The front cover of a contemporary Slovak biometric passport.
|Date first issued||2 January 1993
15 January 2008 (biometric passport booklet)
|Type of document||Passport|
|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)|
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.
Passports in Slovakia are issued by the police force.
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.
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