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Simplification of the procedure of obtaining Russian citizenship for foreign students

08/03/2020
RACUS group of Russian state universities is pleased to announce that the Russian citizenship is now granted to foreign students doing their studies at Russian universities in a simplified manner.
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To obtain Russian citizenship as a second one, the student has to do the following steps:

- present a Russian diploma of higher education;
- have a valid residence permit;
- reside permanently on the territory of the Russian Federation;
- get hired in accordance with his official qualification and work for at least 1 year in any Russian company;
- master Russian language at a level that is sufficient for oral and written communication in a Russian-speaking environment.

In order to obtain Russian citizenship, a student is no longer required to renounce their actual citizenship. In addition, the rule that required residence for five consecutive years on the territory of the Russian Federation before the start of citizenship obtaining procedure has been removed. It is also no longer necessary to confirm the source of income.

The Russian citizenship obtaining procedure for foreign students has been greatly simplified, and RACUS group of Russian state universities is sure that this change will generate even greater interest among foreign young people in studying in Russia, because now there are new great opportunities available for graduates. The country is interested in the most talented foreign graduates of Russian universities to realize themselves professionally and to make their dreams come true in Russia. RACUS organization is ready to provide all foreign students and graduates with free legal and informational assistance on obtaining Russian citizenship.