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16 August 2022, 09:39

Interior ministry: All people getting Belarusian citizenship are integrated into society

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MINSK, 16 August (BelTA) – All foreigners who have received Belarusian citizenship are integrated into society, said Vitaly Naumchik, First Deputy Head of the Citizenship and Migration Department of the Belarusian Ministry of Internal Affairs, BelTA has learned.

“The process of granting Belarusian citizenship to foreigners continues. The head of state has signed a corresponding decree today. A total of 401 people received Belarusian citizenship, including 341 Ukrainians. The new citizens of Belarus include immigrants from the CIS countries, Syria, Iran, Afghanistan, Türkiye and other states. A total of 5,657 people have been granted Belarusian citizenship in the wake of the instruction the head of state gave in August 2021,” said Vitaly Naumchik.

Some 3,030 foreigners were granted Belarusian citizenship by the decision of the head of state, and 2,627 foreigners by the decision of law enforcement agencies.

“Employees of law enforcement agencies help foreigners fill in and submit their citizenship applications and provide all kinds of assistance to applicants. The foreigners who are approved for the Belarusian citizenship are law-abiding people, live a decent life, have a job and are already integrated into society,” said Vitaly Naumchik.

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