The State Registration Chamber

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Russia
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Federal State Institution
State Registration Chamber
with the Ministry of Justice
of the Russian Federation
http://www.palata.ru
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Organizational Structure
Administration
• Accreditation and Visa Support Department
• Administration and General Services Department
• Organization and Supervision Department
Offices of the FSI SRC with the Russian Ministry
of
Justice for Federal Districts
• Office of the FSI SRC with the Russian Ministry
of
Justice for the Northwestern Federal District (Kaliningrad)
• Office of the FSI SRC with the Russian Ministry
of
Justice for the North-Caucasian and Southern Federal
Districts (Pyatigorsk)
• Office of the FSI SRC with the Russian Ministry
of Justice for the Volga and Ural Federal Districts (Kazan)
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Chamber’s Offices in Federal Districts
Volga Federal District
Northwestern
Federal District
Southern Federal
District
Ural Federal District
North-Caucasian
Federal District
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Functions of the Chamber
1. Accreditation of branches and representative offices
of foreign legal entities and keeping relevant registers
2. Keeping the Uniform Register of Russian investment
registered abroad
3. Keeping the Uniform State Register of registered
agreements on international and foreign economic
relations signed by public bodies of the Russian
Federation constituent entities
4. Publishing, carrying out reference, analytical,
informational, methodological and research activities
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Accreditation
of representative offices
A foreign legal entity’s representative office in
Russia may be established only upon approval of
an accrediting authority.
Accreditation is provided for 1, 2 or 3 years and may
be extended, if necessary. A representative office
receives a permit for establishment.
A representative office may be accredited and
simultaneously included into the Uniform State
Register of foreign companies’ representative offices
accredited in the Russian Federation in the FSI SRC
with the Russian Ministry of Justice only. Inclusion into
the Register is obligatory for all representative offices
irrespective of the time and accrediting organization..
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Accreditation of branches
Procedure for accreditation of a foreign legal entity’s branch
is provided for by the federal law on foreign investment in the
Russian Federation.
In keeping with RF Government Decree no. 1419 of
December 21, 1999, since January, 2000 the Chamber is
responsible for the accreditation and keeping the State Register
of foreign legal entities’ branches accredited in the Russian
Federation.
Accreditation is provided for 1, 2, 3 or 5 years and, if
necessary, may be subsequently extended. A branch receives a
certificate on accreditation and inclusion in the State Register
of branches of foreign legal entities accredited in the Russian
Federation.
Accreditation of foreign legal entities’ branches in the
Russian Federation is carried out exclusively by the Chamber. 7
List of documents
for representative
offices
for branches
• Written application
• Written application
• Extract from the Trade Register
• Extract from the Trade Register
• Articles of Incorporation
of a country of origin
• Resolution on establishment
• Articles of Incorporation
• Representative office regulations
• Resolution on establishment of a branch
• Letter of reference from a foreign bank
• Branch regulations
• Letters of reference from Russian business
partners
• Letter of reference from a foreign bank
• Power of attorney issued to the
representative office’s head
• Power of attorney issued to the authorized
person
• Document certifying the address
of the representative office
• Power of attorney issued to the branch’s
head
• Power of attorney issued to the authorized
person
• Data card of the branch
• Data card of the representative office
http://palata.ru/recep/docs/ap02.php
http://palata.ru/recep/docs3/01.php
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Steps for starting operations
• Receiving accreditation
• Registering with the Department of the Federal Tax
Service
• Receiving codes from the Federal State Statistics
Service
• Registering with the following extra-budgetary
funds:
Compulsory Health Insurance Fund
Social Insurance Fund
Russian Federation Pension Fund
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Federal executive agencies issuing permits for
establishment of representative offices based on
their fields of operation
Non-for-profit Organizations
Russian Ministry of Justice
Adoption organizations
and public bodies
Ministry of Education and Science
Insurance organizations
Federal Insurance Supervisory
Authority (Rosstrakhnadzor)
Civil aviation organizations
Federal Agency for Air Transport
(Rosaviatsia)
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• Lending institutions receive permits for
establishment of representative offices
in the Russian Federation at the Bank
of Russia
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The Chamber provides personal accreditation
and visa support to accredited employees
of representative offices and branches and their
family members
Accredited foreign employees of branches and foreign
representative offices of foreign legal entities accredited by
the Chamber.
Accreditation of foreign nationals proves their official
status as employees of a representative office/branch.
The personal accreditation term is limited
accreditation term of a separate subdivision.
by the
Upon expiration of personal accreditation, accreditation
card is to be returned to the Chamber.
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Visa support is provided to the following categories
of employees of separate subdivisions
and their family members
1. Foreign employees of branches and representative
offices of international organizations and foreign non-forprofit nongovernmental organizations included into the
Register of the Russian Ministry of Justice.
2. Foreign employees of foreign companies’ representative
offices accredited by other authorized bodies and included
into the Uniform State Register.
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Categories and types of Russian visas
• Ordinary working visa
• Ordinary private visa
• Ordinary business visa
• Transit visa
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Invitation for entry to the Russian Federation
is a basis for issue of a Russian visa by
Russian diplomatic missions or consulates.
Visas are issued for a term of up to:
• 3 months (single-entry and double-entry visas)
• 12 months (multi-entry visas)
Total duration of stay with multiple business visa
cannot exceed 90 days within each 180 days period.
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Work permits in Russia
To engage foreign workers, a permit to engage
foreign labor is required.
Work permit is a document certifying a foreign
national’s right to temporary employment in
Russia.
The above papers are issued by the Federal
Migration Service.
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Russian Law on Accreditation
The quota on issue of invitations to foreigners to enter the
Russian Federation for employment purposes and quota on
issue of work permits to foreigners does not apply to highlyskilled professionals.
An employer independently evaluates expertise of foreigner
nationals engaged as highly-skilled professionals and bears
relevant risks.
Highly-skilled professionals could be engaged by foreign
companies’ branches accredited in the Russian Federation in
keeping with the established procedure. RE
Requirement on work permit does not apply to foreign
employees of accredited representative offices based on a
reciprocity principle under the international agreements of the
Russian Federation.
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Publishing activities
BULLETIN of the FSI SRC with the Russian
Ministry of Justice
The journal is on the Supreme Attestation
Committee List (list of top peer-reviewed academic
journals and periodicals where top line academic
findings of dissertations for degree of candidate or
doctor should be published).
The main theme that runs through the journal is
direct investment and its legal regulation. The
articles deal with various economic and legal
aspects of the problem in issue and contain expert
advice. Leading law and economy scholars are
among the journal’s authors. Considerable part of
the title is devoted to information material which
gives an overview of the Chamber’s operations
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Federal State Institution
State Registration Chamber
with the Ministry of Justice of the Russian Federation
Address: 3/5 Smolensky bulvar,
Moscow,119121, Russia
Phones:
+7 499 246-72-00,
+7 499 246-86-49
Fax:
+7 499 246-04-22,
+7 499 255-36-44
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www.palata.ru
[email protected]
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