You will need
  • - identity card (passport);
  • - birth certificate;
  • - photographs;
  • questionnaire;
  • - medical certificate about state of health;
  • - diploma (if available);
  • - certificate of no criminal record;
  • - passport (if any);
  • - migration card;
  • - marriage certificate (or divorce);
  • - certificate of ownership;
  • - the basis for the stay in the country (the Russian visa stamp about statement on the migratory account).
There are two ways of obtaining citizenship: a shared and accelerated, that is simplified. The first is the most common, it may qualify a person under 18 years of age, definitely capable, without citizenship or foreign nationals. To obtain the required document, the applicant must have continuously resided in Russia for more than five years. "Continuously" in this case means that the person has no right to leave the country for more than three months per year.
The applicant for citizenship must master the Russian language, to observe the Constitution and other established laws. In addition, you will need to possess the means of livelihood, legally obtained, to renounce their previous citizenship to obtain the Russian.
It was noted that for some categories there is another, simplified way of obtaining citizenship of the Russian Federation. These categories include people with great achievements in technology, science, art, culture, or having one of the most popular professions in the country. Such applicants may reside in Russia only for a year and not five as stated in the law.
To apply for an accelerated program eligible persons without citizenship or foreigners who have at least one parent is a citizen of Russia. However, you should pay attention to the fact that parents are obliged in this case to reside in the country permanently. By the way, to categories of persons falling under the simplified scheme include persons who had citizenship of the USSR or who lived on the territory of any of the participating countries of the Soviet Union.
Obtaining Russian citizenship in a shorter time is possible for those who graduated from higher institution in Russia. However, there is a limitation: it these individuals must be either citizens of the countries of the former USSR, or to finish school no later than June 2002.