Croatian National ID Cards to Cost More, Adults and Kids Equated

Lauren Simmonds

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As if waiting and watching the clock tick in long lines in airless rooms at MUP offices only to be told you’re missing one piece of paper wasn’t quite exciting enough, you’ll now have to pay more for the pleasure of it.

As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, according to the new Ordinance on this matter, obtaining new electronic Croatian national ID cards will cost 100 kuna for all those who take one out for the first time or need to replace them due to loss or the card having reached its expiration date.

The only excluded category of Croatian citizens are those older than 70 who don’t want an identity card with a certificate, and they will have to pay 70 kuna for their new Croatian national ID cards, which is 20.50 kuna more than it was before, according to a report from Slobodna Dalmacija.

Unlike the ”old” Ordinance regarding this, which took into consideration the category of children under five years of age, whose parents paid an 60 kuna for Croatian national ID cards, under this new Ordinance, children have been equated with adults.

This means that everyone will now need to pay a single fee of 100 kuna (so far, most citizens have paid 79.50 kuna for their e-ID cards, children under five had to pay 60 kuna, and those older than 65 had to pay 49.50 kuna).

Now, for children up to the age of five, obtaining Croatian national ID cards will increase by 40 kuna, while adults fared a little better because they will now have to pay just 20.50 kuna more for their own ID cards.

All in all, the new rules on these mandatory documents means that the new price of Croatian national ID cards will be mostly felt by the pockets of parents who want to obtain documents for their children.

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