So, if you are a citizen of Belarus, but for various reasons decided to get Russian citizenship, first check if you can obtain citizenship under a simplified scheme. The rules are simple:
- Do you have parents or other close relatives (sisters, brothers, grandparents, and even grandchildren or granddaughter.), residing on the territory of Russia and is its citizens.
- You were born or lived in Russia until 1991.
- You were educated in one of the Russian Universities or secondary vocational schools after July 1, 2002.
And finally, you no less than three years of marriage with the citizen of the Russian Federation.
If your situation matches at least one item, congratulations! In a short time you can change the Belarusian citizenship to a Russian.
Documents may be submitted in the Russian Embassy in Minsk, and directly in the migration office in the territory of Russia at the place of residence.
For successful obtaining Russian citizenship, prepare the following:
- Application for admission to citizenship in a simplified manner.
- Birth certificate and passport. As well as any document confirming departure for permanent residence in Russia. As a rule, it is a common piece of departure.
- You will also need 3 photos.
- If necessary, be prepared to provide and other documents (marriage certificate, change of surname, name or patronymic, diplomas or documents confirming kinship ).
In some cases, you may need a certified translation of the documents into Russian language.
- And don't forget to pay the state duty in the amount of 2,000 rubles.
With the Belarusian citizenship will have to say goodbye, writing a rejection at the stage of submission.
If you do not qualify for the simplified procedure for obtaining Russian citizenship, then it is necessary to issue citizenship on the same basis.
To do this you need to issue a residence permit to live in Russia for 5 years. As a rule, the time of consideration of your question after submitting all documents is 1 year. And then finally you become the owner of a Russian passport.