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New Biometric Passport for Russia starting in Jan 08

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Does anyone have any information about what will be required for the new Russian biometric passports starting in Jan 2008? Is it just fingerprinting or more?

My husband went to Belgorod yesterday (we live in Ukraine) to inquire about it at the OVIR, but they weren't sure what is going to be required.


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Surprise, surprise! Russians at a govt. office not being sure of Russian govt. regulations!!!

Sounds a lot like the U.S.

Why did we ever have a Cold War?


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Ensure your beneficiary makes and brings with them to the States a copy of the DS-3025 (vaccination form)

If the government is going to force me to exercise my "right" to health care, then they better start requiring people to exercise their Right to Bear Arms. - "Where's my public option rifle?"

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Surprise, surprise! Russians at a govt. office not being sure of Russian govt. regulations!!!

Sounds a lot like the U.S.

Why did we ever have a Cold War?

Maybe it was winter? ;-)


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You and your fiance might find these articles interesting.

- http://www.vmdaily.ru/article.php?aid=45781

- http://www.biometrics.ru/document.asp?grou...61&sSID=3.7

It would appear that fingerprinting is the only new part of the biomentrics system (a recent requirement from the EU), but other data seems to be comprised of digital versions of what's already printed on the passport. It also makes the images used digital scans rather than laminated photographs. The idea is to make passports more difficult to forge (which, looking at Ira's passport that she got a few months ago, would be super easy), which I think is a very good thing.

Good luck!

Z

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