The focus of this article is to inform you on how to go about applying for a medical license in Russia. 

Keep in mind that before you can start the bellow mentioned process you will need to already have a job offer from a Russian hospital. 

You will need to obtain a temporary residency permit for employment in Russia. This residency permit is valid for three years. After a year of living in Russia on a temporary residency permit, you will be able to apply for a permanent Russian residency permit. Additionally, to qualify for a Russian residency permit you will need to prove that you do not have a criminal record, you will need to provide evidence of your medical history, and they will also ask for a valid passport and evidence that you do not have HIV. 

The work visa that will allow you permanently work in Russia will cost on average £1,045.  

If you want to work as a doctor in Russia, it is detrimental that you are fluent in the Russian language and have evidence proving your proficiency. You can obtain a certificate of Russian proficiency which you will need to provide alongside your degrees. 

The Russian Ministry of Health will provide you with the medical license you need to be allowed to legally practice medicine in Russia. The more qualified a doctor you are the easier it will be for you to obtain this license. To prove that you have the necessary knowledge you will be tested on the topic of medicine both in practice and in theory. By passing this exam, you will be granted a Russian medical license. 

You can expect to make about £10,000 a year by working as a doctor in Russia. However, if you are working from Moscow, you will make more, about £18,000 a year. 

This brings us to the end of this article. We sincerely hope you have found the information provided above useful. If you would like to read more on this topic, please do check out our website. There you can find a lot more articles on topics such as this one; about obtaining a dental license in countries across the globe. But there are also articles in which we talk about getting a dental license in countries around the world, so if that’s something you’re interested in then do have a look. 

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