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Registration of Foreign Citizens on the Territory of the Russian Federation

Regarding foreign specialists becoming citizens of the Russian Federation


The President of the Russian Federation has signed a law amending the federal law "Regarding citizenship of the Russian Federation", according to which it will be possible to submit documents for registration of citizenship in a simplified procedure after 1 year of residence and employment by a foreign citizen or stateless person on the territory of Russia. The amendments will come into force on October 2, 2019.

At the moment, the application for the admission of a foreign citizen for citizenship of the Russian Federation in a simplified procedure without observing the condition of the term of residence is available only to foreign citizens residing on the territory of the Russian Federation, as well as stateless persons, provided that the work in the Russian Federation is not less than 3 years before the date of submission of the application, and the above simplified procedure is provided for a separate number of professions, the list of which is approved by the Ministry of Labor of the Russian Federation.

According to the new law, this period of employment, until the moment of submission of the application for citizenship under the simplified procedure, will be reduced from 3 years to 1 year.

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