8 October 2019, 20:20


LPR ministries to launch more electronic queues on government services website

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LUGANSK, October 8 (Lugansk Media Centre) - The Lugansk People’s Republic Interior Ministry and Mass Communications Ministry are launching new electronic queues on the government services website for residents who will receive their passport and need the fingerprinting service, LPR First Deputy Mass Communications Minister Yury Pershikov said at a press briefing at the Lugansk Media Centre.

Earlier, the Interior Ministry launched an electronic queue for LPR and Russian Federation passport applicants; however, it is only available to Lugansk city residents at the present time, Pershikov said.

“Today, we see the need to finalise the software and create a dedicated queue for residents who are getting their first passport, in order to cut the waiting list,” he said.

This queue will be integrated in the website’s software in the nearest future, the official added.

“Also, we’re considering a separate electronic queue for fingerprinting. We have this queue because of the demand; we’re working on the issue with our colleagues from the Interior Ministry,” Pershikov said. “Today, we explore the opportunity to help pensioners; the LPR Post is likely to add a service for persons of venerable age; our staff will help them register in the queue."

Previously, the LPR Interior Ministry jointly with the Mass Communications Ministry launched a call centre to track LPR residents’ passport applications.

As of August 15, 2019, more than 25,000 LPR and DPR residents had been granted  Russian citizenship under simplified procedure , head of the Russian Interior Ministry General Administration for Migration Issues Valentina Kazakova said.

On April, 24, 2019, Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a decree easing citizenship rules for residents of the Lugansk People’s Republic and the Donetsk People’s Republic. LPR Head Leonid Pasechnik thanked Russia for this move and ordered the ministries concerned to create the necessary conditions for accepting documents from residents for subsequent issue of Russian passports. The first centre for LPR residents seeking Russian citizenship opened in Lugansk on May 6. At present, the Republic currently has such centres in all towns and districts.

The first LPR residents received Russian passports under simplified procedure on June 14.

LuganskMediaCentre — 08 October — Lugansk