With a view to protecting human and citizens’ rights and freedoms, and guided by the universally recognised principles and norms of international law, in accordance with Article 29 of Federal Law No. 62-FZ of May 31, 2002 On Citizenship of the Russian Federation, the President ordered that permanent residents from certain districts of Ukraine’s Donetsk and Lugansk regions be entitled to a fast-track procedure when applying for the Russian Federation citizenship as per Part 8 of Article 14 of Federal Law No. 62-FZ of May 31, 2002 On Citizenship of the Russian Federation.
The Executive Order sets forth the procedure for submitting applications for obtaining the citizenship of the Russian Federation, contains the list of required documents and establishes the timeframe for application processing.
Instructions to this effect were issued to Russia’s Interior Ministry, Foreign Ministry, Federal Security Service, Federal National Guard Service, supreme executive authorities of Russia’s constituent entities where the Interior Ministry has territorial units vested with the corresponding authority.
The Executive Order comes into force on the day of its official publication.