Practical Information and Advice

Here is all the information you may need before you travel to Russia, as well as some practical advice and tips on safety, money, where to get a mobile phone, how to deal with police etc. 

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Personal Income Tax in Russia

If you receive payment from the sources in Russia (such as a salary, a one-off payment, or income from selling your real estate) the tax on such income needs to be paid in Russia.

Russian Tax Legislation

If you are working or running a company in Russia you are subject to several different taxes, which you should be aware of in order to make sure you don't break the law.

The Legal Status of Foreigners in Russia: Residency Permits and Long-Term Work Visas

When you travel to Russia on a tourist or a business visa you can stay in Russia not longer than 90 days in every 180-day period (they don't have to be consecutive but may also be), so if you need to settle in Russia for longer, you will need a different type of visa.