(QHA) -

Homeless persons of Crimean city of Kerch are refused to get Russian passports, Kerch.FM portal reports.

As the chairman of Kerch department of Federal Migration Service of Russia Sergey Brage explained, Russian citizenship may be given only to stateless persons or persons with permanent registration in Crimea. As for those who are registered in the center for homeless or persons with temporary registration, they should prove the fact of their residence in Crimea in the court.

“The homeless is given a special note that proves he is a Russian citizen. After he finds a shelter where he can register, he may appeal for passport”- Brage said.

Crimean residents are to take Russian passports following the region’s annexation by Russia in March.

The passports a given by Federal Migration Service of Russia, so they are available on the territory of Russia only.