Federal police suspends passport issued indefinitely

The reason for the suspension is the lack of resources.
28/06/2017 12h55 - Updated 28/06/2017 12h55
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The Federal Police has suspended the issuance of new passports in the country indefinitely on the grounds of lack of resources.

This was announced late on Tuesday (27), on the eve of school holidays, and amid the tense relationship of government Michel Temer (PMDB) with the institution.

According to PF, users served in the posts until this Tuesday will receive their passports normally. The online scheduling service and calls the PF posts will continue to work on Wednesday (28), according to the institution, but there is no deadline for the document.

“There is no provision for delivery of the requested passport until it is standardized the budgetary situation”, said the Federal Police.

According to the institution, spending on this type of service reached the limit of the budget law.

“The measure stems from the failure of the budget for migration control activities and issuance of travel documents”, informed the PF in a statement.

She said that “closely monitoring the situation with the federal government to complete service restoration”, but gave no deadline for resolving the situation.

The agency gave no details of the budget or of any negotiations reason for raising the money before the limit burst.

The National Association of Delegates of the Federal Police, Carlos Eduardo Sobral, Fearing blamed the government.

“Without the budget forecast, it is difficult to renew contracts and agreements. This is what happened in this case. The contract expires and there is no money to renovate. Unable to deal with the Mint”, he said.

In 2016, issuing passports was hampered by a number of issues, from the lack of raw material for making the cover to failure in a machine that makes the drilling of the document.

The default ordinary passports ICAO (cor azul) It has a rate of production of R $ 257,25. The normal delivery time is six days, but the PF alert that only each station chosen to give input in the document can give an accurate forecast date. One year ago, problems raised waiting for up to 45 days.

The validity of passports is up to ten years. Thereafter, you must request new passport (there is no renewal of the document).

In the last years, PF was already pushing for more resources and complaining reduction servers. The Fenapef (National Federation of Federal Police) says, in six months, tripled the amount of pensions.

On Monday (26), the institution presented a report which states that Temer served to embarrass investigations Lava Jet.

The Minister of Justice of Temer, Torquato Garden, said the union last week that part of his plans to promote changes at the top of the body and put in another institution employees who care for functions such as issuing passports and foreign control.

Source: Folha de S.Paulo

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