New Amendment to Slovak Citizenship by Decent

After over a year of procedures and amendments, Slovakia has finally passed a bill that allows citizenship for children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren from both Slovakian and Czechoslovak (from modern-day Slovakia) decent. This bill is expected to become law in April 2022, only needing Zuzana Čaputová, the president of the Slovak Republic, to sign the bill. This is of crucial importance to many Slovakian descendants, who are currently without citizenship and are eagerly awaiting for their chance to apply and hold an EU passport.

It is also important to note that according to a press release from Denisa Saková, the Minister of Interior of Slovakia, Slovakian nationals who are currently living in another country with a foreign citizenship, will no longer lose their Slovak citizenship provided they can prove they have lived in the Slovak Republic for at least five years.

These amendments to Slovakian Republic make it easier to apply, get and hold a Slovakian citizenship; a major win for those looking to hold a dual citizenship. This also grants the citizen access to European freedom of movement, having the right to move freely within the territory of the European Union as well as the European Economic Area.

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