Information on whether the Russian Embassy in Ottawa processes citizenship applications from within Canada and, if so, how long it would take [RUS15266]

According to an official at the Russian Embassy in Ottawa, "generally, the answer is yes" as to whether it processes citizenship applications from within Canada. However, both the processing and the length of time involved depend on the specific circumstances of each case (20 Sept. 1993). The DIRB is unable to corroborate this information at the present time.

This response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum.


Embassy of Russia, Ottawa. 20 September 1993. Telephone interview with official.