ArmInfo.At the plenary meeting, the State Duma adopted in the third and final reading a law simplifying the granting to certain categories of foreign citizens of a permit for temporary residence and obtaining a residence permit in Russia. This was reported on the website of the State Duma
The law was developed pursuant to the instructions of the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin
The law introduces the possibility of foreign citizens obtaining a permanent residence permit in Russia. Now, we recall, it is issued for a period of five years with the need for subsequent renewal.
The terms of consideration of applications for the issuance of a temporary residence permit in Russia are also reduced to four months (now six months).
The list of categories of foreign citizens who can get a temporary residence permit without taking into account government quotas is also expanding. These are, in particular, citizens who were born on the territory of Russia, are married to a citizen of the Russian Federation residing in the country, are participants in the state program for the voluntary relocation of compatriots, refugees from Ukraine, as well as those who are resettled to Russia in accordance with international treaties protection of the rights of immigrants.
<Those who are connected with our country by their roots and speak Russian, who have relatives here, who got an education here and are ready to work for the good of Russia, should not be confronted with bureaucratic red tape. All the necessary documents for the residence of such citizens in Russia should be drawn up as soon as possible>, stressed the Chairman of the State Duma Vyacheslav Volodin.
He noted that the President of the Russian Federation <consistently implements the policy of supporting our compatriots who live in other countries but want to live in Russia. First of all it concerns those who in their homeland became a victim of political conflicts and wars. " Also, it was previously simplified to obtain Russian citizenship for residents of Donbass.
"And the State Duma will support further steps that are aimed at restoring justice in relation to those with whom we have the same language, common history and culture," said the Chairman of the State Duma.
Chairman of the State Duma Committee on Issues of Public Associations and Religious Organizations, Sergei Gavrilov, , noted that the adopted law would allow the provision of a perpetual residence permit to our compatriots; foreign qualified professionals working in Russia for at least six months; foreign students who graduated with honors from Russian universities; to foreign minors who receive a residence permit with their parents, or if the parent already lives in Russia permanently; this legislation can also be used by citizens of Ukraine (regardless of their place of permanent residence in Ukraine), who plan to live and work in the Russian Federation for a sufficiently long period of time.
<The proposed changes will solve the problems of several millions of our compatriots, Russian-speaking citizens of the states of the former USSR. And for foreign qualified specialists and foreigners - graduates of Russian universities who do not apply for Russian citizenship, but are working or are willing to work in Russian companies, comfortable conditions will be created for working in Russia>, Sergey Gavrilov explained.
To note, according to official data of the last census (2011), 1 million 182.4 thousand (0.86% of the total population of Russia) Armenians live in Russia. Armenians are the 6th largest nationality of Russia after Russians, Tatars, Bashkirs, Ukrainians, Chechens and Chuvash. Meanwhile, according to unofficial data, this number is much higher.
We also note that, according to the Economy Times, the migration increase in the population of Russia in January-April 2019 sharply increased, exceeding the values of all the previous ten years. The number of migrants from Armenia and Ukraine increased the most. In January-April 2019, 12, 8 thousand people arrived from Armenia to Russia. In 2018, this figure was 4.9 thousand people. The study also notes that as of June 1, 2019, over 49 thousand Armenian citizens were in Russia.