Business Incorporation

Open a Business in Russia Remotely or in Person

Doing business in Russia doesn't have to be difficult, even if you don't speak Russian. Open your own company and employ yourself on a 3-year work visa with maximum benefits. With a devalued Russian ruble, you get way more bang for your buck than ever before.

Save on Income Taxes, Operating Costs, Employer Contributions, Startup Costs
Reasons to open a Business in Russia
  • Open a company in a matter of a week
  • Open a company remotely without stepping foot in Russia
  • Income tax is a flat 13%
  • Low operating costs
  • Simplified tax systems
  • Low start-up costs
  • Foreigner can own 100% of a Russian company
  • Hire yourself on an HQS work visa
  • Processing time for HQS work visa is significantly shorter
  • Significant savings in employee contributions (see online calculator)
Set-up Prime: Open your LLC + HQS Visa Remotely

Need a company and work visa before you get to Russia? We’ll get your company set up and your HQS visa processed from wherever you are located before you get to Russia. No need to travel back and forth.

Company Incorporation:

  • Document Preparation including Notarized Translations
  • Submission to & Pick up from Tax Authorities
  • Company Stamp
  • Company Bank Account
  • Filling Reports with Government Agencies
  • Tax Consultation
  • Service & filing fees included

Highly-Qualified Specialist Visa:

  • Document Preparation including Work Contract
  • Accreditation Registration of Company to Hire Foreigners
  • Submission of Application for Work Permit
  • Application for Visa Invitation
  • Delivery of Visa Invitation to Applicant
  • 20% off Visa Submission Services by Let’s Russia (at Russian consulate in USA or Germany)
  • Accompany Applicant to pick up Work Permit once in Russia
Start-up Plus: Open your LLC + HQS Visa in Person

Already in Russia or planning a visit? We’ll get your company set up and begin your HQS visa right away. You can finalize your market research, negotiate with partners and search for potential employees in the meantime.

Company Incorporation:

  • Document Preparation including Notarized Translations
  • Accompany to Notary
  • Submission to & Pick up from Tax Authorities
  • Company Stamp
  • Company Bank Account
  • Filling Reports with Government Agencies
  • Tax Consultation
  • Service & filing fees included

Highly-Qualified Specialist Visa:

  • Document Preparation including Work Contract
  • Accreditation Registration of Company to Hire Foreigners
  • Submission of Application for Work Permit
  • Application for Visa Invitation
  • Delivery of Visa Invitation to Applicant
  • 20% off Visa Submission Services by Let’s Russia (at Russian consulate in USA or Germany)
  • Accompany Applicant to pick up Work Permit once in Russia
Set-up Select: Open your LLC Remotely

Planning on hiring a local to run your business in your stead? Open your company and run it from wherever you are. As a shareholder, you will need to visit Russia

Company Incorporation:

  • Document Preparation including Notarized Translations
  • Submission to & Pick up from Tax Authorities
  • Company Stamp
  • Company Bank Account
  • Filling Reports with Government Agencies
  • Tax Consultation
  • Service & filing fees included
Start-up Standard: Open an LLC in Person

Already in Russia or planning to go there? Open your company in person and take care of things hands on. Complete market research, meet partners and negotiate contracts.

Company Incorporation:

  • Document Preparation including Notarized Translations
  • Submission to & Pick up from Tax Authorities
  • Company Stamp
  • Company Bank Account
  • Filling Reports with Government Agencies
  • Tax Consultation
  • Service & filing fees included
Incorporate a Business in Russia

In order to incorporate your new Company in Russia, we'll need to gather the information below. If you do not have the information requested, please skip.

NOTE: If you are a single founder of the entity which you propose to fully own 100% of the Company, there needs to be minimum one other founder who holds any number of shares of the Company.

One person may be appointed as the Director General.
The LLC Charter of the Company may provide for the
formation of a collegial executive body (directorate). The director can be both an individual and a legal entity.
A foreign citizen can be appointed as a director, but he can exercise his functions only with a work permit. The Company Director is administratively and criminally responsible for the Company’s activities.

(*) Simplified tax regime (STR) may be applied under the following conditions:

  1. share in the Company owned by legal entities is not more than 25%, i.e. an individual(s) must hold at least 75% of the Company;
  2. there are no branches and representative offices listed in the incorporation documents;
  3. annual revenue does not exceed 60 mln. rubles (approx. $1 mln.-subject to annual review);
  4. annual balance value of tangible and intangible assets is no more than 100 mln. rubles;
  5. no more than 100 employees.

Simplified Tax Regime allows the following:

  1. there is an option between 15% tax on income minus expenses or 6% tax on gross revenues ;
  2. the unified tax under STR replaces:
    • corporate income tax (20%);
    • property tax (2.2%) payable on fixed assets including, among others, computers, furniture and instruments costing from RUR 40,000
      (~Еuro1.000) and supposed to be used for 12 months or more, and;
  3. companies acting under STR are not Value-Added tax payers.
    Let's Russia may provide detailed advice on STR and the related tax planning opportunities within consulting services.
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