In Russia, from October 17, a new procedure for the export of children abroad will begin to operate. This was reported to TASS in the press center of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia.
The department clarified that according to the new procedure, both legal representatives of a minor can declare their disagreement with the child’s departure from the Russian Federation. Each of the parents can establish a ban on the child’s departure to a specific country for a certain period. However, it is still possible to impose a general ban. The department noted that this approach will allow parents to act in accordance with family circumstances.
Another innovation will affect the possibility of the legal representative, who announced the prohibition of the child’s departure from Russia, to take him abroad himself. If the parent turns out to be a citizen of a foreign state, then the child will not be able to travel with any of the legal representatives outside the country.
A legal representative can file an application for disagreement with the departure of a child in any division of the migration department, and a parent living abroad can contact diplomatic or consular institutions. The innovations will also allow parents who filed an application for a travel ban to withdraw it on their own without legal proceedings. In the event that the prohibition enters into force and is lifted, the child’s second legal representative must be notified of this.
In case of unauthorized export of a child abroad, employees of the Migration Department must consider the application within two days.
Earlier, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov announced the need to automatically issue Russian citizenship to children born in mixed marriages abroad.