Recently, there are more and more talks that in the very near future, foreign passage documents of the old model will be no longer valid and that their issuance is terminated. In fact, this is not so: the old foreign passports, along with the new ones, acted and will act on the most legal grounds that no one can challenge.
Urgent registration of a passport, unlike the new, is valid for only five years, after which it must be mandatory to change a new sample to a passport, which is recommended to do. Rumor has it that the moment will still come when only new biometric travel documents will be valid. There are also all grounds, since the new passport largely facilitates passport control as within the Russian Federation, and in foreign countries, for which the passport is used.
It is very easy to issue an old type passport and can be in completely different bodies: the Federal Migration Service, as well as, at the place of permanent and even temporary registration of citizens, or at the place of actual residence. Moreover, the procedure for drawing up a document is much simplified and the list of documents is minimized to a minimum.
Moreover, if you do not want to stand in queues and go on your own all the procedure for drawing up a document, you can use the services of qualified firms that are always ready to help you and provide your services in the design of the passports of both old and new samples. This will save your time to some extent and allow you to receive your travel document in the very ends, previously agreed upon.
What type of passport to choose, old or new – solve only you. As mentioned earlier, each of them is absolutely legal in accordance with the legislation of the Russian Federation.