By Irina Anyukhina, Firm: Alrud

New forms must now be used for notifying the migration authorities about some employment arrangements with foreign nationals.

Starting from 9 September 2019, companies must use new forms of the migration reports and applications for their submissions to the migration authorities for hiring foreign nationals.

The new forms were approved by an Order of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation.

The following obligatory reporting forms are being changed, namely:

  • quarterly notification on salary payments to highly qualified foreign specialists;
  • notification of the conclusion or termination of employment contract or service contract with a foreign national.

All reports submitted after 9 September 2019, should be prepared using the new forms. Failure to use the correct form of notification may entail an administrative fine of up to RUB 1,000,000 or the administrative suspension of a company’s activity for up to 90 days.

A new form is also being introduced for the application that must be made on the engagement of a highly qualified foreign specialist.

Notifications and applications submitted before 9 September 2019 using the old forms will be valid and re-submission using the new forms is not required.