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Digital passport introduction for Russian citizens

Digital passport introduction for Russian citizens

By 2024, Russians should make full use of the modern form of identification. Paper passports production will be discontinued in 2022. Pilot project starts in Moscow. The electronic passport will contain data on the place of residence, driver’s license, data from SNILS and TIN. The appearance of the new document resembles a bankcard or driver’s license. In addition to the physical card, the passport can be used via app on the smartphone. 

In case of losing the passport, an electronic passport can be blocked in minutes. If someone finds the document, then he simply will not be able to use it. As for the cost, at the first stage, the fee for issuing a new document will be 300 rubles. The passport will be valid for 10 years.