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elliotts
11-06-2012, 18:08
Hi all,

Was wondering if you could help me. I am working in Moscow and have a work visa (HQS) which is valid until 03/2014. Same timeframe with my work permit as the visa is based on it. I am planning to hand in my notice (let's say end of July) and am required to hand in my work permit on the last day of work. I do not intend to find other work in Russia as I am planning to leave but not before end of September.

Does anyone now if I can still stay another 2 months without working or do I have to leave the country immediately ?
Many thanks !!!

Swordfish90293
11-06-2012, 21:51
A work permit is tied to the employer. I believe once one's relationship with their employer is severed they have a certain number (11) of days by which to leave the country.

But you should check with someone who knows, i.e. an immigration attorney or visa agent...

Benedikt
12-06-2012, 10:42
Does anyone now if I can still stay another 2 months without working or do I have to leave the country immediately ?
Many thanks !!![/QUOTE]



your employer will HAVE to notify the authorities, after all he does not want to pay tax and you are not there anymore. you have about 2 weeks before you have to leave the country. if you leave on good terms you employer could add 1 month, and that is the max, of leave of absence /unpaid leave and you could stay here.
(-we- were in the same situation. when the casinos closed all -foreigners were retrenched, because there was no more business. and we all left on good terms. got 2 weeks and one month extension. during that time we all found work, but still had to leave. I just had done a NEW visum, was still valid for a year. But they are company bound...and could not just exchanged for /with the new company. which would not matter in your case anyway.

But to September is a no go. And don't try to overstay, you are in the computer and the -least- they can do at the airport, let you wait so long to pay a fine, that you miss your plane. since they can see that you are leaving the country permanently.

elliotts
12-06-2012, 13:19
Thanks guys that's very helpful !!

elliotts
12-06-2012, 13:48
You mentioned the 1 month unpaid leave. Do you say that because you believe thats what an employer would give as a maximum or are you aware of any legal requirements that say 1 month is the max for unpaid leave. I was thinking of asking for 3 month unpaid leave.

Thanks !!

Benedikt
12-06-2012, 15:01
You mentioned the 1 month unpaid leave. Do you say that because you believe thats what an employer would give as a maximum or are you aware of any legal requirements that say 1 month is the max for unpaid leave. I was thinking of asking for 3 month unpaid leave.

Thanks !!


she said i can have only so much unpaid leave as i have official leave,( to be in line with the contract) which was one month. That could have been the truth or maybe also instructions.
anyone knows different i stay corrected.

elliotts
12-06-2012, 22:48
Ok, cheers! Thanks for your help!