Foreign citizenship can get now student work permit



Now that's what we called, big news of 2016 for the foreign students, who are planning to study in Russia. Now they will have proper chances to get full time Russian Student work permit.

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Russian Federal Law on the Legal Status of Foreign Citizens in the Russian Federation. 25.07.2002 N 115-FZ, article 13.4 Revised and enforced from 31st July 2016.

With this rule, Russian Government now allows foreign students to work full time in Russia. So, foreign students can easily earn their living expenses in Russia.

Now work full-time on Russian student visa

Student Work Permit Russia, Russian Immigration Laws 2016, Work on Russian Student VisaIn past Russian universities and Russian government did not allow international students to work in Russia.

But with quickly growing number of international students coming to study in Russia. And increasing economic activity in the largest cities of Russia. The requirement of qualified professionals is also increasing in Russia. So, authorities took notice of the issue of work allowed on Russian student visa.

This permission was not only necessary for students to support themselves. But also to gain professional experience in Russian companies.

Hence, this law for students work permit for Russia is recently revised on 31st July 2016. Now, all our students will be able to get good jobs in Russia.  With the legal permission of our government.

Important to Note!

  1. Only the students of Russian State Universities on a full time professional program, can apply for work permit.
  2. The students need employment contract to file for their work permit.
  3. Government will issue work permit for the time of 1 year.
  4. Every year work permit will be extendable depending on the duration of student visa.
  5. This work permit will be issued by the Gov body called FMS in Russia. They will generate work permit card specially for the students.

The enforcement of this law, will start a new era of foreign students in Russia. The international students will now be able to study and earn their living for a better life in Russia!

How we can help you !  will help students to get their work permit in Russia. There are many formalities which can be difficult for students who are new in Russia and dont have much knowledge about Russian law and policies. So do not be worried at all because when Russia then RIBTTES. Our professional services will always be available for you!

We strongly recommend students to study this article if they are planning to come Russia. Citizenship of Russia  


21 Responses

  1. What about language course programs students. Can they do part time job?
    • Natalia
      Yes Rabby , applicant can get work permit if he has a preparatory course leading to full time study program in Russia.
  2. Can a student do business in russia?also what will it cost?
    • Ribttes
      Thank you for reading our blog, Yes student can open a Ltd company in Russia, but on that company he can not work unless he got work permit from its own company. and for that he needs to apply his own work permit on his company as director or any other post. other wise if he hired some Russian citizen employee for work then he can supervise work without getting own work permit. i hope this is clear if you want more information you can contact our our representative will love to assist you. regards
  3. Respected Sir if i'm studying in russian language course year long in moscow state university can i do part time job? Please Replay
    • Natalia
      Dear Imran Yes you can work if you have a preparatory course leading to full time study program in Russia.
    • Ribttes
      HI, you have to talk to your university and ask them to issue you letter for part time work. i hope they will issue you , because many universities these days are issuing work permission to the students. so just talk to your admin department or talk to your agency from which you came in Russian. Because normally agencies are helping students specially in that case and when they speak to universities then it matters . hope it will help
  4. Can we find easily a job in saint petersburg and how much we earn ?
    • Natalia
      Dear Bukhtair thanks for your Interest in Russia Actually it depends on the visa type you have , if you have work allowed then yes lot of companies can give job why not ! but if you are students and your university is not giving you work permission then of course it will be problem for you. One thing you must understand without proper knowledge of Russian language it is hard to find proper jobs in Russia. So first learn Russian language. Then if your company is good from which you are coming to Russia then you can get lot of help , like they can guide you in proper way what is better for you what is not. normally universities don't guide people in this way because they don't want that their students will work full time. About salaries normally salaries start from 35000 ruble to 60,000 per month for 8 hour work . but for special positions and skills it can be more than this amount. You can contact our Visa Support Team at and discuss you application and plans for Russia in Detail. Regards, Team RIBTTES
  5. How much amount can earn a HSE's student by doing part-time job in Moscow? What is the time limit of part-time job and how many days in a week have to work a part-time worker? And what is the best job for a student?
    • Natalia
      Hi, MD ABUL HASAN , Generally the wage rate is around 800 RUB to 1000 RUB . This greatly varies on the professional skills of the person and the Russian language speaking and understanding ability. You can write your query at for further information. Regards - Team RIBTTES
  6. minimum sallary wage for an hour by part time job we can earn?
    • Natalia
      The wage rate depends greatly on the professional skills - generally speaking it is around 800 RUB to 1000 RUB per day
  7. I am interesting to study in only concern is currently I'm workin for company.i am getting more than 100000 Sri Lankan rupees as monthly wage.i want to know if I Comming to russia as a much can I earn as monthly wages.and can you say it $ value?if I got part time job?how many hrs can I work?and can I earn more than 3000$ per month
    • Natalia
      Dear Chamika , Thanks for your writing to RIBTTES. if you are coming on student visa then you will not able to earn that much money. In that case, our advice is better to work in your country, if you are earning such good salary in home country. Students can not earn 3000 $ because they are student they are coming here for study nor for earning. if you want to come here only on job then come on work visa, by fist getting job from any Russian company on your skills and then come here on that company work permit hope it will help you to decide your plans further. Best Regards! Team RIBTTES
  8. Hello...I Am Planning For russian Language In Far Eastern Federal University , I saw alot of comments I m satisfied Now But I have a Query ,,that Will i Be able,to Cover my monthly expenses with part time Job,i have experience of accounting and Computer skills
    • Natalia
      Dear Ghasanfar Ali, Yes the cost of life is very affordable in Russia , In small cities it is around US$ 200 to US$ 300 per month. If you are able to get reasonable part time job than you would be able to cover your living expenses for Russia. Thanks
  9. Sam
    Hi Ribbtes team. I am interested to enrol into the 6-month intensive language course of HSE Moscow ( I am wondering if I am eligible to get a work permit if I study there. I am worried because this is only a 6-month language course and not a full degree program. The HSE website said it is a "full time course." Can you please confirm if I can get a work permit with this course? I want to make sure will not violate any Russian law just in case. Also, I am glad to have found your website. It is very helpful for prospective students like me. Thank you.
    • Natalia
      Dear Sam , Thanks for your message, Russian Language is not a full time degree program . It is a "course". Work permit is issued on the full time degree program. Like a masters degree or bachelors degree. You can join the degree and than get the work permit. We would be glad to offer you full consultancy on this matter . Please send us your student application for further assessment here - CHOOSE THE CATEGORY AS CONFIRMED STUDENT AND THEN ATTACH ALL DOCUMENTS PLEASE : Our team will evaluate your documents and will get back to you through email
  10. hello, I wamt to study in russsia but iam not know how to apply for invitation for admission.
    • Natalia
      Dear Ghosh, Our Process is very simple , you can see the - steps on our main page here : Please send us your student application for further assessment here - CHOOSE THE CATEGORY AS CONFIRMED STUDENT AND THEN ATTACH ALL DOCUMENTS PLEASE : Our team will evaluate your documents and will get back to you through email

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