National rule: Legal Aid Act
Act No 327/2005 on the provision of legal aid, by which the Slovak Republic transposed the Legal Aid Directive, has been in force since 1 January 2006.
FINDING COMPETENT COURTS/AUTHORITIES
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Article 14(2), first indent - Names and addresses of the competent receiving or transmitting authorities
The competent receiving and transmitting authority is the Legal Aid Centre. Applications must be handed in or sent to the Legal Aid Centre office serving the place where the applicant normally or temporarily resides.
Article 14(2), second indent - Receiving and transmitting authorities' geographical areas of jurisdiction
The Legal Aid Centre is the competent authority for the whole of Slovakia.
Article 14(2), third indent - Available methods of receiving applications
Applications, which must be made using the prescribed form, can be submitted on paper, electronically with an advanced electronic signature or via the Central Public Administration Portal.
Article 14(2), fourth indent - Languages that may be used for completion of the application
Languages in which applications may be submitted: Slovak.
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