The Ministry of Internal Affairs will notify about the start of accepting applications for obtaining international passports of a new sample, noted in Goznak
Goznak has denied the resumption of the issuance of foreign biometric passports, which have been valid for 10 years, as usual. The Ministry of Internal Affairs will notify the Ministry of Internal Affairs about the start of accepting applications for obtaining foreign passports of a new sample, the press service of the company notes.
Now the enterprise produces passports with an electronic information carrier “according to previously received applications.”
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Earlier, the telegram channel Baza, citing a source in Goznak, wrote that the company had resumed issuing biometric passports in the standard mode. “However, due to the accumulated applications, the deadline for receiving may be extended,” Baza’s interlocutor said.
Russians in 2022 issued 40% more passports
Acceptance of applications for the issuance of new-style passports with electronic media and a period of validity of 10 years was suspended on February 2. Then Gosznak explained this decision by the increased demand of Russians – the need for microcircuits that are built into the form of a foreign passport has increased significantly. In this regard, the chip manufacturer, Mikron JSC, is reconfiguring equipment and optimizing technological processes. “We expect that after [перенастройки] completion, the rhythm of production and personalization of foreign passports will be restored within a month,” Goznak said.