The Ministry of Internal Affairs spoke about the implementation of IT technologies to control migrants in the Russian Federation

The Ministry of Internal Affairs will strengthen control over migrants in Russia through the introduction of modern information technologies. This was reported at the press center of the Ministry on Sunday, September 26.

The corresponding bill was prepared by the Ministry of Internal Affairs as part of measures for the implementation in 2020-2022 of the Concept of the State Migration Policy of the Russian Federation for 2019-2025. He should increase control over the entry and stay in the country of foreigners who will receive statuses corresponding to the purposes of entry.

“One of the goals of the development of the bill is to increase the level of security, including through the wider introduction of modern information technologies in the procedures for the provision of public services and the implementation of state control,” the Interior Ministry told TASS.

The bill passed public discussion and was sent to the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia for the preparation of an opinion.

“The deadline for submitting the bill to the government of the Russian Federation is December 2021,” the ministry said.

On September 15, the press secretary of the Russian president, Dmitry Peskov, said that measures against illegal migrants should be taken on an ongoing basis.

On September 4, it was reported that from December 29, Russia would begin to issue plastic cards with a chip confirming mandatory fingerprinting to labor migrants and foreigners who arrived in the country for a long time.

Prior to that, on July 9, it became known from the draft law developed by the Ministry of Internal Affairs that foreign citizens would receive a single document with an electronic carrier for entry or long-term stay in the Russian Federation. It was reported that in order to obtain it, it would be necessary to undergo fingerprinting and take a photograph within 30 days from the date of entry into the country.

In addition, a medical examination will have to confirm that the migrant has no drug addiction, which poses a danger to the surrounding infectious diseases. It is assumed that the single document will be valid for ten years.

Also in July, it became known that the Ministry of Internal Affairs had developed administrative regulations for state control over employers’ compliance with the rules of stay and labor activity of migrants. Thus, employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs will be able to exercise control both during unscheduled documentary and on-site inspections.

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