Extension of duration of a representative office

The Permission to open a representative office may be extended for 1, 2 or 3 years upon timely appeal of a foreign legal entity to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation.  

If a foreign entity failed to apply for an extension of duration of a representative office, the representation office is deemed invalid upon its expiry. The resumption of the representative office shall be in the manner provided for the obtaining of the Permission to open.

The previous Permission to open a representative office shall be renewed when applying for the extension of duration. Accredited members of the representative office shall also apply for the extension of personal accreditation and renew personal ID cards.

For the entire period of the extension of duration, the representative office shall retain the right to use the full range of services related to the accreditation of the personnel, preparation of invitations to enter the Russian Federation, processing of multiple-entry visas for employees and their family members for the city of Moscow. The representative office may also apply to all structures of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation.