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.

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