Russian citizenship 2023

Russian citizenship 2023

NEW easy Regulation for Russian citizenship 2023

Russia’s Federation Council has passed the Law “On Citizenship of the Russian Federation”. This makes it easier to acquire Russian citizenship. The document now provides fewer requirements for admission to Russian citizenship for more than 20 groups of people.

These include, among others, citizens of the former USSR, their children, as well as persons who are participants in a state program supporting the voluntary resettlement of compatriots living abroad to Russia.

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Easier acquisition of citizenship also applies to foreigners who have been living in Russia for at least a year and have been recognized there as refugees or have received political asylum. In particular, the law provides for the possibility of simplified obtaining a Russian passport for foreigners who have served in the Russian Armed Forces for at least a year.

Foreign citizens who want to apply for Russian nationality can do so after proving that they have already been in Russia for at least 5 years, with permanent residence. Therefore, the first step towards citizenship in Russia is the acquisition of the permanent residence permit, which comes with several benefits, the same as those of Russian citizens.

Here’s what Russian nationality entails:

Russian permanent residence is valid for 5 years and can be renewed whenever needed.
The Russian General Directorate of Migratory Affairs is the institution that issues this type of document.

Citizenship in Russia is obtained by naturalization, in the case of foreign citizens or by birth in the case of persons born to parents with origins in Russia.

Even though there are many citizens who enjoy only having a permanent residence permit in Russia, citizenship comes with additional benefits. Among these, setting up a business or being a sole trader, full access to social services in Russia, and no need for a visa to enter or exit Russia.

Also from 2023 it is not necessary to renounce your citizenship and Russian citizenship can be obtained as a second. Nevertheless, registration at the place of residence in the Russian Federation remains mandatory. This scheme provides for obtaining Russian citizenship within 4 to 6 months.

The President of the Russian Federation signed the Law on the Bearer of the Russian Language in 2014. Obtaining Russian citizenship under this scheme implies obtaining citizenship by native speakers of the Russian language within 4 months. The process of obtaining the status of Native Russian Speaker implies passing the test of whether the applicant is a Native Russian Speaker. In addition, the applicant must be a close relative of Russian citizens on the ascending line.

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