TOMSK, Jan 4 –
RIA Tomsk. The requirement to submit
fingerprints and photographs for migrants, introduced in Russia at the end of
December, will primarily affect foreign students in the Tomsk region who will
arrive after the New Year holidays, senior inspector of the migration department
of the Regional Office of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Larisa Konkova told.
Izvestia, on December 29, 2021, a federal law came into force which requires
mandatory fingerprinting of migrant workers, as well as of all foreigners who
came to Russia for more than 90 days. In addition to fingerprints, they must
submit a photo and undergo a medical examination.
As the inspector
explains, the law obliges to undergo a medical examination, and then with an
identity document and certificates come to be fingerprinted and photographed.
students in January will go for fingerprinting unequivocally, as many students
go home for the holidays," Konkova said.
her, foreign citizens coming to the city of Tomsk and to Tomsk region must
undergo fingerprinting and photographing at Proletarskaya Street, 33. In the
region, foreign citizens may undergo this procedure in four migration offices:
in Asino, Parabel, Kolpashevo districts and in Strezhevoy.
explained, migrant workers have 30 calendar days to pass dactylography, those
who come for over 90 days for purposes not related to labor activity, including
students - 90 days. The requirements apply to citizens of all countries, except
Belarus, and they also do not apply to children under 6 years of age.
If a foreigner
refuses to submit to medical examination, fingerprinting or photographing, he
faces a reduction of the period of temporary stay, which may lead to
deportation in the future.
Earlier it was
reported that about 20 thousand foreigners entered the primary migration
registration in the Tomsk region for 11 months of 2021. Half of them are
students. Most of all in the Tomsk region are students from Kazakhstan.