Within the Passport There Must Appear Images of Fingerprints
In accordance with the decree of the President of the Russian Federation to strengthen security features of passports verifying the identity of Russian citizens outside its borders, the decree now in effect stipulates that thepassport contain information in electronic form additional biometric personal data of the owner (images of papillary patterns “fingerprints” of two fingers).
As of the 1st of June, 2013 production begins of forms for the new passports. And from the 1st of July, 2013 as per the request of citizens of the Russian Federation Russian, The Federal Migration Service (FMS) and its regional offices in Moscow, the Moscow region, St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region, will begin issuing new passports.
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