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Slovak Consul: Consular Days in Chicago, IL

August 22, 2013 By: Andrej G Category: Slovak Consul

We would like to inform you that the Consulate General of Slovakia in New York is organizing Slovak Consular Days in Chicago on September 6 and 7, 2013.

WHERE: KLAS Restaurant, 5734 W. Cermak Road, Cicero, IL 60804
WHEN: September 6, 2013 (Friday) – 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM and September 7, 2013 (Saturday) – 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Consular Days are dedicated to the Slovak citizens living in the area, focusing on all the consular applications that are, by law, required to be submitted in person. Such as:

  1. Applications for Passport
  2. Collections of newly issued passports
  3. Certificate of Slovak Citizenship Applications
  4. Notarizations of Signatures
  5. Termination of Permanent Residence in Slovakia

More detailed information on each kind of application can be found at www.mzv.sk/nyc in the Slovak Version under Konzulárne a vízové informácie.

- All passport applicants must have an appointment pre-scheduled with the Consulate on cg.newyork@mzv.sk or by phone 1-212-286-8434

- Applicants must bring all the supporting documents for each application in originals as well as in copies

- Consular fees will only be collected in cash or in form of money orders

- Applicant requesting notarization of a signature must present a valid passport or valid Slovak ID (občiansky preukaz); US Driver´s Licenses are not accepted.

 

In case of further questions, consult the Consulate by email on cg.newyork@mzv.sk or by phone at 1-212-286-8434; the webpage www.mzv.sk/nyc is also available.

Slovak Consul: Consular Days in Chicago, IL

August 22, 2013 By: peterv Category: Slovak Consul

We would like to inform you that the Consulate General of Slovakia in New York is organizing Slovak Consular Days in Chicago on September 6 and 7, 2013.

WHERE: KLAS Restaurant, 5734 W. Cermak Road, Cicero, IL 60804
WHEN: September 6, 2013 (Friday) – 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM and September 7, 2013 (Saturday) – 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Consular Days are dedicated to the Slovak citizens living in the area, focusing on all the consular applications that are, by law, required to be submitted in person. Such as:

  1. Applications for Passport
  2. Collections of newly issued passports
  3. Certificate of Slovak Citizenship Applications
  4. Notarizations of Signatures
  5. Termination of Permanent Residence in Slovakia

More detailed information on each kind of application can be found at www.mzv.sk/nyc in the Slovak Version under Konzulárne a vízové informácie.

- All passport applicants must have an appointment pre-scheduled with the Consulate on cg.newyork@mzv.sk or by phone 1-212-286-8434

- Applicants must bring all the supporting documents for each application in originals as well as in copies

- Consular fees will only be collected in cash or in form of money orders

- Applicant requesting notarization of a signature must present a valid passport or valid Slovak ID (občiansky preukaz); US Driver´s Licenses are not accepted.

 

In case of further questions, consult the Consulate by email on cg.newyork@mzv.sk or by phone at 1-212-286-8434; the webpage www.mzv.sk/nyc is also available.

Slovak Consul: Consular Days in Chicago, IL

August 22, 2013 By: Andrej G Category: Slovak Consul

We would like to inform you that the Consulate General of Slovakia in New York is organizing Slovak Consular Days in Chicago on September 6 and 7, 2013.

WHERE: KLAS Restaurant, 5734 W. Cermak Road, Cicero, IL 60804
WHEN: September 6, 2013 (Friday) – 1:00 PM – 8:00 PM and September 7, 2013 (Saturday) – 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Consular Days are dedicated to the Slovak citizens living in the area, focusing on all the consular applications that are, by law, required to be submitted in person. Such as:

  1. Applications for Passport
  2. Collections of newly issued passports
  3. Certificate of Slovak Citizenship Applications
  4. Notarizations of Signatures
  5. Termination of Permanent Residence in Slovakia

More detailed information on each kind of application can be found at www.mzv.sk/nyc in the Slovak Version under Konzulárne a vízové informácie.

- All passport applicants must have an appointment pre-scheduled with the Consulate on cg.newyork@mzv.sk or by phone 1-212-286-8434

- Applicants must bring all the supporting documents for each application in originals as well as in copies

- Consular fees will only be collected in cash or in form of money orders

- Applicant requesting notarization of a signature must present a valid passport or valid Slovak ID (občiansky preukaz); US Driver´s Licenses are not accepted.

 

In case of further questions, consult the Consulate by email on cg.newyork@mzv.sk or by phone at 1-212-286-8434; the webpage www.mzv.sk/nyc is also available.

Slovak Consul: Consular Days in Chicago, IL

August 11, 2012 By: peterv Category: Slovak Consul

We would like to inform you that the Consulate General of Slovakia in New York is organizing Slovak Consular Days in Chicago on August 22 to 23, 2012 from 1pm to 8pm.

The Consular Days in Chicago will be held at the KLAS Restaurant on the address 5734 W. Cermak Road, Cicero, IL 60804.

The event will be focused only on those consular activities which require personal appearance of applicants:

1. Application for a new Slovak passport,*

2. Delivery of an issued Slovak passport,

3. Application for a Certificate of Slovak citizenship,

4. Authentication of a signature.

 

 

*Applicants for a new Slovak passport should arrange an appointment in advance through e-mail: cg.newyork@mzv.sk

*Applicants for a new Slovak passport should submit:

1. filled out application form,

2. original of Slovak Birth certificate,

3. valid Slovak passport or valid Slovak ID (obciansky preukaz) or valid Certificate of Slovak Citizenship.

All applicants should bring copies along with original documents if submitting an application.

Consular fees are payable in cash or money order only. No personal checks are accepted.

We would appreciate it if you can distribute this information to Slovak communities, so the Slovaks can take advantage of the Slovak Consular days in Chicago.

Details are also available on this website.

Slovak Consul: Meeting of Honorary Slovak Consuls in Chicago held during the NATO summit

July 19, 2012 By: peterv Category: Slovak Consul

President Gasparovič and Donald Pafko

The annual meeting of all Honorary Slovak Consuls was held in Chicago, Illinois, from May 20 to 22, 2012. The occasion for this meeting , not only for the annual get together for Slovak Consuls but also because the President of the Slovak Republic H.E. Ivan Gasparovič was in Chicago attending the NATO Summit. The NATO Summit was attended by many world leaders including President Obama. In addition, a new Honorary Consulate was opened in Naperville, Illinois, while the President and former Slovak Ambassador to the U.S. were in Chicago.

A series of meetings over a three day period provided an annual opportunity for Slovak Consuls to network and interface. A private audience was held with President Gasparovič and an informal dinner was also held with former Slovak Ambassador H.E. Peter Burian. The three day event was concluded by the appointment of a new Honorary Consul for Illinois.

While in Chicago, some of the Slovak Consuls utilized the opportunity to have a private tour of the Czech and Slovak Museum in Oak Brook, Illinois. The staff of the museum , as well as the President of CSA opened the doors of the museum and conducted a very informative and educational tour of the museum.

Slovak Consul: Lidice – 70 Years Later

July 19, 2012 By: peterv Category: Slovak Consul

Donald Pafko and H.E. Ambassador Petr Gandalovič

On June 15 2012, the City of Phillips, Wisconsin held its annual commemoration of the destruction of the Village of Lidice, Czech Republic. As most of us know the village was destroyed by the Nazis during the second World War and many of its inhabitants were killed. This year marked a very special commemoration as it was the 70th anniversary of this unfortunate tragedy.

A special guest at this year’s event was the Czech Ambassador to the United States H.E. Petr Gandalovič. A solemn ceremony was held at the Lidice Memorial and a flag dedication ceremony was held as the flags of the Czech Republic, the Slovak Republic, and the United States were raised. In addition, spotlights were installed to provide perpetual lighting of the three flags adjacent to the memorial. H.E. Petr Gandalovič, Czech Ambassador to the U.S. and Honorary Slovak Consul Donald Pafko were honored to have raised the Czech and Slovak flags.

A memorial service was held at the Baptist Church in Phillips, Wisconsin, during which Ambassador Gandalovič gave a very moving speech about the events that occurred during the second World War and in particular the destruction of Lidice. A film was shown depicting all the events surrounding the Lidice tragedy.

The Lidice commemoration was held in conjunction with the annual Czech and Slovak Festival conducted in Philllips, Wisconsin.

Slovak Consul: Consular Days in Chicago, IL

March 05, 2012 By: peterv Category: Slovak Consul

We would like to inform you that the Consulate General of Slovakia in New York is organizing the Slovak Consular Days in Chicago on March 8 and 9, 2012 from 1pm to 8pm.
The Consular Days in Chicago will be held at the KLAS Restaurant on the address 5734 W. Cermak Road, Cicero, IL 60804.

The event will be focused only on those consular activities which require personal appearance of applicants:
1. Application for a new Slovak passport,*
2. Delivery of an issued Slovak passport,
3. Application for a Certificate of Slovak citizenship,
4. Authentication of a signature.

*Applicants for a new Slovak passport should arrange an appointment in advance through e-mail: cg.newyork@mzv.sk
*Applicants for a new Slovak passport should submit:
1. filled out application form,
2. original of Slovak Birth certificate,
3. valid Slovak passport or valid Slovak ID (obciansky preukaz) or valid Certificate of Slovak Citizenship.

All applicants should bring copies of their original documents with them.

Consular fees are payable in cash or money order only. No personal checks are accepted.
I would appreciate it if you can distribute this information to Slovak communities in your area, so the Slovaks can take advantage of the Slovak Consular days in Chicago.

Please, find enclosed a detailed information and links on the Consular Days in Chicago in Slovak language.

Click HERE for more details.

Czech Consul: Book of Condolences for Václav Havel

December 19, 2011 By: peterv Category: Czech Consul

A Book of Condolence for former President of the Czech Republic Vaclav Havel  will be opened at the Czech Honorary Consul Office, Sokol Hall (CSPS) 385 Michigan St., St Paul, MN on Wednesday, December 21, 2011 between the hours of 1:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m.  Anyone who would wish to send a condolence, but is unable to get to the Honorary Consul Office can e-mail their message to me and I will include it with the Book that I will be sending to the Czech Embassy in Washington D.C.  My email address is: vanasek@bevcomm.net

“He was the most famous Czech, recognized all over the world. Unfortunately, he was more welcome and revered abroad than at home.  Though a modest and shy man, he stood his ground when meeting and dealing with the world’s most powerful people.  I only hope that at least now we will realize what a man we had in our fellow citizen, and will look up to him as an example.”  Karel Schwarzenberg

I am deeply touched by the kind words and floral tributes from many Americans who are expressing their compassion with the Czech nation mourning the loss of a man of great courage and profound wisdom.  President Havel was not only one of the greatest Czechs of our times but also a true European visionary who has always kept very close to his heart our friends and compatriots in the United States.  Though he will be sorely missed, the legacy of his respect for human rights and fight for democracy shall prevail.”  Czech Ambassador to the United States Petr Gandalovic

Robert Vanasek
Honorary Consul, Czech Republic

Czech Consul: Vaclav Havel, Czech leader and playwright, dies at 75

December 18, 2011 By: peterv Category: Czech Consul

Former Czech president and Nobel peace laureate Vaclav Havel, hero of the Velvet Revolution that gave his country independence from Soviet rule in 1989, died on this Sunday (12/18/2011) at the age of 75, his office said.

Havel, who served as head of state from 1989 to 2003, died in his sleep at dawn after a lengthy illness, his spokeswoman Sabina Tancevova said.

 

Slovak Consul: Consular Days in Chicago, IL

October 01, 2011 By: peterv Category: Slovak Consul

Generálny konzulát Slovenskej republiky v New Yorku 

Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church
815 S. Washington Street, Naperville, IL 60540

- 14. októbra 2011 (piatok) – 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

- 15. októbra 2011 (sobota) – 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Generálny konzulát Slovenskej republiky v New Yorku
801 Second Avenue, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10017
Tel: (212)-286 8434, (212)-286 8465
Fax: (212)-286 8439
E-mail: cg.newyork@mzv.sk

 

Consular days will be focused only on consular activities requiring personal appearance of applicants:

1. Submitting applications for and issuing ready Slovak national passports (appointment required),
2. Submitting applications for a Certificate of Slovak Citizenship,
3. Authentication of signatures,
4. A ceremony of granting of the Slovak Citizenship,
5. Submitting Visa applications.

Consular activities which do not require personal presence of applicants will not be excepted, for example applying for marriage, birth certificates, authentication of translations etc. Such applications can be mailed to the Consulate General of Slovakia in New York.

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