According to the Act on residence of Aliens, applications and documents issued in foreign language (except documents issued by authorities of Czech Republic in Czech language) that are needed within the procedures regulated by the Act on residence of Aliens must be translated into the official language of Slovak Republic which is Slovak language only.
Documents issued or notarized by competent authorities of foreign country may be submitted also in official translation into the Czech language along with the document issued by consulate confirming that translation has been made by an authorized person.
In addition each document that is needed within the procedures regulated by the Act on residence of Aliens and that is issued by authority of foreign country must be either:
- apostilled; document must be apostilled as far as it has been issued by authority of country that is a member of Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement for Legalization for Foreign Public Documents (Hague Apostille Convention) or
- superlegalized; document must be superlegalized as far as it has been issued by authority of country that is not a member of Hague Apostille Convention
Under bilateral agreements between Slovak Republic and certain countries, there is derogation from abovementioned rule according to which documents issued by authorities of France, Austria and Czech Republic need not to be apostilled or superlegalized.
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