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A mostly landlocked country in central Europe, Slovakia is a unique country that commonly goes unrecognized by travelers to the region. With a rich history in the founding of Samo’s Empire, Slovakia boasts more than 1300 thermal mineral springs, universal healthcare, free education, seemingly endless caves, mountains, and national parks, and renowned folk tradition in the arts to be appreciated and enjoyed by all.
Keep reading to learn more about how you can reclaim your Slovak citizenship through your family lineage.
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Travel Required?


The government of Slovak began allowing prospective citizens to apply for Slovakian citizenship if they had an ancestor who lived in present-day Slovakia before 1990. This means that if you meet the requirements to receive a Slovakian passport, you would be able to live, work, and study in any of the 28 countries throughout the European Union with no restrictions. 

There is currently only one way to apply for Slovakian citizenship using your family lineage.

If you know that you have an ancestor from present-day Slovakia, we would be happy to discuss whether you can apply for citizenship. Below you will find a brief summary of what is required in order to apply.


Many people whose parents, grandparents or great-grandparents were born in the Czech Republic qualify for Czech citizenship through descent. Below are the personal requirements you must meet, as well as the documentation you must be able to present.

Lineage Requirements

To meet the requirements for Slovak citizenship, you must have at least one direct ancestor who:
  • Was born in present-day Slovakia before 1990.

Paperwork Requirements

To apply for Slovak citizenship, you must have the appropriate documents in order,  and of which must be translated into Slovak. You must be able to provide translated copies of:
  • Your own birth certificate
  • The birth certificate(s) and other relevant documents of your direct Slovak ancestor

Are you required to travel?

Some countries require you to travel in order to receive your citizenship once you have proven to be related to a citizen, however, this is not required by the Slovak government! You can receive your Slovakian citizenship without ever leaving your home country.

Find out if you are eligible to regain your family’s Slovakian citizenship.

Fill out our contact form to the best of your ability to speak with one of our experienced associates about how we can help to guide you through the citizenship process!