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The agreement between the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic and the Russian Federation on the simplified procedure for acquisition of nationality

of February 26, 1999

The Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic and the Russian Federation which are hereinafter referred to as with the Parties

proceeding from aspiration of the people of four countries to preserving and consolidation of historical traditionally friendly links,

confirming commitment to obligations concerning providing human rights and freedoms according to the commonly accepted international standards,

wishing to provide favorable conditions for realization by the citizens on the basis of free declaration of will of option and acquisition of nationality of other Party,

agreed as follows:

Article 1

1. Each Party will provide to the citizens of other Party arriving to permanent residence on its territory the right to acquire nationality in the simplified (registration) procedure in the presence of one of the following conditions:

a) if the applicant consisted in nationality of the Belarusian SSR, Kazakh SSR, Kyrgyz SSR or RSFSR and at the same time in citizenship of the former USSR, was born or lived in the territory of the Party of acquired nationality till December 21, 1991;

b) in the presence at the applicant of one of the close relatives who are constantly living in the territory of the Party of acquired nationality and being her citizens: the spouse (spouses), one of parents (adoptive parents), the child (including adopted), sisters, the brother, the grandfather or the grandmother, the grandson or the granddaughter.

2. The procedure specified in Item 1 of this Article extends to citizens of the Parties which are constantly living in the territory of other Party, irrespective of accommodation term in the territory of the Party of acquired nationality.

Acquisition of nationality of one Party and getting out of nationality of other Party is made on the basis of free declaration of will of interested persons according to the legislation of the Parties and provisions of this agreement.

Article 2

1. For acquisition of nationality of one Party the citizen of other Party submits the following documents to relevant organs of other Party:

the statement in the form approved by competent authorities of the Parties;

the passport or other identity document and confirming belonging of person to nationality of one of the Parties;

notarized copies of the certificate of birth and about scrap;

the document confirming availability of one of the conditions provided in Item 1 of Article 1 of this agreement.

2. Law-enforcement bodies perform registration of acquisition of nationality of one of the Parties according to this agreement no more than 3 months from the date of submission of documents with observance of the requirements provided by the national legal system of this Party in time.

3. In case of acquisition of nationality of one Party with simultaneous loss of nationality of other Party according to the national legal system of this Party person which submitted the petition for it keeps nationality of other Party before adoption of the positive decision according to its petition.

Article 3

In case of change of nationality of parents owing to which both become citizens of other Party also nationality of their minor children changes respectively.

Nationality of minor children, one of parents of which is citizen of one of the Parties, and other parent acquires nationality of other Party, is determined by the agreement of parents accepted according to the national legal system which shall be expressed in the application submitted according to Article 2 of this agreement.

Children whose parents live separately keep nationality of the parent on which education they are if other agreement between parents about it did not take place.

The established nationality of children on reaching them of age of majority, one of parents of which has nationality of one Party, and another - nationality of other Party, can be changed according to the legislation of the Parties.

Nationality of children does not change in case of change of nationality of the parents deprived of the parent rights. On change of nationality of children the consent of the parents deprived of the parent rights is not required.

Article 4

Competent authorities of the Parties will approve forms, amounts and terms of exchange of information, connected with implementation of Articles 2 and 3 of this agreement.

Article 5

If the national legal system of the Party or international agreements which participants she is establish more preferential terms of acquisition of nationality, then in this case regulations of the national legal system or the corresponding international agreement are applied.

The parties will take measures to standardization of the legislations on nationality.

Article 6

The questions connected with interpretation or application of this agreement are solved by consultations between the Parties.

Article 7

This agreement is subject to ratification.

Instruments of ratification are checked to Integration Committee which is depositary of this agreement.

The agreement is open for accession to it, with the consent of the Parties, other State Parties of the CIS sharing the purposes and the principles of this agreement by transfer of the letter to depositary about such accession.

Article 8

This agreement becomes effective for the thirtieth day from the date of delivery to depositary on storage of the last ratification letter.

For each state which will join this agreement it becomes effective for the thirtieth day from the date of delivery on storage to depositary by this state of the ratification letter.

Article 9

Each Party can leave this agreement, having sent to depositary about it the written notice. This agreement is terminated concerning this Party after six months from the date of receipt of such notification by depositary.

It is made in Moscow on February 26, 1999 in one authentic copy in Russian.

The authentic copy is stored in Integration Committee of the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, the Russian Federation and the Republic of Tajikistan which will send to each state which signed this agreement, its verified copy.

 

For the Republic of Belarus 

For the Republic of Kazakhstan 

For the Kyrgyz Republic 

For the Russian Federation

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