“In the context of the digital transformation of public administration, when basic information about citizens is accumulated in the information systems of authorities and provided to interested departments upon request, there is no need for mandatory marking in the passport of marriage registration and children,” TASS quotes the statement of the department.
The rules for entering data into the passport of a Russian citizen came into force in July last year. Marks on the conclusion and dissolution of marriage, as well as on children under the age of 14, have ceased to be mandatory, now they are affixed at the request of the owner of the document. The marks on previously issued passports and existing passports, TIN, blood group and Rh factor have also become voluntary. Only stamps on registration at the place of residence and de-registration, as well as on military duty, remained mandatory.
The personal code column was removed from the passport, the last page was also changed — it now contains information for the owner. In addition, the validity period of passports to be replaced upon reaching the age of 20 and 45 has been extended to 90 days. The deadline for submitting an application for the issuance or replacement of a passport for minors over the age of 14 has also been increased from 30 to 90 days. From July 1 , 2022 new passports will be issued within five working days (now this period is from 10 to 30 days).
By the end of the year, Moscow, the Moscow region and Tatarstan plan to introduce electronic passports in the form of a smart card and a mobile application with a QR code, in other regions they will be issued no later than July 1, 2023.