Highly Skilled Work Visa

Cost of Living
Talent Migration


Highly qualified foreigners willing to work and reside in Russia can apply for a High Skilled Work Visa, where the salary requirements should be more than 2 million rubles per year.

A job offer needs to be secured from the Russian employer prior to the application. Additional details on this visa will be guided to you by the employer.

The processing time for a Work visa may take from 8-10 weeks from the application day.

You can bring your spouse and kids with you.

The general application process is :

  1. Get the employment letter or Work contract from the employer in Russia.

  2. Prepare your visa application and gather other required documents for it.

  3. Apply for a Highly skilled Work Visa and prepare to move to Russia.



36 month(s)



72 Month(s)



243 USD (approx.)


P. Residency

12 Month(s)


Processing time

min. 8 week(s)




What are eligibility requirements for the Highly Skilled Work Visa?

6 Eligibility Requirements

  • You must have a passport valid no less than 18 months after the start of the visa
  • You must have the required skills or experience regarding the job offered.
  • You must have a valid employment contract.
  • You must have a work visa invitation letter from Russian employer
  • You should be of good character and health; with negative HIV results taken in the recent 3 months
  • You may be asked for additional requirements based on your nationality.

Which documents do I need to apply for the Highly Skilled Work Visa?

8 Document Required

  • Completed visa application form
  • Copy of passport bio page
  • Copy of employment contract showing the details of the job offered and the salary.
  • Required educational qualification proofs
  • Work visa invitation letter from Russian employer
  • Medical test certificate showing negative HIV results, done in the recent 3 months
  • Proof of required skill/experience for the job offered
  • Additional corporate documents like tax records to be provided from the company

Talent Migration data for Russia

Talent gain & drain map of 2015-2019 data. Sourced from World Bank Digital Development Data.

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