Slovak passport
Slovak passport biometric.jpg
The front cover of a contemporary Slovak biometric passport.
TypePassport
Issued by Slovakia
First issued1 April 1993
15 January 2008 (biometric passport booklet)
26 November 2014 (current version)
PurposeIdentification
EligibilitySlovak citizenship
Cost€33/€66/€99 (16 and over 30/10/2 days); €13/€26/€39 (6 - 16 30/10/2 days); €8/€16/€24 (6 and under 30/10/2 days)[1]

The Slovak passport 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 Switzerland.

Every Slovak citizen is entitled to possess two passports of the same kind, if he or she wishes to. 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 force.

History

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

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Visa requirements for Slovak citizens
  Slovakia
  Freedom of movement
  Visa not required
  Visa on arrival
  eVisa
  Visa available both on arrival or online
  Visa required prior to arrival

As of 1 October 2019 Slovak citizens had visa-free or visa on arrival access to 181 countries and territories, ranking the Slovak passport 9th in terms of travel freedom (tied with Australian and Lithuanian passports) according to the Henley Passport Index.[3]

Gallery of historic images

See also

References

  1. ^ Správne poplatky
  2. ^ Cestovné pasy
  3. ^ "Global Ranking - Passport Index 2019" (PDF). Henley & Partners. Retrieved 1 October 2019.