Residence of Foreigners in Territory of Slovakia

Stay of Foreign Nationals in Slovakia

The conditions for the entry and stay of foreign nationals in Slovakia are laid down in Act No. 404/2011 on Residence of Aliens and Amendment and Supplementation of Certain Acts (responsible is the Ministry of the Interior of the Slovak Republic). 
 
 

Temporary residence

Temporary residence shall enable a third country national to stay, exit and re-enter the Slovak Republic territory during the period as specified by a police department. Temporary residence shall be bound with a single purpose. If a third country national wants to perform other activities than those for which the temporary residence was granted, s/he must file a new application for the granting of temporary residence, unless provided otherwise herein. The purpose of the temporary stay is to be performed by a third-country national on the territory of the Slovak Republic.
 
Temporary residence can be granted by a police department to a third country national 
a) for the purpose of business; 
b) for the purpose of employment; 
c) for the purpose of study; 
d) for the purpose of special activity; 
e) for the purpose of research and development; 
f) for the purpose of family unification; 
g) for the purpose of performing service obligations by civil units of armed forces; 
h) who has the status of a Slovak living abroad; 
i) who has the statues of a person with long term residence in another member state. 
Temporary residence is also the residence on the basis of a blue card of the European Union (thereinafter referred to as the “blue card”) issued in accordance with this Act.
 
The temporary residence permits are granted for a specific purpose, such as: business (§ 22), employment (§ 23), studies (§ 24), special activity (§ 25), research and development (§ 26), or family reunion (§27), performing service obligations by civil units of armed forces (§ 28), who has the status of a Slovak living abroad (§ 29), who has the statues of a person with long term residence in another member state (§ 30), the residence on the basis of a Blue Card of the European Union (§ 37). Temporary residence shall be bound with a single purpose: business (for a period of up to 3 years), employment (up to 5 years), studies (up to 6 years), special activity (up to 2 years), research and development (up to 2 years), or family reunion (up to 5 years), performing service obligations by civil units of armed forces (up to 5 years), who has the status of a Slovak living abroad (for 5 years), who has the statues of a person with long term residence in another member state (up to 5 years), the residence on the basis of a Blue Card of the European Union (up to 4 years).
 
 

Permanent residence

Permanent residence enables a third country national to stay, exit and re-enter the Slovak Republic territory during the time period as specified by a police department. Permanent residence enables a third country national to stay, exit and re-enter the Slovak Republic territory during the time period as specified by a police department, unless provided otherwise herein. Permanent residence shall be:
a) permanent residence for five years; 
b) permanent residence of unlimited duration; 
c) residence of a third country national with acknowledged status of a person with long term residence in the European Union.
 
 
Applying for residence permits
An application for the granting of temporary residence shall be filed by a third country national in person abroad at a representing authority accredited for the state which has issued a travel document for him/her or at a representing authority accredited for the state in which s/he has permanent residence; unless provided otherwise herein; if there is no such an embassy or in exceptional circumstances the Ministry of Foreign Affairs shall determine, following to the agreement with the Ministry of Interior, another representing authority where the third country national files the application for the granting of temporary residence. A third-country national may apply for a temporary stay also personally to the police department if:
 
  • his/her residence in the Slovak Republic territory is authorised; 
  • he/she is staying on the basis of the tolerated stay granted [Art. 58 par. 1 (a-c) or par. 2],
  • he/she stays on the territory of the Slovak Republic on the basis of a national visa [Art. 15],
  • he/she is a third-country national who does not require a visa, or
  • he/she is the holder of a certificate of a Slovak living abroad.
 
 
An application for the granting of permanent residence shall be filed by a third country national in person abroad. A third-country national may apply for a permanent stay also personally to the police department if:
 
  • his/her residence in the Slovak Republic territory is authorised; 
  • he/she is staying on the basis of the tolerated stay granted [Art. 58 par. 1 (a-c) or par. 2],
  • he/she stays on the territory of the Slovak Republic on the basis of a national visa [Art. 15],
  • he/she is resident on the territory of the Slovak Republic on the basis of a Schengen visa issued by another Member State on the basis of an agreement on representation;
  • he/she is a third-country national who does not require a visa, or
  • he/she is the holder of a certificate of a Slovak living abroad.
 
The applicant for a national visa (pursuant to Art. 15; in connection with the submission of the application for the residence permit at the Alien Police Department in the Slovak Republic), shall submit a complete documentation, based on the individual purpose of the stay (list of the documents is below).
 
An application for the granting of temporary residence shall be filed by a third country national in an official form. When filing an application for the granting of temporary residence, the third country national shall be obliged to submit a valid travel document and all the necessities for the application for the granting of temporary residence defined herein; otherwise the representing authority or police department shall not accept the application for the granting of temporary residence. The representing authority which has received the application shall issue a certificate of receipt to the applicant on the date of its receipt. A representing authority which has received the application shall perform an interview with the applicant for the granting of temporary residence in order to preliminarily evaluate the application. The interview shall be performed in the state language or in another language which is comprehensible for both parties. The representing authority shall send its statement on the granting of temporary residence to the police department together with the record; and the statement shall specify, whether the granting of temporary residence is recommended or not, giving specific reasons. 
 
An application for the granting of temporary residence can be also filed in person by a third country national at a police department, if his/her residence in the Slovak Republic territory is authorised; whereas the filing of an application shall not make the residence of a third country national in the Slovak Republic territory authorised beyond the conditions defined in a special regulation. Application for tolerated residence shall be applied on the relevant Department of the Aliens Police. 
 
 
The schedule of administrative charges are in the part II, Internal Administration, the wording of item 24.
 
 
 
 
 
Last Update Date: Wed May 23 10:15:15 CEST 2018 Create Date: Fri Jun 28 00:00:00 CEST 2013