How to Get Temporary Residency Permit in Russia?

How to Get Temporary Residency Permit in Russia?

How to Get Temporary Residency Permit in Russia?

How to Get Temporary Residency Permit in Russia?

At different stages of life, people have to take decision for migrating from one country to another country for many reasons. Finding jobs and completing higher studies are the commonest reasons. Apart from them, people have to move to a new country due to many other reasons. For example, you have married to a person who is a citizen of Russia. In such case, you would like to move to Russia with your partner to live together. The first stage of getting a residence permit in Russia is obtaining a temporary residence permit.

Basic Facts on Temporary Residence Permit in Russia

You would require no quota for applying for a temporary residence permit when you as a foreign national marry a person who is living in Russia. Once temporary residence permit application is approved, you shall get a fixed term period of it. The maximum validity of such permit is for 3 years. Once this term is completed, this permit cannot be renewed. In that case, you need to move on to applying for the permanent residence permit. Once applied for the temporary residency permit, when you can expect for its approval? Generally, it would take around 6 months to get approved by the Federal Migration Service.

The application cannot be done online. You need to visit the local office of the Federal Migration Service to attain your application form. This form has to be filled up properly and then you should submit it along with all required documents. Make sure information provided on the form are truthful and correct. Minimal error in an application in verification phase can lead to turning down the application.

Documents that you require for applying for Temporary Residence Permit in Russia

The applicant for the temporary residence permit in Russia has to come up with a few documents. These documents must be authentic. They must also be submitted in the proper way. A glimpse on the documents is provided below.

  • Passport sized photographs
  • Passport as identification document
  • Another identity document of your present country
  • Medical certificate confirming that person is not HIV infected
  • Medical certificates would also be required stating that the applicant is not suffering from critical diseases that could contaminate and cause potential health hazards
  • Documents should be there, confirming applicant’s knowledge on Russian language, basic history, cultural aspects, etc.

Make sure that these documents have been submitted with perfection. Any possible mistakes or errors in submitting document can lead to application termination. Application approval would take 6 months long time.

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Immigrants are largely behind Canada’s status as one of the best-educated countries

Immigrants are largely behind Canada’s status as one of the best-educated countries

Immigrants are largely behind Canada's status as one of the best-educated countries

Immigrants are largely behind Canada’s status as one of the best-educated countries

Thirty-six percent of the children of immigrants held university degrees, compared to 24 percent of their peers with Canadian-born parents.

Canada can credit immigrants for making it one of the best-educated countries in the world.

Not only do many newcomers arrive with university degrees, their high expectations for their children’s academic achievements also appear to lead to the pursuit of higher education among their children, according to a new internal government analysis.

The Immigration Department report, obtained through an access to information request, found 36 percent of the children of immigrants aged 25 to 35 held university degrees, compared to 24 percent of their peers with Canadian-born parents.

Among the top immigration source countries, more than 50 percent of the children of immigrants from China and India graduated from university, while one-third of those born to Filipino immigrant parents finished their degrees.

By comparison, between 30 and 37 percent of children to immigrants from Western Europe completed university, followed by those from Latin America and the Caribbean at a rate ranging from 23 to 28 percent — about par with children with Canadian-born parents, the report said.

“The educational attainment of the parent’s matters; children with highly educated parents are more likely to be highly educated themselves. And immigrant parents in Canada tend to have higher levels of educational attainment than Canadian-born parents,” said the report by researcher Garnett Picot for the department’s research and evaluation unit.

“Parents’ expectations regarding education matters, and immigrant families, particularly Asian families, tend to have higher educational expectations for their children, on average, than families with Canadian-born parents.”

Picot, who declined the Star’s interview request, said family income did not seem to play a role in the gaps in educational attainment.

“This is important because many immigrant families struggle economically,” he wrote in his article, titled The Educational and Labour market Outcomes of the Children of Immigrants: A Success to be Preserved.

The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) ranked Canada second only to Korea as the highest educated nation in the world in 2016, with over 60 percent of Canadians with a post-secondary education.

An Immigration Canada spokesperson said Picot’s study was part of the government’s attempt to monitor the long-term performance of immigration policies and programs by looking at how the children of immigrants are doing in terms of their educational and economic outcomes.

According to a separate study by Jack Jedwab of the Association of Canadian Studies, 54.2 percent of new immigrants in the prime working age between 35 and 44 had at least a bachelor’s degree in the cohorts arriving between 2011 and 2016, up from 30.5 percent in the 1990s. By comparison, only 27.9 percent of non-immigrants have the same level of education.

While 46.5 percent of visible-minority women and 45 percent of their male counterparts in this age group in Canada are university degree-holders, only 33.8 percent of white Canadian women and less than a quarter of white Canadian men have at least a bachelor’s degree.

“Canada is the most university-educated country in the planet and apparently immigrants and in particular those arriving here since the beginning of the 21st century are contributing to this,” said Jedwab, who teaches sociology and public affairs at Concordia University.

“Long gone are the days when someone can say those immigrants lack education. Though first-generation visible minority immigrants don’t do as well as first-generation white immigrants, their children are doing much better.”

However, Jedwab warns that visible minorities are made up of many ethnic groups and some fare better than others in their educational attainment. It’s important for policy-makers not to overlook the differences within such a diverse group.

University of Toronto sociology professor Monica Boyd said the aspirations of immigrant parents can be incredibly powerful in steering their children to success, especially if they are themselves highly educated but struggle to return to their old professions and make ends meet after coming to Canada.

“The pressure becomes more on the child because (the parents) did the move for them and want them to succeed,” said Boyd, the Canadian research chair in immigration, inequality and public policy, and co-author of a recent study on educational and labour market attainment among children of East Asian parents in the American Behavioral Scientist journal.

Overall, Picot said the children of immigrants are doing as well or better as adults in the labour market than their peers of Canadian-born parents because of they have higher educational attainment and are more likely to be in professional occupations than in blue collar jobs.

A 2011 Statistics Canada survey found that across all age cohorts, the second generation of immigrants had higher percentages than the next generation obtaining at least bachelors’ degrees.

Boyd suggested that one factor influencing how far people go in school is geography. Since the second generation of immigrants is more likely than the third generation to grow up in larger urban centres where the education level of the general population is higher, she said this could at least partially explain why the former tends to have higher educational attainment than the third generation.

The Immigration Department study said the average earnings of the employed children of immigrants tended to be 9 to 13 percent higher than those of workers with Canadian-born parents.

However, it also recognized that these statistics “mask” some important differences for visible minority groups who tend not to do as well in terms of economic outcomes despite their higher schooling.

York University education professor Carl James said policy-makers cannot overlook the underlying circumstances such as racism and discrimination that lead to the different academic attainment and economic performances among various immigrant groups.

“Black people have the same high expectations and motivation to achieve. It’s not sufficient to say some parents are more motivated than others. Doing so, we focus less on the socio-economic conditions, racism and xenophobia different ethnic groups and generations find themselves in,” said James, the Jean Augustine Chair in Education, Community and Diaspora at York.

“The way the (Immigration) Department’s report is presented, a teacher might approach and interact with students from different backgrounds differently based on expectations. A student may live up or down with the teacher’s expectation.”

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Express Entry linked PNP’s off to a strong start in 2018

Express Entry-linked PNPs off to a strong start in 2018

Express Entry-linked PNPs off to a strong start in 2018

Express Entry-linked PNPs off to a strong start in 2018

Five provincial Express Entry streams active in January

January was a busy month for Canada’s Provincial Nominee Programs, notably those aligned with the federal Express Entry system.

The two Express Entry draws conducted by the Government of Canada in January were complemented by the opening of five Express Entry-linked Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) streams over the course of the month.

Express Entry candidates with a provincial nomination get an additional 600 points toward their Comprehensive Ranking System (CRS) score, putting an invitation to apply for Canadian permanent residence well within reach.


One of the most active Express Entry-aligned PNP streams in January was the Ontario Immigrant Nominee Program (OINP)’s Human Capital Priorities Stream, which held two invitation rounds in one week. The Human Capital Priorities Stream allows the OINP to search the Express Entry pool for candidates in the Federal Skilled Worker Class and Canadian Experience Class with a CRS score of at least 400 points, among other eligibility criteria.

Ontario issued a total of 720 Notifications of Interest in the two Human Capital Priorities invitation rounds in January, a detail that the OINP now discloses along with the CRS score range for each individual round and the date range when its search of the Express Entry pool took place. The inclusion of these details is a new development for the OINP, which is taking steps to improve transparency in accordance with the new Ontario Immigration Act.

Ontario’s two other Express Entry-aligned streams, the Express Entry French-Speaking Skilled Worker Stream and the Express Entry Skilled Trades Stream, also opened in January but the OINP has yet to provide an update regarding NOIs issued through these streams. Like the Human Capital Priorities Stream, the OINP uses these streams to search the Express Entry pool for candidates who meet their eligibility criteria and are deemed capable of quickly settling into Ontario’s labour market and communities.

British Columbia

The British Columbia Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) conducted four draws in January, issuing invitations to apply for provincial nomination to candidates in its Express Entry, Skills Immigration and Entrepreneur streams. Two of the draws were conducted exclusively through the BC PNP’s Tech Pilot initiative, which supports the province’s technology sector in its efforts to recruit talent.

Invitations to apply for a provincial nomination were issued to an undisclosed number of candidates in BC’s Express Entry Skilled Worker and International Graduate categories.

In order to be considered under BC PNP Express Entry categories, most candidates must have an indeterminate, full-time job offer from an employer in the province who is willing to support them through the application process. The only exception to this rule are candidates in the Express Entry International Post-Graduate category.


On January 11, the province of Manitoba issued 155 Letters of Advice to Apply through the Manitoba Provincial Nominee Program (MPNP)’s new Express Entry pathway.  This was the first time that Manitoba has made use of the pathway, which it unveiled as part of a sweeping overhaul of the MPNP in November 2017.

To be considered under this immigration pathway, candidates must have a valid profile in both Manitoba’s Expression of Interest (EOI) pool and the federal Express Entry pool. They also need at least six months of recent experience in an occupation on Manitoba’s new In-Demand Occupation list, high so-called human capital values, and the confirmed support of a close friend or relative who has been a resident of Manitoba for at least one year.


The day before the Manitoba draw, Saskatchewan opened its first-come, first-served International Skilled Worker – Express Entry sub-category to 400 applications. This Saskatchewan Immigrant Nominee Program (SINP) sub-category does not require a job offer or a connection to Saskatchewan. Instead, it enables the SINP to nominate individuals in the Express Entry pool with in-demand work experience and the qualities deemed necessary for settling successfully in Saskatchewan.

New Brunswick

The Maritime province of New Brunswick on Canada’s East Coast briefly opened its Express Entry Labour Market Stream to skilled workers with work experience in Information Technology-related fields, among others, who had attended one of the New Brunswick Provincial Nominee Program (NBPNP)’s international information sessions.

This stream is linked to the federal Express Entry system and interested applicants are required to submit an Expression Of Interest (EOI) to the NBPNP.

The opening closed to the targeted applicants the next day, but remains open to EOIs from individuals currently working in New Brunswick or individuals with a job offer from a company in New Brunswick. The NBPNP will also continue to accept EOIs from candidates whose first language is French and who have experience in one of the following 10 priority occupations:

NOC 2173: Software engineers and designers

NOC 2171: Information systems analysts and consultants

NOC 2281: Computer network technician

NOC 2172: Database analysts and data administrators

NOC 2174: Computer programmers and interactive media developers

NOC 6322: Cooks

NOC 0631: Restaurant and food service managers

NOC 1311: Accounting technicians and bookkeepers

NOC 0311: Managers in health care

NOC 6211: Retail sales supervisors

Prince Edward Island

Last but not least, New Brunswick’s maritime neighbor Prince Edward Island introduced a number of significant changes to its provincial nominee program, the PEI PNP, including its Express Entry category.

Applicants to all PEI PNP streams and categories must now follow a three-step process that begins with the submission of an EOI. Submitting an EOI is not an application, but rather a way of indicating that you would like to be considered for PEI PNP Express Entry.

EOIs under the Express Entry category and others in the PEI PNP are also now ranked according to a new points grid that awards candidates’ points based on age, language proficiency, education, work experience, employment and adaptability up to a maximum of 100 points.

There are two pathways to permanent residency through the PEI Express Entry Category, depending on if an applicant has a job offer in PEI or not. While the points grid is essentially the same for candidates in both pathways, work experience and employment are weighted differently.

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Theresa May softens stance on migration and foreign students

Theresa May softens stance on migration and foreign students

Theresa May softens stance on migration and foreign students

Theresa May softens stance on migration and foreign students

College-goers from abroad have no long term effect on migration numbers, prime minister Theresa May admits

International students do not have a long-term impact on migration numbers, Theresa May has admitted, in a marked softening of tone from her previous hardline position on the issue.

The prime minister took a tough stance towards overseas students when she was home secretary and in her first few months as prime minister, attacking those coming to the UK under the auspices of perceived low-grade institutions, with the real intention of finding work.

But speaking to reporters in China, May said rogue colleges who admitted students for phoney courses had been shut down and international students no longer had significant long-term effects on migration numbers.

“It was important to look at what was happening with students in the UK when I was home secretary,” May said, speaking on board her RAF Voyager plane during her three-day visit to China, during which she visited the country’s largest university city, Wuhan.

“There was a lot of abuse taking place in colleges – something like 900 colleges can no longer bring in overseas students because all too often they were being brought in to work, rather than for education. Once you see that abuse out of the system, students coming in for the period of their education and then leaving actually wash through the numbers – they don’t have a long-term impact on the numbers.”

A study from the Office for National Statistics which examined the exit data last year found there were no long-term issues with students overstaying their visas. Cabinet ministers are understood to believe the government could face defeat if the forthcoming immigration bill is amended to exclude student numbers from official figures.

However, May held firm that students should not be taken out of the official migration statistics, a view that is at odds with many in her cabinet. The home secretary, Amber Rudd, is believed to think that students should not be included, backed by the Scottish Conservative leader, Ruth Davidson, who described the decision to continue to include students in the numbers as “distortive, counterproductive and sends out the entirely wrong signals”.

The international trade secretary, Liam Fox, admitted last year it was an “ongoing argument” around the cabinet table and suggested he had sympathy with the notion of removing students from the figures. “I’ve made my own views on that clear in private to the home secretary,” he said. “I think there is a value for those who come and study in the United Kingdom.”

May said it was essential students continued to be included. “The reason students have been in the numbers is that it’s an international definition of a migrant,” she said.

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Indian-Americans hold rally to support merit-based immigration

Indian-Americans hold rally to support merit-based immigration

Indian-Americans hold rally to support merit-based immigration

Indian-Americans hold rally to support merit-based immigration

Several hundred highly-skilled Indians workers, in long agonising green card wait, along with their children and spouses held a rally in front of the White House here in support of President Donald Trump’s plan for a merit-based immigration system that among other things ends chain migration and diversity lottery visa.

Flying to the US capital from as far as California, Texas and Chicago and driving several hundred miles from places like Florida, Florida and Massachusetts, these highly skilled Indians, living in the US for the past several years and in many cases for more than a decade, urged Trump to end the per country limit on legal permanent residency so as to eliminate the massive Green Card backlog of highly skilled Indians.

“We are looking strictly for a merit-based immigration. That will bring prosperity and fast economic growth of the US,” Krishna Bansal, national policy and political director of Republican Hindu Coalition, told the rally of highly skilled Indians, who want to make the US now their permanent home.

“We are with President Trump for taking initiative towards a merit-based immigration system,” Bansal said, adding that his group is working with the White House and lawmakers towards a comprehensive immigration bill that should include all these things.

Giving green cards to thousands of highly skilled professionals from India would help them realise their full potential and boost country’s growth and prosperity, he said.

The participants, many of the software engineers, at yesterday’s rally had banner and posters with slogans like ‘Cut Green Card backlog’, ‘strictly merit-based point system’, ‘end country limit’, ‘we need to support legal dreamers’, and ‘We support Trump.’

This was one of the rare pro-Trump immigration rallies at the White House.

“Green Card backlogs have been taunting most High Skilled Immigrants who have come to this country for a better life. The wait expectancy for a Green Card for a High Skilled immigrant from India tends to be somewhat from 12 Years to 70+ Years, hen most of the world can get their Green Card in less than 2 years,” said Akshita Ramesh, 13, a student of Ronald Regan Middle School in Virginia.

Thanjavur-born, Akshita was one and half year old when she moved to the US along with her father Ramesh Ranathan, who is in the IT profession and had a H-1B visa.

Describing herself as legal H-4 dreamer, Akshita said the current green card waiting period for Indians means that her parents are unlikely to get legal permanent residency for next few decades.

“I have always known I was born in India, and that I was on H4 Visa with my dad having an approved petition to apply for Green Card, but I didn’t know about everything to the full extent. I didn’t know that being on a H4 could mean that it will be much harder for colleges to accept me, no matter how good my grades are,” she said.

“I didn’t know that having a H4 until 21 would mean possibly getting pretty much ‘kicked out’ of the US, the only home I’ve ever known, the land that I felt all the happiness of achievement, and the burning anger of disappointment,” Akshita said in a passionate plea.

“And all of this just because I was born in a different country that I barely even lived in? Don’t you think that’s unfair?” she said, adding that she feels that her dreams would be shattered.

“It sounds scary when I think the day I would turn 21, I would be made to feel a bit like an outcast, or a misfit in the country that I grew up in, how would you feel if you were the only one kid in an area who will be stamped as an alien, a foreigner when you turn 21, even though you’ve lived in the country your whole life?” she asked.

“I urge all lawmakers and the President to hear me and support us in every way you can to solve the backlogs ASAP, and guarantee that this problem is solved once and for all, and no single ambitious kid and parent will have to go through the same scenario as me,” Akshita said.

According to Republican Hindu Coalition, there are nearly 200,000 children of legal immigrants-in-line from India, who have never broken the law, but who simply age out at 21 and have to go back, because their parents have a 60 year wait to get their green card after it is approved.

“US Economy if it was to grow four per cent per year will need another 400,000 high-skilled workers added to the work force each year. Immigration reform needs to address this issue as well. The Hindu and Indian community has some anxiety related to Immigration issues,” said Anil Sharma a member of the organizing team.

Souptik Mukherjee, another member, said that for the high skilled professional with advanced degrees the green card wait seems to be endless. “Any initiative to move towards a merit- based immigration.

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