Foreign nationals who have lived in Russia for one year are entitled to apply for permanent resident status; after five years of permanent residence, they are eligible to apply for citizenship of Russia.
Unless they hold a visa for Highly Skilled Migrants, foreign residents with permanent residence in Russia do not have any particular rights related to family reunification, unless they are Russian citizens. Spouses and dependant relatives may also apply for a spouse visa for Russia or Accompanying Family Member visa in order to join their families in Russia.
The specific requirements for Russia spouse visa may vary depending on where you are coming from, but they will contain the following:
>> Application form that has been completed
>> 1 picture the size of a passport
>> Documentation demonstrating your connection to the family member you are joining
>> Receipts for the payment of the registration fee
>> A medical certificate stating that you are hiv-free is required (aids)
For more information about applying under the Russia spouse visa in order to accompany or join your partner in Russia, contact the spouse visa consultants Russia featured in the list created by VISA FIRMS below.