Half of all the patents in Moscow in 2019 were issued to citizens of Uzbekistan, 38% - citizens of Tajikistan, 6% - citizens of Ukraine, 3% - Azerbaijan and Moldova.
According to the results of 2019, the Moscow budget earned 18.3 billion rubles from issuing a labor patent for foreign citizens, which is 5.2% higher than the index of 2018. This was reported by the press service of the Economic Policy and Development Department of the Moscow City Hall.
In Moscow in 2019, 463,700 labor patents were issued, which is 2.7% more than in 2018. Denis Tikhonov, the head of the department, said that half of the patents were issued to citizens of Uzbekistan, 38% to Tajiks, 6% to Ukrainians, 3% to Azerbaijanis and Moldovans.
“Within five years, foreigners have received more than 2 million patents to work in Moscow, which gives almost 77 billion rubles to the budget. Migrant workers have a special place in the Moscow labor market and do not compete with Moscow residents for jobs because they mainly work in occupations that are not of interest to Moscow residents: ordinary workers, street cleaners, truckers. 100% of immigrants who have obtained a patent have undergone medical examination at the Multifunctional Migration Center and passed the Russian language examination,” Tikhonov said.