The restrictions on the entry of foreign specialists into the country were eased. When entering Russia, a foreign specialist must have a passport and a valid employment contract or a contract for the performance of work or the provision of services, the official government portal reported.
It was specified that highly qualified foreign specialists with a work permit can enter the country, but only once and only if they are included in a “special list”. It should be sent to the FSB and the Ministry of Internal Affairs by federal executive bodies. The documents must indicate the checkpoint through which an employee is going to enter the country and the date of his arrival.
It is noted that the decision to amend the current regime of entry restrictions was made following consideration of applications received by the government from accredited diplomatic missions, business associations, Russian and foreign companies.