The service is intended for citizens of the Slovak Republic abroad. Through this service, individuals can submit a request for processing a document for the transport of firearms to the respective diplomatic mission of the Slovak Republic, where the applicant schedules a meeting for document processing based on the country they are in – see the list of diplomatic missions. The output of the service is the issuance of a firearm transport permit to a citizen of the Slovak Republic abroad. If an eID card is used, communication with the citizen occurs through the eDesk mailbox, expediting the application process and significantly reducing the risk of the applicant having to visit the diplomatic mission multiple times. However, the service can also be utilized without an 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 diplomatic mission. The fee amount is determined by the respective diplomatic mission in the local currency of the country where the mission is located. The current fee schedule can be found here. Further information about fees for individual diplomatic missions can be found on the websites of the respective diplomatic missions – see the list of diplomatic missions.
Arms accompanying documents are issued for the permanent export and import of category A-B-C firearms or ammunition for such firearms, for the temporary import to participate in a sporting event involving shooting – an original notarized written invitation from the organizer of the sporting event, or for the temporary import for hunting purposes – an original notarized written invitation for hunting or the original notarized contract for fee-based hunting in the Slovak language. For the successful completion of the service, the following documents are required:
valid travel document firearm license indicating the firearm for which the transport is requested for temporary import to participate in a sporting event involving shooting – an original notarized written invitation from the organizer of the sporting event for temporary import for hunting purposes – an original notarized written invitation for hunting or the original notarized contract for fee-based hunting in the Slovak language for the permanent export of firearms, the consent of the relevant state authorities of the country to which the export of firearms (and ammunition) will take place, translated into the Slovak language, drawn up by a translator listed in the list of experts and translators of the Slovak Republic.
Steps for using the electronic service:
Fill out the electronic form (optional, but submitting the completed electronic form will expedite your time spent at the diplomatic mission). Reservation of a meeting at the respective diplomatic mission – after submitting the reservation, a message confirming the meeting reservation will be sent to your eDesk mailbox (or email). To make the reservation valid, it must be confirmed. If your identity documents expire before the scheduled meeting, please make a reservation at the diplomatic mission as soon as possible. Submit the electronic form and reservation to the respective diplomatic mission.
Steps after using the electronic service:
If you submitted the electronic form for the processing of a firearm transport document and a reservation, you will need to perform the following activities:
Communication with the diplomatic mission – if the submitted electronic form has deficiencies, a representative from the diplomatic mission will contact you to address any issues before you visit the diplomatic mission. Communication will take place through the eDesk mailbox if you applied by logging in with an eID card or through the email you provided in the contact details if you were not logged in. Visit the diplomatic mission – attend the diplomatic mission at the scheduled time, ensuring that you present all the necessary documents listed in the service description. During the visit, you will sign the pre-filled application form if you submit a completed electronic form along with the reservation. The applicant must bring all the necessary documents listed in the service description and on the relevant form to the scheduled meeting. Without these documents, the application may not be successfully processed at the meeting. Retrieve the accompanying document – if it is possible to issue the accompanying document, the diplomatic mission will create the accompanying document for the transport of firearms and hand it over to you along with any necessary instructions.
Mandatory fee: No Reservation required: Yes Legislation: The service is provided according to Act No. 190/2003 Coll. on firearms and ammunition and the amendment and supplementation of certain acts, as amended by later regulations.