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Slovaks get new passports in 2005

AS OF JANUARY, the Slovak Republic will start issuing new passports. The change relates to Slovakia's entry into the EU this past May.

Current passports will remain valid until their proper expiration dates.

As of January 1, fees for issuing a passport will probably increase, the private news agency SITA wrote.

A passport issued within thirty days will cost Sk1,000 (€25). If an individual wants to obtain a new passport in a shorter period of time, they will have to pay Sk4,000 (€100).

The new passports will contain various security features in order to prevent forgery, including a special watermark and a protective magnetic strip.

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