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Fees charged for identity cards to change from 2 August 2021

Ministry of the Interior
13.7.2021 13.00
Press release 89/2021

The Ministry of the Interior has issued a decree amending the cost of an identity card. The cost will rise by EUR 5 from 2 August 2021. The fees for a minor's identity card and temporary identity card will increase by EUR 1.

The cost of an identity card applied for in person will rise from EUR 55 to EUR 60. The cost of an identity card applied for online will also rise by EUR 5 to EUR 54. However, the cost of an identity card will continue to be EUR 8 less if it is purchased at the same time as the passport. 

The fees for a minor's identity card and temporary identity card will increase by EUR 1.

EU Regulation on identity cards leads to changes

The fee increases for identity cards are the result of supplementary amendments made to the Identity Card Act to be in line with the EU Regulation on identity cards. In future, the applicant's facial image and fingerprints will be stored on the chip of the identity card. 

As a result of the amendments to the Identity Card Act, the identity card will include, in addition to the current Citizen Certificate, a new biometric certificate issued by the Digital and Population Data Services Agency. Apart from the biometric certificate, additional costs will be incurred from renewing the design of the card and from the extra work needed for taking fingerprints.

The applicant for an identity card pays the police for the identity card. The police will distribute the fees for the certificates to the Digital and Population Data Services Agency. 

The Decree of the Ministry of the Interior on Chargeable Services of the Police is reviewed annually. Under the law, the amount of the fee to be charged must correspond to the total costs incurred by the State in providing the service.

Inquiries:
Stefan Gerkman,
Police Director, [email protected], tel. +358 295 488 552