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Amendments to law on exit from and entry into Russia

December 23, 2013

Vladimir Putin signed Federal Law On Amendments to the Federal Law On the Exit from and Entry into the Russian Federation.

The Federal Law will improve Russian legislation with regard to ensuring greater protection of Russian passports outside Russia.

In accordance with the amendments, electronically stored information in passports that Russian citizens use to certify their identity when abroad, will now contain additional biometric data on the individual (an electronic image of two fingerprints).

The scanned fingerprint images will be stored only on the electronic chip in the passport and once the passport has been issued will be deleted from the information systems concerned.

December 23, 2013