Problems with printing of biometric passports: the equipment is broken
The equipment for personalization (printing of the first page) of travel passport blanks at the enterprise "Printing Plant "Ukraina" is out of order.
This is stated in the report of the State Migration Service.
"The State Enterprise "Printing Plant "Ukraina" for manufacturing of securities", which is a manufacturer of blanks for passports of citizens of Ukraine for travel abroad and provides personalization of these blanks, informed the State Migration Service of Ukraine about the failure of the equipment that performs personalization" - the press service of the SMS reported.
As noted, the breakdown of the equipment led to a reduction in production capacity to 4.5 thousand passports a day.
Meanwhile, the migration service departments every day receive more than 8000 applications for travel passports.
"Until the recovery of production capacities of the SE "Printing Plant "Ukraina" for manufacturing of securities", there may be delays in issuance of travel passports and violation of statutory terms of their issuance," - the statement of the Migration Service reads.
Earlier it was reported that since the beginning of the year Ukrainians have submitted more than 150 thousand. applications for biometric passports.