On 19 March 12020, the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs (‘Ministry’) announced that foreign citizens who are present in the territory of Russia, can apply for an extension of visas and residence permits.
Foreign nationals can submit an application to the nearest territorial department of the Ministry.
Upon the application:
The Ministry will also issue permits to engage foreign employees and work permits for foreign citizens who are present in the territory of Russia.
In addition, foreign citizens may apply for new migration ‘patents’ (a particular type of work permit), without leaving Russia. Foreign nationals who missed the deadline for extension of the patent will not incur administrative liability.