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Residence

There are 3 distinct ways how to legally stay in Slovakia:

  • Temporary Residence
  • Permanent Residence
  • Tolerated Stay

Temporary Residence

Temporary residence permit entitles the foreigner to reside in Slovakia, to travel abroad and back to Slovakia, for the time he was granted a temporary residence. Temporary residence permit is not required for a foreigner who was issued a certificate of Slovaks living abroad.

Temporary residence permit is always tied to a particular purpose. If a foreigner intends to engage in activities other than he/she had been granted temporary residence for, he/she must submit a new application for temporary residence permit, unless the Foreigners’ Act (this article) states otherwise.

A foreigner who has been granted a temporary residence for the purpose of business, employment, special activities, family reunification or army duties, may study during this temporary residence.

Read more about Temporary Residence in Slovakia

Permanent Residence

The residence permit entitles the foreigner to reside in Slovak Republic, make trips abroad and return to the territory of Slovakia in a time within the police department granted a permanent residence to him.

The police will accord a permission for the residence permit based on request for five years for first time (the initial approval). By the second request the police department will grant an open ended permission for a permanent residence permit (called additional authorization).

Read more about Permanent Residence in Slovakia

Tolerated Stay

Tolerated residence is given by the police department to the foreigner if:

  • there is an obstacle to deportation,
  • they were provided with temporary shelter,
  • if the travel is not possible and ensure it is not expedient
  • minor child who is found on the territory of Slovakia,
  • who is the victim of a crime related to human trafficking, if he is under 18; Enforcement officer or the person appointed by Home office shall notify the foreigner of the possibilities and conditions for granting the stay of tolerance for this reason and the rights and obligations arising therefrom, or
  • if it requires respect for his private and family life.

Read more about Tolerated Stay in Slovakia

EU Citizens and EEA Family Members

Since Slovakia joined the EU there is a special legal regime for EU citizens and their families.

Stay of citizen who is a member of the European Economic Area and intends to reside in Slovak Republic for more than three months, the first residence permit is appliable if:

  • employed,
  • runs a business,
  • studying at school in Slovak Republic and has the financial means to provide health insurance and residence in Slovakia,
  • has financial resources to provide health insurance and residence in the Slovak Republic or
  • he has a presumption of an employment.

Read more about EEA Family Member Card

Administration Fees

Here are the administration fees related to applying for Slovak residence:

  • Request for authorization for temporary stay of foreigners in order to:
    1. run a business – 232,- €,
    2. employment – € 165.50,
    3. seasonal jobs – 33,- €,
    4. studies and activities under special programs – € 99.50,
      family reunion – € 132.50,
    5. their duties arising from civilian components of the armed forces – 66,- €.
  • First application for a residence permit – € 165.50.
  • Application for renewal of a temporary stay of foreigners in order to:
    1. business – € 132.50,
    2. employment – € 99.50,
    3. seasonal employment – € 16.50,
    4. study and the specific activity – 33,– €,
    5. family reunion – 66,- €,
    6. their duties arising from civilian components of the armed forces – 33,- €.
  • Application for a residence permit for an unlimited time – € 165.50.
  • Issuance of proof of residence document – € 4.50.
  • Issuance of proof of residence to replace lost, destroyed, damaged or stolen documents – € 6.50.
  • Application for a tolerated stay – € 99.50.
  • Request for extension of tolerated stay – 33,- €.
  • Confirmation of the foreigners being in the Slovak Republic – 3,- €.
  • Foreigners Passport issue – 33,- €.
  • Foreigners passport issue 5 to 15 years – 13,- €.
  • Passport issue for foreigner younger than 5 years – 8,- €.

Relief: Some under sixteen years olds are exempts of paying some fees (other exemptions specified in Act No. 145/1995 Coll. On administrative fees).

Authorization: The administrative authority may remove or reduce the fee charge of humanitarian grounds or because of reciprocity. The department may make a charge for issuing proof of residence to replace lost, destroyed, damaged or stolen documents up to four times the rate if it is issued for the second time, possibly several times within one year after the previous document.

103 Responses to Residence

  1. Moses Ngwube February 27, 2010 at 7:21 pm #

    To whom it may concern
    Sir-Madam,
    Good day, not taking much of u,r time pls, am a wanted man in my country of origin nigeria, but we want our defunct nation back as a state of his own, am an active member of Biafra Actualisation Forum. am married in slovakia since last year legally, now living here temporary with my wife and my new born baby.
    but am still waiting for a decission from IOM slovak to decides, my case was in kosice but now in Bratislav,the police still holds my passport because i was illegally into the country, pls tell me what to do next,am i entitle for a residential permit , if yes how can i do it, pls help me.
    thanks
    Moses Ngwube from nitra

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    Dear Moses, you should deal with the appropriate authorities, we cannot help you in this case.

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  2. kamlesh March 2, 2010 at 2:36 pm #

    SIR/MADAM,

    MYSELF KAMLESH PATEL FROM INDIA.
    MY GIRLFRIEND FROM SLOVAKIA IS CALLING ME TO VISIT HER FOR TWO MONTHS ON VISA C CATEGORY.
    WE WANT TO STAY TOGETHER BUT WE DONT WANT TO MARRY SOON.
    IF I WILL FIND JOB IN THESE TWO MONTHS CAN I APPLY FOR WORKING VISA FROM SLOVAKIA OR I HAVE
    TO COME BACK AND APPLY FOR WORKING VISA FROM INDIA?
    HOPE YOU WILL SOLVE MY QUERY.

    THANK YOU
    KAMLESH PATEL

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    Hi Kamlesh, for the information about jobs and work permit please read http://www.slovak-republic.org/work/.

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  3. kamlesh March 2, 2010 at 2:39 pm #

    SIR/MADAM,

    MYSELF KAMLESH PATEL
    WHICH DOCUMENT I NEED FOR PERMANENT RESIDENCE IN SLOVAKIA? HOPE YOU WILL HELP ME TO GET THIS
    ANSWER.

    THANK YOU
    KAMLESH PATEL

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    Kamlesh, it’s written above in the article.

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  4. Santhana R. March 11, 2010 at 10:46 pm #

    Dear Slovak-Republic.org

    I am Thai who has got married with Slovak. I’m holding the resident card for living here. But soon I need to go back to Thailand probably for a year. Then I would like to know if I have to keep paying health insurance while I am away to Thailand or not. And leaving Slovakia for a year will impact me anything ?

    Thank you for your time and your advice.

    Best Regards,
    Santhana R.

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    Dear Santhana, if you want to keep your permanent residency in Slovakia, you should pay the health insurance. Also, the Police should be informed whenever you leave the country for more than 180 days (but I am not sure how they are able to identify when you do not) and if you leave for more than 12 month, the permanent residence permit is cancelled. It should be noted, that if you are planning to apply for citizenship, you should not cancel your permanent residency, otherwise you will have to wait for another 5 years.

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    Santhana R. replies:

    Dear Slovak-Replublic

    Thank you very much for your promptly reply. The above information is very helpful and I’ve already become the fan of Slovak-republic.org :)

    Have a good day

    Santhana R.

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  5. Jim Thomson April 9, 2010 at 3:36 am #

    Hello, i have met a woman in Bratislava and we wish to get married i have plans to travel to Slovakia once my house here in Australia is sold but want to spend about 6 months with her before we both travel here to Australia to live. We would both want to travel back to Slovakia regularly to visit her family.My question is can i apply at Slovakian Police for Temp or permanent residance permit when i first arrive as a tourist and be able to work in Slovakia.The only Slovakian Embassy in Australia is located in Canberra and i live in Perth on other side of the Country a distance greater than all of Europe. I can provide all documents required when i arrive in Slovakia and have enough funds to cover my stay there and already have a place to reside on arrival with my Fiancee.

    Kind Regards

    Jim Thomson

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    Hi Jim,

    all the possibilities how you can receive a residence, you can find in the article above. As a fiancee of a Slovak citizen you will not receive residence straight away. After your marriage you will receive a permanent residence in case you will apply for it. Than you are allowed to work and stay in Slovakia. About the embassy, you should contact them and ask about the possibilieties, but I think that you will have to go there anyway.

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  6. Robert April 27, 2010 at 3:38 pm #

    I am a South African citizen, and my wife, and 2 children have Slovak Passports (therefore Slovak citizens too). We got Married in Slovakia in 2001, and went to South Africa, she got our children passports through the embassy in South Africa.(they were born in SA)

    So I am the only Foreigner in our family because we want to leave South Africa and go back to Slovakia.

    I have a criminal record (DRUNK DRIVING – from 1997) – nothing ever again – just that 1 stupid mistake when I was a young man.

    Will this cause problems for me to get residence, and eventually Citizenship for Slovakia?

    Thankyou.

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  7. Andy May 17, 2010 at 1:58 am #

    hello,

    I am non EU citizen and offered an coomunication engineer job in Bratislava i’m 5+ years experience.. I have been asked about the expected salary,, what i should say??

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    Hi Andy, I really don’t know, depends on you, on you employer, etc… try to look for similar job offers on the web, how much they get.

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  8. jana May 19, 2010 at 1:56 am #

    Hi
    I have a question about permanent residence;
    Is a permanent resident of Slovakia allowed to travel to UK as a tourist?

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    The permanent residence in Slovakia is not sufficient for travelling in UK, it depends on the citizenship of the person.

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  9. Omer June 11, 2010 at 6:42 pm #

    Ahoj,
    Im from Pakistan and my wife is from slovak and we have received our Slovak marriage certificate and i wanna further process my permanent residence i need to know that what will be the further procedure and how i can apply?Prosim.
    Omer

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    Dear Omer, it’s written in the article above. Please, read it carefully.

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  10. Jamshed June 11, 2010 at 6:45 pm #

    Ahoj,
    I need some information that im from pakistan and working in Abu Dhabi ,UAE on work permit and my wife is from slovak and we got married in January and we have received our Slovak marriage certificate after five months now i wanna know what will b the process and where i will have to apply from Egypt or Tehran? Dakujem

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    Dear Jamshed, you can apply from the appropriate embassy – the Slovak embassy for your country of origin or at the embassy of the country of your current residence.

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  11. Noordin Laaguidi June 28, 2010 at 4:37 pm #

    Dear Sir,

    I’m a Moroccan guy and I’m going to marry a Slovak girl. However, there is no Slovak embassy here in Morocco. And I do not have any idea how to apply for VISA to Slovakia once we get married. Hmm, Do I really need a VISA once we are married? If so, how can I apply for it?

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    Noordin, you don’t need visa if you are married to a Slovak, you can apply for EEA family member card and for permanent residence as well.

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  12. Yvonne July 7, 2010 at 10:37 pm #

    Dear Sir,
    Quick question. My husband is British, I’m American. I see from your website that we can live in Slovakia without a problem. But, my question is, can I apply for my residence permit in Slovakia or do I have to do it here in the USA before I leave?
    Thanks! And I love your website!

    Yvonne

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    Dear Yvonne, thanks, we love working on this website. ;) Regarding your question… you have to apply at the Slovak embassy in Washington, here is the contact info: http://www.slovak-republic.org/visa-embassies/of-slovakia/#usa

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  13. Jamshed July 27, 2010 at 12:11 pm #

    Ahoj,
    I need one more information that i will go for my work to UAE im Pakistani national is it possible that i can go to tehran before going UAE for applying my Permanent residence visa before going to start my work reply asap prosim.and dakujem for hepl.

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    I am sorry Jamshed I don’t understand your question.

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    Jamshed replies:

    Well I said that in few weeks i will receive my work permit from Dubai,UAE and the thing is that if i will go to Dubai,UAE then i will have to go to Egypt for applying Permanent Residential for SR but as Iran is lil sutiable from Pakistan i thought i should go to Iran before i go to UAE for my Work and after applying visa to SR,Tehran i will go to UAE and wen i will receive some confirmation for visa then i will collect and till that time i will work in UAE and then i will visit Tehran again to collect visa I hope u understand Dakujem for Reply.

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  14. Medkhat Amer August 2, 2010 at 12:03 pm #

    Dear Sir,

    I am working in UAE – Abu Dhabi and I would like to visit your country , and my friends there can send me invitation ,but no embassy in Abu Dhabi and as given in your website you have in Egypt and I cant go to Egypt for this matter ,where also I am not sure you will give me visa or not.
    Please you are kindly requested to inform me how i can receive visa and I am interesting to buy house in your nice country ,but I need to investigate all your nice regions to choice the best.
    Thanks and Regards
    Eng. Medkhat Amer

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    Well, dear Medkhat Amer, there is no other way around it, but try to contact the embassy in Cairo: http://www.slovak-republic.org/visa-embassies/of-slovakia/#egypt

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  15. Lenka August 7, 2010 at 7:59 pm #

    Hi,

    I am from Slovakia and my boyfriend is from India. He is going to visit me in a couple of months (tourist visa). We want to marry while he will be here and then also apply for his permanent residence here in Slovakia. As stated in the article above, “the police will decide on applications for initial approval within 90 days of receipt of the request”. I would like to ask what to do in the case his visa will end earlier than the police will decide? Will he have to return back to India?

    Thanks in advance
    Lenka

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    Lenka, you can ask for prolonging the visa here in Slovakia, this should be a valid reason, but don’t know for sure. Usually, the permanent residence is given in shorter time than 90 days.

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  16. Nazir Chaudhry August 23, 2010 at 5:16 am #

    Dear Sirs,
    I am impressed providing updated information to the needy. I am frequent traveler to the world. I am holding schengen visa and if I apply for temporary/permanent residency for business purposes, how long does it take and can I apply during my visit to SR. Thanks

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    The information is above in the article.

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  17. Eben August 27, 2010 at 2:08 pm #

    Good afternoon,

    First of all, thank you for all the useful information that you provide. I was just hoping you could clear the following up for me:
    I’m a non-EU/EEA spouse of a Slovak citizen. Our sun has a Slovak passport and we currently reside in the UK. We are planning to move back to Slovakia and I already have a prospective job offer and employment contract.

    What I wanted to know: Do I need to apply for a work permit first or just the permanent residence permit?
    If I need a work permit first, where do I get the application information for it from?

    Thank you again.

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    It would be easier for you to obtain the residence permit based on your marriage and then you can freely work in Slovakia.

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  18. Stano September 14, 2010 at 8:28 pm #

    Dear sir/madam,

    I would like to ask for help regarding to marriage with my Peruvian fiancée.
    We are planning to marry in Slovakia in period of December 2010 or January 2011 (She’ll be arriving on November).
    We asked for many information from the different institutions related to the marriage.
    From the Foreign Police Department we got the information for how to ask for residence.
    They told us the requirements and also one important detail about surname. That it has to be same on the marriage certificate and in her ID. There are 2 possibilities:
    1. She can leave her surname to keep the same in her ID/passport (In the certificate of the marriage has to be declared, that she will be using her surname after marriage) – Then how to change surname later (to get my surname as we will be married?)
    2. She can go to the Embassy and change her ID/passport after marriage and then ask for residence (how long will it take to get new passport/ID)? – She has visa only for 3 months and we have to do everything in this period to be here legally.
    Do you have any experience with this?

    Thank you very much for help

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    Dear Stano, I would go for the option TWO! She would have to do that anyway. How long will it take? Well, that depends on the authorities in Peru. But in any case, there is a possibility for prolonging the visa in special cases, IMO if needed this would qualify as special case.

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  19. Omer September 21, 2010 at 6:01 pm #

    Ahoj,
    I need to know i m going to apply for permanent residence my wife is slovakian and i wanna know right now im unemployed and i quit my business 11 months ago so is there will be any problem if im not doing anything???Dakujem

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    Omer, if your wife is Slovak, it doesn’t matter whether you are employed or not. You are allowed to obtain the permanent residency.

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  20. Wang Qiang September 23, 2010 at 10:03 pm #

    Hi,I am Qiang from China.Ihave been working here in Slovakia for a Chinese company for 4 years.I have got 7 questions about permanent residence permit from Slovakia below:

    1. After how long time of working here in Slovakia I can obtain the permanent residence permit?

    2. Are these permanent residence permit permanent?I know there is one type that only valid for 5 years, after 5 years,it needs to be renewed.If I don’t work here anymore, can I renew it?If I don’t work here for other company any more but I left my own registered company here,can I renew my permit when I come back?

    3. If I quit my work (after 4 years working here,each time 2 years work permission)and start my company here,how much longer should I stay here to obtain the permanent residence permit?

    4. If I invest in Slovakia by purchasing property here,How much value of property I should spend in order to obtain the permanent residence permit?

    5. If I invest in Slovakia by starting a company property here,How much value of property I should spend in order to obtain the permanent residence permit?

    6. If I continue my work and at the mean time I start my company as well, should I apply for different working permit?Is it necessary to have one working permit for my work in other company and another working permit for my own company?

    7. Are there any chance to have the permanent residence permit canceled (except the crimial cases)?eg,if I finish my work here, if I finish my own company her?

    Thanks a lot and awaiting for your detail answers!:)

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  21. zakaria October 18, 2010 at 1:51 pm #

    hey
    im moroccan i will mary my slovak girlfriend but she is student i want know if i can aply my permanenat residency despite the fact that she is studying
    dakujem

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    Hi, sure, the law says nothing about what is the occupation of the Slovak citizen. Of course, I assume that she is a university student and above 18 years of age.

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  22. Payal October 21, 2010 at 8:37 am #

    I am a Indian passport holder and currently working in Slovakia on a Work/Residence Permit and have a official visit planned for Frankfurt for 2 days. Will I need a separate visa to visit this place even after having the temporary Residence Permit of Slovakia or I am eligible to visit this place without any extra visa formalities?

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    You don’t need any additional visa. The Schengen visa authorizes you to enter any Schengen country (Germany included).

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    Payal replies:

    Thanks for the input. Also wanted to know in the same case above ie. having a Slovakia Residence Permit, if I had to visit UK, will I have to get a additional visa then? coz as far as I know UK is not included in the Schengen area. And if suppose I have to get the additional visa for UK, then can I apply for the same from Slovakia itself?
    Thanks so much ina dvance!!!

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    Yes, exactly the schengen visa does not apply to UK. I doubt you can apply for it in Slovakia, it depends on UK law which I don’t know. Probably on the UK embassy in Slovakia, but rather contact them via email now and ask them.

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  23. Omer November 3, 2010 at 10:36 pm #

    Ahoj, dobry den
    I need to know that my wife is slovakian and i applied my permanent residence visa in tehran cause of being pakistani and i also got visit visa for 90 days i wanna know do i can get my permanent visa while being here or i will have to go back to tehran?dakujem

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  24. Andy January 9, 2011 at 3:00 am #

    Hello,

    I am non EU citizen and have offered a job in Slovakia, I am married, will my wife (computer engineer) be able to apply for a job and work in Slovakia from day one we arrive there?

    many thanks in advance..

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    If she will have temporary residence, she can work in Slovakia.

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    Andy replies:

    Thanks for your reply, she will have the visa based on mine. As mine will be one year then to be renewed, she will have it also one year and to be renewed based on mine also!

    Do you confirm that her 1st visa will allow her to work?

    many thanks

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    YES!

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    Andy replies:

    Thanks

    but sorry one of my colleagues there just moved from Ukraine to Slovakia told me that his wive had her 1st visa with a stamp that she can’t work.. Authorities told him, she will be able to work starting the renewal of her visa next year..

    Please confirm!

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    Andy replies:

    hello Sir,

    can you please confirm because this is very important to me?

    thanks!

    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    Dear Andy, even if I confirm you zillion times, my confirmation is only an information. Pls, ask the appropriate embassy/authorities. The law says that if she has a temporary residence (or long term visa in your case) she qualifies to ask for a work permit from the days she has the residence (long term visa).

  25. Mike January 20, 2011 at 3:10 am #

    Hi i am a non EU I have a been living with my slovakian girlfriend for over one year and we have a child together..Can I apply for slovakian residence residence base on my child cos we need to be visiting slovakia often..
    thnx

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    Yes.

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  26. Jerry February 7, 2011 at 4:12 am #

    Hi Im writing from Califonia.I want to come and marry my girl friend,so i would like to know how long it takes to get married in slovakia ????

    Thank you
    Jerry

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    If you have all the documents needed, it takes one day. :)

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  27. MeandMojaManzelka February 13, 2011 at 12:35 am #

    Ahoj,
    I want to tell all i’m married with slovak girl it’s been more than one year i went to meet with my wife on visit visa and at the same time i applied for permanent visa also but police refused my permanent visa on really strange things like im not intrested to learn slovak and my religion is muslim and my wife is catholic and this is not good for our children and that it’s been 9 months we don’t have any baby(Cause my wife have to do some tests and doctor didn’t allow to do baby till that MRI,CT SCAN ETC will be done)and bla bla bla well now my wife is in slovakia and i’m in pakistan what i felt that slovak republic shouldn’t be in EU and they still think like communist countries and only reason for refusal is that i’m muslim that my fault and my mistake is that i was born in pakistan :( thats sad that one husband and wife can’t live together and my wife’s parents wanted her to live with them not in pakistan thats why we both decided to live in slovak republic.Now i can’t apply for visit visa till six months as per rules thats nice rule one husband and wife will have to live far from each other cause of some ***** rules that police man said to my wife that she should decide to live with me in pakistan as a married life or with her parents really nice from police that they want us to live far actually in straight way that police man was saying to her to give divorce :( they were so rude they behaved with us like some prisioners like we did some sin that we got married.
    We lived together for three months and when i was leaving on vienna airport that was hurting sooo much that we had to leave eachother i couldn’t see my wife going far in front of my eyes and we both were crying police should come to see how it hurts people in police they don’t have hearts no feelings indeed.
    They wrote in refusal paper that my wife’s parents are not comfortable that im living in their house as they gave me authority letter before my arrival to slovak that i can live there till ever,police called tato and mamina at police station and did interview to them seprately for 1+1 hours and my parents in law they are simple and police made them confuse with clever questions and asked them that if i do pray according to muslim religion and if i have that carpet for pray does that question relate to this??and they asked them if they feel afraid from me i worked with father in law in garden i cleaned corn i gave food to zajac and one of my zajac is pregnant also babka told me on phone.
    Now we hired a family lawyer who gonna do some help for us to live together and we paid high amount to live together im unhappy that distance hurts me and my wife i love my parents in law and moja babka did nice dishes for me like buchty with tvarh everyday i met with her friends, life was nice with my wife but police made it worst now we don’t have any hopes from lawyer also but we will live together may be not in slovak but still there’s rest of world to live.Thanks to Slovak foreign police.Boh bless all

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    Dear MeandMojaManzelka, I am sorry for your situation, but try to understand that many foreign citizens do fake marriages in order to get the Slovak residence and later the Slovak citizenship. The police has to be careful and I don’t think the main reason is the you are a muslim. Hope everything goes well for you!

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    MeandMojaManzelka replies:

    Dear,
    Well i know people do fake marriages but in this all innocent people are target and they have face these all problems and when we told to lawyer all questions then he told us that police was against us since begining.
    And i felt this very clearly that they asked this question to my parents in law and my wife also that if i do pray??? Why?? should i stop praying to Boh? for getting permanent residence.They were so rude since first day we went there and that police man asked my wife how i got visit visa how embassy gave me visit visa.I think we both should do suicide?That we did soo big sin that we got married.
    Me and my wife planned our future but they never wanted us to live together indeed people are still communist and my color is black that my big fault and then im muslim and then i was born in pakistan :( Thats really sad,cause of few wrong people everybody have to bear.I don’t have more words to express my feelings i learnt slovak a lot that i could communicate on potraviny grocery and i went to church also on 24th December 2010 to be a part of community.
    And that police man asked my wife what if i will leave her after having babies he should see there own system first in slovakia i saw many girls who have babies without fathers and mostly was like that when they were pregnant from there boy friends,boy friend left them with that pregnancy is it ok?But in our religion and in our community we are not allowed to have babies without marriage and when we are married we never leave our wife they should check divorce Percentage % in europe first.
    I will write everywhere for our rights of Husband and wife.Thanks for replyig Boh(Allah) bless all

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    Whether you pray or not… All the questions seem all right to me when applying for a residence and those questions or even worse you get in any country. They probably wanted to know how much your parents in law know you, because it can make them sure, it is not a fake marriage. Their answers obviously didn’t convince them.

    And what else should a lawyer tell you? You are going to pay him! Of course, he will tell what you want to hear.

    Again, I am very sorry for your situation, but probably it won’t help you, if you say that Slovak people are still communists. You are offended, because you think the problem is your religion, but you don’t mind insulting us, Slovaks – people you want to live with in one country.

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    MeandMojaManzelka replies:

    Dear,
    Cause of few people we can’t blame all country of mine and yours also,i said that police is doing like(communist)this way See i do respect all religions and people from slovakia they are not bad where i lived in slovakia in a village people they were nice and specially my family in law they all are nice.
    ONE things which i didn’t understand that i applied permanent resident visa and police didn’t ask me even one question and they can’t speak english and i felt they didn’t want to talk with me.And sorry if i said something not understandable actually i wanted to tell this about police ofcourse not about slovak people i do respect man come on how i can say as it’s my wife’s country.
    And im liberal about religion i do what i like to do what my heart says thats right i went to church cause my heart said thats fine to go there,about me i feel that praying to God,Boh,Allah we can pray in church,Mosque just ways of prays are different.
    Well Thanks for replying and again prepáč if i said something wrong.**Peace**

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    We can agree on that. ;) Hope everything goes well for you.

  28. jana February 22, 2011 at 10:46 pm #

    Dobry den,
    I got family visa in June2010 for three months as my wife is from slovakia and now i want to meet with my wife again what will be the requirement for family visa?Do i need the same documents?Dakujem

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    Yes, you should, but the process will be more smooth.

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  29. jana February 23, 2011 at 9:51 pm #

    Dobry den,
    Prosim tell me is it possible to get family visa before six months as i heard i can’t apply for family visit visa before six months is it true?and also if in this period can i apply for visit visa for other EU countries?Dakujem

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    You can’t apply for visa twice in a 6 months period for Slovak Republic, but you can apply for other country.

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    zack replies:

    jana your husband is moroocan ?

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    jana replies:

    his is Pakistani

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  30. Joseph February 24, 2011 at 3:10 am #

    Hi Im from Nigeria and I live outside slovakia with my slovak girlfriend and we have a child together..Can apply for residence through my child to enable us visit the country,if yes where can i apply..thnx

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    Hi Joseph, yes you can and pls read the information about where to apply above in the article.

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    Joseph replies:

    Hi I couldnt get the exact place to apply for this.In some place they said the embassy and other places police..From outside slovakia could you please direct me to the exact place to apply and the neccessary documents required..thnx

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  31. Mari April 7, 2011 at 3:51 am #

    Hello, I’m a non EU and my partner is Swedish citizen (currently studying in Slovak Rep.) I recently applied for swedish resident permit as cohabitation(not married). I am very confused, so my question is: Do I need to apply for any kind of Visa if I want to stay with my partner in Slovak Republic while he is studying there?
    Thanks in advance for you help.

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    If you have Swedish residence permit, you can stay in Slovakia as long as you want.

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  32. Johnson April 13, 2011 at 2:37 pm #

    Hi,Im a non EU and male,I live in UK with my Slovak partner and we have a Child together..I want to apply for EEA family member card to enable me visit slovakia..
    my guesstion is this,

    1] Can I send application from here or do need to appear in person?

    2]If yes,where exactly do I send my applicatio?

    Johnson

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    It is the same as with visa, you have to apply in person and at the appropriate embassy. Contact them before you travel there.

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  33. Steve April 20, 2011 at 2:40 pm #

    Good Afternoon

    I have lived and worked in the Slovak republic for the last 4 years on a temporary visa. At the beginning of this year my fiancee and I got married and have had our first child (Who is a Slovak citizen). My question is as follows: My temporary residence permit is valid till the middle of next year and I would like to know if it is required of me to apply for the permanent residency immidiately (or in some time frame) and \or inform the immigration police that I am now married or can this be done next year instead of renewing my temporary visa.
    Thanks in advance.

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    It is not required, but recommended!

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  34. Martin May 7, 2011 at 5:07 pm #

    Hi there.

    I am an south african and just got married to my slovakian wife.
    im heading back to apply for my residency in Pretoria south africa.

    Will we be able to live and work in the UK once I have my residency Card? Or do I need something else?

    Many thanks,
    Martin.

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  35. Marie July 12, 2011 at 11:33 pm #

    If I am in Slovakia on a tourist visa, and get a job offer, will I be able to apply for a temporary residence permit while in Slovakia or will I have to apply for the residence permit at a Slovak embassy outside of Slovakia?

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    The law says so, but ask at the appropriate embassy whether you could have an exeption.

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  36. Diego August 4, 2011 at 1:26 pm #

    Hello, I’m from South America and I have the permanent residency card (my wife is slovakian).
    We’re planning on going to South America for a month, so my question is: Do I need to renew my Schengen visa to re-enter the country? Or am I fine just showing my permanent residency card at whatever port of entry in europe it is when I return (netherlands for example).

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    If you have permanent residence in Slovakia, you don’t need any visa to enter Slovakia.

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  37. Marie August 12, 2011 at 7:29 pm #

    Where can one get fingerprinted on a fingerprint card in Bratislava or nearby cities for use in applying for an FBI police certificate?

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    Wow, I don’t know, try at the foreign police’s office in Bratislava. If not there, at least they will guide you to the right direction.

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  38. James August 18, 2011 at 4:16 pm #

    Hi,I am a non EU,I live in Ireland with my girl friend and we have a child but we are not married yet.I have Ireland resident permit and we want to Visit her family in Slovakia.
    My question is this,do I need a visa to travel with them to Slovakia..

    thnx,
    James

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    If you have residence permit in Ireland, you don’t need visa to Slovakia.

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  39. Jim October 3, 2011 at 6:11 pm #

    Hi I’m South African and currently working as a subcontractor in Italy on an Italian residence permit. I work from home and around the world and I would like to get away from Italian extremely high taxes. I would like to know what the requirements are in order to reside in Slovakia and pay Slovak tax instead?

    Kind Regards

    Jim

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    There are no special requirements, you can use office houses in Bratislava for example: http://www.officehouse.sk/en/

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  40. richard October 14, 2011 at 2:42 pm #

    hi im Philippine national, and i want to migrate in the republic of Slovak,,,what am i going to do? where am i going to apply such application me to able to migrate in Slovak? hopping for immediate response. Thank you and god bless.

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    Pls, read the linked articles…

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  41. Zoe October 23, 2011 at 4:27 pm #

    Hi,
    Can you please specify, if there is a limitation in duration of stay in Slovak Republic for a non-EU citizen who has a temporary residence permit in EU (Sweden)? Some say it’s 90 days per year, some- that it’s 90 days per any 6 months, and it’s quite difficult to find the right answer.
    The thing is we moved to Slovakia with my husband, and now I’m waiting for Slovak residence permit, and I have used almost 90 days of stay here. My Swedish residence permit is issued November 9, so does it mean that after November 9 I will be able to stay up to 90 more days in Slovakia without a residence permit?
    Thank you in advance
    B.r.

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    The residence permit of one EU country is not a residence permit for every country in EU. So, unless there are other circumstances (I don’t know where you are from, etc.), you have the right to be here in Slovakia for 90 days in every 6 months. I would recommend to contact the authorities handling your permanent residence to help you.

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    Zoe replies:

    Thank you very much for the information!

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  42. Jay November 27, 2011 at 4:31 pm #

    Hello,

    I have a quick question. I am married to a slovak and we have been living in the states for 12 years as I am american. I have been in Slovakia for 1 month and I am applying for permanent residency in SR. I am still waiting on my FBI fingerprints from the states which has taken them much longer than they promised. I am 30 days into my allowable 90 days in the EU. I suspect that i will have my fingerprints next week so i can officially apply. If the process takes 90 days will I have to leave SR or is their an extension I can apply for since the total time in SR will then be around 120 days?

    Thank you,
    Jay

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    Definitely, ask for the extension and explain why you need it. Otherwise you would have to leave Slovakia.

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  43. Marie November 29, 2011 at 7:30 am #

    I am a Philippine national working in Slovakia and have a valid Slovakia temporary residence permit. Can I travel within the Schengen area without a visa?

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    Yes, no problem.

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  44. R February 28, 2012 at 4:46 pm #

    Hi,

    I am an EU citizen with permanent residence here, I have lost my residence card. How much does it cost to issue a replacement? How can I do this? Can I change my permanent address here while I am getting my replacement card?

    Thanks

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    Slovak-Republic.org replies:

    Contact the foreign Police and ask for issuing new one. I don’t know what the fee is.

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  45. Axel April 28, 2012 at 6:59 am #

    I am a third country national. I have just submitted the application for renewal of my Slovakia temp residence permit but will have to travel outside of the Schengen zone and return a few days after the expiration of my residence card. If I do not receive notification yet of approval of the renewal before leaving Slovakia, will I have a problem on re-entering Slovakia? Should I obtain a visa in order to return, or is the receipt for filing the renewal sufficient?

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  46. Nishant Salvi May 8, 2012 at 9:33 am #

    I am a citizen of India, living and working in Kosice, Slovakia since December 2009.I have completed 2year and 6 months in Slovakia already.I am aware that after completing 5 years in Slovakia i will be entitled to receive my first permanent residence permit which is for the period of 5 years.
    My question is:
    Once i receive this PR, will i be able to work in any EU country without a need of work permit of that particular country? (I think exceptions are: Denmark, Switzerland)
    Could you clarify or send me more information on this.
    Thank you.

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