As from January 1, the Moldovans who work in the Russian Federation risk being deported if they do not have the papers in order. The Russian news agency TASS said the foreigners who work illegally in Russia will be fined up to 5,000 Russian rubles (about 1,200 lei, e.n.). Besides being fined, they will be deported and will be banned from entering Russia. Fort each illegal worker, the employer will be fined 800,000 Russian rubles (equal to almost 200,000 lei), IPN reports.
Representatives of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs said the provisional measures introduced by the President of Russia, which enable foreigners to regulate the legal status for working legally without leaving the Russian Federation, expire on December 31.
The citizens of several states, including the Republic of Moldova, have the right to ask for a patent without taking into account the requirements concerning the time limit for submitting documents and the goal declared when entering Russia. The employers that engage foreigners in works can sign work contracts with these and are to notify the responsible local bodies within three days. Also, the employers should have a permit for hiring foreign workers.