What is Putin’s decree simplifying the acquisition of Russian citizenship for Ukrainians?

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree allowing all citizens of Ukraine to obtain Russian citizenship in a simplified manner. This is reported by Rossiyskaya Gazeta.

What does simplified acquisition of Russian citizenship mean?

In order to obtain citizenship in a simplified manner, you do not need a residence permit, residence in the Russian Federation for five years, as well as proof of a legitimate source of livelihood.

In addition, the term for consideration of documents in such cases is no more than six months. The decision to grant citizenship is made by the heads of the territorial bodies of the Ministry of Internal Affairs in the regions of the country, sometimes — heads of Russian diplomatic and consular institutions abroad.  

Who can obtain Russian citizenship under the simplified procedure? 

More than 20 different categories of foreigners and stateless persons can apply for simplified Russian citizenship. These are citizens who:  

  • were born on the territory of the RSFSR and had the citizenship of the former USSR;
  • have been married to a citizen of the Russian Federation living in Russia for at least three years;
  • are married to a citizen of the Russian Federation residing on the territory of Russia and are raising common children;
  • have at least one parent — a citizen of the Russian Federation residing on the territory of Russia;
  • bring adults capable children who are citizens of the Russian Federation;
  • received vocational education in Russia according to state programs after July 1, 2002 and worked legally in the Russian Federation for at least one year (with deduction of insurance premiums to the Pension Fund by the employer);
  • have worked in Russia for at least one year in a specialty included in a separate list of the Ministry of Labor of the Russian Federation, with deduction by the employer of insurance premiums to the Pension Fund;
  • are citizens of Belarus, Kazakhstan, Moldova or Ukraine;
  • recognized native Russian speakers in accordance with Art. 33.1 of the Law “On Citizenship of the Russian Federation”;
  • are participants in the state program of the Russian Federation to assist the voluntary resettlement of compatriots to Russia (together with members of their families);
  • are veterans of the Great Patriotic War, who had the citizenship of the former USSR and reside on the territory of Russia.

What has changed in the document now?

Now residents of Ukraine have also joined the categories of citizens applying for simplified citizenship of the Russian Federation. Previously, this procedure was only valid for natives Donetsk and Lugansk People's Republics, as well as Kherson and Zaporozhye regions of Ukraine. 

Sources: https://rg.ru/, https://tass.ru

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