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Key Points

  • Medical examinations will be required for foreign nationals before obtaining a Russian work permit


Beginning October 31, 2021, the government of Russia started to require foreign nationals to pass a mandatory medical exam before a new work permit or permit renewal could be approved. Per Russian law, the necessary medical examination must be carried out within Russia at an approved medical institution. The medical examination must also have taken place within 30 days of entering Russia before obtaining work visa approval.

What are the Changes?

The Russian government now requires foreign nationals to complete a medical examination within Russia before a work permit can be granted.

Looking Ahead

Continue to check Russia’s website for additional updates and information.

Source: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation

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