Slovak passport

Slovak passport
The front cover of a contemporary Slovak biometric passport.
Date first issued 1 April 1993
15 January 2008 (biometric passport booklet)
26 November 2014 (current version)
Issued by  Slovakia
Type of document Passport
Purpose Identification
Eligibility requirements Slovak 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 Union and European Economic Area.

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 January 15, 2008. The biometric data consisted of the face picture. On June 22, 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

As of 1 January 2017, Slovak citizens had visa-free or visa on arrival access to 165 countries and territories, ranking the Slovak passport 12th in terms of travel freedom (tied with Latvian, Liechtenstein and Slovenian passports) according to the Henley visa restrictions index.[3]

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