The Press Association 
Friday, November 21, 2008
Women who change their names after marriage could face fines of up to £1,000 if they fail to tell the Government, it was revealed.
Anyone holding a biometric passport or ID card will be required to notify the National Identity Register of changes to the personal data it holds.
Draft legislation sets out the fines payable by anyone who fails to comply.
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The Home Office also revealed the £30 fixed fee for the cost of the card is set only until 2010. Most people are likely to pay more when large scale issuing of cards begins in 2011 or 2012, it emerged.
The personal details which must be kept up to date include name, address, nationality and even gender.