My wife is Slovak citizen, can I obtain a Slovak citizenship?
I live in United Kingdom where i am resident as well for the past 3 and a half years . My wife is Slovak citizen and we have a daughter that is Slovak citizen as well. Do i have any possibility from them into obtaining Slovak citizenship through my daaughter or wife even we haven’t lived in Slovakia but our marriage is registered there as my wife changed her surname into mine through the embassy in London.
Acquisition and loss of the citizenship of the Slovak Republic is regulated by the Act no. 40/1993 Coll. on the Citizenship of the Slovak Republic (hereinafter referred to as the “Citizenship Act”). One of the conditions for the granting of the citizenship of the Slovak Republic is also permitted residency in the territory of the Slovak Republic immediately before the applying for the citizenship.
Applicant who has permitted residency in the territory of the Slovak Republic may, in accordance with the provisions of Article 7 (2) letter a) of the Citizenship Act be granted the citizenship of the Slovak Republic: “if married to a Slovak citizen, this marriage lasts and lives in that marriage in the same household on the territory of the Slovak Republic for at least the five years immediately before submitting the application for the citizenship of the Slovak Republic“. Therefore, the condition is to have the official residency on the territory of the Slovak Republic and also real sharing of the household with the spouse on the territory of the Slovak Republic.