How to get political asylum in Russia

Political asylum can be requested by all foreign nationals or stateless persons, but only strictly observing the rules of the Decree “On Approval provisions on the procedure for granting political asylum by the Russian Federation.”

A person who wants to obtain political asylum in Russia, within seven days from the date of arrival in the country must apply to the territorial body of the Federal Federal migration service of the city where the foreigner is currently in.

This right can be exercised by people who, for any reason, cannot be in their home country or do not have any nationality. The petition will be sent to the Federal Migration Service for review, provided it has serious grounds.

The application can be rejected for several reasons. A person will be denied the right to grant political asylum if they have committed a crime or act that does not comply with UN principles. Persons accused of committing a criminal offence are also deprived of this right.

A person cannot obtain political asylum if he has come from a third country where he has not been threatened, or from his home State, where the protection of rights is well developed human. The person who gives false information is also deprived of this right to asylum in Russia.

A written request for political asylum must indicate the reasons for fleeing the home country. A special certificate is issued to a foreigner for the period of consideration of the application, which confirms that the person is in the country legally.

Russia gives refuge to all foreigners who are persecuted and persecuted in their home state for their beliefs that do not contradict democracy and do not violate norms international law.$ The application must be considered no longer than a month

In case the application is rejected, the period of stay of the foreigner in the Russian Federation is fully controlled by the Government. A person who has received political asylum and members of his family can become citizens of Russia.

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