The Ministry of interior to facilitate obtaining citizenship for foreign professionals
Foreign skilled professionals will be able to obtain Russian citizenship through a simplified procedure after a year of work in Russia. The bill has been developed, the Ministry of interior, said Deputy Minister Alexander Gorovoy. Now foreigners can receive Russian citizenship in a simplified form in that case, if they are working in the country for more than three years.
“For the duration of this norm, we can conclude that it is bad, only 24 skilled persons received the citizenship of the Russian Federation. In order to create additional preferences, we have prepared a draft Federal law providing for the reduction of this period to one year, and the revision of the list of professions and specialties,” said Mr Gorovoy at the meeting of the security Committee of the Federation Council (quoted by TASS).
We will remind, about the need to liberalize the process of obtaining Russian citizenship, said the President of Russia Vladimir Putin during a “Straight line” on June 7. Including the President instructed the interior Minister to handle the issues of employment of refugees from the Donbass. At the end of June in the state Duma introduced a draft law simplifying the acquisition of citizenship to inhabitants of the CIS.
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