Russian President Vladimir Putin signed the law on the employment of foreign students in the Russian Federation without special permission, which comes into force 180 days after its official publication.
The authors of the law were members of the Federation Council and State Duma deputies, led by the speakers Valentina Matvienko and Vyacheslav Volodin. Changes are made to the Federal Law «On the legal status of foreign citizens in the Russian Federation».
The authors of the initiative note that, in accordance with the current legislation, without a special permit to work in Russia, only foreigners studying under the programs of higher professional education are entitled to do so. However, they may work only in their free time and in organizations founded by the educational organizations in which they study.
In addition, foreigners studying full-time are entitled to work only on the basis of a work permit, which is issued in a simplified manner and without taking into account quotas for the issuance of an appropriate permit.
The new law provides for the possibility of foreign students carrying out labor activities without obtaining appropriate permits while studying in Russia full-time in professional educational organizations, which have state accreditation.
However, if the person
ceases to be a student (e.g. graduates from the university), then the
employment contract or civil contract should also be terminated.