In accordance with the law, a work permit of a foreign highly-qualified specialist (“HQS”, please read more here) may be cancelled if he/she stays out of Russia for more than 6 months. This regulation was however suspended due to COVID transport limitations.

Considering that the COVID transport limitations are cancelled now, the regulation has re-entered into force.
Thus, starting from October 13, 2022, work permits of highly-qualified specialists staying out of Russia for more than 6 months may be cancelled by Russian authorities again.

To mitigate this risk, please feel free to contact our law firm to receive the services of an interim CEO – our lawyers will perform the functions of the CEO of your company when necessary (please read more here).