Russia’s new passport will reportedly be a plastic card.

The Times Hub reports Valentina Kazakova, head of the country’s migration office, told Russian newspaper Izvestia in an interview what the new Russian passports will look like.

“The card will contain the photo, name, last name, patronymic, date and place of birth. Other information is made on a special chip with memory,” she reportedly said.

“This allows you to collect large amounts of data and protect citizens against fraud. Visually, the passport will look like a credit card,” she added.

Biometric information, photos of the citizen and place of residence will also be stored on the chip.

The Times Hub reports the Ministry of the Interior is continuing its work on the new passport, but cannot state the exact date of issue.

According to the newspaper, Dmitry Medvedev, former head of the Russian Government, wanted to speed up the introduction of the new passports.

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