Slovak passport

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Slovak passport
Slovakian ePassport.jpg
The front cover of a contemporary Slovak biometric passport.
Date first issued 2 January 1993
15 January 2008 (biometric passport booklet)
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]

Slovak passports are issued to citizens of Slovakia to enable legal international travel. For traveling inside the European Union and EFTA, Slovak citizens do not need passports and can use their Slovak identity cards instead. Passports in Slovakia are issued by the police force.

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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]

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