The closing of a representative office

To close a representative office in the Russian Federation it is necessary to provide the Department for Work with Foreign Legal Entities and their Representative Offices with the following documents:

1. The decision of the company to close the representative office with the reason of the termination;

2. A statement from the head of the representative office with a request to close the representative office according to the decision of the company that opened this representative office.

These documents shall be accompanied by certificates from the tax authority, the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation, and the statistics authority for deregistration of a representative office of a foreign company. 

On the basis of the received documents, the Department for Work with Foreign Legal Entities and their Representative Offices provides the Head of the representative office of the foreign company with a letter of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation, which shall notify to whom it may concern of the closure of the representative office of the foreign company in the Russian Federation from the relevant date. 

Upon receipt of the letter from the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation the representative office shall return to the Department for Work with Foreign Legal Entities and their Representative Offices the Permission to open a representative office, as well as all ID cards issued by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Russian Federation to foreign employees, if these documents are valid for this period of time.