Russian embassies temporarily suspended the issuance of biometric passports

The Russian Foreign Ministry announced the suspension of the issuance of biometric passports abroad. Russian embassies in Azerbaijan, Germany, Latvia, Turkey, Sweden, Estonia have temporarily suspended the issuance of biometric passports with electronic media.

This is reported on the website of the Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

As stated in the message, the acceptance of applications for the issuance of passports containing electronic media (valid for ten years) is suspended from August 26 for technical reasons. At the same time, the registration of passports valid for five years will continue unchanged.

Russians were cut off from Europe and other resorts.Where to go on vacation now, saving nerves and money?On June 6, 2022, RBC clarified that the Russian Embassy in Germany will not issue passports from August 29, and foreign missions of the country’s Foreign Ministry in Azerbaijan, Latvia, Turkey, Sweden and Estonia — from the 26th.

The suspension period is indefinite.

Earlier in August, it was reported that European countries are increasingly divided in opinion on the introduction of a ban on the issuance of Schengen visas to Russians. According to experts, consensus across the EU is unlikely, since the imposition of sanctions requires the full consent of all 27 member states of the union.