Main Directorate for Migration Affairs (Russia)
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|General Administration for Migration Issues|
|Motto||Serve Russia, serve the law|
|Formed||April 5, 2016|
|Size||17,098,242 square miles (44,284,240 km2)|
|Population||143,441,534 (2016 est.)|
|Legal jurisdiction||Russian Federation|
|Headquarters||Zhitnaya 16, Moscow, Russia|
General Administration for Migration Issues of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russian Federation (Russian: Главное управление по вопросам миграции Министерства внутренних дел Российской Федерации, ГУВМ МВД России), known also as GAMI (ГУВМ) is a law enforcement agency and the Russian migratory police. They are responsible for the regulation of migration laws, drafting and implementing national migration policy and for legal regulation of migration. It is also authorised to enforce laws, perform state oversight and provide government services with regard to migration.
Like Federal Migration Service before, the Directorate is responsible for implementing the state policy on migration and also performing law enforcement functions, functions for control, supervision and provision of public services in the field of migration. The Directorate is responsible for the issuing of Russian international passports, resident registration and immigration control in Russia, and is charged with the investigation and enforcement of over 500 federal statutes within the Russian Federation. The Directorate is led by a police colonel who is appointed by the Minister for Internal Affairs. Current Chief is Olga Kirillova.
The Directorate was established on April 5, 2016, after the Federal Migration Service was dissolved, and its functions and authorities are transferred to the Ministry of Internal Affairs.
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