Submission of Applications for Registration of Registry Events Abroad – Recording of Marriage.

Service is intended for citizens of the Slovak Republic married abroad. Through the service, it is possible to submit a record of marriage to the special registry of the Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic, at the respective diplomatic mission of the Slovak Republic, where the applicant reserves a meeting for processing the application based on the country where the citizen is located – list of diplomatic missions (ZÚ). The output of the service is the delivery of the registry document to the citizen of the Slovak Republic abroad. In 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 needs to come to the diplomatic mission multiple times. However, the service can also be used without using the eID card. A 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 amount of the fee is defined by the respective diplomatic mission in the local currency according to the country where the diplomatic mission is located. The current fee schedule can be found here. More information about fees for individual diplomatic missions can be found on the websites of the respective diplomatic missions – list of diplomatic missions (ZÚ).

The application can be submitted by one of the spouses (Slovak citizen) or through an authorized person, who must prove their authorization with a written power of attorney with a duly certified signature when submitting the application. The registration can only be requested if at least one of the spouses is a citizen of the Slovak Republic.

The following documents are required for successful processing of the service: Proof of Slovak citizenship of at least one of the spouses (valid passport or ID card, Slovak citizenship can also be proven by a valid certificate of citizenship, not older than 6 months) at the time of marriage. Original foreign marriage certificate with an apostille or super legalization, if the respective verification is required, together with a translation into the Slovak language; the translation of the foreign marriage certificate into the Slovak language must be made by an authorized translator in Slovakia or by the diplomatic mission of the Slovak Republic. Original document about the marital status before marriage (death certificate of the deceased spouse, marriage certificate with divorce indicated, divorce judgment with indicated validity). Notarized power of attorney if the registration is handled by an authorized person.

Steps for using the electronic service: The following steps outline the process to use the electronic service for recording marriage . A detailed description of using the electronic services of the Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic can be found in the User Guide for Electronic Services, which is available on the application submission page. Completion of the electronic form (this step is optional, but submitting the completed electronic form will shorten your time spent at the diplomatic mission). Reservation of a meeting at the respective diplomatic mission – after submitting the reservation, you will receive a message in your eDesk mailbox (or email) to confirm the meeting reservation. To make the reservation valid, it must be confirmed. If your identity documents are nearing expiration, make a reservation at the diplomatic mission as soon as possible. Submission of the electronic form and reservation to the respective diplomatic mission

Steps after using the electronic service: In case you have submitted the electronic form for recording marriage and a reservation, you will need to perform the following activities: Communication with the diplomatic mission employee – if the submitted electronic form has deficiencies, an employee of the diplomatic mission will contact you to address the discrepancies before your visit to the diplomatic mission. Communication will take place through the eDesk mailbox if you submitted the application after logging in with your eID card or through the email you provided in the contact details if you were not logged in. Visit to the diplomatic mission – come to the diplomatic mission at the reserved time, where you must submit all required documents listed in the service description. During the visit, you will sign the application, pre-filled in case you also submitted a completed electronic form with the reservation. The applicant must bring all the necessary documents listed in the service description and on the respective form to the reserved meeting. Without these documents, the application may not be successfully processed at the meeting. Receipt of the registry document – the registry document is delivered to the diplomatic mission where the application was submitted. The diplomatic mission will contact you to pick up the registry document.

Basic information: Mandatory fee Yes Reservation required Yes Legislation The service is provided according to the law no. 154/1994 Coll. on registers, as amended.