Foreigners have to be licensed for working in Russia
In accordance with the alterations to the law “The legal status of foreign citizens in Russian Federation”, coming into effect in July 2010, and the Tax Code RF the Russians are righteous to hire foreign workers on the base either of the public-legal or labor contract and the presence of the patent is obligatory for all foreigners. Foreigners may be hired for private, household and other needs, not concerned with the business activity.
In order to receive such patent the foreigner has to appeal to the migration service with the request concerning delivery of the patent. The patent is given out for the term from one to three months. The patent’s period of validity may be prolonged many times but at that the general term can’t make up more than 12 months from the moment of its delivery. The cost of the patent is one thousand rubles per month and this sum has to be paid by a foreigner before the patent’s delivery.