Entry of foreign specialists into Russia
The Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs reported on problems with issuing visas for foreign technical service specialists and asked the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Federal security service and the Ministry of Internal Affairs to ensure the entry of this category of citizens into the country.
According to the head of the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs, Alexander Shokhin, despite the order of the government about the entry of specialists to Russia, there are problems with obtaining visas that particularly influences on industries that need to have service technicians. It is necessary to issue these visas without restrictions.
It should be reminded that on March 16, Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin signed a decree about the restriction of the foreigners to entry to Russia.
The head of the Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs has prepared a letter asking to allow foreign specialists to go to Russia besides the quarantine conditions. In his letter, the head reminded that the presence of foreign experts is necessary in the construction of complex technical units, in the installation of expensive equipment. He thinks it is necessary to ensure the issuance of invitations and visas for such foreigners to enter the country.
“We have no information about any difficulties link with the issuance of the visas, the Russian Foreign Ministry has not received the requests of federal government agencies about the problems with obtaining invitations by foreign technical specialists,” — said the Ministry.
It is necessary to stress that the Ministry of Internal Affairs continues to issue invitations to foreign specialists, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has demanded the Russian embassies to issue visas with the purpose of entry “technical services” without restrictions.