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FEDERAL LAW OF THE RUSSIAN FEDERATION

of May 31, 2002 No. 62-FZ

About citizenship of the Russian Federation

(The last edition from 18-07-2019)

Accepted by the State Duma of the Russian Federation on April 19, 2002

Approved by Council of the Russian Federation on May 15, 2002

Chapter I. General provisions

Article 1. Subject of regulation of this Federal Law

This Federal Law contains the principles of citizenship of the Russian Federation and the rule governing the relations connected with citizenship of the Russian Federation the bases, conditions and procedure for acquisition and termination of citizenship of the Russian Federation are determined.

Article 2. Legislation on citizenship of the Russian Federation

Questions of citizenship of the Russian Federation are regulated by the Constitution of the Russian Federation, international treaties of the Russian Federation, this Federal Law, and also other regulatory legal acts of the Russian Federation accepted according to them.

Article 3. Basic concepts

For the purposes of this Federal Law the following basic concepts are used:

citizenship of the Russian Federation - the stable legal bond of person with the Russian Federation which is expressed in total their mutual rights and obligations;

other nationality - nationality (citizenship) of foreign state;

double citizenship - availability at the citizen of the Russian Federation of nationality (citizenship) of foreign state;

the foreign citizen - the person who is not the citizen of the Russian Federation and having nationality (citizenship) of foreign state;

the stateless person - the person who is not the citizen of the Russian Federation and not having the evidence of availability of nationality of foreign state;

the child - person under the age of of eighteen years;

accommodation - accommodation of person legally in the territory of the Russian Federation or beyond its limits;

the territory of the Russian Federation - the territory of the Russian Federation within Frontier of the Russian Federation or the territory of RSFSR within administrative border of RSFSR on the date of approach of the circumstances connected with acquisition or the termination of citizenship of the Russian Federation according to this Federal Law;

general procedure for acquisition or termination of citizenship of the Russian Federation - procedure for consideration of questions of nationality and decision making concerning citizenship of the Russian Federation the President of the Russian Federation concerning persons to whom the usual conditions provided by this Federal Law extend;

the simplified procedure for acquisition or termination of citizenship of the Russian Federation - procedure for consideration of questions of nationality and decision making concerning citizenship of the Russian Federation concerning persons to whom the preferential terms provided by this Federal Law extend;

nationality change - acquisition or the termination of citizenship of the Russian Federation;

the residence permit - the identity document of the stateless person issued in confirmation of permission to permanent residence in the territory of the Russian Federation to the stateless person or the foreign citizen and confirming their right to free departure from the Russian Federation and return to the Russian Federation.

Article 4. The principles of citizenship of the Russian Federation and the rule regulating questions of citizenship of the Russian Federation

1. The principles of citizenship of the Russian Federation and the rule regulating questions of citizenship of the Russian Federation do not may contain the provisions limiting the rights of citizens on signs of social, racial, national, language or religious affiliation.

2. Citizenship of the Russian Federation is single and equal irrespective of the bases of its acquisition.

3. Accommodation of the citizen of the Russian Federation outside the Russian Federation does not stop his citizenship of the Russian Federation.

4. The citizen of the Russian Federation cannot be deprived of citizenship of the Russian Federation or the right to change it.

5. The citizen of the Russian Federation cannot be sent out of limits of the Russian Federation or is issued to foreign state.

6. The Russian Federation encourages acquisition of citizenship of the Russian Federation by the persons without citizenship living in the territory of the Russian Federation.

7. Availability at person of citizenship of the Russian Federation or the availability fact at person in the past of citizenship of the USSR is determined based on the legal acts of the Russian Federation, RSFSR or the USSR, international treaties of the Russian Federation, RSFSR or the USSR existing on the date of approach of circumstances which availability at person of the corresponding nationality contacts.

Article 5. Citizens of the Russian Federation

Citizens of the Russian Federation are:

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