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moving to Russia from USA

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moving to Russia from USA

Does anyone know what it takes to live and become a Russian citizen? I am first generation American, my father was born in Russia, and I would like to live in Russia permanently. Thank you for your help.


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1. Re: moving to Russia from USA

Contact any Russian embassy to ask. I do know that it is much more easy and faster if you are married to a Russian citizen, or at least have close relatives there. I would suggest that you travel to your fathers native town or village. If your father is alive? Have him go with you. If will be much more easy if he is or still has his registration at an address in Russia. If he does, he can maybe kind of sponsor you in? When there go to the local passport office with someone who can speak Russian. The time frame can take quite a wile, but $100.00 to (expedite your application) can speed things up by quite a bit. Russia is a mafia state, (still to this date) and you can get anything done for $$$$. But make sure that even if you do have it expedited, that your passports are real and legal. I have seen their prisons. You don't want to be in one. You may be nostalgic for Russia. But go there a few times before making the huge leep my friend. My wife is full blood Russian (Rostov-na-Donu), and we have thought of doing the same as you!!!! But what would we do for a job????

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2. Re: moving to Russia from USA

You don´t necesary have to become a Russian citizenship to live in Russia. there are lots of foreigners who have got a Russian residence and they´re okay living there. So, you can get the residence first and after some time you will see if you want to become russian. By that time you will find out how to get the russian residence.

Good luck!

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