Standard Work Visa

Cost of Living
Talent Migration


Foreigners are legally required to obtain a standard work visa, where the salary requirements can be less than 2 million rubles, which provide you with full authorization to live and work in Russia. Approval of a work visa is generally subject to the applicant’s level of work experience. The standard work visa is usually issued for 12 months and renewable every 12 months.

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 Work visa and prepare to move to Russia.



12 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 Standard 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 test results of recent 3 months
  • You may be asked for additional requirements based on your nationality.

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

9 Document Required

  • Completed visa application form
  • Copy of passport bio page
  • Copy of employment contract
  • Required educational qualification proofs
  • Work visa invitation letter from Russian employer
  • Medical test certificate showing negative HIV results, done in the recent 3 months
  • Two passport size recent photos
  • Birth and marriage certificates (as applicable)
  • Additional corporate documents to be given 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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