For the process of recognition, every applicant has to supply the following documents and certifications:
completed application form
|2.||copy of an ID, passport, or temporary residence card
|3.||notary-verified and translated copy of a diploma or other education document issued by a foreign higher education institution|
|4.||notary-verified and translated copy of a diploma supplement (including a transcript of completed subjects/courses) or a certified copy of a transcript of completed subjects/courses and passed exams|
translated document of the previous highest completed education
confirmation of payment of 5 € / 30 € legal fee*
confirmation of payment of 40 €
*If you cannot purchase an eStamp/eKolok (you are currently not in Slovakia), you will be issued a payment order once your application arrives.
Your diploma must be either Apostilled or superlegalized. This is a confirmation for us that your educational documents are valid.
An Apostille is a large sticker or stamp on the back side of your diploma. Apostilles are issued by a Ministry/State organization responsible for education. Apostilles are valid only for countries that have signed the Hague convention. Check if your country is able to Apostille your documents on the Hague Conference website HERE.
Superlegalization is for those countries that have not signed the Hague convention. In this case, a Ministry/State organization responsible for education will legalize your documents, and a Slovak Embassy in your country/group of countries will validate it as well.
Please note that we may request additional educational documents (such as a transcript of subjects from your previous level of education). You will be notified if such a request is necessary.
We are able to accept translations from certified translators only. A certified translator will always bind your documents together with a red, white, and blue string, have a round stamp with the Slovak national symbol and an appendix about being a certified translator that is attached as a last page with your documents. Unsure whether the translator you have found is certified? You can check the website of the Ministry of Justice, or the Slovak Embassy in your country.
Submitted documents can not be returned.
Address for sending application:
Department of Education and Students Care/Utvar
812 43 Bratislava
Fee Payment Details:
Beneficiary's IBAN: SK8881800000007000084007
Beneficiary's Account Name: Slovenska
Beneficiary's Address: Vazovova 5, 812 43 Bratislava
Country Code: SK
BIC/SWIFT - Beneficiary Bank Code: SPSRSKBA
810 05 Bratislava
Any remittance information:
Constant symbol: 0308
Variable symbol: 901111025 (for Recognition of a Diploma)
Information for the addressee
More information on education recognition can be found at the website of the Centre for Recognition of Diplomas of Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport of the Slovak Republic.
*The current list of the authorized states translators provided by the Ministry of Justice of the Slovak Republic can be found here.
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