MOSCOW, July 26 (RAPSI) - The Government Law-Making Commission has backed a legislative proposal to seize foreign travel passports from citizens having debts or other restrictions for travelling abroad, Chairman of the Board of the Association of Lawyers of Russia Vladimir Gruzdev has told RAPSI.
Debtors will be able to return their documents in migration services after fulfilment of their obligations, he stated.
Inquiry officers will be authorized to seize foreign travel passports, according to the initiative.
The bill also envisages grounds for invalidation of passports for traveling abroad. Information on the documents’ invalidation will be shown in the Interior Ministry’s passport accounting system.