A law has come into force in Russia stipulating that citizens must surrender their foreign passports within five days if they are banned from leaving the country. The decision was: published On the legal information portal on November 24.
Foreign passports will be kept by the authorities that issued the document (e.g. the Ministry of Internal Affairs or the Ministry of Foreign Affairs) or by government agencies that restrict the ability to travel abroad.
After the travel ban is lifted, the Russian citizen will be able to return his foreign passport on the day he submits the relevant request, as stated in the government decree.
According to the law, travel bans may be imposed due to compulsory military service, criminal prosecution, access to state secrets or bankruptcy.
Before this, it was known that the state duty to issue new types of international passports would increase in Russia. Russian President Vladimir Putin It has been ordered Increase the government fee for issuing biometric passports by 20%.
Russians before warned About the new rules for traveling abroad.
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