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Query responses are replies to focused queries or requests for Information that are submitted in the course of the refugee status determination process.
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1) What sanctions does the USSR apply against a Soviet (especially Lithuanian) citizen who: a) stays abroad beyond the expiry date of his exit visa, and/or b) applies abroad for recognition as a refugee? 2) Prior to the emergence of glasnost: a) what laws were on the books?; b) what penalties were in fact imposed under law? c) what additional, de facto penalties/sanctions/disadvantages were imposed? 3) Since the advent of glasnost: a) what changes have occurred re: #2? b) what is the present situation re: #2? 4) Are the consequences of staying beyond the initial expiry date of an exit visa dependant in any way upon whether the person applies for an extension/renewal/replacement of the exist visa (before its expiry? subsequent to its expiry?)? 5) Can a Soviet citizen (Lithuanian) safely apply for an extension/renewal/replacement of his Soviet exit visa while in Canada? If possible, please cite examples of the application of Soviet law and practice re: overstaying and re: refugee claims abroad. Cases which occurred subsequent to the advent of glasnost would be particularly useful

1 February 1990 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

U.R.S.S. : information sur le traitement réservé aux catholiques en Lituanie et en Ukraine

1 January 1990 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

Lithuania: 1) Treatment of Lithuanian exiles who return from Siberia; 2) Treatment of Christians in Lithuania; 3) Possible penalties for overstaying exit permission abroad and making a refugee status claim abroad; 4) Possible consequences of failing to report for or declining a position which has been approved for someone by the government

1 November 1989 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

Information on the annexation of Lithuania by the Soviet Union; Status of Lithuanian Nationals in the Soviet Union; Treatment of returnees to the Soviet Union

1 August 1989 | Publisher: Canada: Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada | Document type: Query Responses

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