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sarachristinefirth
30-07-2009, 17:03
I've visited Moscow before on a tourist visa and undertook a work placement whilst I was there which was all okay but they were not involved in arranging my visa.

What's confusing me slightly is that there are a lot of part-time positions for english language natives available yet all the ones I've been in contact with say they do not offer visa support.

Am I right in believing that you cannot work and be paid in Moscow without a working visa?

Any advice would be much appreciated.

Qdos
30-07-2009, 17:06
You are not authorised to be engaged in employment on a tourist visa, it's really that short and simple to reply succinctly to your question :)

AndreyS
30-07-2009, 17:14
You are not authorised to be engaged in employment on a tourist visa, it's really that short and simple to reply succinctly to your question :)

You are so tough with such a beautiful girl...

Sara, you can apply to English schools as a native teacher, they forever need native speakers....
E.g., www.bkc.ru, www.tomshouse.ru.

Qdos
30-07-2009, 17:20
You are so tough with such a beautiful girl...

Trust you to look at her profile photographs before all else... :coffee:

AndreyS
30-07-2009, 17:23
Trust you to look at her profile photographs before all else... :coffee:
Yes.

Qdos
30-07-2009, 17:30
They say gentlemen prefer blondes, but I'm more into brunettes.

Guess that it must also mean I'm not a gentleman... :devil:

* Didn't mean to go off topic *

sarachristinefirth
30-07-2009, 18:07
You are not authorised to be engaged in employment on a tourist visa, it's really that short and simple to reply succinctly to your question :)

Appreciated, but it's confusing that so many positions have come back with offers for interview but stating they do not offer visa support.

From the looks of things gaining a work visa requires the organisation your working with to be involved in the process.

So short of taking a full time position with someone who offers visa support there's no way of working part-time or casually legally?

Qdos
30-07-2009, 18:13
There are 'other' ways to get a work permit... :clown:

* or so I am reliably informed *

But it's not cheap if you are only planning on a short stay such as a tourist visa offers...

AndreyS
30-07-2009, 18:22
They say gentlemen prefer blondes, but I'm more into brunettes.

Guess that it must also mean I'm not a gentleman... :devil:

* Didn't mean to go off topic *

Frankly, I am into both! ;-)

Qdos
30-07-2009, 18:24
Frankly, I am into both! ;)

You rotten scoundrel... :applause:

Judge
30-07-2009, 18:38
Sara, schools like English First and BKC offer visa support.
Курсы английского языка от English First - это настоящее изучение английского языка для детей и взрослых | разговорный английский | деловой английский | обучение английскому - школа английского EF (http://www.englishfirst.ru/)

Teaching English in Russia | BKC-International House | ESL / EFL Jobs in Russia, in Moscow: ESL, EFL, TEFL Jobs. Teaching positions in Russia. (http://www.bkcih-moscow.com/)

Kartoshka
31-07-2009, 10:30
I'm not sure if this is still true, but it used to be that you could legally work while on a student visa.

Bels
31-07-2009, 14:32
Sara, schools like English First and BKC offer visa support.
Курсы английского языка от English First - это настоящее изучение английского языка для детей и взрослых | разговорный английский | деловой английский | обучение английскому - школа английского EF (http://www.englishfirst.ru/)

Teaching English in Russia | BKC-International House | ESL / EFL Jobs in Russia, in Moscow: ESL, EFL, TEFL Jobs. Teaching positions in Russia. (http://www.bkcih-moscow.com/)

If we are going to talk about the big three we might as well add the third one:

Language Link Corporate Site. Welcome to Language Link Russia (http://jobs.languagelink.ru/)

Best to apply from your home country to get all benifits of telephone interview, shared flat, visa and work permit support,travelling allowance, and a proper work contract. I don't advise coming to Moscow and taking your chances on empoyment on a tourist or business visa alone.

kapione
02-08-2009, 20:19
the better schools will help you with visas ,visa support , and possible subsidize your housing, or have you share a flat with another teacher.... remember when this happen they will chip down your salary to a very low level....Moscow is VERY expensive to live in.... Any school or company you work for who doesnt get you a working visa IS BREAKING the law , you working on any other visa other than a working visa is also breaking the law, I hope this is clear for you... any further questions PM me
Sara, schools like English First and BKC offer visa support.
Курсы английского языка от English First - это настоящее изучение английского языка для детей и взрослых | разговорный английский | деловой английский | обучение английскому - школа английского EF (http://www.englishfirst.ru/)

Teaching English in Russia | BKC-International House | ESL / EFL Jobs in Russia, in Moscow: ESL, EFL, TEFL Jobs. Teaching positions in Russia. (http://www.bkcih-moscow.com/)

Mud
13-08-2009, 20:30
Hi Sarah!

Perhaps the offers for interviews are from schools, companies, etc,,,, who need you for part-time hours. Some companies and schools give you visa support and keep you somewhat busy. However, you may still have free time and wish to make some more money. That is who these companies target.

For example, you work for a company which employs you to teach business professionals before or after the work day. They may give you visa support and keep you busy until 10:00 am or 10:30 am. Then again you teach at 5:00 pm or 6:00 pm. You are free from mid-morning until 5:00 or so to do whatever you wish.

As you already have a visa, some companies may offer you some opportunities to earn money during this free time and thereby help you to earn money. As already stated, this is probably illegal so you may wish to avoid it but that may explain why you are getting invitations to interview with organizations who provide no visa support. That may clear up part of your question.