RESETTLEMENT OF THE RUSSIAN
OLD BELIEVERS TO THE FAR EAST

The Far East is the eastern part of Russia; its territory occupies one third of the country. Climate of the southern part of this region is favorable for cultivation of soybeans and other cereals, as well as for livestock breeding. There are the large markets located nearby: China, South Korea, and Japan.

Compatriot Old Believers resettling to the Far East are provided with land and material support.

Resettlement to the Far East of Russia is a perfect chance for developing your business and starting a new life in the historical homeland.

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8 reasons to live and work
in the Russian Far East

Economic
benefits for soybean
producers

Availability
of free land

Price

Cost of agricultural
products

Grant support
of the state

Distance to the key
markets (Asia-Pacific countries)

South
America

Availability
of free land

Limited
quantity

Price

1 ha $2 500 (Bolivia)

1 ha $ 3000-30 000 (Brazil)

Cost of agricultural
Brazil

High

Grant support
of the state

No

Distance to the key
markets (Asia-Pacific countries)

10,000 km

Far East
of Russia

Availability
of free land

Many

Price

Free of charge, up to 300 ha
per family (Primorsky Krai)

Cost of agricultural
products

Low

Grant support
of the state

Developed system

Distance to the key
markets (Asia-Pacific countries)

1 km

Regions for resettlement

Kazakhstan Mongolia Russian Far East Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) Chukotka Autonomous Region Magadan Region Kamchatka Krai Sakhalin Region Khabarovsk Krai Amur Region Primorsky Krai Jewish Autonomous Oblast Uzbekistan Turkmenistan China South Korea Japan North Korea Republic of Buryatia ZabaykalskyKrai RussianFederation

The Republic
of Buryatia

Buryatia is mainly mountainous region, with a small number of plains. A large part of Lake Baikal - the deepest freshwater lake in the world - is located in the territory of Buryatia. Farmland occupies one third of the region. Buryats grow wheat, rye, oats, buckwheat, corn, rapeseed, potatoes, and other vegetables.

The administrative center is the city of Ulan-Ude

Area 164 673 km².

Population 1 913 037 people (2018).

Population density 11,62 people per km² (2018)

Climate of the Republic of Buryatia
The climate of Buryatia is distinctly continental, with cold and dry winter and hot and short summer, as well as heavy precipitation in July and August. The average temperature in summer makes +18,5C; and the average temperature in winter is -22C. The annual precipitation rate is 244 mm. The distinctive feature of the climate in Buryatia is the long duration of sunshine 1900-2200 hours; by this indicator, the republic of Buryatia surpasses some southern regions of Russia.

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The Republic of Sakha
(Yakutia)

The Republic of Sakha is the largest region of Russia. By area it surpasses Argentina. Yakutia is one of the rare places on Earth with pristine nature. 80% of the territory is covered by taiga forests. The region has many rivers and lakes and rich fauna. Mountains and uplands prevail in the landscape.

The administrative center is the city of Yakutsk

Area 3083 423 km².

Population 964 330 people (2018).

Population density 0,31 people per km² (2018)

Climate of Sakha Republic (Yakutia)
Yakutia is the coldest of the inhabited regions on Earth. The climate is distinctly continental, with long winter and short summer periods. In Yakutia, April and October are winter months. The absolute minimum temperature almost everywhere in the Republic is below −50.The temperature difference between the coldest (January) and the warmest (July) months makes 70 75C. Farming in the territory of this region requires special approaches and technologies.

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Zabaykalsky
Krai

Zabaykalsky Krai borders Mongolia and China. The region is rich in nature reserves and parks, healing mineral springs. The region specializes in fine sheep breeding. The climate conditions allow growing of spring wheat, oats, barley, rapeseed, soybeans, and potatoes.

The administrative center is the city of Chita.

Area 431 500 km².

Population 1 072 806 people (2018).

Population density 2,48 people per km² (2018)

Climate of Zabaykalsky Krai
The climate is distinctly continental. The winter is long and dry. The spring and autumn are short. The summer is short and warm, dry in its first half and wet in the second half. The average temperature in July makes +13C in the north and +20.7 C in the south. Frost-free season makes 80-140 days. Specific feature of climate in Zabaykalsky Krai consists in significant duration of sunshine per year, from 1873 to 2592 hours. The annual precipitation makes 200 - 600 mm.

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Kamchatka
Krai

Kamchatka Krai is located in the territory of the Kamchatka Peninsula. It is washed by the Pacific Ocean, the Bering Sea, and the Sea of Okhotsk. Glaciers, volcanoes, mineral springs, Valley of Geysers attract many tourists to Kamchatka. Agriculture of the region is notable for developed fur farming and reindeer breeding. The share of arable land makes 0.1% of the total region area.

The administrative center is the city of Petropavlovsk-Kamchatsky

Area 472 300 km².

Population 315 600 people (2018).

Population density 0,7 people per km² (2018)

Climate of Kamchatka Krai
The climate of Kamchatka is oceanic, relatively mild, with a large amount of precipitation (up to 1000 mm per year), with excessive humidity and a long frost-free period up to 140 days. Kamchatka is notable for diversity and a sharp change in climate and weather. The valley of Kamchatka river which has the climate of the coniferous forest zone is climatically favorable zone. The frost-free period here lasts from the end of April till the end of October, and the period with temperatures above +10C makes 92 days.

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Primorsky Krai
(Primorye)

Primorsky Krai is located in the south of the Far East. It borders China and North Korea. The capital of the region is Vladivostok, one of the largest ports of the Pacific coast. Primorsky Krai takes the 3rd place in Russia by soybean production. The region's climate is favorable for growing of corn, rice, and beans.

The administrative center is the city of Vladivostok.

Area 164 673 km².

Population 1,913,037 people (2018).

Population density 11.62 people per km² (2018)

Climate of Primorsky Krai
The climate is moderately monsoon. The winter is dry and cold, with cloud-free weather and frequent thaws on the coast. The spring is long, with frequent temperature fluctuations. The summer is warm and humid; the maximum of precipitation falls on the summer months; in some areas this value makes up to 90% of the annual amount. The autumn is warm, sunny, and dry. In summer, the southeast winds from the Pacific Ocean prevail and the northwest winds in the winter bring cold but cloud-free weather from the continental regions.

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Khabarovsk
Krai

Khabarovsk Krai ranks third in Russia in terms of area. It is washed by the Sea of Okhotsk and the Sea of Japan. It borders China. The territory of this region features unique landscapes, numerous rivers and lakes, a rare combination of plants and animals. The regional railway network links Europe and the central regions of Russia with the Asian countries. Khabarovsk Airport is the largest international air hub of the Russian Far East. International passenger and cargo river transportation is carried out on the Amur river.

The administrative center is the city of Khabarovsk.

Area 787 633 km².

Population 1 333 294 people (2018).

Population density 1,69 people per km² (2018)

Climate of Khabarovsk Krai
The climate is continental with well-expressed monsoon features. The winter is long, snowy, and severe. The cold period of the year lasts for about 6 months, from the end of October till the end of April. In most of the territory, the summer is relatively warm and humid. The average July temperature makes + 20C in the south and about + 15C in the north. The annual amount of precipitation varies from 400 to 800 millimeters. In the south of the region, up to 90% of precipitation falls from April till October.

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Amur
Region

The region is located in the southwestern part of the Russian Far East and borders China in the south. Amur farmers grow 40% of the total volume of soybeans produced in Russia. Economy of the region is focused on foreign trade. The largest trading partners of the region are China, Mongolia, and the Republic of Korea. Soya's share in the export exceeds 80%.

The administrative center is the city of Blagoveshchensk

Area 361 900 km².

Population 795 600 people (2018).

Population density 2,2 people per km² (2018)

Climate of Amur Region
The climate of Amur Region is moderate, monsoon. The average air temperature in July makes 21,2C in the south of the region. The summer is moderately hot, with high cloudiness and high precipitation rate - up to 90% of the annual rate. The winter is dry. In the southern regions, the snow cover is formed in November (3-5 cm) and reaches its high in March (10-12 cm). The average daily temperatures above 0C are observed from April 7-8 in the south of the region, and from the third decade of April - in the north.

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Magadan
Region

Magadan Region is one of the Russian Far North regions and has the severe climate. The region is rich in mineral resources. Magadan Region is one of the largest gold-bearing areas in the world and the Russian leader by production of silver. The region has developed fishing and fish processing sectors; some of the products are exported.

The administrative center is the city of Magadan

Area 462 500 km².

Population 144 091 people (2018).

Population density 0,31 people per km² (2018)

Climate of Magadan Region
The region's territory is located in two severe zones of the Far North - tundra and forest-tundra. These zones are notable for excessive moisture, cold summer, and snowy winter. Almost the entire territory of the Magadan Region is located in a zone of perpetual congelation. The winter in the Magadan Region lasts from 6 months in the south and up to 7.5 months in the north. The average temperature in January is -27C, in July +30C. The precipitation rate makes 20 mm in January and 60 mm in July.

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Sakhalin
Region

Sakhalin Region is the only region which is entirely located on islands (Sakhalin Island and Kuril Islands). The region borders Japan by sea. The basis of the region's economy is formed by oil and gas production, fishing, and fish processing. Flora is rich and diverse; many plants are used for production of medicines.

The administrative center is the city of Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk.

Area 87 100 km².

Population 490 200 people (2018).

Population density 5,6 people per km² (2018)

Climate of Sakhalin Region
The climate of Sakhalin Island is notable for cold and dry winter and warm and humid summer. The Kuril Islands stand out for intense precipitation and blizzards in winter. The average duration of sunshine per year varies from 1800 to 1600 hours on Sakhalin, 1500-1600 hours on the Southern Kuril Islands, and 1000-1200 hours on the Northern Kuril Islands. On Sakhalin, the average August temperatures range from +13C to +18C. On the Kuril Islands, the average temperature of August makes + 10.7C.

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Jewish Autonomous
Region

The region is located in the southern part of the Russian Far East and has access to the seas of the Pacific Ocean through the Amur waterway. The territory of the region is crossed by the Trans-Siberian Railway, offering the shortest route from the Western Europe and the Middle East to the Asian countries. Climate of the region is favorable for growing of wheat, barley, oats, corn, soybeans, and potatoes.

The administrative center is the city of Birobidzhan

Area 36 300 km².

Population 162 014 people (2018).

Population density 4,47 people per km² (2018)

Climate of the Jewish Autonomous Region
By its climatic conditions, the region is considered as one of the most favorable corners of the Russian Far East. The winter is dry and cold, the summer is warm and humid. The average temperature in July makes +20C, the average temperature in January is -24 C. The winter lasts here from 152 to 165 days. 85% of the precipitation, which is distributed unevenly over the months, falls on the warm season. In general, the climatic conditions of the region are favorable for cultivation of various crops.

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Chukotka Autonomous
Region

Chukotka Autonomous region occupies the entire Chukotka Peninsula, a part of the mainland, and a number of islands. The biggest share of the region territory is located in the Arctic circle.The mining industry is the basis of Chukotka's economy. The main field of agriculture in the region is reindeer breeding. The herd of deer in Chukotka is one of the largest in the world.

The administrative center is the city of Anadyr

Area 164 673 km².

Population 1 913 037 people (2018).

Population density 11,62 people per km² (2018)

Climate of Chukotka
The climate of Chukotka is severe, subarctic, marine on the coasts, and continental on the mainland. Winter duration makes up to 10 months. The average January temperatures range from −15C to −39C; July temperatures range from +5C to +10C. There is a set of climate records registered in Chukotka: the minimum number of sunshine hours, the maximum average annual wind speed and frequency of hurricanes and storms in Russia. Growing period in the southern part of the region makes 80 100 days. Permafrost is widespread.

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Steps of resettlement

STEP 01

Choice of the region for resettlement and submission of the application to participate in the State program

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STEP 02

Registration and issuance of the State program participant certificate. Obtaining a temporary residence permit and the Russian visa

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STEP 03

Organization of resettlement to the Russian Federation

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STEP 04

Registration at the place of residence (migration registration). Registration of the State program participant in the Far East.

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STEP 05

Registration at the place of residence. Obtaining a policy of OMS (Compulsory Health Insurance), SNILS (Individual insurance account number), TIN (Taxpayer's ID number).

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STEP 06

Reimbursement of expenses for the resettlement and payment of relocation allowance

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STEP 07

Payment of monthly allowance in the absence of employment income

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STEP 08

Registration of citizenship of the Russian Federation. Issuance of passport of a citizen of the Russian Federation. Military registration.

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STEP 09

Reimbursement of expenses for payment of state fees

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STEP 01 - Choice of the region for resettlement and
submission of the application to participate in the State program

1. To participate in the State program, the compatriot should apply to the Embassy of Russia in the country of residence. The embassy will assist in choosing the region for resettlement, the optimal option of resettlement and will advise on issues related to participation in the State program.

2. After having chosen the region for resettlement, the compatriot submits the application for participation in the State program with a list of documents attached to it.

3. The application shall be filled out by hand with readable Russian block letters with a black or blue ballpoint, or using the typewriters or computer means, without blots and corrections.

! If the compatriot faces any difficulties with filling in of the application, the employee of the Embassy in the country of compatriot's residence will provide the compatriot with the necessary assistance on issues related to filling in of the application. The documents issued in the territory of foreign countries, copies of which are provided at submission of the application, should be legalized in accordance with the established procedure in the consular departments of embassies or consular establishments of the Russian Federation abroad

4. When submitting the application for participation in the State program to the authorized body in the country of residence, the compatriot should submit the following documents:
a) copies of documents identifying the compatriot and their family members included in the application (with provision of originals of such documents);
b) copies of documents on the family status of the compatriot living abroad and members of their family included in the application (with provision of originals of such documents);
c) copies of documents on education, vocational training, work experience, availability of academic rank and degree, as well as information characterizing the personality of the compatriot living abroad and members of their family, their professional skills and competences (if such documents are available);
d) 35x45 mm big photo (black and white or color) 2 pieces (on matte paper).

! Copies of documents drawn up in a foreign language shall be submitted with translation into Russian. Correctness of the translation and the authenticity of the translator's signature shall be certified by notary public.

After a compatriot submits the application for participating in the State program, they receive a certificate of acceptance of the application for consideration, with indication of the consideration term.

The Embassy of Russia in the residence country of a compatriot sends the accepted application for participation in the State program to the territorial body of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia in the specified region of resettlement.

The territorial body of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia coordinates the received application for participation in the State program with the authority of the federal subject of the Russian Federation

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STEP 02 - Registration and issuance of the State program participant certificate.
Obtaining a temporary residence permit and the Russian visa

1. Registration of the certificate of the State program participant is carried out within a period not exceeding 60 calendar days from the date of submitting the application for participation in the State program and duly drawn up documents by the compatriot. According to decision of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, the general period for issuing the certificate of the State program participant may be prolonged to 90 calendar days if it is not possible to identify the applicant or any of their family members included in the application for participation in the State program within the specified period:

1. The certificate of the State program participant is handed over to the compatriot personally in the Russian Embassy in the country of residence. All members of the family, including young children listed in the application for participation in the State program, will be indicated in the State program participant certificate.

2. When handing over the participant certificate the Russian Embassy in the country of residence will explain the basic requirements of the legislation of the Russian Federation on the legal status of foreign citizens in the Russian Federation, on the procedure for entry into the Russian Federation.

3. The State program participant receives a certificate of the standard form for the period of three years. Upon expiry of the certificate, the compatriot loses the status of the State Program participant, and the members of their family specified in the certificate lose the status of family members of the State program participant.

4. The Russian Embassy in the country of residence provides the assistance to the State program participant and members of their family in preparation of documents required for moving to the Russian Federation, including visas.

The State program participant and members of their family with respect to whom the territorial body of the MIA approves the issuance of the temporary residence receive the usual visa for entering the territory of the Russian Federation in order to acquire the temporary residence permit for the period of up to 4 months.

5. The State program participant and (or) members of their family who are foreign citizens can apply for a temporary residence permit to the Russian Embassy in the country of their permanent residence.

! The State program participant and members of their family have the right to receive a temporary residence permit as a matter of priority (without quota).

The application for the temporary residence permit may be submitted to the Russian Embassy in the country of residence before the departure of the State Program participant and members of their family to Russia. Otherwise it can be submitted in the region of arrival in the territorial body of the MIA of the Russia responsible for migration issues. The State program participant and all members of their family shall attach the following documents to the application for the temporary residence permit:
- 2 photographs of the applicant in black and white or color, with size of 35x45 mm, with a clear picture of full face without a headwear (for citizens who always wear glasses, the photos should be made with glasses without tinted lenses);
- identification document (passport);
- certificate confirming the absence of criminal record, for the State program participant and each member of their family over the age of 14 (the certificate should be issued not earlier than 3 months before the submission). The certificate should be obtained from the competent authorities of the country of residence (only for countries with visa entry procedures);
- certificate of absence of HIV infection of the applicant and their family members (including small children). The certificate should be obtained at accredited medical institutions in the country of residence or in the region of resettlement in the Russian Federation;
- medical certificate confirming that the applicant (members of their family) is not drug addict and does not suffer from any of the infectious diseases that pose a hazard to people around (including certificates for small children). The certificate should be obtained at accredited medical institutions in the country of residence or in the region of resettlement in the Russian Federation;
- original document certifying payment of the state duty for issuing a temporary residence permit for the State program participant and each member of their family.
The applicant should submit copies of all documents of the State program participant and document of each member of their family translated into Russian and certified by notary public.

6. The term of consideration of the application for issuance of the temporary residence permit by the territorial body of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia, submitted by the State program participant and members of their family in the territory of Russia makes 60 days from the day of its receipt.

7. Once the decision to issue the temporary residence permit is made, the State program participant and members of their family are notified by the Russian Embassy in the country of residence. After moving to the territory of resettlement, the State program participant and members of their family will have to undergo the procedure of fingerprinting, whereupon the territorial body of the MIA of Russia will put a mark in the identification document (passport) temporary residence permit stamp.

! Please note that when applying for the temporary residence permit in the country of your current residence, the period of consideration may be significantly longer due to the time required for sending the documents to Russia from abroad and back.

! Copies of documents drawn up in a foreign language shall be submitted with translation into Russian. Correctness of the translation and the authenticity of the translator's signature shall be certified by notary public.

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STEP 03 - Organization of resettlement to the Russian Federation

To provide free enforcement of rights by the State program participant and members of their family, compatriots are advised to travel to the Russian Federation as soon as possible.

1. Arrival of the State program participant and members of their family to the territory of resettlement is carried out independently.

2. The State program participant and members of their family have the right to receive the reimbursement of payment (see step No. 6) for transport of personal property by rail or sea transport by regular freight transport routes, including the payment of customs duties and taxes related to transport of personal property of the State program participant and (or) property of members of their family, when moving the personal property from the territory of a foreign state to the Russian Federation.

3. To organize the transport of personal property (cargo), the State program participant should attach a copy of the State program participant certificate to the commodity and transport documentation for the cargo.

4. Payment for travel of the State program participant and members of their family is reimbursed, provided the State program participant uses regular passenger traffic routes. The travel can be carried out by rail (compartment carriage of any category of trains), air (economy class), inland water (cabin of II category), sea (cabin of III group), motor (bus of general type or bus with soft fold-back seats) transport.

5. Travels with changes are reimbursed provided there is no direct passenger traffic. Costs incurred for insurance premiums and other additional services are not refundable (e.g. travel document fee).

6. Expenses for the transport of personal property by rail and (or) sea transport are reimbursed in the following amounts:
family up to 3 people inclusive 5 ton container or 33% of the cost of transport with a standard 20 foot container;
family with 4 - 6 people two 5 ton containers or 66% of the cost of transport with standard 20 foot container;
families from 7 people three 5 ton containers or 100% of the cost of transport with standard 20 foot container.

7. All expenses related to resettlement (including the family members of the State program participant) should be paid from the personal funds of the State program participant:
- for cash payment by the State program participant personally;
- for non-cash payment - from the account (bank card) of the State program participant.

! If the personal property is transported by several transport modes, the total cost is subject to reimbursement.

! To receive reimbursement of the expenses, the State program participant shod keep all originals of checks, receipts, tickets, boarding passes related to the flight and bringing personal property belonging to the participant and their family members to the Russian Federation.

8. When crossing the border of the Russian Federation, the State program participants and members of their families should fill in the migration cards. The purpose of entry in the migration card should be marked as private.

9. When entering the Russian Federation, the State program participant and each member of their family should have:
- identification document (passport);
- State program participant certificate;
- Russian visa (if required);
- migration card.

10. In the event that the family members of the State program participant enter Russia together with the State program participant, each of them should have:
- identification document (passport);
- copy of the State program participant certificate;
- Russian visa (if required);
- migration card.

! The State program participants and their families from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, and Uruguay enter the Russian Federation by regular flights. For the arrival of the State program participant and members of their family to the Far East, the flight has a change in the city of Moscow.

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STEP 04 - Registration at the place of residence (migration registration).
Registration of the State program participant in the Far East.

1. A foreign citizen who has arrived in the Russian Federation and become the State program participant should register at the place of residence within seven working days from the date of arrival to the place of stay, except for the cases when the foreign citizen, for example, stays in a hotel or other organization providing hotel services.

2. Registration of the foreign citizen at the place of residence is entrusted to the territorial bodies of the MIA of Russia.

3. After arriving to the territory of the resettlement, the State program participant and members of their family should apply to the territorial body of the MIA of Russia for the purpose of registration as the State program participant, whereupon a special mark is put on the page 2 of the State program participant certificate.

4. The list of documents of the State program participant and members of their family required for registration:
a) identification document of the foreign citizen (passport);
b) migration card;
c) State program participant certificate.

5. After arriving to the territory of resettlement, the State program participant and members of their family should apply to the territorial body of the MIA of Russia for the purpose of registration as the State program participant, whereupon a special mark is put on the page 2 of the State program participant certificate.

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STEP 05 - Registration at the place of residence. Obtaining a policy of OMS (Compulsory Health Insurance), SNILS (Individual insurance account number), TIN (Taxpayer's ID number).

1. Application of the foreign citizen for registration at the place of residence should be submitted to the migration registration authority in the place of accommodation chosen by the foreign citizen as the place of residence, within seven working days from the date of receipt of the temporary residence permit (after putting a stamp of the temporary residence permit in the passport) or permanent residence card, or from the date of arrival to the accommodation (if the participant already has the temporary residence permit or the permanent residence card).

The term for drawing up the documents for obtaining the registration at the place of residence makes 7 working days.

To register at the place of residence, the State program participant should submit:
- identification documents (passport, birth certificate) for the participant and all members of their family;
- documents confirming the right to use the accommodation for the participant and their family members (the homeowner has the right to register in the accommodation);
- application for registration at the place of residence.

The territorial authority of MIA which registers the foreign citizen at the place of residence, upon presentation of documents and the application for registration at the place of residence by the foreign citizen, will put a corresponding mark in the permanent residence card or the temporary residence permit of the foreign citizen on the same day and will record the information on the place of residence of the foreign citizen in the corresponding accounting documents and in the state information system of migration registration not later than on the next working day.

The owner of accommodation where the State program participant and members of their family reside can give consent to registration certified by notary public.

2. Availability of the temporary residence permit for the State program participant and members of their family is the basis for issuance of the compulsory health insurance policy (OMS) for the current calendar year with possibility of the annual renewal within the validity period of the temporary residence permit, and after registration of the citizenship of the Russian Federation indefinitely. OMS policy provides the right, in case of insured event, to get free medical care within the scope established by the territorial program of the compulsory health insurance.

To obtain OMS policy, the State program participant and their family members should submit the application to the insurance medical organization.

Authority of the federal subject can assist in choosing the insurance medical organization.

3. Availability of certificate of the migration registration at place of residence or registration at place of residence of the State program participant and members of their family is the basis for the issuance of the compulsory individual pension insurance (SNILS). To receive SNILS, the State program participant and their family members should apply to the branch of the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation located in the territory of the resettlement. Authority of the federal subject can assist in the registration of SNILS.

4. Availability of certificate of the migration registration at place of residence or registration at place of residence of the State program participant and members of their family is the basis for the issuance of the taxpayer identification number (TIN). TIN is the personal number of each person in the tax authorities of the Russian Federation which is required for accounting of the income of a particular individual and the taxes paid. Each taxpayer receives this number that is then valid for the term of taxpayer's life.

To receive TIN, the State program participant and members of their family should apply to the Inspectorate of the Federal Tax Service located in the territory of resettlement. Authority of the federal subject can assist in the registration of TIN.

! Copies of documents drawn up in a foreign language shall be submitted with translation into Russian. Correctness of the translation and the authenticity of the translator's signature shall be certified by notary public.

! Supplementing the passport of the foreign citizen with any new stamp requires a translation of the passport certified by notary public

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STEP 06 - Reimbursement of expenses for the resettlement and payment of relocation allowance

To receive the reimbursement of the expenses for arrival to the place of residence, the State program participant should personally submit the application to the territorial body of the MIA of Russia in the region of residence.

The following documents should be attached to the application:
- originals of documents confirming payment of the consular fee and the fee for reimbursement of actual expenses related to issuance of the visa and acceptance of the application for the temporary residence permit, travel and transport documents (tickets, luggage and cargo receipts, other transport documents) confirming the expenses of the State program participant and members of their family;
- copies of documents confirming payment of customs duties and taxes related to transport of the personal property of the State program participant and members of their family from the territory of the foreign state to the territory of the Russian Federation;
- a copy of the State program participant certificate (page by page);
- copies of identification documents of the State program participant and members of their family;
- copies of documents confirming the registration of the State program participant and members of their family at place of residence or registration at place of stay in the territory of the Russian Federation;
- account details of the State program participant and members of their family (age over 18) opened in a credit institution (bank).

Copies of documents that are not certified in accordance with the established procedure should be submitted with presentation of the original.

The territorial body of the MIA of Russia issues a receipt on acceptance of the application for consideration with the list of the attached documents to the State program participant.

The territorial body of the MIA of Russia makes a decision on payment of reimbursement of the expenses and its amount within the period not exceeding 10 working days from the date of submitting the application and informs the State program participant on the decision made in writing, with the necessary substantiation.

The State program participant receives one-time reimbursement.

Expenses incurred by the State program participant and their families in foreign currency will be reimbursed in rubles, at exchange rate of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation on the date of the application submission.

In the territories of priority settlement (all regions of the Far East), the increased relocation allowance paid in two stages is provided:
1) upon arrival and registration at the place of stay or registration at the place of residence;
2) after 18 months from the date of registration at the place of stay or registration at the place of residence in the territory of priority settlement.

The State program participants and members of their families may exercise the right to receive the reimbursement one time.

The relocation allowance for the State program participants and members of their families is paid in the following amounts:
- the State program participant 240 thousand rubles (150 and 90 thousand rubles at the first and second stage of payment, respectively);
- each member of their family 120 thousand rubles (70 and 50 thousand rubles at the first and second stage of payment, respectively).

The State program participant receives the reimbursement of expenses after opening a personal account at a credit institution (bank) in the region of settlement.

These funds can be spent for any purposes that are not prohibited by the legislation of the Russian Federation.

The specified state guarantees are provided to the compatriot before the expiry of the State program participant certificate.

! In case of moving from the federal subject of the Russian Federation specified in the State program participant certificate for the permanent residence earlier than after THREE years, the State program participant and (or) members of their family should reimburse the expenses related to payment of travel expenses reimbursement, expenses for registration of documents certifying the legal status of the settler.

! Copies of documents drawn up in a foreign language shall be submitted with translation into Russian. Correctness of the translation and the authenticity of the translator's signature shall be certified by notary public.

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STEP 07 - Reimbursement of expenses for payment of state fees

To receive the monthly allowance, the State program participant should personally submit the application for payment of the monthly allowance and the certificate issued by the authority of the federal subject certifying the absence of income from employment, business, and other activities not prohibited by the legislation of the Russian Federation (hereinafter - income) to the territorial body of the MIA of Russia. To receive the monthly allowance, the State program participant and members of their family receive the certificate certifying the absence of income, upon presentation of the passport or other identification document and the State program participant certificate.

Decision on allocation of the monthly allowance is made by the territorial body of the MIA of Russia within 15 days from the date of submitting the application.

The State program participant should monthly submit the certificate containing the information on absence of their income (income of their family members) for the past month, issued by the corresponding authority, to the territorial body of the MIA of Russia. In case of failure to provide this certificate, the payment of monthly allowance will be terminated.

Funds for payment of the monthly allowance are transferred in accordance with the established procedure by the territorial bodies of the MIA of Russia to the accounts opened by the recipient of the monthly allowance in a credit institution having the right to make such payments at municipalities of the federal subjects of the Russian Federation, on the basis of agreements concluded between such credit institutions and the territorial bodies of the MIA of the Russian Federation.

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STEP 08 - Registration of citizenship of the Russian Federation.
Issuance of passport of a citizen of the Russian Federation.
Military registration.

! Registration of citizenship of the Russian Federation for the State program participant and members of their family is carried out in a simplified manner within 3 months from the date of submitting the application and the necessary documents to the territorial body of the MIA of Russia.

! Copies of documents drawn up in a foreign language shall be submitted with translation into Russian. Correctness of the translation and the authenticity of the translator's signature shall be certified by notary public.

List of documents for registration of citizenship of the Russian Federation:
- application of the established form in two copies;
- identification documents and documents certifying the citizenship or absence of citizenship;
photo (black and white or color), 30x40 mm 3 pcs. (including photos for children over the age of 6);
- receipt of payment of the state fee;
- temporary residence permit with a note of registration at the place of residence;
- certificate of the State program participant (for family members copies of the State program participant certificate and documents confirming the kinship relations with the State program participant);
- in case of changing the surname, first name, or patronymic - a document certifying the change of surname, first name, or patronymic;
- document certifying application of the applicant on renunciation of the other citizenship or impossibility to renounce the other citizenship which is the relevant document of the diplomatic representative office or consular institution of a foreign country in the Russian Federation or a copy of the applicant's application to that diplomatic mission or consular institution to renounce the other citizenship with signature of the applicant certified by notary public.

If the State program participant wants to include their child (children) who arrived with them to the territory of the Russian Federation into the application for citizenship, the following documents should be submitted additionally:
- birth certificate of the child and passport of the child (if any);
document confirming the child's residence in the territory of the Russian Federation (permanent residence permit or temporary residence permit of one of the parents or the sole parent with indication of the personal information of the child, a copy of the tear-off part of the form of notification on arrival of a foreign citizen or a stateless person to the place of residence);
- consent of a child aged from 14 to 18 years to obtain the citizenship of the Russian Federation. Such consent can be drawn up in arbitrary form. Authenticity of the child's signature should be certified by notary record or signature of the official and seal of the authorized body in the presence of the child.

When accepting the application, the originals of the identification documents will be returned to the applicants.

At conferment of the citizenship of the Russian Federation, a foreign citizen is obliged to take an oath.

Refusal to take an oath entails cancellation of the decision to grant the citizenship of the Russian Federation.

! Application for registration of the citizenship of the Russian Federation for the child (children) of the State program participant is submitted under the simplified procedure, without registration of the temporary residence permit for the child (children).

After making a decision to grant the citizenship of the Russian Federation (this decision is made by the territorial body of the MIA of Russia), the State program participant should obtain a general civil (internal) passport of the citizen of the Russian Federation.

The list of documents required for issuance of the passport of the citizen of the Russian Federation:
- application;
- birth certificate;
- 35x45 mm big photo (black and white or color) 3 pieces (on matte paper).
- identification documents of the person acquiring the citizenship of the Russian Federation and documents required for putting the obligatory marks;
- receipt of payment of the state fee.

The period for issuing passport of the citizen of the Russian Federation does not exceed 10 days from the date of acceptance of the necessary documents.

Citizenship of the Russian Federation of the State program participants and members of their family (all male relatives of any age) is the basis for compulsory military registration at the military enlistment office (local authority) in the place of residence. The category of fitness for military service is determined at the time of military registration on the basis of medical grounds, educational level, and acquired specialties.

Male citizens of the Russian Federation aged between 18 and 27 years are subject to conscription military service. The conscription term makes 12 months.

For military registration the State program participant and members of their family should to apply to the military enlistment office (or the local authority) at the place of residence. Authority of the federal subject can assist in military registration.

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STEP 09 - Reimbursement of expenses for payment of state fees

The State program participant should personally pay the expenses related to preparation of their documents and documents of their family members for registration of the temporary residence permit and acquisition of the citizenship of the Russian Federation. In case of non-cash payment, the State program participant should use their personal account (bank card). All originals of the payment receipts should be retained by the State program participant until reimbursement of the expenses (or copies certified by the employee of the territorial body of the MIA of Russia).

Reimbursement is paid to the State program participants and members of their families after obtaining a temporary residence permit, acquiring the citizenship of the Russian Federation, and obtaining the passport of the citizen of the Russia Federation.

To receive the reimbursement, the State program participant should submit the application for payment of the reimbursement to them and (or) members of their family to the territorial body of the MIA of Russia.

The following documents should be attached to the application:
- copy of passport or other identification document;
- copy of the State program participant certificate;
- copy of passport or other identification document of the family member of the State program participant applying for the reimbursement;
- copy of the temporary residence permit;
- bank details of the current account of the State program participant opened in the credit institution (bank).

! Copies of documents drawn up in a foreign language shall be submitted with translation into Russian. Correctness of the translation and the authenticity of the translator's signature shall be certified by notary public.

Decision on allocation of the reimbursement is made by the territorial body of the MIA of Russia within 15 days from the date of submitting the application.

The funds for reimbursement are transferred in accordance with the established procedure by the territorial bodies of the MIA of Russia to the settlement account opened by the recipient in the credit institution (bank).

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News about the Old Believers Resettlement Program

29.12.2018

The head of Primorye is ready to support the Old Believers who plan to move to the region

The head of Primorsky Krai Oleg Kozhemyako is ready to support more than 200 Old Believers from Uruguay, Brazil, Bolivia, and Argentina who are ready to move to the region.

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13.12.2018

A family of the Old Believers has reunited in the Amur region after 10 years

A family of the Old Believers which was separated and lived in different corners of the world for ten years reunited in the Amur region. A wife and a son from Brazil have moved forever to Alexey Kilin who built a house at Svobodny settlement. Our correspondent shares the details of the long-awaited meeting, the trip to Sopka of Love, South American tropics, and Russian oven.

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18.10.2018

We are Russians

Old Believers from South America came to develop Amur virgin lands

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02.10.2018

Old Believers Forum gathered the Old Believers from all over the world in Moscow

The Old Believers Forum is being held in Moscow. It is attended by the Old Believers from all over the world. They discuss not only the inner church life but also the most topical issues.

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01.10.2018

The Old Believers take a closer look at the lands of Khabarovsk Krai

The results of the study trip of the Old Believers community heads living in the countries of far abroad to the Far East, the Republic of Buryatia, and the Republic of Karelia were presented at the meeting in the Administration of the President of the Russian Federation.

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01.10.2018

The International Old Believers Forum was opened in Moscow

The International Old Believers Forum was opened in Moscow. Who are the attendees and what is the agenda?

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The agency assists with organization of resettlement of the Old Believers and other Russians residing abroad and their adaptation in the Russian Far East.

The key tasks of the agency include provision of the Russian Far Eastern enterprises with qualified personnel and creation of the conditions for attracting and settling of the new residents in the Far East.

Personnel support of
the Russian Far East
economy

Demographic
and migration
development

Territorial
development
and support of
Far Eastern hectare
program

Development of
the education system
and social
projects

Support and assistance
in the adaptation
of Old Believers
who moved to
the Russian Far East

Promotion
of the Russian
Far East as a place
for work and life

Useful contacts

Agency for Human Capital Development in the Far East

Address:
690091, Okeansky Prospekt, 17. Fresh Plaza Business Center, 14th floor, office 1401

Phone:
+7 (423) 239-09-99, . 501

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Ministry of the Russian Federation for Development of the Russian Far East

Address:
Moscow, st. Burdenko, 14

Phone:
+7 (495) 531‑06-44
+7 495 531‑06-45

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Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation

Address:
Moscow, Smolenskaya-Sennaya Sq. 32/34

Phone:
+7 (499) 244-12-83

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Main Directorate for Migration Issues of the MIA of Russia

Address:
Moscow, Chistoprudny Boulevard, 12A, bldg. 1.

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Embassy of Russia in Brazil

Address:
Avenida das Nacoes, SES, lote A, Quadra 801,Brasilia - DF, Brasil CEP 70476 900

Phone:
+55 61 32-23-30-94
+55 61 32-23-40-94

Email:
embaixada.russia@gmail.com

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Consulate general of Russia in Sao Paulo

Address:
Avenida Lineu de Paula Machado, 1366, CEP 05601-001, Jardim Everest, Sao-Paulo, SP, Brasil

Phone:
+55 11 38-14-41-00

Email:
saopaulo@mid.ru

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Embassy of Russia in Bolivia

Address:
La Paz, Bolivia, Avenida Walter Guevara Arze 8129, Calle 8 Calacoto (Zona Sur), casilla 5494

Phone:
+591 2 277-67-70

Email:
emb_rusia@hotmail.com
emb_rusia@mail.ru

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Embassy of Russia in Argentina

Address:
1021, Capital Federal, Rodríguez Peña 1741, Republica Argentina

Phone:
+54 11 48-13-15-52
+54 11 48-13-80-39

Email:
argentina@mid.ru

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Embassy of Russia in Uruguay

Address:
Bulevar España 2741, Montevideo, Uruguay

Phone:
+598 2 708-18-84
+598 2 708-38-79

Email:
embajada.rusia@gmail.com

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