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Press Accreditations at the MFA SR


Members of foreign media and/or Slovak citizens working for foreign media may seek two types of accreditation from the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs:

Long-term (up to 2 years)

Short-term (foreign visits, etc.).

1. Long-term accreditation

Long-term accreditation is awarded for maximum 24 months. Members of foreign media may submit applications either directly at the Press Department of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs or through Slovak diplomatic offices abroad.

Applicants for long-term accreditation need to submit the following documents:
  • an original letter of request for long-term accreditation signed by editor-in-chief or a legal representative of the sending media
  • curriculum vitae
  • two photos 3 cm x 3,5 cm
  • a copy of a passport; Slovak citizens may present their ID [občiansky preukaz]
  • completed application form

rtf Application form  (rtf; 8,35 MB)
rtf Application form  (rtf; 8,35 MB)

Extension of long-term accreditation
Members of the media may request an extension of their long-term accreditation at the Press Department of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs. Long-term accreditation may be extended for one year or less, depending on the request by the journalist and reflecting their intended stay in Slovakia.

To apply for an extension of long-term accreditation, please submit the following documents:
  • an original letter of request for long-term accreditation signed by editor-in-chief or a legal representative of the sending media, including a number of the original Press Card and the dates of its validity
  • curriculum vitae
  • two photos 3 cm x 3,5 cm
  • a copy of a passport; Slovak citizens may present their ID [občiansky preukaz]
  • completed application form

2. Short-term accreditation for specific events

An accreditation requirement for the local and international media may be announced in connection with particular events. Specific conditions of such accreditation are defined depending on the nature of the particular event. Short-term accreditation is valid for the particular event only.

3. International Press Card at the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs

Following the accreditation, journalists receive an International Press Card of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs. The Press Card can be collected at the Press Department of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, Hlboká cesta 2, 833 36 Bratislava 37.

Please note
Applicants do not have a legal entitlement to long- or short-term accreditation. Long-term accreditations are therefore not granted automatically.