Internal passport of Russia

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The Internal Russian passport (officially in Russian: Паспорт гражданина Российской Федерации Pasport grazhdanina Rossiyskoy Federatsii, "Passport (for) Citizen of the Russian Federation", commonly referred to as внутренний паспорт vnutrenniy pasport, "internal passport", or общегражданский паспорт obshchegrazhdanskiy pasport, "general passport") is a mandatory identity document for all Russian citizens residing in Russia who are aged 14 or over. The Internal Russian passport is an internal passport used for travel and identification purposes in Russia, which is distinct from the International Russian passport used by Russian citizens to travel in and out of Russian borders.

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Internal Russian passport
Cover of the Internal Russian passport
TypeInternal passport
Issued byFlag_of_the_Ministry_for_Internal_Affairs_of_the_Russian_Federation_%28MVD_of_Russia%29.svg Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs
First issued1997
PurposeIdentification, proof of residence, proof of citizenship
Valid inFlag_of_Russia.svg Russia
and for travel to:
Flag_of_the_Republic_of_Abkhazia.svg Abkhazia
Flag_of_Armenia.svg Armenia
Flag_of_Belarus.svg Belarus (from Russia or by air from Kazakhstan)
Flag_of_Kazakhstan.svg Kazakhstan
Flag_of_Kyrgyzstan.svg Kyrgyzstan
Flag_of_Tajikistan.svg Tajikistan
EligibilityRussian Federation citizenship, and age 14+
ExpirationRenewed at age 20 and 45
Cost300 , 1500 in case of loss or damage

After the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, the Soviet Union internal passport continued to be issued until 1997, when a new regulating decree was adopted by the government and when it was replaced by the Russian internal passport.[1] The current Russian internal passports were first issued in 2007.[2]

The Russian government is planning to replace the Internal Passport with a biometric, credit card size card. The universal electronic card issued between 2013 and 2016 was planned to replace the Russian Internal passport as the sole national identity document for Russian citizens but was scrapped in early 2017.