There are certain laws apply for a replacement passport. They account for 30 days from the date of attaining the age of 20 and 45 years. That is, from the date of birth of the passport holder. Unfortunately, many Russians think that to change the passport in for the whole year until they turn 21 or 46 years. And when they come to the passport office, they can expect a very unpleasant surprise – fine.

The fine for an expired passport

From the legal point of view, the concept of "expired passport" is missing. Just after the allotted for a replacement passport 30 days, the document is automatically invalidated. And its owner – a person residing in the territory of Russia with ID null and void and without ID. And for this the administrative code provides certain penalties.

The size of the penalty is from 1500 to 2500 rubles. As a rule, prescribe the minimum amount due is fifteen thousand. Higher penalties apply to willful violators – those who are several years or has repeatedly ignored the requirements of the law.

By the way, the same rule of law can be applied to 14-year-olds who do not appear for a passport in due 30 days after the 14th anniversary. This is very important as for boys and girls is quite a lot of money, and their parents do not always want to bear the additional costs.

By the way, the law stipulates that a citizen in a 30-day period shall submit all necessary documents to the passport office, not to obtain a passport. So, if you appear with the documents on the 30th day, a penalty can not be afraid.

When the penalty can not pay

Each may arise of force majeure, due to which the time to appear at the passport office does not work. Sickness, long trips, trips abroad and much more. In this case, pre-prepare all the documents proving that to be the period prescribed by law was not possible. Documents about the treatment or stay in a boarding house and motels, travel certificates, certificates of employment, tickets, written confirmations of driving is required – all this can serve as a basis of exemption from payment of the fine.

A special relationship to the military, rescuers, firemen and people to work in remote places. Employees of the passport office with respect to their professions and often exempt from payment of penalty only on the basis of their oral statements.

Implications of non-payment of a fine

After receiving the copy of the resolution on imposition of penalty, provided 10 days to challenge it. After the expiry of this period – the 30-day period for paying it. In the case of non-payment of penalty to the defaulter the penalty in the form of a doubled fine or administrative arrest for 15 days. Also the case can be sent to the bailiffs, and they can impose a penalty on the account and the income of the debtor to seize and sell his assets.