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Draft law on citizenship of children born abroad submitted to the State Duma

A draft law on citizenship of children born abroad has been submitted to the State Duma, reports RIA Novosti.

As reported, the bill was developed by the ombudsman for human rights in Russia, Tatyana Moskalkova. It is about changing the law “On citizenship”, according to which a child will receive Russian citizenship by birth if, on the birthday of the child, one of his parents has Russian citizenship. The place of birth of the child does not matter.

It is also proposed to remove the need to provide written and notarized consent of the second foreign parent to obtain Russian citizenship by a foreign child if one of the parents has Russian citizenship or is in the process of obtaining it.

The document indicates that the relevance of the bill lies in the fact that in the event of contradictions in the families, the requirement of the obligatory consent of a foreign relative can become an insurmountable obstacle to obtaining Russian citizenship for a child.

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