I am a non-Slovak and would like to obtain a handgun licence in Slovakia. Is it possible for me to do so? What do I need to do?
Handgun licences in Slovakia are not limited to Slovak citizens and if you prove your residency in Slovakia and fulfil other requirements you may obtain one. A licence is issued by the police department in your district of residence and is valid for 10 years.
Requirements for a handgun licence are as follows:
*You are at least 21 years old
*You have no criminal record
*You are in good health
*You pass two qualification tests (witnessed by a police officer, a doctor and a prosecuting attorney)
*You are officially resident in Slovakia
*Completed application form
*2 pictures (3 x 3.5 cm)
*Statement giving reasons for application
*Health ability survey
*Documentary proof (from criminal register) of no criminal record
You should take the above-mentioned documents to your district police headquarters.
Certain fees are attached to the procedure. There is an application fee of Sk100 for a Slovak licence. There is also a fee of Sk1,500 for the first qualification test and a fee of Sk800 for the second qualification test.
The application fee for a European licence is Sk500.
For more information visit the pages of the Ministry of Interior www.minv.sk.
7. Feb 2005 at 0:00