Three additional occupations in media now exempt from work permit quotas

5 Mar 14

RUSSIAN FEDERATION

IMPACT – MEDIUM

What is the change? Russia’s Ministry of Labor has released its list of occupations exempt from work permit quotas for 2014.

What does the change mean? Three occupations in the media industry have been added to the existing 59 exemptions – broadcast anchors, broadcast reporters, and reporters for newspapers, publishing houses or magazines.

  • Implementation timeframe: Immediate.
  • Visas/permits affected: Quota-exempt work permits.
  • Who is affected: Companies assigning foreign workers in exempt occupations.
  • Impact on processing times: None.

Background: Russia has released a list of 62 occupations that are not limited by numerical quotas in 2014. Three new job titles have been added to last year’s list: broadcast anchors, broadcast reporters, and reporters for newspapers, publishing houses or magazines. The other 59 occupations cover jobs within the fields of artistic performance, business management and engineering.

The government has not yet released its quota numbers for 2014.

BAL Analysis: Employers may immediately begin filing applications for new work permits and renewals for the listed occupations.

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