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Legislation compliance.
Registration of a Russian legal entity. General information.

Stages of registration:

StageTerms
1. Registration at the Tax authority 5 working days
2. Registration at the State Committee for Statistics. 2-5 working days
3. Making of the seal of the Company. 2-5 working days
4. Registration at non-budgetary funds (Pension Fund, Social Security Fund, Obligatory Medical Security Fund)2-3 days
5. Opening of the bank account depends on the bank
6. Registration of the shares issue with the Federal Services for Financial Markets* 60 working days

*Is applicable only to Private and Public Joint Stock Companies.

List of documents required from a company - non-resident:
  1. Certificate of Incorporation or Extract from the Trade Register of the country of origin or any other equivalent proof of the legal status according to legislation of the country of incorporations (1 copy). The document shouldnt be older than 12 months.
  2. Memorandum and Articles of Association (1 copy).
  3. Document certifying the powers of a person to sign corporate documents for LLC registration on behalf of the shareholder in case the signatory is not specified in the Certificate of Incorporation of Extract from the Trade Register.
  4. Passport copy of a person to sign corporate documents for LLC registration on behalf of the shareholder.
Documents require notary certification of legality of the document and/or authorities of the signatories and apostille (or legalization at a Consulate of Russia in the country of incorporation) and notarized translation into Russian language

List of documents required from a foreign individual:
  1. Passport
  2. Russian visa (if any)
Representative and Branch office accreditation. General information.

Stages of accreditation:

StageTerms
1. Accreditation with the accreditation authority7-18 working days
2. Producing the seal 2-5 working days
3. Registration at the State Committee for Statistics 2-5 working days
4. Registration at the State Tax Inspectorate 5-7working days
5. Registration at non-budgetary funds2-3 working days
6. Opening of a bank account depends on the bank

List of documents required from a foreign legal entity:

  1. Memorandum and Articles of association of a foreign legal entity (charter, bylaw).
  2. Certificate of Incorporation of a foreign legal entity or Extract from the Trade Register.
  3. Letter of introduction provided by a Bank that serves for a foreign legal entity in the country of incorporation that proves its solvency.
  4. Resolution of a foreign legal entity about opening of the Representative or Branch Office and appointing of the Head.
  5. Power of Attorney given to the Head of the Representative or Branch Office.
  6. Certificate of registration with Tax authorities with Tax Code of a foreign company (or its analogue in the country of its establishment).
Documents require notary certification of legality of the document and/or authorities of the signatories and apostille (or legalization at a Consulate of Russia in the country of incorporation) and notarized translation into Russian language.

Russian Financial and Tax Compliance Table(view table)




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