Why are Russian women going to this Latin American country to have children? Shocking story surfaced2 min read
The practice of Russian women moving to another country to give birth to a child
This practice increased after Russia Ukraine war, women going to Argentina
Women chose this country due to visa and other facilities
new Delhi. These days hundreds of Russian women are traveling to Argentina to give birth to their child. This trend has come into view since the ongoing Russia-Ukraine War. The Guardian reported that after the Ukraine war that started in February last year, the travel of Russian women to the South American country of Argentina, especially for giving birth, has come to notice. Here it is customary to travel to another country for the purpose of giving birth to a child and obtaining citizenship.
In addition, Russians do not require a visa in Argentina. They can stay for up to 90 days and can be easily extended. And applying for residency permit is also easy. Polina Cherepovitskaya has put forth her views about this. She is from Russia and was waiting for her turn in the maternity ward of a hospital in Buenos Aires. He said that along with me, 8 Russian women had also come to this hospital for delivery. Hundreds of Russian women have come here and given birth to their children.
Around 10,000 women reached Argentina this year
Russia and Moscow’s isolation from Western countries has made Argentina a favorite destination for families looking to give their children second citizenship after sanctions. Georgy Polin, head of the consular department of the Russian embassy in Argentina, said that 2,000-2,500 Russians would move to Argentina in 2022 and that many of them were Russian women who were planning to give birth. Polin said that this year this number could reach 10,000.
Parents applying for Argentine citizenship
Many parents now plan to live in Buenos Aires and apply for Argentine citizenship for themselves, a process that is simplified because they are now the parents of an Argentine child. One of the advantages of the Argentine passport was that citizens could make short-term visits without a visa to 171 countries, including the European Union, the United Kingdom and Japan.
Many European countries made it nearly impossible for Russians to travel
Before the Ukraine war, Russian citizens could visit almost 80 countries visa-free. However, after Russian President Putin sent troops into Ukraine, several European countries have made it nearly impossible for Russians to travel, while Western consulates in Moscow have seen month-long waiting lines for visas. A child born in Argentina to foreign parents has a relatively easy path to Argentine citizenship, which can be arranged in less than two years.
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FIRST PUBLISHED : January 05, 2023, 05:00 IST