30 october 2018
The number of fraudulent Internet ads offering to issue SNILS (personal pension account number) and the mandatory pension insurance certificate for a fee has grown lately. Please note that the public service of the issuance or exchange of the insurance certificate and the issuance of a copy of the insurance certificate is provided by the Russian Pension Fund (PFR) free of charge.
The service is available in every PFR client service across Russia. The insurance certificate and SNILS are issued within the period of one visit no matter if it is issued for the first time or exchanged. The personal account section on the Pension Fund’s website also provides the service of issuing a copy of the insurance certificate in the form of an electronic document.