State services have stopped accepting applications for the issuance of passports for a period of 10 years due to a lack of microchips.
It is planned to resume the issuance of biometric passports in the second half of March.
A passport of a new sample of many microchips with information about its owner and biometric data – fingerprint scans.
The Ministry of Industry and Trade reported that the production of chips in Russia has not stopped. Issuance of consumption due to fine-tuning of processes at the Mikron plant.
Ordinary passports for a period of 5 years do not stop issuing. You can still apply for them at the State Services. [РИА Новости]
Source: Iphones RU