ANNOUNCEMENT 04 Sep 2015In September 2015, the government of the Russian Federation announced a change for the labour market access of foreign workers.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
On 4 September 2015 the Russian Government issued Order No. 1734-p. It increased the quota in 2015 for issuance of temporary residence permits. It concerns foreign citizens and stateless persons. The quota was increased from 128 055 to 151 175.
In the official note that accompanies the legal act is explained that this migration measure is mainly due to increased applications, submitted by Ukrainian citizens.
The affected trading partners have been idenified on the basis of the most recent publicly available data of 2013 of the Federal State Statistics Service of the Russian Federation. As per the GTA policy, only net migration balances above 5,000 people have been reported.