List of documents required for the establishment (accreditation) of a representative office
1.*) A written application for the establishment of a representative office of a foreign legal entity in the Russian Federation.
2.*) Extract from the Trade Register of the country of origin of a foreign legal entity or other document confirming registration of a foreign legal entity in accordance with the laws of the country of its location.
3.*) Articles of Association (Memorandum of Association) of a foreign legal entity (if the legislation of its home jurisdiction does not require the Articles of Association (Memorandum of Association), the foreign legal entity shall confirm that by a note from the registering authority).
4.*) The resolution of a foreign legal entity to establish a representative office in the Russian Federation.
5. The original and a certified copy of Regulations of a representative office of a foreign legal entity in the Russian Federation.
6.*) A certified copy of the General Power of Attorney with all the necessary powers for the Head of a representative office of a foreign legal entity.
7. A certified copy of the Power of Attorney issued to the person authorized to represent interests of a representative office in Russia (filed if the authorized person is not the Head of a representative office).
8. A document that certifies the address of a representative office of a foreign legal entity in the Russian Federation (a letter of guarantee or lease agreement enclosed with a certified ownership certificate. In case of sublease, a sublease agreement enclosed with the documents allowing sublease shall be provided if stipulated in the lease agreement).
9. A completed data sheet of a representative office of a foreign legal entity (two copies of the form completed in printed form and signed by the attorney of the foreign legal entity).
*) Foreign documents are accepted only if they bear authentic marks that they have been legalized by the consulate or apostilled unless exemption from these procedures is granted under international treaties to which the Russian Federation is a party; the documents shall also be enclosed with a Russian translation certified by the notary or consular services. These documents shall be valid for a year from the date of issue.
Note. Powers of Attorney and resolutions are accepted only with the parties' signatures and authorities certified by the notary. In case there is no notary certification of the parties' authorities, additional confirmation documents shall be provided (resolution on and certificate of appointment of officials, extract from the register specifying the authorities of officials, etc.).
Regulations of a representative office are accepted with the notary certified signature.
Cost of services concerning accreditation of branch of the foreign company in Moscow is 35 000 rbl.
Payments to notary, mail, services of registering department and others are in addition paid.