The basic prerequisition for a foreign person to be ableto come to the contact with a classified information is a valid agreement on mutual protection of classified information between the Slovak Republic and the country to which the foreigner is a citizen of. Moreover, a written consent of the head of state security agency who has a jurisdiction over classified information and will provide the foreign person with the obligations under the law and guidance on the possible consequences for their violation.

To provide the foreign person with a classified security clearance level Restricted the competent state securityagency shall determine the extent of the clearance and will ensure the signing of a confidentiality clause.

To provide a foreigner with classified security clearance level Confidential, Secret, Top Secret, in addition to the above criteria, it is required to obtain a certificate issued by the Authority or to have a recognized security clearance carried out abroad by authorized security agency.

Certificate Issued by the Authority

If the foreigner has a permanent or temporary residence in the Slovak Republic, the Authority will conduct a security clearance screening at the request of a supervisor.

Recognition of a Security Investigation Conducted Abroad

Recognition of security clearance (Personnel and Facility Security Clearance) issued by a foreign national security authority (NSA/DSA) may be carried out only on the basis of the provisions of the relevant international treaty to which the Slovak Republic is bound. The request shall be sent by the person to whom such a certificate or confirmation has been issued abroad by means of a completed application for recognition of the Personnel Security Clearance (PSC) or Facility Security Clearance (FSC) to the National Security Authority of the Slovak Republic.

In the case of security clearances carried out by the National Security Authority of the Czech Republic and the need to recognise a certificate issued by it (both in the case of PSC and FSC) in the Slovak Republic, the applicant for recognition is the National Security Authority of the Czech Republic.

In case of the need for recognition of a Slovak security clearance abroad, the rules of the other Party (in accordance with national law of the other Party) shall be followed. For example, in the case of recognition of a PSC / FSC in the Czech Republic, the procedure published on the website of the National Security Authority of the Czech Republic shall be followed.

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