March 01, 2008

Travel Notes

Keeping them home

A new law will limit foreign travel for Russian debtors. The Federal Migration Service signed an agreement of cooperation with the Federal Court Bailiffs Service in December 2007. Starting in February 2008, migration officers began checking the financial background of all persons applying for a Russian foreign passport. If they find a record of unpaid debts or court-imposed fines, the individual’s passport documents will not be processed and he or she will be unable to leave the country until all their debts are paid.


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