Biometric passports and ID cards will appear in Belarus
From September 1, citizens of Belarus will be able to get the first biometric passports, minsknews.by reports.
Head of the Department for Citizenship and Migration of the Ministry of Internal Affairs Alexey Begun reported about new documents: now there will be two documents - an ID card and a biometric passport.
ID-card - an identity document for use within the country. The card contains a photo, signature, fingerprint, basic data, pin and contactless chips.
A biometric passport will be used to travel abroad. The 32 pages will contain the owner's personal information, a chip, and a place for visas. No marks, except for visas, are provided in the passport.
You will not be able to have two documents at once - an old-style passport and a modern ID card.
The cost of an ID card is one and a half basic value, and a biometric passport is two basic values. Today, one basic value is 29 Belarusian rubles.
The new type of documents will be made twice as fast as the current passport. The maximum term - 15 days, express - 5 days - said Begun.
Children under 14 years of age will be issued ID cards and a biometric passport for five years, older than 14 - for ten.
Information about the place of registration, children, and marriage will disappear from the internal passport.
The new documents will be issued from September 1, 2021.