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Registration of Foreign Citizens on the Territory of the Russian Federation

Simplified procedure for obtaining Russian citizenship for citizens of Ukraine

05.11.2014

Ukrainians will be able to apply for Russian citizenship under the state program for the voluntary resettlement of compatriots in a simplified manner.

The resolution of the Government of the Russian Federation approved the provisional regulations for the organization of work with the citizens of Ukraine within the framework of the state program for the voluntary resettlement of compatriots. For citizens of Ukraine it establishes a simplified list of the documents to be submitted with the application for participation in the state program and reduces the time required for verification of the information contained in the documents, as well as reduces the submission to the territorial authority of the FMS in the regions certification of those participating in the state program from 60 to 15 calendar days.

For executive bodies of subjects of the Federation responsible for the implementation of the state program, it is recommended that a request for participation be considered within 10 working days, and in the absence of documentation regarding an applicant’s education, vocational training or employment period, conduct interviews with applicants in order to refine professional skills and qualifications.

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