Country Guide: Slovakia

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Updated: November 23, 2015

Household Goods and Personal Effects

Documents Required

  • Detailed valued inventory list in Slovak and English, dated and signed by shipper
  • Copy of Passport
  • Slovak Residence Permit or application / Bank Guarantee / cash deposit
  • Letter of Employment (must include shipper’s date of birth and Passport number)
  • Lease Agreement of 2 years minimum required, notarized original and 1 copy
  • Accreditation Card (from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs) or confirmation from the Embassy of accreditation
  • Original Bill of Lading (OBL) / Air Waybill (AWB)
  • Customs Declaration Form


Specific Information

  • Detailed inventory list must include the brand name and the serial numbers of electronic items.
  • The Letter of Employment must include a statement that the employer will pay any duties or taxes for the shipper, if applicable. For the owner of a private company or a self-employed shipper, the company must be registered.
  • Household goods and personal effects may be imported duty and tax free if the following conditions are met:
    • The goods have to have been used for a minimum of 6 months.
    • The goods may not be sold and may only be used for shipper`s own purposes during the period stated by the Customs office.
    • The shipper must have lived abroad for more than 12 months before prior to entry into Slovakia.
  • Household goods and personal effects must be imported within 6 months after shipper’s arrival date.

Motor Vehicles

Documents Required

  • Technical license
  • Original Purchase Invoice


Specific Information

  • Motor vehicles must have used as a personal vehicle in the country of origin for a minimum of 6 months.
  • Motor vehicles must be unregistered and have a technical license.


Documents Required

  • Vaccination Record
  • Veterinary Health Certificate


Specific Information

  • Pets must be identifiable through tattoo or an electronic identification system (e.g., microchip).
  • Pets are examined upon arrival.
  • The station manager of the transporting airline in Slovakia must be notified at least 24 hours prior to arrival of the animal.

Restricted/Dutiable Items

  • Free import applies when traveling within the European Union; however, Customs is likely to investigate when bringing more than the following quantities into Slovakia:
    • Cigarettes (800), cigarillos (400 or 3 g each), cigars (200), smoking tobacco (1 kg)
    • Alcoholic beverages over 22% (10 L), less than 22% (20 L), beer (110 L), wine (90 L but no more than 60 L of sparkling wine)
  • Persons over 17 years old traveling from outside the European Union into Slovakia, may import the following items free in personal luggage and within the limits indicated:
    • Cigarettes (200), cigarillos (100), cigars (50), smoking tobacco (250 g)
    • Alcohol not exceeding 22% volume (2 L), alcohol exceeding 22% volume or denatured ethyl alcohol 80% volume and higher (1 L),beer (16 L) wine (4 L)

Prohibited Items

  • Drugs
  • Commercial vehicles
  • Protected species and products thereof as listed by the Washington Convention (CITES), such as ivory, tortoise shells, coral, reptile skins, etc.

Consignment Instructions

Recommended:  Contact the destination agent to ensure all requirements have been met prior to import, especially for differences regarding air / sea shipments.


IAM Note:  Customs regulations can change at any time with or without notice. This document is provided as a guide and for information only. While IAM has exercised reasonable care in publishing this document, IAM makes no representation, either expressed or implied, as to its accuracy or applicability. 


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IAM Note: Customs regulations can change at any time with or without notice. This document is provided as a guide and for information only. While IAM has exercised reasonable care in publishing this document, IAM makes no representation, either expressed or implied, as to its accuracy or applicability.