Requirements to the procedure of recognition of foreigners as Russian speakers
Requirements to specialists affiliating the Federal Migration Service committee (or its territorial authorities) for the recognition of foreigners and stateless persons as Russian speakers are approved.
The committee includes officials competent in matters of citizenship, as well as representatives of scientific and educational organizations from among the teaching staff (competent in training programs of higher education in the areas of "Philology" and "Linguistics" or additional programs in teaching Russian as a foreign language as well as having experience in interviewing and testing).
In addition, rules of the interview with a foreigner or a stateless person are approved. It is held on the basis of an application which is submitted to the committee of the Federal Migration Service or the committee of territorial authorities at the place of residence (temporary residence).
The interview should take less than 30 minutes and its records should be kept. In the case of unsatisfactory results a statement can be submitted only upon the expiry of 1 year.
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