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Dashanew
07-05-2009, 21:49
My husband went to hospital after a street accident and was carrying only his booklet "vid na zhitelstvo" (permanent residence permit). Hospital made a real trouble as they said that he should have his passport together with it!!!

I won't elaborate about the hospital policy asking documents (!) but more generally, is the VNJ really REPLACING the (non Russian of course) passport, or must these 2 documents be together? We both understood that the VNJ replaces the passport as the registration is inside, and the passport does not contain any legal residence title (no more valid visa, TRP etc). I will go to the FMS next week to ask but has anybody already a reply?

Thank you