Work permit for foreign students in Russia

07.02.2020

By Federal law No.16 of 06.02.2020, international students are allowed to carry out labor activities in their free time from studies without obtaining a work permit.

The list of foreign employees who can carry out labor activities in the Russian Federation without obtaining a work permit and in the absence of employer permission to attract foreign labor includes foreign citizens studying in the Russian Federation on a full-time basis in professional educational organizations and educational organizations of higher professional education.

If a foreign citizen has completed or stopped studying at an educational institution, an employment contract or a civil law contract for the performance of work (provision of services) concluded with such a citizen shall be terminated.

Federal Law comes to force from 05.08.2020

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