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How can the Slovak Citizenship be obtained?

Every Slovak citizen has certain rights and freedoms. Citizenship of the Slovak Republic can be obtained in 3 ways:

  • by birth
  • by adoption
  • it can be granted

Requirements for obtaining the Slovak citizenship either way follow.

Birth

Citizenship of the Slovak Republic automatically obtains a child:

  • whose at least one of the parents is a citizen of the Slovak Republic, or
  • who was born in the territory of Slovakia and whose parents are stateless, or
  • who was born in the territory of Slovakia and whose parents are foreign nationals, but the child does not acquire citizenship of any of them.

If there is no other foreign citizenship proven, a child is considered as a citizen of the Slovak Republic, if:

  • it was born in the territory of Slovakia, or
  • it was found in Slovakia and the parents are not known, unless it is proved that it obtained citizenship of another country.

A child of a Slovak citizen and a foreign citizen is a citizen of the Slovak Republic, even if it is later proved that the Slovak citizen is actually not the parent.

Adoption

If a child, who is not a citizen of the Slovak Republic, is adopted by parent(s), of which at least one is a citizen of the Slovak Republic, then the child obtains the Slovak citizenship (note that the expression Slovakian citizenship is incorrect).

Grant

Citizenship of the Slovak Republic may be granted to an applicant who is not a citizen of the Slovak Republic and:

  • has a continuous permanent residence in the Slovakia for at least 8 years immediately preceding the application for citizenship,
  • has no criminal record, criminal record has a person:
    1. who has been convicted of committing a crime, and the erasure of conviction expired less than 5 years ago,
    2. whose prosecution for a crime has been conditionally suspended, and the end of the probationary period expired less than 5 years ago,
    3. whose prosecution for a crime was terminated by the court approving a settlement or by the prosecutor approving a settlement, and this decision was made less than 5 years ago;
  • wasn‘t a sentence of expulsion by a court,
  • is not conducted by the prosecution,
  • against him/her there is not conducted extradition proceeding or proceedings to execute the European arrest warrant,
  • is not held on the deportation proceedings,
  • there are not conducted proceedings on the removal of asylum,
  • demonstrates knowledge of the Slovak language (both written and oral) and general knowledge of the Slovak Republic, without prejudice to an applicant who has significantly contributed to the benefit for the Slovak Republic on economic, scientific, technical, cultural, social or sport sphere and to an applicant, who was released from a citizenship of the Slovak Republic and he/she has permanent residence for at least two years immediately preceding application for the citizenship of the Slovak Republic, for further statutory range of applicants and for applicants who at the time of application have not reached 14 years of age,
  • perform its obligations under the provisions of the laws governing the stay of foreigners in the Slovak Republic – public health insurance, social insurance, superannuation, taxes, levies, fees, employment of foreigners and other obligations to foreigners from the legal system of the Slovak Republic.

Citizenship of the Slovak Republic can be granted to an applicant, who is allowed to stay in Slovakia, without the condition of continuous permanent residence in the territory of Slovakia for at least 8 years, if he/she:

  • is married to a citizen of the Slovak Republic (Slovak citizenship by marriage), the marriage lasts and they both live in the marriage in the same household in Slovakia for at least 5 years immediately preceding the filing of applications for citizenship of the Slovak Republic,
  • is a person who has significantly contributed to the benefit for the Slovak Republic on economic, scientific, technical, cultural, social or sport sphere, or it is in other interest of Slovak Republic,
  • has a continuous permanent residence for at least three years before reaching 18 years of age,
  • is a minor child, whose legal representative or guardian is a citizen of the Slovak Republic or a legal person designated by the court of the Slovak Republic, and has a continuous residence in Slovakia for at least two years immediately preceding application for the citizenship of the Slovak Republic (length of stay does not apply to minor children under two years of age),
  • was born in Slovakia and has permanent residence for at least three years immediately preceding application for the citizenship of the Slovak Republic,
  • has a continuous stay of at least ten years in Slovakia and at the time of application for the citizenship of the Slovak Republic it has been granted permanent residence permit, or
  • is stateless and has a continuous residence in Slovakia for at least three years immediately preceding application for the citizenship of the Slovak Republic,
  • was released from the citizenship of the Slovak Republic and has a continuous residence in Slovakia for at least two years immediately preceding application for the citizenship of the Slovak Republic,
  • has parents where at the time of his/her birth one of them was Czechoslovak citizen and the other was foreigner and according to Law. 194/1949 Coll. on the acquisition and lose of Czechoslovak citizenship, parents – Czechoslovak citizen didn‘t request the County National Committee for approval to the acquisition of the Czechoslovak citizenship and the applicant has a continuous residence for at least two years immediately preceding application for the citizenship of the Slovak Republic.

Citizenship of the Slovak Republic may be granted to an applicant who was issued a certificate – Slovak living abroad – without the condition of continuous permanent residence in Slovakia for at least 5 years, if he/she has a continuous residence in Slovakia for at least three years immediately preceding application for the state citizenship of the Slovak Republic.

Citizenship of the Slovak Republic may be granted to an applicant, to whom the former Czechoslovak citizenship expired or who lost the Czechoslovak citizenship – due to long absence under § 31 and 32 L of a legal article in 1879 on acquisition and loss of the Hungarian citizenship or due to a marriage under § 34 of the same article, or under § 2 of Law No. 102/1947 Coll. on acquisition and loss of the Czechoslovak citizenship by marriage, or under § 5 of Law. 194/1949 Coll. on acquisition and loss of the Czechoslovak citizenship, or under § 13 paragraph 1 of the Act of the Slovak National Council. 206/1968 Coll. on the acquisition and loss of citizenship of the Slovak Socialist Republic, or under international treaties, without the condition of continuous permanent residence in the territory of Slovakia for at least 5 years.

Citizenship of the Slovak Republic can be granted to an applicant, who was released from the citizenship of the Slovak Republic under § 14 paragraph 1 of the Act of the Slovak National Council. 206/1968 Coll. on acquisition and loss of citizenship of the Slovak Socialist Republic, or under § 6 of Law. 194/1949 Coll. on the acquisition and loss of the Czechoslovak citizenship, without the condition of continuous permanent residence in the territory of Slovakia for at least 5 years.

Without the condition of continuous permanent residence in the territory of Slovakia for at least 8 years, the citizenship of the Slovak Republic is granted to an applicant who is a former citizen of the Slovak Republic and who was released from the citizenship under this law, if requested, and if he/she provides evidence that he/she wasn‘t granted a citizenship of another country.

Citizenship of the Slovak Republic is equivalent irrespective of the way of acquisition!


Where to apply for Slovak citizenship?

Citizenship of the Slovak Republic is granted by the Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic on a written application. If the person who has significantly contributed to the benefit for the Slovak Republic on economic, scientific, technical, cultural, social or sport sphere, or it is in other interest of Slovak Republic, the application for citizenship is assessed by the Ministry and presented to the Minister of Interior of the Slovak Republic, who decides about it in accordance with the terms of the Slovak law.

Slovak citizenship application shall be made in person at:

Territorial jurisdiction is dependant on the person’s residence. If a person does not reside on the territory of the Slovak Republic, territorial jurisdiction is his/her last residence in the Slovak Republic.


What Information & Documents are needed?

An application for citizenship of the Slovak Republic should include:

  • Name, surname, maiden name, birth number (if there is any), date and place of birth,
  • Address of the applicant (unless this Act provides otherwise),
  • Reasons for requesting the grant of citizenship of the Slovak Republic,
  • Date and signature.

The applicant should submit these documents as well:

  • Brief CV,
  • Proof of identity,
  • Birth certificate,
  • Proof of marital status, which is: a marriage certificate, a final sentence or a certificate of the divorce, death certificate of spouse, if applicant is a married man or a married woman, divorced or widowed,
  • Proof of residence in the Slovak Republic, and if it is a former citizen – proof of last permanent residence in the Slovak Republic or a solemn declaration about this residence,
  • Evidence of no criminal record that is not older than 6 months = a copy of the criminal record of any country of which he/she is or has been a citizen and a copy of the criminal record of any country in which he had a residence in the last 15 years prior to the application for citizenship of the Slovak Republic, or other evidence of no criminal record issued by the competent authorities of those countries,
  • Deed of release from the citizenship of Czechoslovakia, Czechoslovak Socialist Republic, the Slovak Socialist Republic and the Slovak Republic or a Naturalization Certificate, or proof of acquisition of citizenship of another country, if the applicant is a former citizen,
  • A certificate showing the “Slovak living abroad” status
  • And the following additional documents:
    1. confirmation of payment of taxes and charges from the tax office, customs office and from the village/town/city,
    2. extract from the Commercial Register or an extract from the Business Register,
    3. employer’s confirmation of employment and copy of employment contract,
    4. confirmation of payment of health insurance and the duration of the insurance,
    5. employer’s confirmation of payment of income tax and the payment of public health insurance, social insurance and superannuation,
    6. confirmation of the study,
    7. confirmation of receiving pension,
    8. confirmation of applicant‘s registration as a job seeker,
    9. confirmation of the source of revenues sufficient to fund the stay of the applicant and his/her relatives in Slovakia, if he is voluntarily unemployed.

The applicant shall submit those documents listed above which are needed to prove the obligations under the laws governing the stay of foreigners in Slovakia, the public health insurance, social insurance, superannuation, taxes, levies, fees, employment of foreigners and other obligations to foreigners according to the law of the Slovak Republic, concerning the applicant, and the documents that do not concern him, shall be replaced by a solemn declaration and explanation of why those were not applied.

An applicant who has reached 14 years, when applying for the grant of citizenship of the Slovak Republic, should, as well, complete a questionnaire published by the Ministry. Questionnaire of an applicant who has not reached 18 years of age, should be signed by the applicant’s parents as well. If it is signed by only one parent, it has to be accompanied with the agreement of the other parent, whose signature must be officially certified.

When filling out the questionnaire, the applicant’s District Office, diplomatic mission or consular office of the Slovak Republic verifies the applicant‘s knowledge of the Slovak language. The knowledge of the Slovak language should be verified in a manner consistent with the applicant’s medical condition.

The knowledge of the Slovak language should be verified:

  • By interview, in which the applicant is asked questions about him/her and his/her relatives, and general issues, particularly history, geography and socio-political development of the Slovak Republic,
  • By reading aloud randomly selected article from the press in Slovak language containing at least 500 words, which is handed to the applicant immediately before, he/she reads it,
  • By writing about the contents of the article read by the applicant within the time limit of 30 minutes.

Knowledge of the Slovak language is verified by a three-member commission, appointed by the head of the District Office, ambassador or consul. For commission decision it is required the participation of all its members. Resolution of the commission is adopted, if for its adoption have voted at least two members of the Commission. Applicant receives a written memorandum about the course and outcome of the verification, right on the day of testing.

District Office shall obtain from the appropriate Police department a statement on application for citizenship of the Slovak Republic and then the application is sent to the Ministry.

If the applicant requests, the District Office, diplomatic mission or consular office shall issue him/her a certificate prooving the application for granting of citizenship of the Slovak Republic.

Parents and their children who have reached 14 years, apply for a citizenship in individual applications. Minor children under 14 years of age receive the citizenship together with the parents.

The applicant shall attach to an application for granting of citizenship of the Slovak Republic to a minor child under 14 years of age:

  • Child’s birth certificate,
  • Proof of residence of the child in the Slovak Republic, as example: a confirmation from the appropriate Police department or a confirmation of school visits,
  • Confirmation of payment of health insurance for the child and the duration of the insurance.


Decision Procedure of Granting Citizenship

The Ministry may require additional documents if necessary. The Ministry will ask the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Slovak Republic a copy of criminal records relating to the applicant.

Ministry can ask a statement of the special unit of the Police and, if necessary, Slovak Information Service and other concerned state authorities. It takes into account the public interest, particularly the safety aspects, as well as the opinions of the Police, Slovak Information Service and other concerned state authorities.

If the applicant has significantly contributed to the benefit of the Slovak Republic, the Ministry will require statement of the related state authority. The concerned state authority has to explain the reasons that justify the exemption from the conditions of continuous permanent residence in the territory of Slovakia for at least 8 years and knowledge of the Slovak language.

The Ministry will require a notification of the state authority whether the applicant is in a criminal prosecution, in extradition proceedings, proceedings to execute the European arrest warrant, in the procedure for deportation or in removal proceedings for asylum. If such proceedings against the applicant is conducted, the Ministry shall cancel the proceedings for citizenship granting, Ministry will continue in the proceedings as soon as it becomes aware of the decision to end the criminal prosecution, extradition procedure, procedure to execute the European arrest warrant, the proceedings of deportation or the procedure for asylum removal. The state authority is obliged to notify the Ministry about such a decision.

The Ministry will suspend the proceedings if:

  • The applicant has not satisfied the requirement of continuous permanent residence in the territory of Slovakia for at least 8 years, and also does not meet any of the conditions under § 7 para. 2 to 6 of the Law on Citizenship of the Slovak Republic.
  • The applicant’s residence permit expired.

The decision to discontinue the proceedings will be indicated in the file and the applicant will be notified.

The Ministry decides on application for citizenship of the Slovak Republic in 24 months after receiving the application. If a statement of state authority is necessary for decision (excluding the statement of the Police), the time when Ministry is waiting for the statement of this authority is not counted into the 24 month deadline.

Applicant becomes a Slovak citizen after receiving the certificate of citizenship. Certificate will be delivered to the applicant by the District Office, diplomatic mission or consular office of the Slovak Republic after swearing an oath of the citizen of Slovak Republic. Swearing an oath of citizen of the Slovak Republic is a must, except of children younger than 14 years, person whose health does not allow him/her to do so, and persons who are deprived of legal capacity. District Office, diplomatic mission or consular office of the Slovak Republic will make a record of the oath, which, together with proof of receipt of the citizenship certificate, will be sent to the Ministry. The record should indicate the date of applicant’s swearing and receiving the citizenship certificate.

If the applicant does not accept the document granting citizenship of the Slovak Republic within six months after receiving the written notification without a serious reason, the Ministry will suspend the proceedings. The decision to discontinue the proceedings will be indicated in the file and the applicant will be notified

Oath of the citizen of the Slovak Republic shall be sweared in hands of the head of the District Office, Ambassador, Consul, or their authorized person, and it says:

Sľubujem na svoju česť a svedomie, že budem verný Slovenskej republike, budem dodržiavať Ústavu Slovenskej republiky, ústavné zákony, zákony a iné všeobecne záväzné právne predpisy a riadne plniť všetky povinnosti štátneho občana Slovenskej republiky.

Translation of the oath:

I swear on my honor and conscience that I will be faithful to the Slovak Republic, I will follow the Constitution of the Slovak Republic, constitutional laws, laws and other generally binding legal regulations and properly perform all the duties of a citizen of the Slovak Republic.

If the Ministry refused to grant citizenship of the Slovak Republic, the applicant may submit a new application two years after the previous rejection came into force.

Citizenship of the Slovak Republic does not arise even after receiving the citizenship certificate, if it is later proven that:

  • Documents, based on which the citizenship certificate was granted, are forged or altered.
  • The applicant is not the person whose documents were submitted.
  • Citizenship certificate was issued without the knowledge of facts which could have a significant influence on the decision and the applicant has not mentionned the fact, even though he was obliged to do so.
  • Issuing the certificate was achieved by a crime.

The Ministry will notify the applicant. Ministry also sends a notice to the municipality of applicant’s residence, the Police, the tax office, customs, social insurance and public health insurance institutions.

The applicant is required to return the certificate of citizenship of the Slovak Republic to the Ministry within 30 days of receiving the notification.


Administrative Fees

Fees for granting a Slovak citizenship:

  • To an applicant over 18 years of age – 663.50 EUR
  • To a child:
    • within 15 years – 99.50 EUR
    • from 15 to 18 years – 132.50 EUR
  • To former Slovak or Czechoslovak citizen and reoptant under international law – 16.50 EUR
  • To a Czech citizen born after 1st of January 1993 – 16.50 EUR
  • To a person, whose at least one parent was a Czechoslovak citizen at the time of his/her birth – 16.50 EUR

There are no fees for:

  • Foreigners who were granted asylum,
  • Resettled people from the Chernobyl area, Ukraine.

Fees will be charged after the granting.


Certification of the Citizenship

Citizenship of the Slovak Republic is prooved by:

  • Valid certification of the citizenship,
  • Valid ID card,
  • Valid passport, or
  • Confirmation of citizenship.

Certification of the citizenship is issued by the District Office at written request for a citizenship certification, which should be delivered personally to the District Office, diplomatic mission or consular office of the Slovak Republic.

An application for a citizenship certification should include these information:

  • Name, surname, maiden name, birth number (if there is any), date and place of birth,
  • The applicant’s residence address and address of the applicant’s last residence in the Slovak Republic,
  • Date and signature.

The applicant shall also attach:

  • Proof of identity,
  • Birth certificate,
  • Proof of personal status, which is a marriage certificate, a final sentence or a certificate of divorce, death certificate of spouse if applicant is a married man or a woman, divorced or widowed,
  • Other documents necessary to decide about the application, if asked by District Office.

Certification of the citizenship is issued on a form issued by the Ministry, usually within 30 days of the request. It is valid for 6 months from the date of issue and only in the original form. It expires on the day of receipt of the documents of release from the citizenship of the Slovak Republic, unless stated otherwise.

If the applicant requests a certification of the citizenship repeatedly, the District Office is obliged to issue it every time.

At a written request applied on District Office, diplomatic mission or consular office of the Slovak Republic, District Office issues a confirmation of citizenship of the Slovak Republic on the date of the person’s death or to another date preceding the date of application. The request may be applied by a state authority, company or a person, if it/he/she can show a legal reason for which the confirmation should be issued.

Finally, it should be noted that noone can be deprived of the Slovak citizenship against his will.

250 Responses to Citizenship

  1. stano April 9, 2010 at 4:51 am #

    I HAVE A SLOVAK LIVING ABROAD CARD, I DONT HAVE PERMANENT RESIDENT YET, BUT I STAY LEGAL TO WORK AND LIVE EN SLOVAKIA SO FAR FOR TWO YEARS. MY QUESTION IS HOW LONG I HAVE TO WAIT TO OBTAIN SLOVAK CITIZENSHIP AND I WILL BE EXEMPTION OF THE SLOVAK LANGUAJE IF NOT HOW HARD IS IT

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    Stano,

    all the information about obtaining citizenship you can find in the article above. You will have to pass the exam from Slovak language. How hard is it? It is on a quite high level.

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    stano replies:

    I dont understand the first part, make me confusing how long i have to wait; en the begining told me two years, then three years.now i have to get permanent resident.
    without this, i am peruvian with slovak living abroad card (father was checoslovakian)
    is the same thing the law even for slovak roots and regular people.

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  2. krishna April 12, 2010 at 7:34 pm #

    Hi, I am a citizen of Nepal married to a slovak citizen and presently we live in Cyprus. We got married in Cyprus and also registered our marriage in Slovak Embassy in Cyprus. Is it possible to apply for Permanent Residancy Card of Slovakia from Cyprus without living the country? We both live and work in Cyprus for the past 3 years.

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    Hi Krishna,

    please contact the Slovak embassy in Cyprus with this issue. For the contacts please see http://www.slovak-republic.org/visa-embassies/of-slovakia/#cyprus.

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    krishna replies:

    Hi,
    Thanx for the quick response. Well! I would like to know that if its possible to apply for Permanent Residency Card in Cyprus or I have to go to Slovakia to apply for it.

    I already have my Marriage Certifciate from Cyprus and Slovakia which I registered through Slovak Embassy in Cyprus. (We got married in cyprus and I havent been to Slovakia yet)

    Please let me know If I have to go to Slovakia to apply for Permanent Residency or I can do it from Cyprus?

    Thanx,
    Krishna

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    Martina replies:

    Krishna
    you can apply from cyprus

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  3. Peter Church May 2, 2010 at 7:56 pm #

    I am a British Citizen, married to a Slovakian citizen for the past nine years,living in the UK. We have a daughter,who is now 2 and a half years old and born here. My question is,Can we get Slovak citizenship for our daughter, as well as her British Citizenship?

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    Dear Peter, yes, if your wife is a Slovak national, your daughter is a Slovak citizen, too.

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  4. Amir Khan June 6, 2010 at 1:02 pm #

    Dobry Den, I am originally from Pakistan, married to a slovak girl and got the permanent residency in slovakia, now setteled here in Slovakia. We both want to go to UK just for 5-6 months for some extra income. for that i will have to apply the EEA Residence Permit for six months.
    Here i need to know will it effect on my slovak residence permit? and the 5 year citizenship waiting time period will stay the same or will increase?
    Kind Regards

    jakojem

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    Dobrý deň Amir :), no, you can travel or work in UK, if you keep your permanent residence in Slovakia, in 5 years you can apply for the citizenship.

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  5. dip nepal July 20, 2010 at 2:34 pm #

    Hi,
    My name is dip and I am from nepal.
    I live in Cyprus with my Slovak wife. I have my Permanent Residency Card from Slovakia.
    We are planning to go to Cananda for couple of years to work.
    As i know, My wife doesnt need visa to go to canada because of the bileteral agreement between slovak government and Cananda.
    I was curious, If it applies to me as well?

    Regards,
    Bibek!

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    Since you are not a Slovak citizen, it does not apply to you.

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  6. hopi August 22, 2010 at 5:46 pm #

    hi sir
    if i got married and have now the permanent residence if we are divorce so my wife has right to cancel my permanent residence ?

    Regards

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    Hi hopi, she has no right, but you automatically will loose the permanent residency.

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  7. amjad ali August 23, 2010 at 8:25 pm #

    i am a pakistani citizen based here in pakistan. i am senior banker and hold MBA degree. Can i apply for Slovika citizenship program

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    Dear Amjad, if you fit into the conditions for Slovak citizenship mentionned above, you can.

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  8. Bogdan August 24, 2010 at 4:54 pm #

    Hello,
    We are 2 romanian nationals, with a permanent residence permit (trvaly pobyt) in Slovakia. We are working here and we acquired a property in Slovakia. We are living here for almost 3 years already, and we have no plans to leave.
    We are planning a baby and my question is if our child will get slovak citizenship, and in which conditions.
    As I understood from what’s written above, if we don’t prove he/she got romanian citizenship, it will automatically acquire the slovak one.
    Please, can you clarify this for us.

    Thank you very much,
    Regards,
    Bogdan

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    Bogdan, unfortunately no. Your child becomes a citizen of Romania, but automatically obtains Slovak permanent residency as you have. And in three years, you can apply for the Slovak citizenship for your child.

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  9. Wang Qiang September 13, 2010 at 10:32 pm #

    Hi,I am Qiang from China.Ihave been working here in Slovakia for a Chinese company for 4 years.I have got 7 questions about permanent residence permit from Slovakia below:

    1. After how long time of working here in Slovakia I can obtain the permanent residence permit?

    2. Are these permanent residence permit permanent?I know there is one type that only valid for 5 years, after 5 years,it needs to be renewed.If I don’t work here anymore, can I renew it?If I don’t work here for other company any more but I left my own registered company here,can I renew my permit when I come back?

    3. If I quit my work (after 4 years working here,each time 2 years work permission)and start my company here,how much longer should I stay here to obtain the permanent residence permit?

    4. If I invest in Slovakia by purchasing property here,How much value of property I should spend in order to obtain the permanent residence permit?

    5. If I invest in Slovakia by starting a company property here,How much value of property I should spend in order to obtain the permanent residence permit?

    6. If I continue my work and at the mean time I start my company as well, should I apply for different working permit?Is it necessary to have one working permit for my work in other company and another working permit for my own company?

    7. Are there any chance to have the permanent residence permit canceled (except the crimial cases)?eg,if I finish my work here, if I finish my own company her?

    Thanks a lot and awaiting for your detail answers!:)

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    Please, read and ask about residence here: http://www.slovak-republic.org/residence/

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  10. S.R.Quddus September 18, 2010 at 11:46 am #

    It’s all interesting and important information.
    Is there and 2nd Citizenship/ passport program from Slovakia?
    Is it possible to get second passport from Slovakia through law firm or agent. I saw many adds on internet and getting interest on this? Please help me to get this real information.
    Thanks and regards,

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    What do you mean by second citizenship? You mean dual citizenship? If so, it is quite complicated now. If a Slovak citizen asks for another citizenship, he/she automatically has to resign on his Slovak citizenship. But if you are a foreigner, you can ask for Slovak citizenship and still keep the citizenship you have. The new government said that this law would change, but how? we don’t know.

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  11. richard September 25, 2010 at 9:40 am #

    Dear Sir,

    I like to take this chance to ask if a person who is very rich and has intension to invest
    a great amount of fund in Slovak is eligible to apply for Slovak citizenship ? If he/she has
    no history of living in Slovak ? And also, if a person who has great investment joint plan with
    a Slovak local company or has business cooperation with a Slovak local company is eligible to
    apply for Slovak citizenship ?

    I shall highly appreciate it if you could set aside some of your precious time to offer me your
    commend and opinion.

    Thank you very much. Have a nice day !

    Yours sincerely
    Richard Zhao

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    Richard, I guess it’s about what does it mean “to invest a great amount of fund in Slovakia”. According to the law you could classify for “a person who has significantly contributed to the benefit for the Slovak Republic in economic sphere”, but there are no exact procedures for this, depends from case to case. Pls, contact the Slovak embassy and explain what you are about to do. IMO you would first get the permanent residency and then after some time you could apply for citizenship.

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  12. Kenneth Wagner September 27, 2010 at 2:52 pm #

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    I am Indian citizen living and working in Prague(CR)since 2007 and have dlouhodoby pobyt
    I have a permanent job in Prague(CR)in aviation field,
    I got married to my fiance a slovak girl in Lidice,Prague(CR) on 23Sept2010, I would like to know if I can register & apply at the slovak embassy in Prague for the permenent residency of Slovakia, I have gone through your site and realized that I can apply/ get the citizenship only after 5 yrs, kindly advice the procedure
    Kind regards
    Kenneth Wagner

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    Yes, if you have permanent residency in Czech Republic, you can apply for Slovak residency either on Slovak embassy in Prague or on the Slovak embassy in your homecountry = India.

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    Kenneth Wagner replies:

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    Thanks for your prompt reply, kindly advice what documents are required to apply for slovak residency? other than the marriage certificate(Odaci List)?
    Thanks
    Kind regards
    Kenneth Wagner

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    Pls, read: http://www.slovak-republic.org/residence/

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  13. moshe October 6, 2010 at 3:02 pm #

    Hi
    My father is a Slovak citizen he left Slovakia after the holocaust to Israel.
    I have being told that if you born before 1969 you can’t obtain Slovak citizenship if only one of your parent is Slovak citizen, you need that Both of your parents have Slovak citizenship.
    Is that truth ?, because the law is writing that you will obtain Slovak citizenship if at least one of your parent is Slovak citizen.
    Thank you
    Moshe

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    Moshe, no, that is not truth. The law is righ! :)

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    moshe replies:

    Thank you for the answer, is that mean that I am entitle to apply to Slovak citizenship?

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  14. Kenneth Wagner October 8, 2010 at 10:43 am #

    Dear Sir/Madam,
    Thanks for your reply, I have visited the Slovak embassy in Prague, (By the way just for information the address of the Slovak in your website is wrong!! Slovak embassy address in Prague is at Pelleova 12) My wife has already applied with Ciznecke police in Kosice, for the change of her name to Wagnerova, which will take upto 90 days till they get the Sobarsni List, Secondly Slovak embassy in prague informed me that they cannot process my request for residence permit(trvaly pobyt) till the time that the Oddaci List has been translated into Sobarsni List. Kindly advice if I have to wait till this Oddaci List, has been translated into Sobarsni List to make my application for Trvaly Pobyt?
    Thanks in advance
    Kind regards
    Kenneth Wagner

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  15. Tom Damo October 11, 2010 at 4:29 am #

    I am considering studying medicine in Bratislava. The program takes 6 years. Afterward I plan to stay and practice medicine. Can any of the time I spend studying be used toward the continuous permanent stay time of 8 years that is required for citizenship? (The school year begins Sept. 1 and ends Aug. 31). Can the time be used to shorten the time required to become a citizen any way?

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    Tom, unfortunately, for a purpose of study you will be only granted a temporary residence, so it won’t be counted.

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  16. Mary October 16, 2010 at 1:41 pm #

    I would like to request information regarding Slovakian citizenship. My grandmother was born in Czechoslovakia in 1923 and eventually immigrated to the U.S. where my father (her son) and myself were born. Is it possible for me to request Slovakian citizenship considering she was born on the Slovakian side of the State? I do have her birth certificate available for proof. If so, how do I go about applying for the citizenship?

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    No, unfortunately, only if your parent has Slovak citizenship, then you could apply for it.

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  17. Hussien November 1, 2010 at 7:34 am #

    Hello,

    Iam a former resident at Slovakia, and I have studied Medicine there at Martin. Currently Iam residing at Saudi Arabia. I will apply for Slovakia citizenship through an Agency who hire attorney at Slovakia to proceed with They will do the processing on my behalf based on a signed contract and certain fees.
    Is this real and possible? By the way, the agency is travelvisa.com

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    I can imagine it could work, but TraveVisa.com is not a functional website, so I guess it is a fraud.

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    Hussien replies:

    Sorry, it is my mistake, the website is http://www.visafreetravel.com/
    they said, that they can do it without my presence at Slovakia and send me all
    paper processing through the nearest embassy. They will prove that I will be a
    “great benefit to the Slovak Republic”Thanks
    Hussien

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  18. Hussien November 2, 2010 at 7:26 am #

    Sorry, it is my mistake, the website is http://www.visafreetravel.com/
    they said, that they can do it without my presence at Slovakia and send me all
    paper processing through the nearest embassy. They will prove that I will be a
    “great benefit to the Slovak Republic”Thanks
    Hussien

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  19. John S. November 15, 2010 at 11:19 am #

    A number of people have had questions about inheriting Slovak citizenship if their grandparents were born in eastern Czechoslovakia or even the Slovak part of Austro Hungary. You have consistently said they are not Slovak citizens because they can only inherit citizenship through their parents. My question is, why aren’t their parents Slovak citizens? These parents were born in a foreign land to Czechoslovak citizens. Why is residence in Slovakia or Czechoslovakia essential?

    If a man was born on Pressberg in 1912 and leaves for the USA, wouldn’t he become a Czechoslovak citizen automatically under the Treaty of Trianon? Are his children not then Czechoslovak citizens at birth?

    Tell me what you think! Thank you!

    –John S.

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    Dear John, I did not write the law, neither I feel educated enough that I could reliably comment. However, I suppose if your logic should be followed, then there would be no US citizenship, because everyone’s grand-grand-etc-parents in the USA came from a different country. And on this question “Why is residence in Slovakia or Czechoslovakia essential?” I would rather ask, why would anyone who doesn’t live in Slovakia want a Slovak citizenship?

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  20. John S. November 15, 2010 at 7:24 pm #

    For most people, citizenship is an accident of birth. Sometimes that accident is mere location, such as birth in the USA. Sometimes the accident is the citizenship of one’s parents. The coincidence of these accidents can automatically give several dual citizenships to a person at birth, whether they know it or not. The USA gives citizenship to virtually anyone born there, whether they like it or not. The USA also usually gives citizenship to the children Americans born abroad. For example: If a girl is born in the USA to a Greek husband and a German wife and leaves the USA the next day and never returns, that girl is a German, Greek, and American citizen. If that same girl grows up and gives birth to a child in Canada, the child is a born a citizen of Canada, the USA, Greece, and Germany. (Though, under a new law, to retain German nationality, the birth must be reported to German authorities within a year.)

    Why would anyone who doesn’t live in Slovakia want a Slovak citizenship? It doesn’t really matter, because Slovakia’s laws make citizens of children born abroad to Slovak parents, whether they like it or not. If those Slovak children, who many never have been to Slovakia, have children, then too will be Slovak, and so on, and so on. I didn’t write the law either.

    The situation of a Czechoslovak citizen, born abroad, may be the same or it may be different, but it is obviously an issue of interest to some people who have previously posted here.

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  21. marc November 24, 2010 at 1:50 am #

    Hi, I am not married to a slovak. I want the citizenship. I understand I need to have 8 years of permanent residency. Yet, I travel a lot during the year for work.

    All I would need I imagine is proof of my address in Slovakia, during 8 years?

    And how many days during these 8 years do I physically have to be in the country to be entitled to citizenship ? Or how many days in every year ? I am sorry to say your <> section translation is unclear to me. I read it, yet was not able to understand some of it. Something about 180 days perhaps?

    Thank you very much.

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    The permanent residence is enough. There is no limit on how many days you will be in Slovakia – it just can’t controlled.

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  22. Christina Cencic November 30, 2010 at 8:37 pm #

    Hello, I was wondering where I could obtaim information on how to get my Slovak citizenship if I am a child born outside the Slovak Republic, with both parents having Slovak Citizenship. i do not linve in the country, but I am fluent in the language. I am currently a citizen of Canada.

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    In the article above.

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  23. Karan Talwar December 6, 2010 at 8:35 am #

    Hi

    I am an Indian resident and want to have a Slovak Citizenship.

    Does Slovak citizens have free entry in US like Hungary and Germany offer?

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    Yes.

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  24. macro December 14, 2010 at 1:52 am #

    hello there
    i just wont thank you for such good website .
    i am Algerian citizen who is married to a Slovak women for about 6 years . we got married in UK both my wife and my son hold Slovak passport only me i got 5 years residency card of EEA family member in the UK .
    I AM ALREADY REGISTERED IN SLOVAK EMBASSY AS FAMILY MEMBER OF SLOVAK CITIZEN .
    MY QUESTION IS CAN I HAVE SLOVAK CITIZENSHIP WHILE I AM LIVING IN THE UK FOR BEEN A FAMILY MEMBER OF SLOVAK CITIZEN .
    REGARDS

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    Only if you have the permanent residence in Slovakia for 5 years.

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  25. samir December 24, 2010 at 11:40 am #

    Hello and thanks for your help and advices for us foreigners

    I am married with a Slovak national in 2003 living in Slovakia since 2003, going regularly to Italy 1 week in a montn to work and i come back to stay 3 weeks in Slovakia

    I want to know:
    1) if this can affect my application for citizenship in SK after having my 5 years residence achieved

    2) citizenship can be asked after 5 years residence in SK (mariage) : can we consider 5 years + 2 years for authorities to answer about citizenship = 7 years procedure ?

    best regards and merry christmas

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    Hi,
    1. No.
    2. The procedure usually doesn’t take that long – 2 years. It is the deadline only.

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  26. anee December 25, 2010 at 3:35 am #

    I’m happy to write on your website and thank you for your efforts
    I’m Lebanese and my husband slovakia citizen , I got a permanent residence for a period of 5 years in the August 2010
    me and my husband moved to live and work in Aernda My question is
    Can I get citizenship slovakia even though I live in another country but I have permanent residency in Slovakia for 5 years (I lived in Slovakia only 3 months and then moved to Aernda for work)

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    According to the law, you should be living in the same household in Slovakia for at least 5 years.

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  27. somchai December 29, 2010 at 9:04 pm #

    To whom it may concern
    According to an article ‘How can the Slovak Citizenship be obtained?’, I would like to question referred by granting section. If i have been studying in Slovakia for 8 years and redo temporary permit annually,Am i capable to apply to for Slovak Citizenship?

    Sincerely,
    Somchai

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    Unfortunately, no. You need to have permanent residence for 8 years without any pauses.

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  28. Lichtenstein Robert January 1, 2011 at 8:08 pm #

    Hi,
    My parents were born in Mukachevo, Carpathian Ruthenia, Chechoslovakia.
    My father was born in 1923 and my mother in 1927.
    Both of them passed away.
    I also was born in Mukachevo in 1964. It was an U.S.S.R territory.
    May I apply for a Slovak citizenship?
    Best Regards,
    Robert.

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    No, because I suppose that your parents were born on the territory of Czechoslovakia, but they were citizens of U.S.S.R, not Czechoslovakia.

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  29. Jennifer Baz January 4, 2011 at 8:24 pm #

    Hi,
    My father was born in Slovakia and has dual Canadian/Slokvakian citizenship. My mother was born in Canada and all three of us reside in Canada. Can I still apply for my Slovak citizenship? What documents will I requiore to do this?
    Thanks,
    Jennifer

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    Yes, you can, pls see the documents needed above in the article.

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  30. Todd Edelman January 12, 2011 at 6:22 am #

    Dobrý deň!

    My father was born in Košice in 1931 and he emigrated to the USA in 1946. I believe he has gave up his Czechoslovak citizenship at the time, or in any case he did so passively but not renewing any documents etc.

    My understanding is that he could apply to become a Slovak citizen, and then if that was successful I could do it as well. Or could this be done simultaneously? I am 44, and currently living in Germany, though I have not yet obtained residency, but it is quite difficult so would like to know the options I have, as I want to be more solidly based in the EU. Also, if the above is possible, would I need to apply in the USA?

    Ďakujem!

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    Hi Todd, you can probably apply simultanously (not sure, try it!) and on any Slovak embassy. You don’t need to travel back in USA.

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  31. Tatiana Dorokova January 17, 2011 at 3:00 pm #

    Dear Madam/Sir

    I am Slovak Citizen, currently living in the UK for 6 years in March 2011
    working and studying for my accountancy degree in England. I am now permanent resident of
    the UK and planning to apply for British passport an the end of 2011.
    Could you please let me know whether I need to ask for dual citizenship approval from
    Slovak Republic in order for me to apply for British passport and at the same time
    not to lose Slovak passport?

    Many thanks

    Tatiana

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    Dear Tatiana, according to the new law you would loose your Slovak citizenship, but it is going to change. Pls, contact the embassy and ask them for an update.

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  32. Souzan January 24, 2011 at 6:11 pm #

    Hi,
    Iam a former resident at Slovakia for 8 years.I have studied Medicine there at Martin. Currently Iam residing at Saudi Arabia, I left Slovakia since long time
    I Have a signed contract with a lawyer agency to process my application to get the Slovak citizenship and passport. It had taken them 3 months to finalize the processing and sent me a scan copy of the passport. The original copy will be collected soon from them through an outside Slovak embassy. Is there a way to make sure that the passport is not vague and is valid 100% from the Slovak Government before I pay them the remining fees.
    See More

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    Wow, I really don’t know. You probably go to a Slovak embassy and have it confirmed.

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  33. Anna January 24, 2011 at 11:12 pm #

    To whom it may concern:

    I came to US in 1989 on a cultural exchange (J-1 visa) as a citizen of Czechoslovakia and a Slovak national (being born in Banska Bystrica). In 1993 I acquired a Slovak passport. In 1996, I married US citizen and had two children (in 1996 and 1999), while still being a Slovak citizen. Half a year after the birth of my second child I became a naturalized US citizen.

    My first question concerns my Slovak citizenship. Am I still a Slovak citizen (I still own a property there), and if the answer is yes, how can I obtain a Slovak passport (my old one expired a while ago)?

    My second question concerns my chidlren. They were both born in US to a Slovak mother. Are they Slovak citizens, and if the answer is yes, how can they obtain their Slovak passports?

    Thank you in advance for you kind assistance.

    Anna

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    Both answers are yes and you can obtain the passport at any Slovak embassy (Washington, USA). But be prepared, it is a long process (set up a metting, 8-10 weeks untill the passports arrive) to get the passport via embassy!

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  34. Janko January 29, 2011 at 3:42 pm #

    Ahojte,

    I am an Australian born Slovak by descent. Both of my parents ancestry are Slovakian. I speak and read Slovak quite well. Only problem is that my dialect is that of Banska Bistrica region but very archaic. My ancestors left Slovak homeland back in the days of Maria Theresa. They settled the southern lands of the Austro-Hungarian kingdom being Croatia and Serbia. Our family tree shows pure Slovak descent throughout the years. Am I able to apply for dual citizenship. My wife and I are interested in residing in Slovakia in the very near future and are keen on expanding our business there soon. We currently run a domestic building company which builds quality homes for people to live in. I must say that we would be blessed if Slovakia would allow one of it’s sons to return home someday.

    Kind Regards
    John

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    Hi Janko :), according to the Slovak citizenship law you only are allowed to apply for Slovak citizenship, if at least one of your parents is a Slovak citizen. It doesn’t say anything about ancestry. However, I think it’s not that clear at all, there are other ways to obtain the citizenship. I recommend you to contact directly the embassy in Canberra: http://www.slovak-republic.org/visa-embassies/of-slovakia/#australia

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  35. hussien February 5, 2011 at 8:15 pm #

    I would like to WARN everybody of fraudulent Agency named “Seymore Associates Ltd”
    website- (visafreetravel.com). They have claimed that they can work out a Slovakian Passport for fees 9900 Euro. I have paid them 30% of the fees as per contract. They spent 3 months before they had e-mailed a scanned copy of a Fake passp…ort. I realized this when they have asked for additional 20% of the fees before sending the real passport. I refused, so they never e-mailed be back!!!! please be aware.

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  36. Grant February 7, 2011 at 4:22 am #

    Hello,,I have a child with my slovak girlfriend and we both live outside slovakia.I would like to know if im entitled to resident permit through my child to enable me visit Slovakia often..

    Thnx
    Grant

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    Yes, you are.

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  37. Rahel Bailie February 8, 2011 at 12:24 am #

    My mother (who passed away in 2009) was born in Zahor, now part of the Slovak Republic, as were her parents. I would like to get Slovak citizenship – Slovak was my first language, and I identify strongly with Slovak culture. I made inquiries before my mother died, and I had all my documents translated by a translation agency.

    Where do I have to submit all my documents? From the website, it sounds like I must actually go to Slovakia? Or can I submit by mail to the embassy in Canada?

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    Nope, if you read carefully: “Slovak citizenship application shall be made in person at:

    * District Office of the Upper-Tier Territorial Unit (VÚC – Vyšší Územný Celok),
    * Diplomatic mission,
    * Consular office of the Slovak Republic.”

    So, you can apply at the embassy in Canada, but in person.

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    Rahel Bailie replies:

    Wow – the Canadian embassy is a 7-hour flight away (from Vancouver to Ottawa). It’s almost easier to go to the Slovak Republic!

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  38. navin shrestha March 17, 2011 at 11:08 am #

    Thank u .went through the requirements for the procedure of applying for slovak citizenship .

    i am from neapl married to slovak woman and we gave birth to our baby here in slovak.

    our marriage will be registered very soon here .baby registration is already done .

    how do i apply for the slovak citizenship.

    please also be advised and informed that i am working in qatar as an engineer and my wife is also working in qatar as an interior designer .

    i will have to come back to slovak to see my family for the coming past 2 months and dont know how i can come here .they said i can apply for family visa?????

    after 2 -3 months baby and my wife will travel back to qatar but we will always be coming back to slovak since my wife has all her family members living here .

    sooner or later we will be coming back here to start our own works .

    please advise on this situations what we should do .my wife also doesnt know much about these things since she also left this country almost 9-10 years back .she is ignorant about all these official works .

    HOW DO WE APPLY FOR OUR BABY CITIZENSHIP SO THAT HE COULD TRAVEL IN A MONTH 0R 2 ???

    APPRECIATED IF YOU COULD GIVE ME SOME FEEDBACK .

    WE HAD OUR BABY ON 4TH MARCH 2011 .I AM GOING BACK TOMORROW TO QATAR .

    REGARDS

    Navin Shrestha

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    Dear Navin, the best would be to apply for EEA family member card, so you can travel; back and forth as you wish. The information about applying for citizenship is in the article above.

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  39. Peter F April 1, 2011 at 3:00 am #

    So how about if you have a parent that was a citizen of czechoslovakia but not at the time of your birth(before)? Do you still qualify?

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    No, only under the regular conditions – 8 years permanent residence in Slovakia.

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  40. Marie Helene April 2, 2011 at 1:02 pm #

    Hi! Thank you for your website, it was very comprehensive. My husband and I just filed our application to obtain Slovak citizenship. I wanted to double-check: if granted, will we have to give up our Canadian citizenship? Also, the law states that the Ministry of Interior has up to 24 months to grant it. But do you know how long in practice it takes on average (we are hoping the delay will be much shorter…)? Thank you!

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    Dear Marie, most likely you don’t have to give up you Canadian citizenship, depends on the laws of Canada. Usually it takes only few weeks, but no guarantees for that.

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  41. Ruti S. April 5, 2011 at 9:23 am #

    Hello,
    First of all, let me say that I have been reading you responses and appreciated it a lot !
    My father & mother where born in Slovakia in 1926, married there in 1948 and then imigrated to Israel. They passed away few years ago.
    I was born in 1961 in Israel.
    I would like to inquire if I’m entitled to a Slovak citizenship, based on being an ofspring of Slovak natives.
    The documents I have at my disposal are:
    – A czech passport from 1948 of my late mother.
    – Birth certificate of my father
    – A Slovak marriage certif. of my parents
    – Human cenzus certif. of my parents & grandparents stating their birth dates, place of resindence in the cenzus of 1930 and 1940.
    – My own birth cert. (translated to Slovak)
    – My own marriage cert. (translated to Slovak).

    My questions are:
    1. What process of aquiring citizenship I need to follow ?
    2. Are the documets I have are sufficient to apply ?
    3. Do you think that I need to apply for citizenship for my parents and after that for myself ?

    Thank you for your assistance,
    Ruti

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    Drea Ruti, you can apply only if you have continuos residence in slovakia two years before application. But to be sure, contact the Ministry of interior or the Embassy in Israel.

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  42. Firas April 19, 2011 at 7:03 am #

    Hi,

    I am married to Slovak girl, living out of Slovakia, thinking of starting some business in Slovak but I have some questions please:
    a person who has significantly contributed to the benefit for the Slovak Republic on economic will get the Slovak passport, can you be more specify? any business will count?

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    It is really only in special cases, I mean large companies etc. I doubt it holds for you, but ask at the embassy.

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  43. Nathan Freilich May 1, 2011 at 3:41 am #

    Hi!
    Firstly I enjoyed reading all your Q’s and A’s. I have visited Slovakia a number of times and enjoy it there. My question is as follows. I was born in UK in 1962. My mother was born in Bratislava in 1939 but due to being orphaned in the war was sent by relatives to UK . My father was born in Munich in 1933 BUT because his father was Czechoslovakian, his mother lost her German nationality on her marriage to a foreigner so my father was born Czechoslovakian. He had to flee Germany during the war and became naturalised Irish.
    1) Can I become a Slovakian ?[together with my UK nationality]
    2) If yes can I pass it on to my children? – my wife’s father also was born in Bratislava and fled to UK due to the war.

    I have many documents to prove all the above .
    Looking forward to hearing from you
    Thank you

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    If any of your parents was a Czechoslovak citizen at the time of your birth, you can apply for Slovak citizenship and then you children, too.

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  44. vivienne May 8, 2011 at 6:23 am #

    Hi,
    I am a chinese who has been married to a slovak man for almost 3 years. Currently our residence is in the UK.
    My 2 years old daughter obtained slovak citizenship in 2009. She was born in the UK.

    I would like to ask how to give up the citizenship for my daughter, as I want to apply chinese citizenship for her and take her to China.

    Thank you

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    Contact the Slovak embassy in UK, they will guide you.

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  45. Jeannette Pons Korbas May 15, 2011 at 2:18 pm #

    excellent!

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  46. John June 19, 2011 at 1:15 pm #

    i am married with a slovak citizen for 4 years and have a permanent residence permit. I am thinking about making an application for citizenship. My question is about the language test. how hard is that? where can we find an example? how should i be prepared for that. It has a very complicated grammer and is a very hard language. I can only express myself for daily conversations.

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    The knowledge of the Slovak language is verified:

    * By interview, in which the applicant is asked questions about him/her and his/her relatives, and general issues, particularly history, geography and socio-political development of the Slovak Republic,
    * By reading aloud randomly selected article from the press in Slovak language containing at least 500 words, which is handed to the applicant immediately before, he/she reads it,
    * By writing about the contents of the article read by the applicant within the time limit of 30 minutes.

    I don’t know about an example, it is really a random talk and press article. About the Slovak grammar, the comission is quite understanding and benevolent, but what you read, write and say has to make sense.

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  47. kim June 28, 2011 at 5:14 am #

    My father migrated from Slovakia to Canada when he was 11 years old in 1947. He married in Canada and I was born in 1963. May I obtain Slovakian Citizenship, and if so, where do I apply and what documents will I require.

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    Pls, read the above article and comments.

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  48. Billy July 2, 2011 at 12:05 am #

    Good day.

    Just one question, not sure if it’s been asked.

    My wife, 3 year old boy and I am South African citizens living in slovakia on temporary citizens, I have a temp res because of my work permit and my wife and child because of me working in Bratislava. My brother also lives in Bratislava with his Slovak wife and child.

    Noww my question is 3-fold, now my wife and I are planning on having another child, we also want to settle down in Bratislava.

    Now this child if it’s conceived and born in Slovakia does it take our citizenship of south african, and do we have to apply for its residence permit too or does it get Slovak citizenship if we do not register it with South Africa? also my 3 year old boy when does he qualify for citizenship

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    Yes, the child will be South African and you have 90 days for applying for temporary residence for your new born child.
    Your children have to have continuous PERMANENT residence for at least three years, then they could apply for citizenship.

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  49. Jamiu Ahmed July 3, 2011 at 12:50 pm #

    Hello,
    Please i will like you to enlightened me more about the citizenship because i’m really interested and really want to be one of your patriotic citizen,i’m studying in Ukraine now as an undergraduate student,i have not lived in Slovakia before,please does that means that i can’t apply..please i will be waiting for your response thank you so much..this is my e-mail address j1ahmed@yahoo.co uk..

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    Yes, it means, you can’t apply. Sorry.

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  50. A sekhon July 5, 2011 at 10:13 am #

    Dear sir

    I am an indian national and My husband is a Slovak national . We live in England and we want to have a Slovak passport for our baby. Please if you could send us all details of how to apply for slovak passport for a newborn child born in the uk and how long does it take for the all process?

    Many Thanks
    A Sekhon

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    You can ask for it at the Slovak embassy in UK (http://www.slovak-republic.org/visa-embassies/of-slovakia/#united-kingdom), but it can take months and you will need to fill out this form: http://www.mzv.sk/App/WCM/ZU/washingtonzu/main.nsf/vw_ByID/ID_519C1728D44E4F08C125740800527A5F_SK/$File/formular-cestovny-pas.pdf

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