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    New law re: TRP, PRP, work permits

    President Putin has just signed a new law according to which it appears that applicants must submit documentary proof of their knowledge of the Russian language, Russian history and basic Russian law in order to receive or prolong temporary residency, permanent residency or permission to work in the RF.

    There is an exception for highly-qualified specialists and for certain students/graduates of RF educational institutes.

    Here is the text an article published today, April 21, 2014 (link at the end):

    В России вступил в силу закон, обязывающий мигрантов подтверждать знание русского языка, истории и законов РФ.

    Президент РФ Владимир Путин подписал Федеральный закон "О внесении изменений в Федеральный закон "О правовом положении иностранных граждан в Российской Федерации". Документ был принят Государственной Думой РФ 4 апреля 2014 года и одобрен Советом Федерации 16 апреля 2014 года. Закон вводит обязательное документальное подтверждение знания русского языка, истории и основ законодательства Российской Федерации для иностранных граждан, получающих разрешение на временное проживание, вид на жительство, разрешение на работу либо патент (за исключением высококвалифицированных специалистов).


    Об этом сообщает Корреспондент.


    Кроме того, законом предусмотрено, что иностранные граждане, которым вид на жительство или разрешение на работу были выданы до 1 января 2015 г., также представляют документ, подтверждающий владение русским языком, знание ими истории России и основ законодательства Российской Федерации, при подаче заявления о продлении срока действия ранее выданного вида на жительство или разрешения на работу.


    В законе указано, что освобождение распространяется на студентов учреждений профобразований и вузов, имеющих государственную аккредитацию по основным профессиональным программам.


    Федеральным законом устанавливается, что иностранный гражданин обязан подтвердить владение русским языком, знание истории России и основ законодательства Российской Федерации специальным документом. Это может быть сертификат, документ государственного образца об образовании (на уровне не ниже основного общего образования), выданный образовательным учреждением на территории государства, входившего в состав СССР, до 1 сентября 1991 года. Это также документ об образовании и (или) о квалификации, выданный лицам, успешно прошедшим государственную итоговую аттестацию на территории Российской Федерации с 1 сентября 1991 года.

    http://ruslentanews.com/news/mir/567...toriyu-rf.html

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    Looks like it is a bit connected to the tropic in my post http://expat.ru/forum/showthread.php?t=590722
    As I understand it it's a law regarding immigrants from the former Soviet union only?

    BTW another article regarding this law http://www.sptimes.ru/story/39664

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    Yeah, this can't be for English teachers and foreign expats who come here to work. It would be crazy to demand full knowledge of the Russian language from them.

    It's just for the gastarbeiters.

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    In its present form, the law apparently only exempts people who are here as highly-qualified specialists, and their families. That wouldn't include most teachers because of the salary requirements to qualify for an HQS visa.

    The St. P. Times article mentions an exemption for those under 18 or over 60. There is no exemption mentioned for foreigners who marry Russians and use that as the basis for getting temporary residency outside the quota.

    Many Russian laws are amended shortly after they go into effect - when unintended and undesirable consequences become apparent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by N.Hoffman View Post
    Yeah, this can't be for English teachers and foreign expats who come here to work. It would be crazy to demand full knowledge of the Russian language from them.

    It's just for the gastarbeiters.
    Perhaps it would be useful if language teachers could demonstrate a level.of competency in Russian

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    Well, that's worrying, as I am just about to submit my TRP application in around 3 weeks time. Any ideas when this law will take effect?

    I have no problem with the requirements however, but it would give me very little notice if this law was to be implemented straight away. I hope that in 1 years time when I come to renew my TRP that I will have a good grasp of the language and I think I am already reasonably informed on the history, but learning Russian law?! Learning any nations laws is a tough job!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by GarethM View Post
    Well, that's worrying, as I am just about to submit my TRP application in around 3 weeks time. Any ideas when this law will take effect?
    January 1, 2015.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GarethM View Post
    Well, that's worrying, as I am just about to submit my TRP application in around 3 weeks time. Any ideas when this law will take effect?

    I have no problem with the requirements however, but it would give me very little notice if this law was to be implemented straight away. I hope that in 1 years time when I come to renew my TRP that I will have a good grasp of the language and I think I am already reasonably informed on the history, but learning Russian law?! Learning any nations laws is a tough job!!!!
    Russian laws... good luck with at since the laws change all the time. It's a mouse-and-cheese game.

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    Of course people will be able to buy this exam

    I guess soon the first agencies will arise offering the test results. Participating the test while others will take it. Just keep an eye out for such services.

    I'm quite sure however that this requirement won't be enforced for Non Soviet union workers. Despite it to be written in the law.

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    Imagine it will be strictly enforced

    Just imagine the following rules:

    any workpermit: Russian knowledge needed

    TRP and PRP application and even Reregistration: Russian knowledge needed

    Being married orbeing the sole supporter of a Russian child is no exemption. Not passing the exam = leave the country!

    The law will come in effect by 2015, but has a big campaign already started and has it already become transperent where such test could be taken? No

    After some research I found out tht such a test is really on a high level. C1 level in the common European framework.

    I'm just thinking: Isn't this a basic SCAM of human Rights?! People who are working here and who have families to support must leave. Families lose their income and are left to starve.

    What do they want to achieve with such a strict rule? I simply cannot understand.

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    nothing is eaten as hot as it is cooked

    I'm just thinking: Isn't this a basic SCAM of human Rights?! People who are working here and who have families to support must leave. Families lose their income and are left to starve.

    What do they want to achieve with such a strict rule? I simply cannot understand.[/QUOTE]



    and that is here and there and everywhere.

    by the way, i did on the internet and proficiency test in german language that is needed for Austria and Germany...
    came in on a misely 40%....,would have failed.
    and we watched the local Tv news yesterday at home, here in Moscow. there were 3 questions shown that will be asked. none of the -russians- around knew the answer to them.....
    go tell..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Benedikt View Post
    and that is here and there and everywhere.
    Not quite everywhere. US and Canada don't require this unless if applying for citizenship.

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    Quote Originally Posted by N.Hoffman View Post
    What do they want to achieve with such a strict rule? I simply cannot understand.
    It's Russia for Russians. The law was designed to stem migrants from 'stan and asian countries. However, with unintended consequence it does impact Westerns living or working legally in Russia. It's badly designed law and if Russia wanted to stem the flow from central asia and all they have to do impose the visa regime. Having visa-free regime with 'stan and asian countries doesn't really help Russia but made things worse. It's like giving Mexican visa-free regime to US and they'll all be flocking over the border in an instant.

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    I had a chat with a good agent about this topic. he told me that they are still discussing about the exact details of the rules. Very likely this rule won't affect westerners who have a family here. Another thing is that Russia doesn't have their test centers ready at all. It's all a mess. Most likely this rule will be postponed a little.

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    as i said...

    Quote Originally Posted by N.Hoffman View Post
    I had a chat with a good agent about this topic. he told me that they are still discussing about the exact details of the rules. Very likely this rule won't affect westerners who have a family here. Another thing is that Russia doesn't have their test centers ready at all. It's all a mess. Most likely this rule will be postponed a little.


    nothing is being eaten as hot as it is being cooked.
    for that i am long enough here...not that in my oh so nice little Austria things are so much better.
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