Try, if possible, apply in spring or autumn. No matter whether you make out a passport from scratch or change the old for the new, the period of its manufacture is 30 days from the date of submission of the application, but it is sometimes possible to get a passport faster if you change it in the low tourist season, and sometimes this procedure is delayed, when wanting very much. Also, a period more than 30 days, if you apply for a replacement residence.
Take the coupon to the FMS or register in an electronic queue for replacement of the passport on the Internet. It's a good idea to schedule a visitation, and then to undertake the collection of documents, usually it does not take much time. You will need the following paper.
Application form, filled in by hand or on the computer in two copies. If you fill out the form by hand, use black or blue pen, write legible in block letters. The questionnaire should be verified at the place of work or study print. Pensioners and the unemployed to assure the questionnaire is not required.
The passport of the citizen of the Russian Federation and copies of all significant pages.
Receipt of the state fee paid. This document, according to the law of the Russian Federation, is not mandatory, but the FMS receipt require.
If the passport of the old sample, you will need 2 photos 3,5 x 4,5 cm, black and white or color. Images must be made on matte paper. For biometric passport pictures are not needed: the make at the time of application.
Work book or an extract from it, containing information for the last 10 years. Students need to attach a certificate from the Dean's office.
For military service you need to make a certificate from the military registration and enlistment office that in the near future and now the person is not subject to appeal. If you have a military ID, then you need to apply it. It must include the level of "partially fit for military service" or "unfit", or contain information that the person has already served in the army.
Old passport even if its expired. FMS staff will study it and will make a copy if necessary.
Come to FMS at the right time, hand over all the documents. You will be informed when the passport is ready. If you enrolled online, you will be notified of the readiness of the passport you also electronically.
Report to a specified time for a new passport. To pick it up, don't forget to bring the passport of the citizen of the Russian Federation.