QuestionMy issue has to do with Olga’s Russian passport. Olga was born in Ukraine and lived there until her early twenties when she moved to St. Petersburg with her family. After her daughter was born prematurely, she developed serious medical issues that required surgical intervention. As a post-natal nurse, Olga wanted her daughter to have the best care possible in Russia. As such, Olga was told that she needed to be a Russian citizen for her daughter to receive the appropriate care in Russia. As she was concerned about the urgency of her daughter’s condition and upon bad advice, she obtained a Russian passport for herself through questionable means; I am uncertain as to the details. However, that same passport has been subsequently renewed through the proper Russian agency.
AnswerI’ll have to talk to Olga regarding this. The year, in which Olga came to Russia, is of substantial significance. The Citizenship Law was came into force in 1992. Could you please ask Olga to contact me by e-mail and describe the situation in detail as well as e-mail copies of her documents to me. I will analyze the situation and let you know what shall be done.