Head Migration Office closed for move
6 Sep 16
IMPACT – MEDIUM
What is the change? The Head Migration Office of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia has temporarily closed its doors while it moves to a new address. The office is expected to reopen next week.
What does the change mean? The office has temporarily stopped accepting applications and issuing letters of invitation and work permits for highly qualified specialists.
- Implementation time frame: Now until Friday.
- Visas/permits affected: Any document issued by the Head Migration Office, including letters of invitation and work permits for highly qualified specialists.
- Who is affected: Anyone in need of services at the Head Migration Office.
- Business impact: Businesses may need to adjust their timelines to account for the closure.
- Next steps: The office is expected to reopen at its new address, 4 Boyarsky Pereulok, Moscow, on Monday.
Background: The Head Migration Office of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia (formerly the Federal Migration Service of Russia) temporarily shut its doors at its old location Monday and will reopen next week at 4 Boyarsky Pereulok, Moscow, near the Krasnye Vorota Metro station.
BAL Analysis: Delays should be expected not only this week, but also when the office reopens as workers move through a likely backlog. Those with business before the Head Migration Office should make note of the new location.
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Source: Berry Appleman & Leiden LLP