Visa-free from Russia

My husband showed me an article on Yahoo about pregnant Russian women leaving the country to give birth in Argentina.

I looked into the Internet, and.. Almost every media has its own version on this topic.

In short,

Thousands of pregnant Russian women and their partners have been migrating to Argentina since the beginning of the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

The migration services of Argentina claim that since the beginning of the SMO (in Ukraine)  and until mid-February 2023, almost 11,000 Russian women and about 11,400 men have arrived in the country. There are no statistics on how many women were pregnant. But, the Buenos Aires Ministry of Health reported that 85 out of 985 births last year, or 8.6%, were to Russian women in its best public hospital. This year through February 14, 38 out of 168 births, or 22.6%, were babies born to Russian women.

Russians do not need a visa to enter Argentina. Newborns receive citizenship, and their parents receive a temporary residence and work permit.

I heard about something similar about the US before the pandemic. The situation there was different. Women came to the United States to give their child American citizenship and returned back to Russia.

In Argentina, many newly arrived Russians decide not to come back.

Well, having received a temporary residence permit, parents can begin the process of obtaining citizenship. A passport can be obtained in 2 years. And this makes it possible for a citizen to travel to Europe visa-free.

I also looked on the Internet and found countries where Russians can enter without a visa. Link is here. The article is in English. 

And I was also wondering in which of them it is possible to obtain citizenship upon birth in the country.

Look what I found:

Currently, 35 countries of the world have unlimited citizenship by right of birth (Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, Chad, Chile, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Fiji, Grenada, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Jamaica, Lesotho, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Tanzania, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, United States, Uruguay and Venezuela).

Right there is something to think about…for Russians who want to leave.

P.S. The article from my husband was about the demographic decline in Russia because of the war.

Author: Elena

Hi, My name is Elena. I am Russian living in the US. My blog is about my life and experience. This is my new hobby. So, please, don't be too hard on me. Thanks

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