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The decree envisions that since December 10, fingerprinting procedures will be launched at Russian embassies and consulates in the United Kingdom, Denmark, Myanmar and Namibia, and also at Moscow’s Vnukovo airport.
The Russian Foreign Ministry and the Federal Security Service have been ordered “to ensure the process of collecting biometric personal data/ scanning of papillary pictures of all fingers/ of foreign citizens or stateless persons in processing their visas.”
The foreign states are due to be informed of the newly launched procedures by December 5. The project expenses will be covered by the federal budget allocated to the Foreign Ministry, the document says.
The European Union is also planning to introduce such a requirement for Shengen visas. It was earlier reported that the European Commission will introduce a visa information system, including a requirement for biometric data, in April, 2015.