On increasing the reserve of quotas to attract workers from countries with a visa regime

On July 2, 2022, the Government of the Russian Federation published the Decree "On Amending Subparagraph "a" of paragraph 4 of the Rules for preparing proposals to determine the need to attract foreign workers arriving in the Russian Federation on the basis of a visa, approving a quota for issuing invitations to foreign citizens to enter the Russian Federation in for the purpose of carrying out labor activities, as well as quotas for issuing work permits to foreign citizens arriving in the Russian Federation on the basis of a visa.

This resolution provides for an increase in the reserve of quotas for attracting foreign workers from visa countries up to 50%.

The Ministry of Labor of the Russian Federation believes that such an innovation gives employers the opportunity to adjust the volume of hiring foreign specialists depending on the need for them.

The Ministry of Labor annually sets the number of quotas for attracting workers from visa countries for each subsequent year, depending on the needs of the economy in different regions.