Marks in passports about marital status and children will be made at the request of Russians. This is stated in the decree of the Government of the Russian Federation, published on the official portal of legal information.
What marks in the Russian passport will no longer be mandatory?
According to the decree of the Government of the Russian Federation No. 1205 of 15.07.2021, the following marks will no longer be mandatory in the passport of a citizen of the Russian Federation:
- about the registration and dissolution of marriage;
- about children (citizens of the Russian Federation under the age of 14);
- about previously issued passports and a foreign passport.
Russians will be able to add information about their marital status and children to their passports at will.
& nbsp;As before, other marks will remain optional:
- about the blood type and Rh factor;
- TIN (individual taxpayer number).
Why have marks about marital status and children become optional?
The new decree is designed to simplify the process and speed up the time for obtaining Russian passports. However, the exact reason for the cancellation of the mandatory marking of marital status and children has not yet been officially announced.
As the first Deputy chairman of the Federation Council Committee on Social Policy Valery Ryazansky recalled, the authorities have electronic access to this information. “All the information about who is married to whom, married and so on, is in the relevant databases,” Ryazansky told the Russian newspaper. Everything is there, so there is no special need to put such stamps in passports anymore. If someone wants to quickly check the data on a citizen, then this is done on request.
The legislator also recalled that soon paper passports will be replaced with plastic cards, which cannot be stamped with any stamp. Thus, Muscovites will be able to issue electronic passports from December 1, 2021, and residents of other regions of the country no later than July 1, 2023.
What marks will they continue to make in their passports?
The document states that the following marks will continue to be made in the passports of citizens of the Russian Federation:
- about registration at the place of residence and removal of a citizen from the registration register;
- about military duty.
What else will change in the procedure for issuing Russian passports?
According to the new decree, if you replace your passport at the age of 20 or 45, the old passport will be valid until you receive a new document. The period during which a Russian citizen will be able to issue a new passport has been extended to 90 days from the date of birth. The finished document will be issued within five working days.
The resolution also specifies the reasons for replacing the passport in case of its wear and tear or damage. These are defects that do not allow you to establish the authenticity of the passport (violation of security elements), the absence of a page or parts of them that are intended for entering information, the inability to clearly visually read the information in the document or compare the photo.