Parents can get ID for children younger than 15

The change can be advantageous for Slovaks living and working abroad.

(Source: Sme)

A new law, which came into force in December 2019, enables the issuing of an ID for a child younger than 15.

“When travelling with children, it was necessary to request a passport, which is a more expensive option,” said Interior Minister Denisa Saková, as quoted by the SITA newswire.

Now, they can use ID issued for this purpose with the same length of validity as passports when travelling within EU countries and some other countries like Norway, Switzerland, Serbia and Montenegro, she added.

Novelty for Slovaks abroad

The validity of the IDs will be two years for children under six and five years for children between the age of six and 15. Parents will have to pay €4.50 to issue the ID for their children, about half the price when compared with a passport issued for children under the age of six.

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