Exchange of Euro Banknotes and Euro Coins

I. General Information

National bank of Slovakia exchanges euro banknotes and euro coins of one or more denominations for other denominations:

  • euro banknotes - free of charge,
  • euro - coins- the Exchange of Euro Coins of 5,10, 20, 50 cent, 1 and 2 euro is free of charge up to 100 pieces. If more than 100 Euro Coins are submitted of these denominations, the Exchgange is charged by a fee of 1% of the value of all Euro Coins submitted. The exchange of 1 and 2 cent Euro Coins is free of charge,

The Exchange is performed:

personally by submitting cash at the cash desks at its Headquarters and local offices,  during the hours of opening to the public

or

by post ( it is recommended to send it to address of Headquarters as safety envelope), if submitter cannot perform the Exchange personally. NBS will return the appropriate equivalent of financial resources by post (practicable only in Slovakia) or on the bank´s account listed by client.

When exchanging euro banknotes and euro coins, the submitter is not entitled to be provided with any collector coins, commemorative coins or banknotes or coins of a specific design, type or series, including euro coins with a specific national side.

The submitter sorts euro banknotes and euro coins in each denomination.

 

II. Conditions and documents necessary for Exchange:

  • Exchange personally by submitting cash at the cash desks, while you wait or in agreed term

-  Euro banknotes with no limit on the number of euro banknotes,

-  Euro coins, the number of euro coins submitted does not exceed 1 000 pieces,

-  Originals or officially verified copies of the identification documentation (ID card, passport, residence permit),

Client's Declaration, in case of receiving equivalent in the agreed time if the number of coins submitted for Exchange exceeds 1000 pieces including, or if the amount is less than 1000 pieces. It depends on capacity and operating conditions of exchanging places,

-  completed the relevant Money Exchange Coupon (natural person, entrepreneur, legal entity) in case of receiving equivalent in agreed time in Client´s Declaration.

 

  • Exchange by post, we recommend to send it to address of  Headquarters as safety envelope:

-  Euro banknotes and euro coins with no limit on the number of euro banknotes and euro coins,

-  officially verified copies of the identification documentation (ID card, passport, residence permit),

-  completed the relevant Money Exchange Coupon (natural person, entrepreneur, legal entity) ,

-  written confirmation (original) from the bank that such a client holds an account in this bank, or the bank statement not older than 3 months with name and address of client whom the financial resources shall be sent,

-  the name of bank, or BIC and the account number in the form of IBAN in case the submitter requires to send relevant equivalent to a bank account in the territory of Slovakia,

-  completed "Mandatory data for reimbursement to foreign countries" in case submitter requires to send relevant equivalent to a bank account out of the territory of Slovakia.

 

III. Legislation

Národná banka Slovenska exchanges euro banknotes and euro coins in compliance with

  • Article 17b and 17e of Act of the National Council of the Slovak Republic No. 566/1992 Coll. on Národná banka Slovenska, as amended, Articles 3 and 4 of Decree of Národná banka Slovenska No. 607/2008 Coll. on some details of currency circulation and on changes and amendments to certain Decrees, Decree of Národná banka Slovenska No. 11/2011 Coll., as amended,
  • Article 3 of Decision of the European Central Bank No. ECB/2013/10 of 19 April 2003 on denominations, specifications, reproduction, exchange and withdrawal of euro banknotes,
  • Act No. 297/2008 Coll. on Protection against Legalization of Proceeds from Criminal Activity and on Protection against Financing of Terrorism, and on the amendments and supplements to certain Acts, as amended.