Russia Denies Entry To Some With Criminal Records
The government has sent proposals to the State Duma to limit entry for deported foreigners and foreigners with a recent criminal record.The proposed amendments to the federal laws on the procedure for the entry to and exit from Russia and on the legal status of foreign nationals specify cases when foreigners should be denied or can be denied entry. The amendments were drafted by the Federal Migration Service. Foreigners who have been brought to administrative liability in Russia several times within the past three years may be denied entry. Those who have previously been deported, or have outstanding convictions for a premeditated crime, or have been brought to administrative liability in Russia several times within a year will be denied entry. A 10-year entry ban has been proposed for persons who have been denied readmission or have been deported several times before.