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					           A Questionnaire for employers, who engage foreign specialists
          (Highly Qualified Specialists) for work in the Russian Federation
    The questionnaire is anonymous and voluntary. The findings will be used only as
an aggregate statistic.
    The questionnaire is seeks to evaluate the influence that the change in the
migration legislation has had on the rate of introduction of HQS into the Russian
Federation and the inflow of investments into Russian economy.
    After filling this form please send its PDF version by e-mail:
SvinarevaES@economy.gov.ru.
    Please accept our thanks for your participation!
Acronyms used:
HQS – Highly qualified specialists who earn 2 million rubles or more per year.
  1.0    Which sphere of economy is your organization engaged in:
         Agriculture, hunting and services in this segment:
         Forestry, wood processing and services in this segment:
         Fishing and fish farming:
         Extraction of mineral deposits:
         Consumables production, including beverages, and
         tobacco:
         Fabric and sewing production:
         Production of leather, leather goods, and shoes:
         Wood processing and production of wooden goods:
         Paper and by-product manufacturing; publishing:
         Petroleum processing:
         Chemical production:
         Production of rubber and polymer goods:
         Metal production and production of metallic goods:
         Production of other non-metal mineral products:
         Production of electrical equipment, technological and
         optical equipment:
         Production of automotive goods and equipment:
         Production and distribution of electricity, gas and water:
         Construction:
         Bulk and retail trade, automotive, motorcycle, consumer
         goods repair:
         Hotels and restaurants:
         Transport:
         Communications:
         Finance:
         Transactions concerning real estate, rent and services in
         that segment:
         Education:
         Healthcare and social services:
         Other types of economic activity (please list):
                                                                            _______________

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      The regions of Russia where your organization is doing
2.0
      business:
                                                                     _________________


      The total number of employees in your organization:             ________________
      inclusive foreign specialists:
3.0                                                                   ________________
       (Please list the date for which the number of total/foreign
      employees was given)



      Total investments of your organization into the Russian
4.0   economy (for the total period of business activity in
      Russia):

      Less than 1 million US dollars

      From 1 to 30 million US dollars

      From 30 to 100 million US dollars

      From 100 to 500 million US dollars

      From 500 to 1 billion US dollars

      Over 1 billion US dollars

      No investments


5.0   Your annual revenue worldwide, including Russia:

      Less than 1 million US dollars

      From 1 to 10 million US dollars

      From 10 to 100 million US dollars

      From 100 to 1 billion US dollars

      From 1 billion dollars US to 5 billion US dollars

      Over 5 billion US dollars


      Does your company plan to invest into Russian economy
6.0   in 2010-2012?                                                  Yes          No



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    6.1    If YES, what is the amount:                                                         2010           2011           2012

           Less than 1 million US dollars

           From 1 to 30 million US dollars

           From 30 to 100 million US dollars

           From 100 to 500 million US dollars

           From 500 to 1 billion US dollars

           Over 1 billion US dollars

    6.2    If NO, please cross out:


           Did you benefit from the new procedure for obtaining a
    7.0    work permit for HQS that effective from the 1st of July                                  Yes                    No
           2010, federal law № 86-FZ1?

                                                                                                 I didn’t know

                                                                                             The specialists don’t
                                                                                               qualify as a HQS
           If you answered NO, please explain the reason as to why                             It is necessairy to
           you were not able to submit the documentation for                                    review the new
    7.1                                                                                      legislation practices
           foreign specialist in accordance with the procedure set
           forth for the HQS.
                                                                                              Others (please list)
                                                                                                                          _______

           If you answered YES, then how many work permits has                                               _________
    7.2                                                                                          (Please list the number of people)
           your organization obtained?


          Does the new legislation for HQS have an influence on the investment climate on the
    8.0
          Russian Federation?
           The change acts to improve the investment climate on the
           Russian Federation

           The change acts to worsen the investment climate of the
           Russian Federation

           The change has no effect on the investment climate of the
           Russian Federation



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  From 1st July 2010 Federal Law № 86-FZ «Concerning the amendments to the Federal Law «Concerning the legal rights of foreign
citizens in the Russian Federation» and other federal laws of the Russian Federation» became effective, simplifying the procedure for
obtaining a work permit, and registering in the migration registry for foreign HQS


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       Did the change in the migration legislation for engagement of the HQS effect your
9.0
       investment and business plans in Russia?

       Yes, it had a positive influence (we plan to expand our
       activity on the territory of the Russian Federation)

       It did not influence organization’s plan (yet)




       It had a negative influence (please list a reason)

                                                                  ________________________



       How many work permits has your organization                           _________
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       received?                                                    (Please list the number of people)



       Did you receive any rejections for the HQS
11     applications?                                                  Yes                   No

       If you answered is YES, please explain the grounds for the rejection of an application
11.1
       for a HQS work permit?




        Did you ever encounter problems with engaging HQS
12                                                                    Yes                   No
       on the territory of the Russian Federation?
       If you answered YES, in which area did you encounter
12.1
       problems? (Please tick the applicable)
       Obtaining a work permit for HQS

       Obtaining an invitation for entry of HQS

       Obtaining a visa

       Obtaining residency

       Sending a HQS on a business trip

       Registering with the migration authorities

       Registering with the tax authorities

       Other (please list)


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                                                                          ________________




     In which of the following occupations does your organization engage HQS for work on
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     the territory of the Russian Federation?

     Top-managers

     Mid-level managers (Department heads, heads of the
     divisions, etc.)

     Specialists with a narrow profile (engineers, technicians,
     doctors, financial analysts, programmers, teachers)

     Other specialists (athletes, artists, others – please list)          _________________



                                                                                         5-
                                                                                   3-5
                                                                                         10 Over
                                                                    2       2 -3   mil
     What is the level of the annual salary (including the                               mil 10
14                                                                 mln.     mil.    .
     bonuses) for the HQS you have engaged?                                               .  mil.
                                                                   Rub.     Rub    Ru
                                                                                         Ru Rub
                                                                                    b
                                                                                          b




     Do you plan to engage HQS via the simplified
15                                                                    Yes                No
     procedure in the coming year 2011?


     How many HQS do you plan to engage in the year
16                                                                           ____________
     2011?




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