Russia will make greater use of biometrics to monitor migration

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Danceparty in photobacteria procedures for taking biometric data. Archival photoRussia will make greater use of biometrics to monitor migration© RIA Novosti / Alexei Danceparty the image Bank

Biometric methods of person identification are widely used in Russia for monitoring in the field of migration, the concept of state migration policy of the Russian Federation for the years 2019-2025.

One of the main directions of the migration policy named «the increased use of modern biometric technologies for identification in order to improve the efficiency of state control (supervision) in the field of migration, public security and public services in the sphere of migration».

It is also planned to improve the mechanisms of obtaining the relevant state authorities information about the stay of foreign citizens in the Russian Federation and their movement in the country.

These and other measures, named in the published on the Kremlin website document should improve the mechanisms of prevention, the prevention, detection and suppression of violations of migration legislation of the Russian Federation and corruption violations in the sphere of migration, the document says.