Today the Rossiyskaya Gazeta published a law amending the Law “On Citizenship”, the Criminal Code and the Code of Administrative Offenses.
Amendments to the Law “On Citizenship of the Russian Federation” oblige Russians who have citizenship, a residence permit, the right to permanent residence of another country, within 60 days from the date of its acquisition, notify the territorial body of the Federal Migration Service in writing at the place of residence in the Russian Federation. An exception to this rule is provided for Russian citizens permanently residing outside the country, who also have other citizenship or a residence permit.
It will be necessary to notify the FMS about the second citizenship of children.
If a person is simply late with the notification or confuses something in his application, he may be brought to administrative responsibility. For this, a fine from 500 to 1 thousand rubles is provided.
In addition, the Criminal Code of the Russian Federation has been supplemented with article 330.2 “Failure to fulfill the obligation to submit a notification that a citizen of the Russian Federation has citizenship (nationality) of a foreign state or a residence permit or other valid document confirming the right to permanent residence in a foreign state.”
For failure to fulfill the obligation to submit the appropriate notification, the guilty person may be held criminally liable and punished by a fine of up to two hundred thousand rubles or in the amount of wages or other income for a period of up to one year, or compulsory work for a period of up to four hundred hours.
The law comes into force after 60 days from the date of its official publication.