Nearly 1,500 people took part in social campaign aimed to help people move to Penza region
Penza, 28 November 2014. PenzaNews. 1,494 Penza region residents took part in a social sub-campaign aimed to help their co-patriots move to the region from abroad, according to the data available on November 27, 2014.
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The numbers were provided by the head of the compatriots voluntary and forced immigration department of the regional Federal Migration Service Alexei Sidorov during his press conference on Friday, November 28.
He explained that the sub-campaign is included in the government program “Providing employment assistance in Penza region.”
According to Alexei Sidorov, the sub-program aimed to enroll 872 Penza region citizens and their families in 2014. However, current numbers exceed the plan by 71%.
“This growth is mostly caused by the situation in Ukraine. This year we received 367 application forms from there – that’s 785 people if you count families. 306 applications out of these were from Ukrainian citizens who arrived here and received a temporary residence permit or residence visa. 479 forms were from those who successfully received asylum permits in the Penza region area. Moreover, 411 more Ukrainian citizens are willing to follow suit,” he said.
The state servant also added that 175 application forms from Ukrainian citizens have already been approved, thus giving 275 people permission to live in the region.
“Sub-campaign participants will be able to receive Russian statehood using a simplified procedure: a person with a temporary residence permit applies for the sub-campaign, and receives the verdict in two months, and afterwards applies for statehood status that will be given in three months. A usual procedure would take a few years. Moreover, those who received their statehood status may apply for compensations,” Alexei Sidorov explained.