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Source: Vedomosti

On March 29, the Ministry of Internal Affairs submitted to the government for discussion a comprehensive bill that would strengthen control over the entry and stay of foreign citizens in Russia. This was announced on April 1 by official representative of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Irina Volk in the Telegram channel. In particular, the document proposes to reduce the period of temporary stay of foreigners to 90 days during the year (currently within six months). A government press service representative declined to comment.

The draft law is called “On the conditions of entry into the Russian Federation and departure from the Russian Federation of foreign citizens and stateless persons, as well as the conditions of their stay and residence on the territory of the Russian Federation” and provides for the introduction of biometric personal identification upon entry into the Russian Federation. A representative of the Ministry of Internal Affairs explained that, according to the bill, all foreign citizens upon entering the Russian Federation will undergo mandatory fingerprint registration and photographing. In addition, registration of biometric data will be possible at representative offices of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs abroad.

According to the current law “On State Fingerprint Registration in the Russian Federation,” foreigners who arrived in Russia for work purposes, including when applying for a patent or obtaining a work permit, as well as acquiring citizenship, must undergo this procedure without fail. RF. This list also includes foreign citizens who have submitted applications for temporary residence permits, including for education, or applications for a residence permit, etc.

For foreigners, a digital profile will be created that will combine data about the citizen contained in the information systems of government agencies and organizations. In addition, according to Volk, a single document certifying the identity of a foreign citizen in Russia will be introduced. It will replace all issued migration documents confirming the right to live and work in the country, she clarified.

In addition, the project involves the establishment of a “controlled stay” regime in relation to foreigners illegally staying in Russia, as well as persons to whom government authorities have made decisions that prevent them from leaving the Russian Federation, Volk said. When entering Russia, foreigners will sign a loyalty agreement, thus agreeing to the possibility of limiting their rights to enter, stay and reside in the country in case of violation of Russian laws, a representative of the Ministry of Internal Affairs said in a statement.

The Ministry of Internal Affairs wants to introduce permission to expel undesirable persons in certain cases. As Volk clarifies, we are talking about offenders or persons posing a threat to security, etc. “In this case, deportation will have the right to be ordered both by the court as a measure of punishment and by authorized federal executive bodies extrajudicially as a measure of state coercion.” , she said.

In addition, the department proposes to strengthen control over employers who attract specialists from abroad. In particular, employers, only if they are included in a special register, will have the right to attract foreign workers who are also included in the register of foreign citizens who have the right to work in Russia.

The document also envisages extrajudicial restriction of the rights of illegal migrants and a ban on organizations (including government agencies) to provide any services to violators of migration laws. “In particular, electronic confirmation of the legality of stay will be necessary for registering rights to real estate, marriage, the birth of a child, enrollment in universities, colleges, and schools,” Volk explained.

Administrative supervision over the stay (residence) of foreign citizens in Russia, according to the bill, will be one of the forms of police activity, Volk said in a statement.

Vladimir Volokh, a member of the Russian Presidential Council for Interethnic Relations, noted: “If a clear strategy has been developed and there are institutions, then this only leads to the best. And it’s the ambiguity that creates problems.”

Volokh recalled that given the shortage of labor resources, Russia cannot completely abandon migration. In his opinion, the optimal solution to the personnel issue is targeted recruitment of foreign employees, when employers select personnel for specific tasks, according to clear criteria.

He believes that the bill involves “optimization” rather than “tightening” of migration legislation. “For example, the [digital] profile of a [foreigner] is an improvement, not a tightening. Previously, foreign workers were counted in pencil, but now [Russia is using] technologies that are used all over the world,” Volokh explained.

The draft document has not yet been published, but some of its components have previously appeared on the portal of regulatory legal acts and in the media.

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