With the help of it, users can upload photos from their biometric passports to a smartphone and then generate a QR code for presentation when they need to verify their identity.

The ministry explained that the service is currently operating in experimental mode and its use requires a new passport and a smartphone with an NFC module.

The Ministry of Digital Development noted that in 80% of everyday situations, Russians can use a smartphone instead of an original passport. The technology is fully coordinated with the FSB and tested on the “Pushkin card” and “Fan card”.

The technology is expected to be fully legalized and implemented on a larger scale by May 1, 2023.

Source: Ferra

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