What is the CBD UIG (ЦБД УИГ) and how it works – these are the important questions that are asked both by foreign citizens and sometimes by employers brought to administrative responsibility. Typically, the abbreviation of the CBD UIG is found in court rulings, rulings of officials or other procedural documents. Also it is written as AC CBDUIG or CBDUIG.
What does the abbreviation CDB UIG mean?
Employees of the Federal Migration Service /Administration for Migration Issues, police and court officials think that the abbreviation CBD UIG means the Central Database for Accounting for Foreign Citizens. Moreover, even an academic dictionary provides us with such a definition, but its not true, because the right meaning is the Central Bank of Data. The prefix AC means the Automated System. So, the Automated System of the Central Bank of Data on Accounting for Foreign Citizens.
When did the CBD UIG appear?
The legal basis for the existence of the Central Bank of Data on of Accounting for Foreign Citizens is 2 orders of the Ministry of Internal Affairs - No. 148 of March 10, 2006 (together with the FSB and other departments) and No. 518 of July 3, 2006. It is these 2 non-secret documents that regulate how the CBDUIG should work, what information should it possess, who has access to it, etc.
What information does the CBD UIG have?
According to Article 3,4 of the Instructions approved by the Order of the Ministry of Internal Affairs No. 518 of July 3, 2006, , almost all information relating to foreign citizens is subjected to registration in the CBD UIG, starting from issuing invitations to enter Russia, ending with which of foreign citizens became a victim of crime during the staying in the Russian Federation.
Especially pay attention to the following points:
- p.B. article 3 - information about the entry of foreign citizens into the territory of Russia - the date, checkpoint, purpose of entry, and even the number of the migration card;
- p.C of article 3 - information on migration registration at the place of stay and registration at the place of residence;
- p.M article 3 - information about the departure of foreigners outside the Russian Federation - date, border control point, number of migration card;
- A and p. B of Article 4 - registration of foreign citizens who have committed administrative offences and are brought to administrative responsibility;
- E - registration of foreign citizens subjected to administrative expulsion or deportation from the Russian Federation. This also includes information about making decisions about non-authorization of entry of foreign citizens by the Federal Migration Service / Administration for Migration Issues of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, the FSB, etc.
This information is faced by 99% of foreign citizens staying on the territory of Russia, and it is on the basis of these things decisions on issuing or renewing migration records are made, as well as decisions on issuing or refusing to issue a patent.
Information from the database of the CBD UIG is taken into account by the police officers and is checked with the information that he had provided about himself. For example, a foreign citizen with a Temporaty Residence Permit or a Permanent Residence Permit is obliged to live in Russia for at least 180 days a year. When submitting an annual notification, a foreigner can report that he had been living in Russia and did not leave the country. But if during the verification of data the opposite is established, the Temporary Residence Permit will be canceled.
Also, information from the CBD UIG is necessarily taken into account by the courts when considering cases of administrative expulsion from Russia, when the court requires evidences from police officers that a foreign citizen really has been staying in Russia for a long time without documents and, as a result, there are no legal grounds for staying.
CBD UIG and checking the entry ban through the website of the Administration for Migration Issues
I think every foreign citizen who owns the Internet, has checked the presence of an entry ban through the website of the Federal Migration Service or the Administration for Migration Issues of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. Even when the Federal Migration Service of Russia only launched the service for checking the validity of a patent for work or a ban on entry, the service for checking repeatedly fell due to the influx of visitors.
Now the service has “moved” to the website of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia and is working more successfully. So, each time checking whether you have a ban on entry into Russia through the Administration for Migration Issues’s website of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, you are in fact gaining access to the CBD UIG. This system began to be developed in 2005, i.e. before the appearance of orders regulating the work with this system.
CBD UIG and an employer
Probably every employer who recruits foreign citizens to work, was refused in making a migration registration of a foreigner with the words of the inspector “No entry in the database”, which means the entry of a foreign citizen is not recorded and had not been filled at the CDB UIG by border guards.
What to do if there is no registration in the database?
In fact, in 90% of cases this indicates a foreigner’s use of a fake migration card. If you hear “There is no migration registration in the database”, it means that when you extended or re-registered the migration records of a foreign employee, you were given a fake detachable part of the notification form.
It is in the AS CBD UIG all foreigners and their documents are checked during field and documentary checks by the officers of the Federal Migration Service / Administration for Migration Issues of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. And if the documents of your employees are not in the database, you will be brought to administrative responsibility.
In addition to the AS CBD UIG, there are other systems for recording information, such as, for example, the Migrant-1 or the Territory, but all the information from them is subjected to shipment to the AS CBD UIG, i.e. must be synchronized.
Foreign citizens have the right to get acquainted with the information from the CBD UIG.
Any foreign citizen has the right to request all information about himself from the CBD UIG on the Administration for Migration Issues of the Ministry of Internal Affairs. This right is expressly stated in one of the orders regulating the procedure for the formation of this base. Pay attention - you can ask information only about yourself. Not about someone else.
In Moscow, a special department of the Administration for Migration Issues functions, where anyone who wishes to submit an application can receive a copy of all information from the database on paper within 10 days from the date of application.
To get a printout from the CBDUIG base in St. Petersburg is almost impossible. There is no separate reception department for receiving applications, territorial divisions usually refuse to issue such information, referring to the fact that “reception is currently being conducted on migration registration or renewal of a Temporary Residence Permit”, etc.
Often, in order to obtain information, you have to submit a written request, which is treated as a normal response to an answer after 30 days.
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