ANNOUNCEMENT 08 Sep 2015

In September 2015, the government of the Russian Federation announced a change for the labour market access of foreign workers.

NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS

1

  • 0 harmful
  • 1 neutral
  • 0 liberalising

SOURCE



Draft Resolution dated 8 September 2015 of the Government of the Russian Federation 'On the point system of selection of foreign nationals and stateless persons wishing to obtain a permit for permanent residence in
the Russian Federation' can be retrieved at: http://base.consultant.ru/cons/cgi/online.cgi?req=doc;base=PNPA;n=11419;div=PRJ;diff=11723;from=11419-131;rnd=184768.630623483331874


Inception date: No inception date

Labour market access

Draft Resolution of 8 September 2015 'On the point system for selection of foreign nationals and stateless persons who wish to obtain a permit for permanent residence in the Russian Federation', published on the Federal portal for drafts of legal acts, Project ID: 01/01/08-15/00039144, contains the points to be allocated to different groups of foreign citizens and stateless persons. The minimum passing score is set at 65 points.
The selection criteria are:

  • Age -- up to20 points.
  • Education -- up to 35 points.
  • Work experience with the qualification in line with the educational or qualification document -- up to 15 points.
  • Work experience on positions in high demand -- up to 25 points.
  • Labour or entrepreneurship activity in Russia -- up to 15 points.
  • Existence of close relatives that are Russian citizens --up to 5 points.
  • Ownership of housing on Russian territory -- up to 5 points.
  • Investor, defined on the basis of a certain lower limit of fiscal contributions, with a share of at least 10% in a Russian entity in a time span of 3 years starting from the investment date -- up to 50 points.
  • Sole trader, defined on the basis of a certain lower limit of fiscal contributions -- up to 40 points.

This state initiative forms part of the measures under the Concept of the State Migration Policy (CSMP) of the Russian Federation for the period 2012--2025 (See the related GTA Report No. 8427 for more details).
The GTA reports this migration measure before its approval because the probability it to be approved is very high and will provide additional details when they become available.

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