Foreign citizens, coming to Russia, first think about where they live. The second question – how to make money. In order to begin working legally in the Russian Federation it is necessary to issue the stay. One of the ways that "design" is the acquisition of a patent.
Remember! 21 of July 2014 the Federal law "230-FZ "On amendments to the Federal law "On legal status of foreign citizens in the Russian Federation", which stipulates that foreign citizens arriving to Russia in order not requiring a visa, can obtain a patent or a work permit only if in the migration card they indicated "work" as the purpose of the visit.[/stextbox]
How to get a patent
In order to obtain a patent, a foreign citizen lawfully in the territory of the Russian Federation, who arrived in the procedure not requiring a visa, must apply to the territorial body of the FMS and submit the following documents:
- an application for the grant of a patent (application form You can download on our website
- the Application for the grant of a patent, a receipt for the payment of patent, address);
- identity document of a foreign citizen;
- migration card with the mark of the Customs authority of crossing the border and body of the FMS about the issue of the migration card;
- the document confirming payment of the tax to incomes of physical persons in the form of fixed advance payment in the manner prescribed by the legislation of the Russian Federation on taxes and fees, for the previous period work for individuals on the basis of a patent;
- information on types of employment for individuals, carried out by this foreign citizen (this information shall be submitted on the form approved by the FMS).
Submission of documents from the last two paragraphs is not required if the foreigner applies for the acquisition of a patent for the first time.
Not later than 10 working days from the date of acceptance of the application for grant of a patent, the FMS is obliged to issue to this foreign citizen a patent or to notify about the refusal.
A patent is granted for a period of 1 to 3 months. The term of the patent can be repeatedly extended for a period not exceeding 3 months. The total patent term including all extensions may not exceed 12 months from the date of issuance of the patent.
The term of the patent shall be extended for the period for which paid personal income tax in the form of a fixed advance payment in the manner prescribed by applicable law. Otherwise, the patent term will expire on the day following the last day of the period for which the tax is paid.
After 12 months the foreign national is entitled to apply to the FMS for obtaining a new patent.
A patent allows a foreign citizen to work in the territory of the constituent entity of the Russian Federation, in which the patent was issued.
A patent is granted to a foreign citizen personally upon presentation of an identity document, and a document confirming payment of tax for the period for which the patent is granted.