Main Directorate for Migration Affairs (Russia)

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General Administration for Migration Issues
Migration Police
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Main Headquarters
Abbreviation GAMI
Motto Serve Russia, serve the law
Agency overview
Formed April 5, 2016; 2 years ago (2016-04-05)
Preceding agency
Jurisdictional structure
Operations jurisdiction RUS
Size 17,098,242 square miles (44,284,240 km2)
Population 143,441,534 (2016 est.)
Legal jurisdiction Russian Federation
Governing body MVD
Headquarters Zhitnaya 16, Moscow, Russia

Commissioner responsible
  • Olga Kirillova
Parent agency MVD

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.

The Directorate is part of the MVD. The Directorate (abbreviated as GUVM) has a jurisdiction over all Russia.

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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