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Useful information for foreigners

Useful information for foreigners

The Aliens Police provide information for foreigners on visas, invitations to the country, residence in the Slovak Republic and consulates.

Contact:
Aliens Police Department, Trnava (Oddelenie cudzineckej polície PZ Trnava)
Športová 10, Trnava 917 01
GPS: N 48.37258 E 17.59118
E-mail: ocppz.trnava@minv.sk
Tel. no: 00421-96110-6152 - 6
Fax: 00421-96110-6159
 

Documents needed by a foreigner to get married on the territory

of the Slovak Republic

A foreigner in the Slovak Republic is obliged at least 14 days before the marriage in the Slovak Republic to submit the following documents at the appropriate registration office according to the Section 28 of the Act No. 154/1994 Coll. on Registries as amended by later regulations:

  • Birth certificate (proof of birth) including the first name and the surname, date and place of birth and data about his/her parents.
  • Document proving capability to get married (not older than six months) with the standpoint that no circumstances are known that would exclude marriage according to the law of foreigner’s domicile.
  • Proof of citizenship
  • Proof of residence
  • Confirmation of marital status
  • Valid identity document
  • Legally valid judgement about a divorce if the foreigner is divorced.
  • Death certificate of spouse if the foreigner is a widow(er).

The documents must be valid according to the international covenants and translated by official translator.

For the marriage of a foreigner who does not have a command of Slovak, an interpreter must be hired to interpret the whole ceremony into the foreigner’s language. The marriage register must be signed and officially stamped by the court interpreter.
 

Documents required for issuing a birth certificate to a newborn

With a child born in a marriage the child’s father shall appear at the appropriate registration office and submit the following documents:

  • marriage certificate
  • valid identity cards of both child’s parents


With a child born to a single mother the child’s mother shall appear at the appropriate registration office and submit the following documents:

  • valid identity card


With a child born to a divorced mother the child’s mother shall appear at the appropriate registration office and submit the following documents:

  • legally valid judgement on divorce
  • valid identity card


With a child born to a widow the child’s mother shall appear at the appropriate registration office and submit the following documents:

  • husband’s death certificate
  • valid identity card
  • marriage certificate if the child is born within the period of 300 days from the husband’s death


At voluntary determining of paternity the child’s father shall appear with the mother at the registration office and submit the following documents:

  • valid identity card


If the child’s father does not speak Slovak language an official translator shall be present.
Underage parents may only determine paternity at the appropriate court.
 

Instructions for citizens at death

The examining physician is liable to report the death at the registration office according to the place of death immediately, however, within 3 working days after the inspection of the corpse at the latest by delivering the certificate of corpse examination in three copies.

Other data to be entered into the book of deaths shall be provided to the registration office by the person arranging the funeral by submitting the identity card of the dead, birth certificate, marriage certificate and/or submitting the passport of a dead foreigner.

If a Slovak citizen dies in abroad it is needed that the mourners bring the following documents to the registration office according to the place of dead´s permanent residence: original (and/or attested copy) of the death certificate valid according to the international covenants translated by an official translator into Slovak language, dead´s identity card and/or proof of Slovak Republic citizenship, birth and marriage certificates.

 
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