet dancer
Ballet dancer (principal dancer)ActorOrchestra musician
Symphony (chamber) orchestra musicianCircus performerPerforming artist-vocalist (opera and chamber)
Performing artist-vocalist (lead singer)Assistant director (filmmaker)Assistant artistic director
ChoreographerPresenterGeneral director of joint-stock company
General director of general directorateGeneral Director of the inter-branch scientific and technical complexDirector General of the Association
General Director of the enterpriseGeneral Director of the Production AssociationChief engineer (manufacturing industry)
Chief Project EngineerDirector (head) of hotel (camping, resort)Director (head) of branch;
Top management director (head, authorized person)Enterprise director (head, manager)Director of joint-stock company
Facility director (tourism)Department directorPlant director
Director of associationDirector of economic affairsDirector of representative office
Factory directorFirm directorConductor
Deputy chairman of boardSound engineerSound producer
Interior EngineerEngineer in Aviation and Radio-electronic EquipmentAutomation and mechanization of processes engineer
Automated systems and production management engineerAutomated systems for management of production processes engineerEngineer for implementation of new technology
Data protection engineerQuality engineerCommissioning and testing engineer
Production management engineerProduction preparation engineerEngineer in aircraft and engines
Welding EngineerEngineer for the operation of aircraft (aircraft systems)Engineer-constructor
Design engineerProcess EngineerElectrical Engineer
Ringmaster (presenter)Tourist coordinatorCorrespondent
Reporter for publishers, newspapers, magazinesManager (catering and hotels)Headwaiter (floor manager)
Travel organizer (excursions)Technical translatorStunt coordinator
Chairman of the BoardPresident of association (concern, corporation, socio-economic organization)Programmer
ProducerDirectorBallet tutor
Head of group (clubs, teams, amateur associations, studios, tourist groups)Drilling technicianCommissioning and testing technician
ChoreographerArt directorHead chef


Employers in Russia hiring, or planning to hire, visa-required foreign nationals with a standard work permit, should note this year’s deadlines for submitting quota applications, and the quota exemptions.

Please note that this is general information only and not intended as advice on a specific matter. Please feel free to contact Fakhoury Global Immigration directly with questions exclusive to your situation. This news alert was prepared using information from Peregrine Immigration Management, which is licensed to Fakhoury Global Immigration