Slovaks will be able to use their eIDs in other EU countries

The European Commission has approved Slovakia’s eID scheme.

EU member states will be obliged to accept Slovak eIDs after the EC approved Slovakia's eID schemeEU member states will be obliged to accept Slovak eIDs after the EC approved Slovakia's eID scheme (Source: Sme)

Slovaks will be able to use their electronic ID cards in all EU members states, the Interior Ministry informed on its website.

The European Commission has approved the notification of the Slovak electronic identification (eID) scheme at the highest level of security. This means all member states should now recognise Slovak electronic ID cards and electronic residence permits for foreigners, the ministry said.

“Slovak citizens and foreigners with permanent residence in Slovakia will be able to handle their agenda abroad from the comfort of their home via the internet,” Interior Ministry Denisa Saková (Smer) said.

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Slovakia will become the 12th EU country to have completed the notification process. It will join Germany, Italy, Croatia, Estonia, Spain, Luxembourg, Belgium, Portugal, United Kingdom, the Czech Republic and the Netherlands.

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The procedure began in April 2019, and the assessment came to its end this September.

"The evaluation was coordinated by Denmark, and experts from France, Germany, Italy, Slovenia and Hungary were actively involved,” Saková added.

Experts were interested in the procedures for receiving and issuing our electronic documents, their security features, cryptographic algorithms, and the log-on mechanism itself.

The Interior Ministry also said it is updating Slovakia’s eGovernment system so that foreigners will be able to use Slovak e-services as well.

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