Russia suspends issuance of biometric passports

Russia suspends issuance of biometric passports

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 The Russian Federation suspended the issuance of biometric passports

“From August 26, the acceptance of applications for the issuance of new generation passports (valid for 10 years) is temporarily suspended. The issuance of passports valid for 5 years will continue without changes in accordance with the established procedure,” the consular department of the Russian Foreign Ministry said in a statement.

appointment through representatives of organizations registered with the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Meanwhile, sections on issuing passports, registration and invitations to enter the Russian Federation on the State Services portal are temporarily unavailable.

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