Electronic services related to consular applications are currently not available in the pilot phase for citizens falling under the consular jurisdiction of these diplomatic missions:
Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Abuja, Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Addis Ababa, Consulate General in Békéscsaba, Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Chisinau, Embassy in Podgorica, Liaison Office of the Slovak Republic in Pristina, Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Tbilisi, Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Tirana. Citizens of the Slovak Republic can process most travel documents needed from the comfort of their homes. The following electronic services are available for residents:
Passport Issuance Abroad Service intended for Slovak citizens abroad.
Service objective: Submitting a passport application to the respective consular office of the Slovak Republic, where the applicant schedules a meeting to process the application in the country of their current residence.
Additionally, citizens can electronically process two more services: ID Card Issuance Abroad and Driver’s License Issuance Abroad.
Processing Replacement Travel Documents Service intended for Slovak citizens abroad.
Service objective: Submitting an application for the issuance of replacement travel documents to the consular office of the Slovak Republic, depending on the citizen’s location. These documents are issued for a necessary period but for a maximum of 6 months. They are also issued in case of loss or theft, and in such cases, the citizen must substantiate the fact with a document from the local police.
If a citizen is in a country without an embassy or consulate of the Slovak Republic, they can contact the embassy of any EU member state.
Extract from the Criminal Records Abroad Service intended for Slovak citizens abroad and foreigners abroad.
Service objective: Submitting a request for an extract from the criminal records to the relevant authority. The applicant schedules a meeting to process the request during their stay abroad.
Declaration of Emergency Status Abroad Service intended for Slovak citizens abroad.
Service objective: Submitting a declaration of emergency status to the respective consular office of the Slovak Republic based on the country where the citizen is located. The aim is to assist the citizen if the requested assistance falls within the authority.
Submission of Information about Planned Stay Abroad Service intended for Slovak citizens.
Service objective: Submitting information to the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic about the planned stay outside the territory of the Slovak Republic. The goal is to provide potential assistance to the citizens and inform them about events in the country they are visiting. More registration information is available.
In addition, other related electronic services can be used: Change of Information about Planned Stay Abroad, Appeal of Information about Planned Stay Abroad.
In addition to the mentioned electronic services related to international travel, the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic has also prepared a so-called ‘Svetobežka.’ Svetobežka is a mobile application for iOS, Android, and Windows operating systems. The application is free and is designed to help citizens abroad. It provides citizens with all practical information that may be helpful abroad, such as what to do in an emergency, whom to contact, and whom to turn to if needed, among other things. Plus, it works offline, meaning you don’t need a permanent internet connection.
Other electronic services related to staying abroad:
Travel Announcements and Alerts
Providing Financial Assistance Abroad
Processing a Companion Document for the Transportation of Human Remains
Submitting Applications for the Registration of a Registry Event Abroad – Recording a Death
Submitting Applications for the Registration of a Registry Event Abroad – Recording a Birth
Submitting Applications for the Registration of a Registry Event Abroad – Recording the Conclusion of Marriage
Submitting Applications for the Registration of a Registry Event Abroad – Request for a Change of Name and Surname
Submitting Applications for the Issuance of a Certificate of Slovak Citizenship Abroad
Submitting Applications for the Granting of Slovak Citizenship Abroad
Submitting Applications for Release from the Bond of Slovak Republic Citizenship Abroad
Complete list of electronic services related to travel.
Frequently Asked Questions.
- Does a minor child need their own passport?
Yes, a child also needs a passport. In the case of a minor child, we recommend checking what documents (such as written consent from a parent) are required for entry and stay in the country they will visit. It is essential to know in which language the relevant documents should be and whether they need to be notarized or if the signature of the legal guardian is sufficient.
- What do I do if I lose my documents or if they are stolen abroad?
If such an unfortunate event occurs, the Embassy of the Slovak Republic in the respective country can issue a so-called travel document. Based on this document, you will be able to travel to Slovakia and pass through the countries you need to traverse.
We recommend making a copy of the information in your passport and bringing two color photographs (passport size) with you. Store them separately from your other documents. You will need them when processing the travel document. A proper fee is charged for issuing this document, but it may be waived after assessing the circumstances.
In case there is no Slovak embassy in your location, contact any EU member country’s embassy operating in that area.
- For which countries do I need visas, and for which do I not?
You can find the precise list of visa-free countries on the website of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of the Slovak Republic.