OREANDA-NEWS  In Russia, they began to accept applications for biometric passports for a period of 10 years - work on processing these documents has resumed in the standard mode. This is reported by the Baza Telegram channel, citing its own source in Goznak.

According to him, the printing of new-style passports has been resumed again, but due to the accumulated applications, the deadline for receiving can be extended.

From February 2, Russia stopped issuing biometric passports for a period of ten years. Work on the execution of these documents on the portal of state and municipal services has been temporarily stopped.

Earlier, the head of the Visa Center-online, Zlata Erfurt, compared the strength of ten-year biometric and five-year passports and called the opinion about their inequality a myth. According to her, both passports are equally valid as a document proving the identity of a Russian citizen abroad.