New law will help migrants staying in Russia legalize their status - Interior Ministry

New law will help migrants staying in Russia legalize their status - Interior Ministry

The Interior Ministry is developing a bill that will allow foreigners and persons without citizenship to legalize their stay in Russia, despite the existing violations, the ministry’s press service said, TASS reports. 

"The bill will determine the procedure and conditions for the stay of foreign citizens and persons without citizenship who find themselves in special circumstances," the ministry’s spokesman said.

The initiative implies that all persons, who stay in Russia with violations of established rules for migrants on the date the new federal law comes into force will be given an opportunity to settle their legal status within a certain period of time, the ministry’s official explained.

He added that administrative measures will not be applied to these citizens, and the measures taken earlier will be canceled.

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