HIV Tests for Work Permits - New Rules

Please be informed that starting July 1, 2011 to obtain a work permit foreign nationals are required to have HIV-medical certificates issued only by state or municipal medical institutions. This is on the basis of the Decree of Moscow Chief sanitary doctor #9 dated 13th May .2011. The above stated Decree has established the requirement for medical check-ups only with regards to HIV. The inspectors of the Federal Immigration Department of Moscow have confirmed that medical check-ups confirming absence of leprosy, tuberculosis, syphilis, chlamydia, chancroid and drug addiction can be carried in commercial clinics. HIV-certificate should be submitted if a work permit is processed according to the regular procedure (which includes obtaining of an employment permission, etc.). Highly qualified specialists are not required to submit any medical certificates.

This information has been provided by our partners, TIM Services, The Professional Immigration Agency

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