Overview on residence and work permit - is it the same status?
Jan, 31 2018
We are often asked about the difference between temporary residence permit (TRP) and work permit for highly qualified specialist (HQS).
TRP is a personal status of a foreign national. It provides the right to live in Russia as well as to work here without a work permit. HQS authorizes to live in Russia only if foreign national has an employer.
We have prepared the table, to help you better understand all the details :
|Obtaining||Issued in the form of a passport stamp||Issued in the form of certificate|
|Requirements||Issued within quota. In case of marriage with Russian citizen – out of quota.||Commonly, the salary of the foreign national should be not less than 167.000 rubles per month.|
|Procedure||Foreign national should personally file and receive the documents.||Document may be filed on ground of the power of attorney, however the certificate can be obtained only in person.|
|Required documents||The list of necessary documents includes among the others: certificate of no criminal record, medical certificate, and certificate of Russian language knowledge.||There is no need for highly qualified specialists to prove their knowledge of the Russian language. Also the medical certificate and certificate of no criminal record are not required.|
|Term of receipt||about 6 months||1 month|
|Region and term of validity||The permit is valid for 3 years and only in one region.||The permit is valid maximum for 3 years and can be valid in different regions.|
|Extension||Extension of TRP is not available, however, there is an option to obtain new TRP. Foreign nationals who received a TRP are entitled to apply for a permanent residence permit, but only if foreign national have lived in Russia for at least 1 year on grounds of TRP.||After HQS permit expiration it can be extended multiple times for 3 years.|
|Taxation||Pay personal income tax by general rules for foreign nationals.|
·pay social fees to Pension fund at the rate of 22%;
·pay social fees to Social insurance fund at the rate of 2,9 %;
·pay social fees to Medical insurance fund at the rate of 5,1%;
·pay accident insurance fee in amount from 0,2 to 8,5 %.
|Pay personal income tax at the rate of 13 %.|
Do not pay social fees, except for accident insurance fee in amount from 0,2 to 8,5 %