Draft law to change procedure for employing certain foreign nationals working under patents

Global Watch ()
​A draft law adopted by the State Duma on July 2, 2014 can significantly change the procedure for employing foreign nationals coming to the Russian Federation from non-visa countries (visa-free foreign nationals). The document, which is currently being examined by Russian lawmakers, will simplify the administrative procedure for employing visa-free foreign nationals to work under a patent. The legislative initiative focuses on amending Federal Law No. 115-FZ of July 25, 2002 ‘On the legal status of foreign nationals in the Russian Federation.’