Alexandra Enelane, an employee of the Citizen Law Center, a lawyer for accompanying foreigners on the way from a temporary residence permit (RVP) to citizenship of the Russian Federation, commented on the initiative of the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MVD) of Russia to cancel the RVP on July 9.
“This initiative will turn the world of migration legislation upside down! Nevertheless, it is beneficial for all participants in the process – the state, citizens of the Russian Federation and foreign citizens themselves, ”she told Izvestia.
The lawyer noted that the main reason for the initiative is the desire of the state to gain control in the field of migration, as well as the observance by foreign citizens of their duties, suppression of violation of their rights, and control over the regulation of foreign citizens’ access to the Russian labor market.
She stressed that the temporary residence permit “will not go away at all”, but it will become a long-term stay, which will combine part of the grounds on which a temporary residence permit is being issued, for example, military service, and those on which most foreigners now reside – work and training …
Alexandra Enelane also noted that along with the quotas, the corruption part of the “sale of quotas” will also go away.
Earlier that day, the Ministry of Internal Affairs prepared a bill on new rules for the entry and stay of foreigners in the country. It, in particular, provides for the abolition of the RWP. Instead, the department proposes to establish three migration regimes of stay: short-term (no more than 90 days in total during a calendar year), long-term (more than 90 days in total during a calendar year without obtaining a permanent residence permit), permanent residence (indefinitely).
Also, the bill provides for the introduction of a register of unscrupulous inviting migrants to enter Russia for individuals and legal entities.
Earlier, on June 26, it was reported that foreign citizens upon arrival in Russia will have to sign a “loyalty agreement” with the rules of stay and work in the country.