This service is designed for citizens of the Slovak Republic residing abroad. Through this service, it is possible to submit a passport application and reserve a meeting at the diplomatic mission of the Slovak Republic relevant to the country where the citizen is located.
The output of the service is the delivery of the passport to the citizens of the Slovak Republic abroad. In the case of using an 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 come to the diplomatic mission multiple times. However, the service can be used without using an 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 fees at the diplomatic mission. The fee amount is defined by the respective diplomatic mission in the local currency of the country where the diplomatic mission is located. Information about fees can be found on the websites of individual diplomatic missions.
The passport application is submitted by a citizen of the Slovak Republic. If the citizen is 15 years of age or older but younger than 18, it is necessary to attach to the passport application the consent of the legal representative, another individual other than the parent to whom the child is entrusted for personal care, guardian, prospective adoptive parent if institutional care is not ordered over the child, the statutory body of the facility for execution – decisions of the court, guardian, or custodian with their certified signature. For a citizen of the Slovak Republic under 15 years of age, the application is submitted by the legal representative.
Documents Needed for Successful Service Processing:
Valid identification document showing details of Slovak citizenship (passport or ID card), Original certificate/confirmation of Slovak citizenship not older than 6 months (if the applicant has an identity document beyond its validity period), Marriage certificate of the applicant issued in the Slovak Republic (if the surname acquired through marriage is different from that in the submitted identity document) or a document authorizing a change of name or surname issued in the Slovak Republic, a document granting an academic title (if the title is not recorded in the submitted identity document), a previously issued passport, When applying for a passport for a child, the legal representative submits the application and presents a valid identification document of the legal representative and the original birth certificate of the child issued in the Slovak Republic, If the passport applicant is a citizen older than 15 years and younger than 18 years, they are required to attach a written consent of the legal representative, another individual other than the parent to whom the child is entrusted for personal care, guardian, prospective adoptive parent if institutional care is not ordered over the child, the statutory body of the facility for execution – decisions of the court, guardian, or custodian with their certified signature. The consent of the legal representative can be replaced by a court decision. If the applicants are guardians, they must also submit a court decision (if it is a court of another state, the decision must be authenticated by a higher verification or super legalization and supplemented by a translation into the Slovak language). Other documents (e.g., report of loss/theft at the police station).
Steps for Using the Electronic Service:
Fill out the electronic form (optional step, but sending the completed electronic form will shorten your time spent at the diplomatic mission). Reservation of a meeting at the respective diplomatic mission – after sending the reservation, a message for confirmation of the meeting reservation will be sent to your eDesk mailbox (or email). To confirm the reservation, it must be confirmed. If your identification documents are about to expire, reserve a meeting at the diplomatic mission as soon as possible. Send the electronic form and reservation to the respective diplomatic mission.
Steps After Using the Electronic Service:
Communication with a diplomatic mission employee – if the sent electronic form has deficiencies, an employee of the diplomatic mission will contact you to resolve the discrepancies before your arrival at the diplomatic mission. Communication will take place through the eDesk mailbox if you submitted the application after logging in with your eID card or via email, which 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, presenting all the necessary documents listed in the service description. During the visit, your biometric data will be captured, and you will sign the passport application, pre-filled in case you send the 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 reserved meeting. Without these documents, the application may not be successfully processed during the meeting. Pick up the passport – the passport document prepared based on the application submitted at the diplomatic mission will be delivered to the diplomatic mission where you will pick it up. In justified cases, the diplomatic mission may deliver the passport to the address you specify, if you request it and can convincingly ensure the passport is picked up by the applicant.
Passports with Deviation in Chip Data Entry:
Information for citizens who applied for a passport between November 11, 2022, and January 30, 2023.
Basic Information: Mandatory Fee: Yes
Reservation Needed: Yes
Legislation: The service is provided according to Act No. 647/2007 Coll. on travel documents and on the amendment and supplement of some laws as amended by later regulations.