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Law to improve legislation on labour migration

November 14, 2012

Vladimir Putin signed Federal Law On Amendments to Article 131 of the Federal Law On the Legal Status of Foreign Citizens in the Russian Federation and Article 272 of the Law On Education.

The federal law is aimed at improving Russian legislation on labour migration with regard to the employment of foreign nationals and stateless persons in Russia in housing and utilities, market trade and services sectors.

The Federal Law On the Legal Status of Foreign Citizens in the Russian Federation has been supplemented with provisions requiring a person applying for a work permit or its renewal and arriving in Russia on a visa-free basis to present a state examination certificate in the Russian language.

Amendments to the Federal Law On Education require a foreign national or a stateless person to provide documents or certificates confirming their knowledge of Russian language at the relevant level.

November 14, 2012