Add to favorite
Subscribe to our Newsletters Subscribe to our Newsletters Get Daily Updates RSS

Russia will Considerably Simplify the Procedure of Granting Citizenship
March 13, 2020 12:42


Russia will considerably simplify the procedure of granting citizenship to foreigners.

Russia will change the rules for granting citizenship. Now, foreigners applying for it will not have to give up their first citizenship for the sake of obtaining a Russian passport.

The interlocutors in the working group on the implementation of the Concept of State Migration Policy told Kommersant about the preparation of the government’s relevant amendments to the legislation.

The press service of the government confirmed this information to the publication: “It is proposed to exclude the requirement demanding that the applicant for Russian citizenship should apply to the plenipotentiary body of his or her foreign state with a request to renounce his/her other citizenship, including for persons recognized as Russian language native speakers.”

The Clause “d” of the first part of Article 13 of the Law “On Citizenship of the Russian Federation”, according to which one of the conditions for acquiring Russian citizenship by foreigners is the renunciation of the citizenship of another state that they hold. The Head of the Duma Committee on CIS Affairs, Eurasian Integration and Relations with Compatriots Leonid Kalashnikov told to the publication that other amendments could also be made to the Article 13 of the Law on Citizenship.

In particular, the requirement of continuous residence for a foreigner wishing to obtain Russian citizenship on the territory of Russia for five years may be abolished. One more amendment may concern the clause requiring the applicant to confirm the legitimate sources of livelihood. Kalashnikov is convinced that the bill “will be revolutionary”, and is sure that it will certainly be submitted to the State Duma in February. After agreeing it with the presidential administration, the bill will be sent to the State Duma.

The fact that the Russian authorities plan to liberate foreign citizens from the obligation to renounce their first citizenship in order to obtain a Russian passport was first revealed in the autumn of 2019. Then the government’s materials on this topic were submitted to the State Duma alongside with the draft federal budget for 2020-2022, as RBC reported. This will increase the migration attractiveness of Russia and bridge over the natural decline in the population, as the department noted. If migration growth amounted to 154,000 people in the first seven months of 2019, then in 2020 it will reach 441,000 people, and in 2024 it will exceed 500,000.

Author: Anna Dorozhkina

Tags: travel to Russia Russian Laws    

Next Previous

You might also find interesting:

Visa Asks for Insurance Sergei Bezrukov's Performance Is Canceled In Tbilisi EU's Further Economic Sanctions on Russia Shadow Retail Trade in Moscow Davos: Deripaska Dresses Down Central Bank

Comment on our site

RSS   twitter      submit

Russian festivals  Russian Museums   North Caucasus  Venedikt Erofeyev  Russian economy  ecology  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week   Magnit  Ice  Russian politics  Russian courts  Jean-Maurice Ripert  Russian business  Ust-Abakan  Russian aviation  Russian scientists  Film Prizes  Book Fairs  Alexey Navalny  Russian Cinema  Russian technologies  Eduard Nazarov  Russian Lakes  Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Russia  St. Petersburg  Primorye  biology  Gondola Lift  Graphic Art  Fyodor Konyukhov   Kamchatka Territory  bus tickets Russia FIFA  Rusian Culture  Russian tourism  Sibai  Pobeda  Vladimir the Great  Monuments in Moscow  Illiteracy  Fridman  Exhibitions in Moscow  cognac  Russian army  Stars on Baikal   Russian painters  Volga Fashion Fest  Artistic Gymnastics  Modern Art  Russian science  Moscow 

Travel Blogs
Top Traveling Sites