How to Get a Police Certificate – Slovakia

If you need to give your fingerprints for a police certificate, this isn’t the same as giving your biometrics (fingerprints and photo) for an application.

Do I need to provide a Police Certificate with my Application for Permanent Residence? Yes

Name of document(s) to get: Police Certificate (Výpis z Registra Trestov)

How to get a Police Certificate:

If you are a citizen of Slovakia:

If you live in Slovakia:

You should apply in person or through an authorized representative at any office of the public prosecution or any municipality with a Registry Office.

If you live outside of Slovakia:

You should apply at your nearest Slovakian embassy or consulate.

If you are not a citizen of Slovakia:

If you live in Slovakia:

You should apply in person or through an authorized representative at any office of the public prosecution or any municipality with a Registry Office.

If you live outside of Slovakia:

You should apply at your nearest Slovakian embassy or consulate.


Information and documents you need:

  • Application form
  • Applicable fees
  • Original identity card
  • If you are not a citizen of Slovakia, you must also present your original passport and a certified translation of your birth certificate

Special notes and considerations

An English or French translation of your police certificate is required.

For more information on fees, processing times and to find out where to apply, please consult the website of the Public Prosecution Office of Slovakia (available in Slovak only).

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