Thursday, December 14, 2017

New passport rules require Russian citizens to provide fingerprints

The Russian government announced on Thursday that Russian citizens will be required to provide fingerprints as part of their international passport beginning next year.

Under the new regulations, fingerprints will accompany personal data filed in electronic chips integrated into Russian identification documents, Ural Business Consulting reports.

The decree will take effect for diplomatic representatives and Russian Federation consulates as soon as the establishments are equipped with the necessary software and hardware, no later than January 1, 2016.