Putin signed a law abolishing the fee for the restoration of documents in case of emergency

© RIA Novosti / Alexei Druginderal in Photobacterium of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin. Archival photoPutin signed a law abolishing the fee for the restoration of documents in case of emergency© RIA Novosti / Alexei Druginderal the image Bank

The President of Russia Vladimir Putin signed the law on exemption from payment of state duty for the restoration of documents lost or damaged due to emergencies, the relevant document published on the official Internet portal of legal information of the Russian Federation.

Who is affected by a disaster citizens are exempt from payment of state fees only when applying for a passport to replace lost or worn. The signed law extends this privilege to cases receipt and other documents to replace lost or degraded due to the disaster. The law will come into force from 1 January 2019 but not earlier than upon expiry of one month from the day of its official publication.

The necessity of payment of state duty emerged after the partial collapse of a house in Izhevsk in November of 2017 due to gas explosion. From the victims, as well as from the Commissioner for human rights in the Udmurt Republic has received proposals for the solution of the corresponding problem at the legislative level, said the authors of the amendments.

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