Changes in the state program to assist the voluntary resettlement to Russia for compatriots living abroad.
According to the amendment, foreign citizens and stateless persons who are members of the state program, as well as their family members, may be taken into Russian citizenship using simplified procedure.
The simplified procedure mean that there is no need in permanent stay on the territory of Russia for 5 years from the date of residence permit obtaining and up to the date of application for citizenship.
Simplified procedure of obtaining Russian citizenship applies to foreign citizens and stateless persons who are members of the state program, as well as their family members, who are registered at the place of residence in the region, chosen by them for permanent residence.
Also the amendment determines the reason for abolishment of temporary residence permits and permanent residence permits, which are issued for the state program participants and their family members:
• administrative expulsion or deportation,
• providing false documents or false information,
• outstanding conviction or unexpunged conviction for committing a grievous or extremely grievous crime,
• staying outside of Russia for more than 6 months.
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