According to official data in Russia there are more than 2 million people who are denied leaving the country at the border. We are talking about any type of debt: payment of utility bills, car fines, alimony, taxes, and even loans and borrowings.
Cannot leave the country due to debts
Today, bailiffs note a decrease in the number of citizens who cannot be allowed to leave the country due to debts. But, unfortunately, this is happening, most likely, not because of increased financial responsibility among the population, but because of an increase in the limit. Now, at the airport or at the railway station, they will not let in debtors who have accumulated 30,000 rubles. Before that, they could “deploy” at the border with a debt of 10,000 rubles.
Debt, Going Abroad is Not the Solution
The most frequent type of debt is a fine in the traffic police, which a person either does not know at all, or simply forgot. Such debt accumulates and eventually turns into the amount of debt, which does not allow to cross the border.
Not so long ago in the State Duma it was proposed to locate in the points where citizens cross the border offices of bailiffs. Then any Russian will be able to pay his fines and debts, get an official document and go with peace of mind on a long-awaited vacation. Such a proposal arose because some people simply do not know about their debts and they have to refuse to go abroad. There is also another category of citizens who hope that they either will not be checked, or the amount of debt will still allow them to continue the journey.
What Expert says..
Debt expert specialists report that after the full repayment of the debt, the exit ban is lifted within 30 minutes. But the abolition of the ban in the system of border guards may appear only within 10 days. In this case, even with the official document on the lifting of the ban, the traveler may be denied leaving the country.
Therefore, be sure to remember about the debts, if you are going to go abroad. Check your debts to the state. This can be done on the website of state services or on the website of the Debt expert of Russia. Even if there are any points of contention, they need to be resolved long before departure to the airport or train station.