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    Citizenship while divorced

    Is it possible to obtain citizenship out of a VNZh, which was obtained while the foreign was married to a Russian spouse? Now the person is divorced but still living in Russia on a VNZh.

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    "Now the person is divorced but still living in Russia on a VNZh.", interesting, it it really an option that your VNZh stay in force, even when one of the main conditions to obtain it in the first place, is no longer there?

    It would be nice if it is so, imagine if you after twenty years on VNZh then get divorced, then it would be fair to let you continue your VNZh if you otherwise meet all other conditions, anyone that know something on this?

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    keine Ahnung

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    “Such people say they
    want divorce, without asking themselves whether they want marriage.
    Even in order to be divorced it has generally been found necessary
    to go through the preliminary formality of being married; and unless
    the nature of this initial act be considered, we might as well be
    discussing haircutting for the bald or spectacles for the blind.
    To be divorced is to be in the literal sense unmarried;
    and there is no sense in a thing being undone when we do not know
    if it is done.”
    “The Superstition of Divorce”, GK Chesterton

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    Quote Originally Posted by Max1982 View Post
    Is it possible to obtain citizenship out of a VNZh, which was obtained while the foreign was married to a Russian spouse? Now the person is divorced but still living in Russia on a VNZh.
    You can apply via general path... good luck with that one as its nearly impossible to get it.

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    Divorced but with TRP

    A case that I know personally. A man from Turkey was in the same situation. After about just 3 years with the TRP (the blue passport) he applied and got the citizenship some months later. But maybe this was a best case scenario. And it was quite recently, when the more favorable laws started to take effect. Despite of the fact that he works in the construction sector - which not qualifies him to the "High Qualified Specialist" shortcut to the Russian passport.
    The population is shrinking, so the more favorable laws are there to attract more foreigners to Russia, preferably good qualified ones of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salsero View Post
    The population is shrinking, so the more favorable laws are there to attract more foreigners to Russia, preferably good qualified ones of course.
    I have a comment on this, but think it more appropriate in a different thread I'll start in the Philosophy section.

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    yes, I meant the PRP not the TRP. sorry for the mistake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Salsero View Post
    yes, I meant the PRP not the TRP. sorry for the mistake.
    I already knew you meant PRP since TRP is only good for 3 years and it cannot be renewed. So to answer your question... you can only apply via general path because you're not currently married to Russian citizen. You should have applied for citizenship before you got a divorce.

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