Migrants to Russia Can Be Obliged to Give Fingerprints for Staying in the Country

Labour migrants arriving in Russia can be obliged to give fingerprints to get the right to stay in the country. The relevant bill was developed by the country’s Ministry of Internal Affairs together with other law enforcement agencies and was published on the Federal Portal of Draft Regulatory Legal Acts.  

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Earlier, it was reported that the Chairman of the Investigative Committee, Alexander Bastrykin, took the initiative to introduce mandatory genomic registration for those coming to work to Russia from the countries of the former USSR.

The current project proposes to collect fingerprint information from those who acquire Russian citizenship and those who arrive in the country for a period of more than 90 days. As specified, in the previous bill the exceptions for the bill included highly qualified specialists and employees of foreign companies, but in the new edition, there are no exceptions at all.

Besides, it is also proposed that labour migrants arriving in the country will have to give not only fingerprints but also their pictures (face photograph). Moreover, they can be obliged to pass a medical examination to get the legal right to work in the country.

At the moment, the bill is under consideration. The end date of public discussion is set for November 4, 2021. According to the bill, the order is about to come into force on December 29, 2021.

Ru-Main, 03.11.2021
Source: RIA Novosti 

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