All diplomatic staff, as well as all technical, administrative, service or private staff at embassies, must contact the Diplomatic Protocol Department of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs (“DPD”) upon their arrival in the Slovak Republic. They will then be provided with appropriate identity cards. All types of ID cards issued by the DPD permit their holders to reside in the territory of the Slovak Republic.
If presented along with a valid travel document, these ID cards also entitle their holders to enter the Schengen area without visa pursuant to Article 5 b) of Regulation (EC) No 562/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 15 March 2006 establishing a Community Code on the rules governing the movement of persons across borders (Schengen Borders Code). The ID cards issued by the DPD entitle their holders to stay in other Schengen area countries for a maximum period of 90 days, and 180 days in total.