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Passport will cost $ 70

November 23 2005
13:50

Half a million biometric passports will be issued to the Russians in the next year. While it is unclear how much will cost the new passports, although the creators say that the price of the microchip will be no more than 10% of the value of the document itself. The passport will be issued for 10 years, and it will cost no more than $ 70.

We remind Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on the introduction from January 1, 2006. a new generation of passports, which contain information on electronic media about the passport holder.

Unlike a new passport from the old only in the fact that the new plastic will cover page, it will be thicker than its predecessor. It bears passport information and photograph of the passport holder, and an electronic chip inside this page at this stage would only duplicate the graphic passport data and contain a digital photo rights.

The new passport will be valid on a par with the old. The timing of their replacement are unlimited. Exchange will be carried out in stages, for a period necessary to produce a gradual replacement of passports for everyone, says RBC

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