Loss of Slovak Citizenship

No one shall be deprived of the citizenship of the Slovak Republic against his/her free will. Citizenship of the Slovak Republic can only be lost by "release from the state bond" upon own request. 

Only a citizen who will prove that he/she has acquired a citizenship of another state, who has been promised to be granted a citizenship of another state or a citizen who can reasonably presume that he/she will be granted a citizenship of another state after relinquishing his/her Slovak citizenship, can be released from the state bond of the Slovak Republic.

A person who wishes to be released from the state bond of the Slovak Republic has to submit an application. Get more information.

The application has to be submitted in person:

The following documents have to be submitted with the application:


The District Authority in the seat of a region decides on release from the state bound of the Slovak Republic. The Authority shall decide about the application within six months from its delivery. In case the District Authority decides about release from the state bond, it shall issue a deed on release from the state bond of the Slovak Republic.

Loss of citizenship of the Slovak Republic occurs the day of receipt of the deed on release from the state bond of the Slovak Republic. The applicant has to receive this deed in person at one of the above mentioned places. In case he fails to receive the deed, the applicant´s proceedings will be terminated.

Administrative fees for release from the state bond:


ACQUIRING A FOREIGN CITIZENSHIP

A citizen of the Slovak Republic automatically loses Slovak citizenship the day he explicitly manifested his will (i.e. by means of an application, declaration or other act leading to acquisition of a foreign citizenship) to voluntarily acquire a foreign citizenship.

A citizen of the Slovak Republic who acquires a foreign citizenship in such way is obliged to notify of this fact the District Office in the region according to his permanent residence in Slovakia, without delay. In case of not complying with this obligation you may face a fine of up to 3319 EUR.

The following cases shall not lead to loss of Slovak citizenship.