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(1916) Author: Alfons Heyking - Tema: Russia
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P. IV., Сн. III. PASSPORTS FOR RUSSIAN SUBJECTS. 89

duties proper, only having to pay 50 copecks Chancellery fees and
5 roubles for every half year for the benefit of the Red Cross Society.

1. Merchants and all other persons who are members of guilds or
corporations. When travelling abroad for the purpose of commerce,
such persons may receive passports for one year enabling them to
cross the Russian frontier repeatedly during that time. In case a year
has elapsed since the date of the passport, it can be prolonged by
applying to a Russian Diplomatic Mission.1

2. Foreigners, who, after they have been in Russia six months,
receive Russian passports.

3. Landed proprietors, noblemen and State officials travelling
abroad on business, if they belong to a guild.

4. The families and servants of citizens, noblemen, employees of
the State, merchants and others, if these latter persons belong to a
guild.

The following are exempt from the payment of passport duties,
paying only 50 copecks Chancellery fees2:—

1. Pilgrims going to Jerusalem.

2. Russian subjects possessing estates situated on both sides of
the frontier and proceeding abroad for periods not exceeding four
months.

3. Persons proceeding abroad by order of the Russian
Government at the expense of Academies or Universities for the purpose
of improving themselves in the arts and sciences, in order to be
nominated to posts as teachers in Russia.

4. Inhabitants of the mountainous districts, on the basis of special
rules.

5. Armenians and Mussulmans, either permanently or temporarily
residing in Transcaucasia and proceeding to the contiguous regions
of Persia and Turkey, and also Mohammedans of all classes
belonging to the Government of Taurida, and proceeding as pilgrims to
Mecca.

6. Children under 10 years of age.

7. The families and servants of Russian State employees
permanently residing abroad.

8. The personal servants of Russian State employees travelling
abroad but not permanently residing there.

9. Soldiers of the reserve, cossacks and their wives.

10. Wounded officers of the Arm}7 or Navy and other persons
travelling abroad for the benefit of their health, their wives, children
and necessary servants.3

If the persons enumerated above apply to Consular Officers for
separate passports on the strength of a common passport, such are
given by Consular Officers, and the ordinary fee of 3 roubles for each
passport is charged, as according to the Russian Consular Tariff. Of
course, the usual passport duties are not payable for these separate
passports when they are produced at the Russian frontier.4

1 Art. 179. Passport Regulation, Ed. 1903.

2 Passport Reg., Art. 202.

s Ibid., Art. 201.

4 Letter of the I. Department of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs to

the Russian Consulate at Xewcastle-on-Tyne of 17th June 1902, No. 4368.

§72.

§72:
Exemptions
from
payment of
passport
duties.

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