Permanent Residence Permit
After 6 month of receiving TRP, a foreign citizen can apply for Residence Permit which normally valid for up to 5 years (HQS 3 years based on the validation of work permit).
The Residence Permit application procedure takes six months.
Once a foreign citizen receives RP he\she gets almost the same rights as the Russian citizens have.
Foreign citizens from visa regime countries may enter or exit Russia without a visa, and can take up employment in any region of Russia without a Work Permit.
The period of validation of Residence Permit is five years. In order to extend the validation of Residence Permit, one should submit a set of necessary documents no later than six months before the current Residence Permit expires.
Highly Qualified Specialist
For the HQS (Highly Qualified Specialist) there is a simplified procedure for obtaining Residence Permit. This type of applicants may submit their application forms at once, without a need to obtain a Temporary Residence Permit first. The period for application procedure is reduced from six months to three months, but validation of Residence Permit is given for up to 3 years based on the validation of work permit.