Citizenship Inserts to be Replaced by Stamps
Inserts for the birth certificates confirming a child's Russian citizenship have been discontinued. Legislators have simplified the procedure and cut down paperwork. Now it will be sufficient to have a 40 by 60 mm stamp placed on the child’s birth certificate, and in the parents’ national and international passports.
This change has come about via the Ministry of Internal Affairs of the Russian Federation regulation No. 118 of February 2, 2007, "About the Organization of Work of Local Organs of the Federal Executive Body Authorized to Fulfill the Roles of Monitoring and Oversight in the Area of Migration, Authentication, Processing of Documentation, and Verification of Russian Citizenship for Children" which has been published in the newspaper Rossiyskaya Gazeta and come into effect. This regulation (No. 8881) was registered by the Ministry of Justice on February 5, 2007.
The stamp on the birth certificate must be placed in the top-left corner of the reverse side of the document. In the parents' national and/or international passports information about the child must be certified by the signature of an authorized official and an appropriate stamp.
A child's citizenship is to be processed and authenticated (in the form of a stamp) in the local office of the Federal Migration Service (FMS) according to the place of residence of the person requesting the procedure, place of birth, or place of residence of the child.
Verification of a child's Russian citizenship is processed on the basis of verbal request on the day of application in accordance with the law "On the Citizenship of Russian Federation" No. 62-F3, Article 12, Part 1 (where parents are citizens of the RF).
Registration of Russian citizenship for a child in accordance with Article 12, Parts 2 and 4, and Article 26 of the same federal law is processed during a period of 10 days with the corresponding ruling of the head of the local FMS department.
Annulment of a child's Russian citizenship is also confirmed by a 40 by 60 mm stamp known as a "Russian Citizenship Annulment Stamp."