Top Soviet officials have told their U.S. counterparts they are considering an eased set of regulations for people wishing to emigrate from the communist nation, The New York Times reported Thursday.

The newspaper cited unnamed administration officials as saying the proposed new rules, intended to make it significantly easier to emigrate, were revealed last week when Soviet Foreign Minister Eduard Shevardnadze met in Washington with President Reagan, Vice President George Bush and Secretary of State George Shultz.The rule changes were also discussed last week by American and Soviet human rights specialists.

Under the proposed rule changes, people trying to leave the Soviet Union would no longer need an invitation from a close family member settled abroad, the Times said.

Another proposed change calls for establishing a judicial review in cases where parents decline to give children permission to leave.