MOSCOW, June 23 (RAPSI) – The State Duma adopted a bill on obligatory fingerprinting for foreigners acquiring Russian citizenship in a final third reading on Tuesday, according to a statement of the lower house of parliament.
Moreover, under the draft law, employable parents of Russian legally competent nationals will be able to apply for citizenship under a simplified procedure, without compliance with a condition on a 5-year term of living in the country. Currently, only incapable parents of Russian citizens have such a privilege.
Amendments are proposed to the Law on Citizenship of the Russian Federation and the Law on State Fingerprinting.
The initiative is to come into force after 90 days from its official publication.