FMS seeks to halve migrants' stay on multiple visas - adds

MOSCOW, October 5 (Itar-Tass) - The Federal Migration Service /FMS/ proposes to halve the duration of migrants' uninterrupted stay in Russia on multiple visas, deputy FMS director Mikhail Tyurkin told reporters on Friday...

At present, the foreign citizens who are issued a multiple yearly visa, may stay in Russia for 180 days. "We propose to approve the amendments within the next six months cutting this term to 90 days," Tyurkin said.

Commenting on other proposals, which are expected to tighten the migration legislation, he said proposals are in the work to toughen sanctions in the filed of migration, envisioned by the Criminal Code and the Code of Administrative Offenses.

At present, the FMS, together with its Belarusian colleagues, is working on changing the rules of staying for the Georgians in Belarus.

Belarus and Georgia have a visaless regime now, so Georgians can come unhindered into Russia through the territory of Belarus, the official said.