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Biometric passports to appear in Belarus next year

15.03.19

According to the Head of Citizenship and Migration Department, the Ministry of Internal Affairs will start to issue citizens of Belarus ID-cards and biometric passports for traveling abroad on 1 January 2020.

Head of the Department for Citizenship and Migration of the Ministry of Interior also spoke about the benefits of biometric passports.

“Firstly, the biometric passport is used exclusively for travelling abroad. It has 30 pages intended for visas and border crossing stamps. In addition, it is assumed and it is planned that the citizens of Belarus may simultaneously have two biometric documents to cross the border in order to facilitate their mobility. In addition, the biometric passport has the so-called electronic chip that will contain all of their personal data.”

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