Who is considered to be a highly qualified specialist?
A highly qualified specialist is considered to be a foreign citizen having work experience, skills and achievements in the specific activity, in case the terms of his employment in the Russian Federation are expected to include obtaining of the salary (remuneration) in the amount of two or more million rubles for the period not exceeding one year.
The status of the specialist is certified by labour or civil law contract containing a necessary condition of the rate of the salary which must be not less than 2 million rubles per a year. It is reasonably to specify in labour or civil contract that a foreign citizen is involved as a highly qualified specialist.
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