Extract from the Criminal Records Register Abroad.

The service is intended for citizens of the Slovak Republic and foreigners abroad. Through the service, it is possible to submit a request for an extract from the criminal records register to the respective representative office of the Slovak Republic, where the applicant reserves a meeting to process the request during their stay abroad – list of representative offices list of RO. The output of the service is the delivery of the extract from the criminal records register to the citizens of the Slovak Republic abroad. In the case of using the eID card, communication with the citizen takes place through the eDesk mailbox, speeding up the application process and significantly reducing the risk that the applicant must visit the representative office multiple times. However, the service can be used without using the eID card. The guaranteed electronic signature of the citizen is not required for processing the electronic form. The service is available 24 hours a day.

The service is subject to a fee at the representative office. The fee amount is defined by the respective representative office, usually in the local currency based on the country where the representative office is located. More information about fees for individual representative offices can be found on the websites of the respective representative offices – list of RO.

The request for an extract from the criminal records register is submitted by a citizen of the Slovak Republic who has permanent residence in the Slovak Republic or a foreigner.

The following documents are required for successful processing of the service: If a Slovak citizen is submitting a valid ID card – original, not an officially certified copy, and if requested by the representative office, also a birth certificate. If a proxy is submitting on behalf of and representing a Slovak citizen: For themselves, a valid ID card – original, not an officially certified copy. Officially certified power of attorney (by a notary or other relevant authority) – original, not older than 30 days, attached to the application. Valid ID card of the principal – original, not an officially certified copy. If a proxy is submitting on behalf of and representing a foreigner: For themselves, a valid ID card – original, not an officially certified copy. Officially certified power of attorney (by a notary or other relevant authority) – original, not older than 30 days, attached to the application. Valid original travel document – passport of the principal, not an officially certified copy. The birth certificate of the principal is translated into the Slovak language by an official expert – translator (lists of translators are available at each court or in the JASPI). If a proxy is a foreigner and represents a Slovak citizen: For themselves, a valid travel document (passport) – original, not an officially certified copy. Officially certified power of attorney (by a notary or other relevant authority) – original, not older than 30 days, attached to the application. Valid ID card of the principal – original, not an officially certified copy. If a proxy is a foreigner and represents a foreigner: For themselves, a valid travel document (passport) – original, not an officially certified copy.

Steps to use the electronic service: The following steps outline the process to use the electronic service for requesting an extract from the criminal records register abroad. A detailed description of using the electronic services of the Ministry of Interior can be found in the User Manual for Electronic Services, available on the application submission page.

Complete the electronic form (optional step, but submitting the completed electronic form will shorten your time at the representative office). Reservation of a meeting at the respective representative office – after submitting the reservation, a message for confirmation of the meeting reservation will be sent to your eDesk mailbox (or email inbox). To validate the reservation, it must be confirmed. Submit the electronic form and reservation to the respective representative office.

Steps after using the electronic service: If you have submitted the electronic form for requesting an extract from the criminal records register and made a reservation, you will need to perform the following activities: Communication with the representative office’s employee – if the submitted electronic form has deficiencies, the representative office’s employee will contact you to address the discrepancies before your visit to the representative office. Communication will take place through the eDesk mailbox if you submitted the request after logging in with your eID card or through the email you provided in the contact details if you were not logged in. Visit the representative office – come to the representative office at the reserved time, providing all necessary documents listed in the service description. During the visit, your biometric data will be scanned, and you will sign the request for an extract from the criminal records register, pre-filled if you submitted the completed electronic form along with the reservation. Receipt of the extract – the extract from the criminal records register, processed based on the request submitted at the representative office, will be delivered to the representative office where you can pick it up. In justified cases, the representative office may deliver the extract to the address you specify, if requested and able to ensure the recipient’s receipt of the extract.

Basic Information:

Mandatory fee: No

Reservation required: Yes

Legislation: The service is provided according to Act No. 330/2007 Z. z. on the Criminal Records Register and on the Amendment of Certain Laws, as amended. Authentication/Successors: Login with an eID card is not required.