Seaport of Saint Petersburg uses e-service for pass application approvals
The Saint Petersburg Sea Port JSC (SP SPb) became the first Russian port to completely automate an automated service for approval of entry/exit permit applications.
The e-service members include the Russian FSB Border Control Detachment and the Baltic Customs Line Internal Affairs Transport Department, which joined the service on 10 December 2020. Thus the port began to carry out remote contact with all control and law enforcement agencies for the issuance of permits, the approval of which is necessary for obtaining passes.
“Previously, the registration procedure of applying for entry permit took a lot of time and required personal attendance. We have been able to make this procedure much less time consuming. Now the procedure is carried out completely remotely, and also simultaneously in all supervisory agencies, which speeds up the entire process," stated Andrey Zubarev, Managing Director, SP SPb.
Now the SP SPb client will not be needed to visit the Russian Federal Border and Customs Services Department, the Ministry of Internal Affairs, since the service is now accessible from anywhere in the world.
The possibility of error is minimized, because the website refers to the framework of the Ministry of Internal Affairs with all the information regarding passports. If a mistake or a typo is made by the customer, it will be flagged. It is possible to send only a correctly completed form.
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