In 2018 in Russia issued 2.4 million biometric passports
For the first eight months of 2018 in Russia issued 2.4 million biometric passports, which is 43% higher than the number of documents issued over the same period last year. This was told “Izvestia”, the press service of the Ministry.
The biometric passport was implemented in 1.7 times more often than the preparation of the document of the old sample. The Ministry attributed this to the usability, validity and large number of pages first.
Experts explain the increased demand for registration of a foreign document increase in the activity of travelers, the growth of incomes and improvement of the economic situation in the country.
In addition, they note that some foreign countries give preference to travelers with biometric documents with reliable protection against counterfeiting.
The passport of any sample can be made on the portal of public services. The term of preparation of documents is from one to three months, depending on place of receipt.
The state duty for the passport of the new generation on the website provided in the amount of 3.5 thousand roubles (in person submission of application — 5 thousand). For the document of the old sample will need to transfer 700 rubles (turning directly to 1 thousand rubles).