• Slovak passport
  • Slovenský pas
The front cover of a contemporary Slovak biometric passport.
Issued by Slovakia
First issued1 April 1993
15 January 2008
(biometric passport booklet)
26 November 2014
(current version)
EligibilitySlovak citizenship
(age 16 and over, 30/10/2 days)
(age 6 - 16, 30/10/2 days)
(age 6 and under, 30/10/2 days)[1]

The Slovak passport (Slovak: Slovenský pas) is issued to citizens of Slovakia to enable legal international travel. Every Slovak citizen is also a citizen of the European Union. The passport, along with the national identity card allows for free rights of movement and residence in any of the states of the European Economic Area and Schengen Area.

Every Slovak citizen is entitled to possess two passports of the same kind, if so desired. The second passport is valid for 5 years (instead of the standard 10 years), while the fee remains the same. Passports in Slovakia are issued by the police.


Slovakia started issuing the current biometric passports on 15 January 2008. The biometric data consisted of the face picture. On 22 June 2009 the passports were changed to include second biometric data of the fingerprints. Because of the nature of biometric data acquirement, passports are now issued only directly to the passport owners.[2]

Visa requirements

Main article: Visa requirements for Slovak citizens

In 2023, Slovak citizens had visa-free or visa-on-arrival access to 184 countries and territories, putting the Slovak passport at the 8th rank of travel freedom (tied with Latvia and Slovenia) on the Henley Passport Index.[3]

Visa requirements for Slovak citizens
  Freedom of movement
  Visa free
  Visa issued upon arrival
  Visa available both on arrival or online
  Visa required prior to arrival

Gallery of historic images

See also


  1. ^ Správne poplatky
  2. ^ Cestovné pasy
  3. ^ "Global Ranking – Visa Restriction Index 2023". Retrieved 19 July 2023.