I live abroad. My husband is a foreigner. My first child and I are Russian citizens. We have an apartment in Russia and we are registered there. Do I have a right to receive a maternity capital? In case I have, what are the terms for submission of all required documents? Is my mother entitled to submit all necessary documents by virtue of a power of attorney? A birth certificate will be issued and the child will be registered in my passport in a Russian Consulate. My child will have dual citizenship. Thanking you in anticipation.
Government Resolution № 873 "Procedure for issue of maternity (family) capital certificates" adopted on December 30, 2006 in accordance with Art. 5 of the Law of the Russian Federation "Supplementary measures of government support to families with children" approves the Procedure for submission of applications for issue of the maternity (family) capital certificates and issue of the maternity (family) capital certificates. According to par. 3 item «а» of the Procedure a right to the supplementary measures of government support is created when a child having Russian citizenship is born. A woman (a citizen of the Russian Federation) who gave birth to a second child on or after January 1, 2007 is entitled to receive the certificate irrespective of the place of her residence. A woman entitled to receive the certificate can apply to a territorial office of the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation personally or by representative at any time after creation of the right. An application shall be supplemented by documents (copies thereof certified in accordance with the procedure established by the law): identification document, document certifying residence of the person entitled to the supplementary measures of government support; documents certifying citizenship of the Russian Federation; documents certifying birth and citizenship of children. A territorial office of the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation shall verifies reliability of data contained in the documents, registers the application and render a written decision to issue or refusal to issue the certificate within one month; whereupon the certificate is issued. The following list of reasons for refusal is complete: lack of the right to the supplementary measures of government support; termination of the right to the supplementary measures of government support; provision of inadequate information including information about birth order or citizenship of a child; termination of the right to the supplementary measures of government support due to use of the supplementary measures of government support in full.