The mission of the Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Korea in Žilina (HCRK) is to provide services under the Vienna Convention on Consular Relations mainly for Korean natural persons and legal entities in Slovakia.
These services include:
- creating conditions for cooperation in trade and production between companies of the Republic of Korea and the Slovak Republic
- connecting people in the fields of education, science and research, project support
- creating cultural bridges between the Slovak Republic and the Republic of Korea
- sport events.
In addition to the above general understanding of services, our Consulate provides assistance to Korean citizens who get into trouble in Slovakia, either in personal or business terms.
The Vienna Convention on Consular Relations to a great extent limits HCRK’s possibilities to interfere in police or judicial affairs. Therefore, HCRK can only help as an expert on the local situation by providing a lawyer, interpreter or other assistance that does not affect the process of investigation or court. In such cases, HCRK will cooperate with the Korean Consulate in Bratislava that has greater powers in the context of diplomacy. HCRK is not authorized to issue visas to the Republic of Korea or emergency travel documents to Korean citizens. This is the authority of the Consulate of the Embassy in Bratislava only.
HCRK is led by Honorary Consul Mr. Oldřich Kovář who can be reached either directly at the office, or in the Rentis, s.r.o. company premises – right above the Consulate office. Since his work requires occasional business trips, it is advised to arrange a meeting with him at least 2 days in advance. Then, it is possible to arrange a meeting even outside business days.