Newlywed couples are no longer required to pay for a new ID and other documents when they change their surname after a wedding.
As of September 1, the amended law on administrative fees frees them from paying fees.
Newly married couples will also be freed of court fees linked to the wedding and a surname change of one of them, for example when entering the new name into the trade register, the TASR newswire reported.
Fees still apply for the fast-tracked issuing of IDs.
Until now, the fee for a new ID was €4.50 and €33 for a new passport. A new driving license costs €6.50, another €3 paid to change the business licence of self-employed persons.
The amendment was proposed by Smer’s chairman Robert Fico and vice-chairman Juraj Blanár. They said they wanted to support traditional families and ease the financial situation of newlywed couples, TASR wrote.
2. Sep 2019 at 23:13 | TASR, Compiled by Spectator staff