The government submitted a bill that raises the size of the state duty for issuing a residence permit to foreign citizens to the State Duma.
Bill No. 709422-7 contains amendments to article 333.28 of the RF Tax Code, which increase the size of the state duty for issuing a residence permit from 3,500 rubles to 5,000 rubles.
The government explains that the increase in state duty is connected with the preparation of amendments to the law on the legal status of foreign citizens (No. 115-ФЗ dated July 25, 2002). These amendments provide for the granting of perpetual residence permits, except for the cases of issuing them to highly qualified specialists and their family members (for the duration of the work permit) and qualified specialists (for three years).