According to Federal Law #203-FZ “On Amendment of Federal Law “On the Legal Status of Foreign Citizens in the Russian Federation” and of Certain Legislative Acts of the Russian Federation for Creation of Favorable Conditions for Education of Foreign Citizens and Stateless Persons in the Russian Federation” effective on July 23, 2013, full-time international students taking state-accredited degree programs at professional and higher education institutions are legally authorized to work subject to obtaining a work permit.
A work permit is not required for:
A foreign citizen must file a work permit application with the local office of the Federal Migration Service of Russia where they were registered and attach:
The state work permit duty is 1000 rubles.
The work permit will be issued by the local office of the Federal Migration Service within 10 work days after the application is filed, provided that the applicant is 18 or older and the application contains true and complete information.
To renew a work permit, a foreign citizen must submit (no later than 15 work days before the work permit expires) to the federal or local office of the migration authority the following:
Renewal of the work permit will be granted within three work days after all the above documents are submitted.