After going back and forth on the issue, Russia finally eased rules for skilled foreign workers resident in the country. The decision was welcomed by foreign business leaders who had decried new rules proposed by the Federal Migration Office in February.
The new regulations, according to the presidential website, allow foreigners to register either at a work address or at a residential address, and to have their multi-entry visas active for their entire work contract. Family members of professionals can also receive work visas for the length of their work stay in Russia.
The new law also extends to one week (previously the limit was three days) the time that foreigners can be in Russia without informing authorities.
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