How to obtain a certification of being alive for the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation in the U.S.
Russian citizens living abroad are eligible to receive their pension if they officially prove that they are still alive each year to the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation. Since June 2014 it is required to submit the proof of life document within 12 months of the last time you submitted it or within 12 months after first applying. If you receive the pension to a bank account abroad, you must submit the certificate of being alive to the main office of the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation at Shabolovka street, 4, Moscow, Russia 119991. If you receive the pension to a Russian bank account, you must submit the document to the regional branch of the Pension Fund where you applied. You can submit this document in person or by mail. With help from Russian Agency you can have this document done and submitted without traveling to Russia or the Consulate in the U.S.
How we can help with this process.
We can assist you regardless of which state you live in. We can process certificates of being alive or any other documents which will definitely be accepted by the Pension Fund of the Russian Federation. We will also take care of shipping your documents directly to the Pension Fund in Russia. The document will be mailed with signature required and tracking number. This way you will have proof that your certificate of being alive has been delivered to the Pension Fund. You will also receive an email with a scanned copy of all the pages of the completed document for your records.
The processing time varies according to the state you live in. It typically takes from 2 to 3 weeks or up to 6 weeks depending on which state you live in. The processing fee is $230.00. Please call us at (888) 9-Russia or (888) 978-7742 for more information and we can give you the exact processing time for your state.
What is the process for obtaining a certificate of being alive for the Pension Fund of Russia with Russian Agency?
After your request, we will prepare the text of the certificate of being alive using your personal information provided by you. The text of the certificate will also contain a standard acknowledgement of the individual according to the rules of your state. This is required for a notary public to authorize your signature.
If you live close to one of our offices, you can have your signature authorized by a notary public for free at one of our locations. If you do not live nearby, you can have your signature authorized by any notary public, even a non-Russian speaking one. For example, you can do this for free in your bank where you have an account. Just call your bank to make an appointment. This notarized document will need to be mailed to us.
We will obtain an apostille in your state and translate everything into Russian. All the documents will be bound together and certified by an official notary public in Russia. By completing all these steps, we make this document legal for use in Russia. After the document is completed, we will email you a copy of all the pages of the document.
We will ship the completed document directly to the Pension Fund of Russia with a tracking number and signature required. We will provide you with a copy of the receipt of shipment with the tracking number. At your choice we can ship the document to your representative in Russia instead of the Pension Fund.
Also, Russian Agency is happy to renew your Russian travel passport in the U.S. completely by mail or help you to obtain any kind of power of attorney for use in Russia.
We have helped thousands of Russian citizens in the United States since 2012. Our goal is to make the process of submitting Russian documents easy, fast, and stress free. Please read our many positive reviews by satisfied clients.
Please call us at (888) 9-Russia or (888) 978-7742 to start getting your documents ready now.