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Please be aware that we accept the respective direct applications from AEB members only. The non-member companies are welcome to apply for the third list either via the respective national business chambers/associations or national embassies.

Guidelines for Highly qualified specialists (HQS) regarding the application procedure for HQS re-entry to the Russian Federation during restriction measures aligned with COVID-19 through AEB lists 

  1. Please note that the requested information is related only to the managers holding valid work visas and work permits as invitations for new foreign employees cannot be currently issued.  
  2. Please fill the Excel form in Russian (company name and HQS name both in Russian and Latin transcription), the excel table you can find on the AEB website.  
  3. Send the filled excel table to
  4. Please note that the HQS family members can be also included. In the column “position”, please indicate accompanying HQS family member, who has only visa, in the column “work permit” – you put nothing. 
  5. As soon as the information will be collected AEB will send a request letter to the Government.  
  6. Based on the HQS re-entry application requests, AEB will set up a mailing list to inform about the RF Government resolution, possible flights. 
  7. If HQS receives notification from AEB that RF Government approved the AEB lists that says: HQS was included in the approved list and confirms permission for him/her to re-entry, since that moment HQS can plan the trip back to Russia. 
  8. To proceed with permission of the entry to the Russian Federation from practical point of view, please send us the following information listed below as soon as you know the details of your trip back:  
    1) Name (names) and surname according to the passport. 
    2) Mode of transport (avia or road). 
    3) Details of transport unit (estimated date and time, flight number or car plate number). 
    4) Border crossing point (name of the airport or name road check point).  
  9. Possible flights shall be checked with Airline companies individually. 
  10.  Concerning potential flights to Russia please contact local Aeroflot contact center, Russia’s Consulate, and Consulate of your country of origin in Russia. 
  11. On the border HQS is obliged to present his/her passport with a valid Russian visa, copy of labor contact. 
  12. Please also note that it is recommended to arrange a special transport provided by your company from the airport to the place of your residence.

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AEB Members benefit from a quicker and easier way of applying for work visas and work permits for their foreign employees in Russia.


HQS Re-Entry Situation Centre
Anna Arsentyeva

HQS Re-Entry Situation Centre
Ksenia Solovieva

HQS Re-Entry Situation Centre
Olga Abramova

+7 (495) 234-27-64