Rus News Journal

Doubling of the person

In the State Duma the project of amendments is brought in the legislation, providing increase in period of validity of international passports from five till ten years. On a plan of authors of the project, new documents can start to give out in 2008, and in the passport the quantity of pages also can increase. However, as has found out, technical problems with chips of biometric international passports which are not calculated on ten years` use can prevent the statement of new documents.
the project of amendments to the law About an order of departure from the Russian Federation and entrance to the Russian Federation deputies Alexey Mitrofanov and Nikolay Zalepuhin have brought in the State Duma. According to their offer, period of validity of the Russian international passports should be increased from five till ten years. idea here one - less than bureaucratic obstacles, - mister Mitrofanov has explained. - the Power should create to people comfort that turns and stojalova in them was twice less . As he said, international passports with the increased period of validity could start to give out since January, 1st, 2008. The initiative of deputies have supported in committee of the State Duma on the civil, criminal, arbitration and remedial legislation. the more document term, the better, - has declared the vice-president of committee Vladimir Gruzdev. - ten years` term - the first step to transition to the uniform passport . very often in consulates the passport with certain period of validity demand, for example, which expires in half a year, and it is the big problem not only for tourists, but also for business, - has commented on the bill a press - the secretary of the Russian union of the tourist`s industry Irina Tyurin. - change of period of validity will promote stabler trip abroad .

Tyurin`s Madam has urged legislators to increase also quantity of pages in the international passport. it is a problem for people who often go abroad, - it has explained. - At me the purest pages in the passport for half a year come to an end . Mister Mitrofanov already has declared yesterday that pages in the international passport should be more .

According to Federal migratory service (FMS) the Russian Federation, in 2006 to citizens of Russia it has been given out 4,2 million international passports. In total in a turn, by different estimations, them is more than 12 million

In Goznake making international passports by request of the state, have told that with manufacturing of international passports with the increased number of pages special technical complexities will not be . Certainly, our developers should make the new breadboard model, after all each page of the passport has protection, but problems with the press will not be, - Natalia Nikiforova has explained the adviser of the general director ` Goznaka ` on public relations. - At us a powerful line, we coped with the press even during a total exchange of passports .

the Press - secretary FMS Konstantin Poltoranin has declared that department not against introduction of ten years` passports is will lower loading on passport offices . However, as he said, the passport with the increased quantity of pages can manage to citizens on 20 % more expensively (now the state duty on document registration makes 400 rbl.) . However, mister Poltoranin has specified that FMS understands that in a question of introduction of ten years` passports there are also other interested departments . we have technical problems which should be solved in common - he has declared.

as has found out, technical problems with biometric passports can prevent the statement of new documents. We will remind that so-called biometric passports with the built in chip (on it fingerprints of the owner and its photo should be written down), have been entered into the reference on January, 1st, 2006 according to the decree of the president. Following the results of spent Goznakom the tender the right to delivery of chips for passports has won FGUP scientific and technological centre ` the Atlas ` and genpodrjadchikom on equipment delivery became FGUP scientific research institute ` Rising ` . However passport reform zabuksovala. As already informed, delivered Rising The equipment began to break that has threatened execution of the decree of Vladimir Putin that reform should be finished by 2008. So, in 2006 to citizens it has been given out only about 3 thousand biometric documents. The source in FMS has explained that introduction of international passports with ten years` period of validity is impossible from - for problems with chips. in the State Duma after all suggest to increase period of validity of all international passports, both simple, and biometric. And to us have drawn the conclusion that chips initially are not calculated on ten years` use - has explained a source.

under the information, FMS has already directed to prime minister Michael Fradkov the negative conclusion concerning increase in period of validity of international passports. Mister Poltoranin has advised to address for comments concerning problems with chips in FGUP scientific research institute ` Rising ` . In Rising have not confirmed, but also have not denied technical problems with chips. The associate director Rising on public relations Maria Schneider has advised to address for more detailed explanations to the supplier of chips, FGUP scientific and technological centre ` the Atlas ` . However there to receive comments yesterday it was not possible: subordinated FSB FGUP scientific and technological centre ` the Atlas ` communicates with journalists only under letters of inquiry on which answers within ten days.