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Ministry of Internal Affairs: foreigners working on patents paid 43.5 billion rubles in 2020

According to the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation, in 2020 foreigners working in Russia on labor patents transferred 43.5 billion rubles to the regional budgets, TASS reports.

In just 11 months of last year, just over one million patents were issued. This document gives foreign citizens the right to work for legal entities or individual entrepreneurs.

It is noted that due to the coronavirus pandemic, the number of labor patents has decreased. So, in 2019, over 1.7 million were issued.

The number of foreigners registered with the migration register who arrived in Russia for various purposes also decreased – from 19.5 million to 9.8 million.

Earlier it was reported that the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation has prepared a draft of a new federal law on migration issues, according to which it is proposed to introduce an advance tax for foreigners who come to Russia to work. It is noted that the relevant draft law will simplify the procedure for obtaining Russian citizenship and employment of citizens of other countries.

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