Application for Slovak citizenship and Necessary Documents

The application for citizenship must be completed, signed and accompanied by the attachments listed below.

Annexes to the application

The applicant shall attach the following documents to his/her application for Slovak citizenship:

Other relevant documents must also be attached to the application if the data contained therein cannot be obtained by the Office itself from the information systems. Those documents which do not concern the applicant must be replaced by an affidavit stating the reasons for not submitting them:

All documents issued abroad must be duly certified for use abroad (consular legalization or apostille), unless an international treaty provides otherwise, and translated into Slovak by an official translator.

If the Ministry of the Interior of the Slovak Republic needs additional documents from the applicant during the proceedings, it will invite the applicant to complete them. The Ministry may invite the applicant for an interview, in particular for the purpose of explaining a fact concerning his/her person.

Administrative fees 

The following administrative fees are levied in connection with the granting of citizenship:

Exemption from the fee: Foreigners who have been granted asylum, Ukrainian displaced persons from the Chernobyl area, foreigners over the age of 65, people receiving invalidity pension, persons with severe disabilities and foreigners who have lost the citizenship of the Slovak Republic after 1 January 1993 are exempt from the fees.

The fee will be collected only upon receipt of the citizenship certificate.