The amendments aim to improve Russia’s immigration laws regarding prevention of illegal immigration and tougher penalties for violating the laws in this area.
Amendments to the Federal Law On Entering and Exiting the Russian Federation make it possible in specific cases to refuse foreign citizens or stateless persons entry to Russia.
An amendment regarding work permits for foreign citizens has been made to the Federal Law On the Legal Status of Foreign Citizens in the Russian Federation.
Amendments to the Russian Federation Administrative Offences Code toughen the administrative penalties for violation by foreign citizens or stateless persons of the rules for entry into Russia, staying on Russian territory, and working illegally in Russia. Administrative penalties have also been toughened for giving false information to the migration registration authorities, and for evading administrative penalties.
Some amendments have also been made to the Russian Federation City Planning Code.