Russia: 2017 Residence Permit Quota Smaller Than 2016

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By Sergei Blagov

Nov. 22—The Russian government will issue 110,880 temporary residence permits to foreign nationals and employees in 2017, a 14 percent decline from 2016, the government press service announced in a Nov. 18 statement.

The reduction in permits from 125,900 to 110,880 reflects the government's aim to reduce the country's reliance on foreign workers and to better keep track of those in the country.

The new quota was established by Order No. 2428-r, released Nov. 18, under the authority of Section 2, Article 5 of Federal Law No. 115-FZ on the legal status of foreign nationals.

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Full text of the Nov. 18 press service statement is available here, of Order No. 2428-r here, both in Russian.

For more information on Russian HR law and regulation, see the Russia primer.

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