Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia: Paper passport will be canceled upon receipt of an electronic


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The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Russia cancels a paper passport upon receipt of an electronic one. It is reported by TASS with reference to the response from the press center of the department.

“A citizen cannot have two valid passports at the same time. A previously issued passport on paper will be canceled when issuing a passport of a citizen of the Russian Federation containing an electronic carrier of information, ”the message says.

The electronic passport will be a plastic card with an electronic data carrier. It was reported that it will have a photograph, personal data and a chip. Moreover, it will also contain biometric data. Russians can start receiving e-passports in January 2023.


Source: Росбалт by www.rosbalt.ru.

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