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Identity Cards: Fees and Charges

Volume 485: debated on Wednesday 10 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the charge will be for registering a change of (a) name, (b) marital status and (c) address under the proposed national identity card scheme. (240925)

Martial status will not be recorded on the National Identity Register. As such, a need to update marital status does not arise. It is currently expected that a change of address on an individual’s record on the National Identity Register will not incur a fee.

For a change of name, or any change that would require a replacement identity card to be issued, it is proposed that the initial fee for a replacement card will be £30 in 2009 and 2010, subject to an evaluation phase at relevant airports where the fee may be waived for airside workers who are required to enrol on the National Identity Register and are issued with an identity card.