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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


Documents needed:

*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.


Ivona Telekiová, General Manager of Bratislava based company relocation s.r.o. (www.relo.sk) awaits your questions at surviving.slovakia@gpp.sk

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