RIA Novosti: Alexey kudenko
Russia has simplified the procedure for obtaining a passport: from 1 September to register and get a biometric passport in IFC districts and administrative centers with population over 50 thousand people, reported RIA Novosti.
Documents of new generation with electronic media was introduced in 2005. From February 2018 issued them in centres in urban districts and the district center with a population of over 100 thousand people, and in the cities of Federal significance.
On 19 June the state Duma adopted a bill to raise the state duty for issuance of passport from 3.5 thousand to 5 thousand rubles. Document on the child till 14 years will manage in 2,5 thousand roubles. In addition, for the registration of vehicles issuance of certificate the new format (produced on a plastic base) duty rose from 800 rubles to 1.5 thousand rubles. The law entered into force on 3 August.
The authors note that the increase in fees will offset nearly 40 percent of Federal spending on production of documents and the creation of infrastructure for processing and storage.
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