Newlyweds will not pay for a change in name

The change does not involve the faster issuing of IDs.

Illustrative stock photoIllustrative stock photo(Source: AP/TASR)

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.

The processing of personal data is subject to our Privacy Policy and the Cookie Policy. Before submitting your e-mail address, please make sure to acquaint yourself with these documents.

Top stories

Kočner allegedly made a death threat against ex-general prosecutor Trnka

The recently published conversation concerns the Gorilla file, describing corruptive practices.

Marian Kočner in court.

Slovakia shoulders a heavier tax-levy burden than most, experts opine

The Slovak tax system is more generous to families than to single persons.

In the field of corporate taxation, Slovakia ranks among the most burdened of OECD countries.

First-aid kits in cars will not have to be replaced after expiration

The expiration will not be checked anymore, the Transport Ministry has decided.

Illustrative stock photo

Slovakia's best photo of 2019: Kočner hiding in a police car

Take a look at the best photos from the 2019 Slovak Press Photo contest.

The picture of controversial businessman Marián Kočner, taken by Denník N photographer Tomáš Benedikovič, wins the singles category in the News section of the 2019 Slovak Press Photo contest