Case opened against Russian citizen over dual citizenship

9 December 2014 15:29
(QHA) -

A resident of the Leningrad Region is facing criminal liability for not reporting his residence permit in Estonia to the Russian Federal Migration Service (FMS) under the latest dual citizenship legislation, the Investigative Committee reports Tuesday, according to RAPSI.

Starting August 4, Russian citizens must by law notify the Federal Migration Service of any double citizenship or residence permit.  The law obliges Russian citizens to notify the Federal Migration Service within two months of acquiring foreign citizenship. Failure to do so is punishable by a fine of up to 200,000 rubles ($3,800) or up to 400 hours of community service.

The criminal case was opened under Article 330 (Non-fulfillment of obligation on reporting foreign citizenship or residence permit by a Russian citizen that authorizes permanent residence in a foreign country).

The detainee could face a fine of up to 200,000 rubles ($3,800) or 400 hours of community service