You pay a fee for your work permit application. The money is not refunded if your application is rejected.

Starting from 20 January 2017 the consular fee is changed:

Fee for work permit application

Work permit application: 13200 roubles (SEK 2000)

Application for your family

Adults: 6600 roubles (SEK 1000)
Children under 18: 3300 roubles (SEK 500)


If you are applying online, you pay with a credit card or a bank card.

If you are applying on a paper form, you must pay the application fee in cash, in RUR, at the time of submission.

Special fees for certain occupations

For some occupations, special fees are required. These are: artists, au pairs, visiting researchers, athletes and coaches. They pay 6600 roubles (SEK 1000). 

If the employer pays

If the employer wants to pay the application fee, and you have not applied online, the fee is to be paid as described above.


This page was updated on 18 January 2017.