Crimea residents who had acquired Russian citizenship under the Treaty on the reunification of the Peninsula with Russia, will not have to notify the authorities of their Ukrainian citizenship, said the head of Department of FMS across the region Peter jarosz.
"The position of the Russian Federal migration service, such that Residents of the Republic of Crimea and Sevastopol, which at the time of their acceptance by residents of the Russian Federation (18 March 2014) according to article 5 of the Treaty between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Crimea had the citizenship of Ukraine, from 1 January 2016 to serve notice to the authorities of the FMS if they have another citizenship - the citizenship of Ukraine need," said Peter jarosz. He explained that residents of the Crimea " did not acquire the citizenship of Ukraine, and its inhabitants ". For this reason, to notify the presence of Ukrainian citizenship authorities shall be obliged only those Crimeans, who purchased it after March 21, 2014 and the inhabitants of the Peninsula, which have a different (not Ukrainian) second citizenship, Kommersant writes. A press-Secretary UFMS across Crimea Yana Smolova believes that all Crimeans who received a passport, But not submitted to the FMS message about the refusal of the Ukrainian citizenship, are considered in the Russian Federation people with dual citizenship (Russian and Ukrainian)." But to notify the presence of the Ukrainian citizenship of the FMS is not necessary. Because it was not acquired later, and is already there at the moment of their acceptance in Russian citizenship ", - said Polina.
recall, 14 October the Deputy speaker of the state Council of the Crimea Andrey Kozenko has registered a legislative initiative, which has made the initiative of the state Duma to allow the Crimeans who have Ukrainian citizenship until 21 March 2014, to inform the authorities. He stated that he was "satisfied" the explanation of the FMS. At the same time Kozenko does not wish to withdraw the initiative, explaining that "the opinion of the immigration service at odds with changes in the RF law on citizenship" adopted in the last month of summer 2014. Head of the state Duma on the constitutional legislation Vladimir Pligin declined to comment, promising to " request data ". Zam. the head of the Public chamber of the Crimea associate Alexander Sibilev said he has not seen the text of the explanation of the FMS." simultaneously say, because it was the right decision. Crimeans have eliminated the need to stand in queues. Imagine that would happen if 2 million people since 1 January would go to the Department of the Federal migration service ", - He said. Along with this, in September the media announced that the Crimean authorities confiscate Russian passports to people with a temporary registration on the Peninsula. The most frequent problem faced by living in the dorms students who apply to the FMS for replacement of the passport on reaching his 21st birthday. At the same time the head of the Crimea Sergey Aksenov said that in person would study the situation. The office of the Federal migration service in the Crimea in the early winter of 2014, reported the completion of the issuance of Russian passports to the Inhabitants of the Peninsula. Documents received 1, 7 million people.