Expatriate Staff

MPH Vostok has extensive experience in recruitment and legal employment of foreign personnel in the Russian Federation.

We possess necessary knowledge and resources to manage all migration issues, providing a whole range of services in Moscow and other regions of Russia:

  • Processing of an invitation for a work visa
  • Processing applications for various types of visas (business, work visas)
  • Processing of work permits for highly qualified specialists
  • Obtaining Tax Identification Number for a Foreign National
  • Assistance in notarization of translation of a passport, diploma of a foreign citizen, translation of documents
  • Notification of a migration authority on registration of a highly qualified specialist in tax authority
  • Notification of Tax body on employment of a foreign national
  • Preparation and submission of a notification to migration authorities on payment of salary
  • Provision of mobilization and demobilization, full-scale insurance and medical care for foreign personnel and accompanying family members, etc.


Our Customers especially highlight such benefit of cooperation with MPH Vostok as the ability to manage non-standard issues due to successful long-term interaction with migration authorities in various regions of the Russian Federation.

MPH Vostok always has up-to-date information and has the opportunity to advise Customers on migration legislation and provide detailed information on the procedure for the legalization of foreign citizens in Russia.

Legal employment of the expatriate staff in Russia is a complex time and resource consuming process.

In order to perform legally in Russia the expatriate employer should be employed in full compliance with the RF labour, migration and tax legislation. The legislative provisions are closely linked and depend on each other.


The individual is obliged to:

  • Be provided with the Employment Contract with the RF legal entity
  • Be provided with the Work Permit, Work Visa and further migration support throughout his employment period in the RF
  • Receive the salary from the employing company
  • Be provided with medical insurance
  • Pay payroll taxes to the RF budget (@ 13%) – to be executed by the employing company
  • Inform all relevant tax, migration, etc. official authorities about the details of the assignment.


Therefore, it is impossible to separate labor, migration and payroll/tax responsibility and split it between different companies.

MPH Vostok manages to find the optimal balance between constantly changing RF migration legislation and needs of our Clients.


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