Biometric e-passports with fingerprint data included, both tested and certified by FIME, are now being issued by the Russian Migration Service.
Appointed by the Federal State Unitary Enterprise, Scientific and Technical Centre, STC Atlas, FIME provided official testing and certification services throughout the development of the machine readable travel documents.
A series of independent and approved tests were carried out at FIME’s ISO accredited laboratory to validate compliance of the documents’ physical and functional characteristics, in line with standards and specifications defined by the International Organization for Standardization and International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
With the implementation, the state aims to reduce identity theft, increase border and national security and align with European travel document standards. It is intended that this deployment will reach a potential 142 million citizens in the future, including stateless people and refugees.