In Russia in January begins issuing e-passports




The Federal Migration Service (FMS) of Russia in 2015 to start a project for issuing electronic passports, said on Thursday the news agency TASS . First get them inhabitants of Crimea, Rostov-on-Don and Krasnodar. The size of the e-passport is the same as that of standard cards.


The head of the Federal Migration Service of Russia Konstantin Romodanovsky said that in the coming year, the agency plans to launch a pilot project for issuing electronic identity cards to Russians in four regions: the Crimea, Sevastopol, Rostov-on-Don and Krasnodar. There will be issued a card with electronic media.

About a month later on Goznak can start to make Russia’s first electronic passports, but much will depend on funding. In other regions of the country’s e-passport will be available by 2017, and in 2025 a paper version of the document should be completely abolished. To issue an electronic document will be once every ten years.

The size of the e-passport is the same as that of standard cards. Proof of identity must contain anti-counterfeiting and modification of information on both the front and on the back side. Photo citizen will be placed on the front side.

According to the head of the FMS, the electronic identity card of the citizen – a new phenomenon, not something that adapted the Russian mentality, and especially Soviet, so the migration service does not expect that everything will go smoothly. “Such a passport – is the key to any source of information that may be required. Man goes to the clinic – inserts the card gets access to the medical history. Goes to the bank – get over it access to banking history. I think it’s convenient, and people gradually get used to and aware of the need, “- said the head of the Federal Migration Service.


Also on the face of the document placed surname, first name, date of birth, sex, place of birth, date of registration, expiration date and ID number. On the reverse side – ID number, VAT number and SNILS (optional citizen), information about the code division of the issuing authority of the person, of the legal representative of a citizen who has not attained the age of 14, machine-readable record IDs.

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