Registration of citizenship of the Russian Federation to children born abroad: USA, Canada. To issue Russian citizenship to a child born abroad

A child acquires citizenship of the Russian Federation by birth if both parents or a single parent have Russian citizenship on the day of birth regardless of the place of birth of the child (part 1, clause 1) of the Federal Law “On Citizenship of the Russian Federation” of May 31, 2002 No. 62-FZ). This means that parents have no choice to issue or not to issue such a child Russian citizenship - in order to enter Russia, the child must receive a foreign passport of the Russian Federation. We will be happy to assist you with your design without personal attendance. If one of the child’s parents is a citizen of the Russian Federation, and the other is a foreigner, the child can be granted citizenship and a separate passport of the Russian Federation according to the wishes of the parents (but this is not mandatory, and for traveling to Russia it is enough to issue a visa in his foreign passport). We do not accept orders for registration of citizenship of the Russian Federation in case one of the parents is a foreigner, since the personal presence of both parents and the child in the consular office is required.

Whether to receive a Russian birth certificate

No, the Russian birth certificate is not issued, since the fact of birth has already been initially registered by the relevant authorities of a foreign state (for example, the USA or Canada). In accordance with Article 13 of the Federal Law of the Russian Federation “On the Acts of Civil Status” of November 15, 1997 No. 143-FZ, the official birth certificate with an apostil (or state certificate) authentication for Canada), translation into Russian and Russian notarization of the translator's signature.

Deadlines for execution if both parents are Russian citizens with valid internal passports:

  • 10 working days - $ 600
  • 3-4 business days - $ 900

In case you draw up with us documents for a passport and citizenship for a child, we have discounts.

Registration is made according to the working days of the Russian Federation.

If you have certain conditions for submission of documents or you are interested in a special service when submitting documents, please specify the cost by calling  +1 (804) 351 71 63, prices may vary in each case. Work with documents begins from the moment we receive payment from you and the necessary documents.

If the parents do not have valid internal passports of the Russian Federation, then we will be happy to offer to issue them promptly.


Part 1 - you must provide us in the original by mail or at the PFR Agency office personally:

  • Original foreign birth certificate with apostille (for birth certificates issued in Canada - with the state authentication of the Canadian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the form of a red seal and legalization, made in any consular office of the Russian Federation in Canada)
  • Personal check / money order / cashier check with payment (including return delivery * if you want to receive ready documents by mail) addressed to PFR AGENCY.

Part 2  - must be sent electronically to our mail :

  • Child's passport photo,
  • Copies of the internal passports of both parents (the main page and all pages with registration),
  • Copies of foreign passports of both parents (main turn)
  • A copy of the marriage certificate, if the parents are married,
  • If the child's mother had several name changes, then copies of the supporting documents of each name change.

When the new passport is ready, we inform the customer about the readiness by providing a copy of the new passport in electronic form and we report the delivery time. Additionally, a DHl tracking number is provided to track receipt. We will send the finished documents to DHL with the option “DSR - Direct Signature Required”.

Attention:  postage for sending ready documents in the amount of $ 70 (DHL and 80$ Canada are paid additionally to the amount of your  order. If you need more urgent delivery (overnight, priority overnight) or delivery on  Saturday, let us know. We will inform you the exact cost for your shipping address .

Next step

All you need is to contact us by phone or email and we will save you from problems with paperwork, long wait, and guarantee reliable service in the shortest possible time.