Do You Need Visa to Visit Slovakia?

Do You Need Visa to Visit Slovakia? Check It Out!

Visa Types

Visa Types & Categories to Apply for Slovakia

Visa Types & Categories to Apply for Slovakia

For the duration of stay Slovakia visa falls into three categories:

  • Short-stay (for stays up to 90 days)
  • Long-stay (for stays more than 90 days)
  • Airport Transit 

Each of these categories has several subcategories according to the purpose of travel to Slovakia.

Citizens of the Member States of the European Economic Area (EEA) may enter Slovakia with a valid identity card or a valid passport and do not require a visa or a residence permit.   Before their arrival to Slovakia, third-country nationals must acquire a visa or a residence permit from Slovakia's diplomatic mission abroad.

Depending on the purpose and duration of your travel to Slovakia, different types of visas will apply to the circumstance. Whether you are planning to go on a visit, study, or work and reside there permanently, you will have to apply for a different Slovakian Visa, accordingly.

Slovakia Schengen Visa

As a part of the Schengen area, Slovakia issues uniform Schengen visas for short stay visits (type C). 

Depending on the purpose, the subcategories of Slovakian Schengen visa usually consist of:

  • Tourism
  • Business
  • Family / Friends Visit
  • Sport / Culture / Study (short Course)
  • Airport Transit
  • Training

Depending on the type and frequency of travel to Slovakia, a Schengen visa can be single-entry, double-entry, and multi-entry. The validity period of a single Schengen visa usually covers the travel period specified in the Slovakia visa application form. If you frequently travel to the Schengen area, you may obtain a one-, two-, three- and five-year multi-entry Schengen visa, depending on the Slovakian consulate's decision. However, you should note that you can stay in the Schengen area for a maximum of 90 days in any case. In this case, holders of multi-entry long-term Schengen visas can remain in the Schengen area maximum of 90 days every 180 days.

 

Slovakia Short-Stay Visa Costs

When applying for a Schengen visa, each person must pay a visa fee. This fee is non-refundable regardless of the visa result. The Schengen visa fee for citizens of Azerbaijan, Russia, and Armenia is currently 35 EUR. These three countries benefit from reduced visa costs under an agreement with the Schengen countries. In other countries, this amount is 80 EUR for people over 12 years old, 40 EUR for children 6-12 years old, and free for children under six years old.

In most cases, if you belong to one of the following categories, you are exempt from visa fees by providing relevant evidence:

  • Close relatives of those legally living in the Schengen area (close relatives include spouse, children (including adopted), parents (or guardians), grandmothers, grandfathers, grandchildren);
  • Pensioners;
  • Members of official delegations, including permanent members of official delegations, participating in formal meetings, consultations, negotiations, and exchange programs, as well as events of intergovernmental organizations based on an official invitation;
  • Pupils, students, graduate students, and pedagogical staff traveling with them for research and educational purposes within the framework of the official educational program;
  • People with disabilities and accompanying persons if necessary;
  • Participants of international sports events and persons accompanying them in connection with their professional activities;
  • Official visits of journalists and technical staff.

 


 

Slovakia Tourism/Private Visit Visa

If your travel to Slovakia is for one of the following purposes, you are eligible to apply for this visa.

  • Visitors of military and civil burial grounds
  • Property owners in the Schengen area and their close relatives
  • Tourists and other private visitors

 

Required Documents for Slovakia Tourism/Private Visit Visa

 

1. Application Form

  • Typed or written by hand in block letters and neatly.
  • Signed personally by the applicant.

        In case of minors:

  • The application form shall be signed by a person exercising permanent or temporary parental authority or legal guardianship

2. Photo

  • One passport photo not older than 6 months
  • Size 3,5x4,5
  • On the white background

3. Travel Document (Foreign Passport)

  • Valid for at least three months after the intended date of (last) departure from the Schengen area
  • Containing at least two blank pages
  • Issued within the previous ten years

4. Old/Expired or Another Valid Foreign Passport

  • If the applicant has previous Schengen visas in an already expired foreign passport, that passport must be submitted as well

5. National Identity Card and Resident Permit/Visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • A copy of the documents must be presented along with other documents
  • The required validity period for these documents is three months beyond the date of your travel to Slovakia

6. A Travel Medical Insurance Policy

  • Policies should cover the entire validity period of the visa and all the planned days of stay
  • Insurance validity region should cover all Schengen countries
  • The insurance should cover a minimum of 30.000 EUR
  • Policies should cover your costs in case of sudden illness or accident and/ or assistance on-site, including the costs of medical repatriation of the insured person to the place of permanent residency or the repatriation in case of death.

7. In Cases of Minors:

  • Copy of The Birth Certificate
  • Consent of the parental authority or legal guardian should be required only if the minor travels alone or only with one parent. Exceptions should be made to this if the single parent with whom the minor is to travel holds the parental authority alone (i.e., in cases where the other parent has deceased or been deprived of custody, e.g., a death certificate of the other parent or a court decree vesting custody exclusively in the parent who is signing the application would be requested).
  • Copy of the valid Schengen visa of the parent(s) traveling with the minor for whom a visa is not applied at the same time with the parent(s).

8. Proof of Accommodation

  • E.g., an invitation/sponsorship form from the host if staying with one5; document from the establishment providing accommodation or any other appropriate document indicating the accommodation envisaged in accordance with the legislation of the Schengen Member State concerned, for example, voucher or confirmation of the payment for the hotel, issued by the Slovakian tourist organization
  • If not available, adequate written description of the planned journey

9. Proof of the Itinerary

  • E.g., confirmation of the booking of an organized trip or any other appropriate document indicating the envisaged travel plans such as a reserved return ticket.
  • If not available, an adequate written description of the planned journey.

10. Proof of Employment

11. Proof of Financial Means

  • E.g., bank/credit card statement(s) covering at least three preceding months, proof of real estate property in your country, or proof of sponsorship.

12. For Visitors of Military and Civil Burial Grounds

  • Official document confirming the existence and preservation of the burial ground and relationship between the applicant and the buried.

13. For Property Owners in the Schengen Area and Their Close Relatives

  • Relevant national document (e.g., recent extract from the real estate register, copy of the purchase contract/deed of sale, etc.) proving that the applicant possesses the property in question.

          In cases of close relatives:

  • Proof of the relationship

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Slovakia Tourism/Private Visit Visa

The average processing time for Slovakia Tourism/Private Visit Visa is 3-10 calendar days. It depends on your visa application country.

 

Slovakia Tourism/Private Visit Visa Fee

When applying for a Schengen visa, each person must pay a visa fee. This fee is non-refundable regardless of the visa result. The Schengen visa fee for citizens of Azerbaijan, Russia, and Armenia is currently 35 EUR. These three countries benefit from reduced visa costs under an agreement with the Schengen countries. In other countries, this amount is 80 EUR for people over 12 years old, 40 EUR for children 6-12 years old, and free for children under six years old.

In most cases, if you belong to one of the following categories, you are exempt from visa fees by providing relevant evidence:

  • Close relatives of those legally living in the Schengen area (close relatives include spouse, children (including adopted), parents (or guardians), grandmothers, grandfathers, grandchildren);
  • Pensioners;
  • Members of official delegations, including permanent members of official delegations, participating in formal meetings, consultations, negotiations, and exchange programs, as well as events of intergovernmental organizations based on an official invitation;
  • Pupils, students, graduate students, and pedagogical staff traveling with them for research and educational purposes within the framework of the official educational program;
  • People with disabilities and accompanying persons if necessary;
  • Participants of international sports events and persons accompanying them in connection with their professional activities;
  • Official visits of journalists and technical staff.

 

Where to Apply for Slovakia Tourism/Private Visit Visa?

You will apply for Slovakia Tourism/Private Visit Visa in Slovakia visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

 


 

Slovakia Business/Work Visa

If your travel to Slovakia is for one of the following purposes, you are eligible to apply for this visa.

  • Members of official delegations
  • Participants in official twin city programs
  • Employees traveling on business
  • Self-employed people
  • Drivers (international cargo and passengers)
  • Members of train, refrigerator, and locomotive crews
  • Aircrews (if in need of a visa)
  • Journalists

 

Required Documents for Slovakia Business/Work Visa

 

1. Application Form

  • Typed or written by hand in block letters and neatly
  • Signed personally by the applicant

2. Photo

  • One passport photo not older than 6 months
  • Size 3,5x4,5
  • On the white background

3. Travel Document (Foreign Passport)

  • Valid for at least three months after the intended date of (last) departure from the Schengen area
  • Containing at least two blank pages
  • Issued within the previous ten years

4. Old/Expired or Another Valid Foreign Passport

  • If the applicant has previous Schengen visas in an already expired foreign passport, that passport must be submitted as well

5. National Identity Card and Resident Permit/Visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • A copy of the documents must be presented along with other documents
  • The required validity period for these documents is three months beyond the date of your travel to Slovakia

6. A Travel Medical Insurance Policy

  • Policies should cover the entire validity period of the visa and all the planned days of stay
  • Insurance validity region should cover all Schengen countries
  • The insurance should cover a minimum of 30.000 EUR
  • Policies should cover your costs in case of sudden illness or accident and/ or assistance on-site, including the costs of medical repatriation of the insured person to the place of permanent residency or the repatriation in case of death.

7. Proof of Accommodation

  • E.g., an invitation/sponsorship form from the host if staying with one5; document from the establishment providing accommodation or any other appropriate document indicating the accommodation envisaged in accordance with the legislation of the Schengen Member State concerned, for example, voucher or confirmation of the payment for the hotel, issued by the Slovakian tourist organization.
  • If not available, an adequate written description of the planned journey.

8. Proof of the Itinerary

  • E.g., confirmation of the booking of an organized trip or any other appropriate document indicating the envisaged travel plans such as a reserved return ticket.
  • If not available, an adequate written description of the planned journey.

9. Proof of Employment

10. Proof of Financial Means

  • E.g., bank/credit card statement(s) covering at least three preceding months, proof of real estate property in your country, or proof of sponsorship.

11. For Self-Employed People:

  • The written request from a hosting firm or organization, an office or branch, state or local authority of your country and the Member State or organizing committees of trade and industrial exhibitions, conferences and symposia to attend meetings, conferences or events connected with trade, industry or work; if no such written request can be obtained, other proof of purpose of stay (e.g., information on participation in the conference, entrance ticket to trade fair, business correspondence, program of the business trip).
  • Proof of economic activity (e.g., extract from the trade/fiscal registry or certificate for individual business) or bank statement(s) covering at least three preceding months.

12. For Drivers (International Cargo and Passengers)

  • The written request from the national association of carriers of your country or the national association of carriers of the Member State stating the purpose, duration, and frequency of trips.

13. For Members of Train, Refrigerator, and Locomotive Crews

  • The written request from the competent railway company of your country or a competent railway company of the Member State stating the purpose, duration, and frequency of trips.

14. For Air Crews (If in Need of a Visa)

  • Letter from the operating body

15. For Journalists

  • A certificate or other document issued by a professional organization proving that the person is a qualified journalist
  • Letter from his/her employer stating that the purpose of the journey is to carry out journalistic work

16. For Freelance Journalists

  • Proof of journalistic activity (e.g., a press card or work contract)
  • Proof of economic activity/financial means (e.g., an excerpt from the trade/fiscal registry, certificate for the individual business, bank statement(s) covering at least three preceding months)

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Slovakia Business/Work Visa

The average processing time for Slovakia Business/Work Visa is 3-10 calendar days. It depends on your visa application country.

 

Slovakia Business/Work Visa Fee

When applying for a Schengen visa, each person must pay a visa fee. This fee is non-refundable regardless of the visa result. The Schengen visa fee for citizens of Azerbaijan, Russia, and Armenia is currently 35 EUR. These three countries benefit from reduced visa costs under an agreement with the Schengen countries. In other countries, this amount is 80 EUR for people over 12 years old, 40 EUR for children 6-12 years old, and free for children under six years old.

In most cases, if you belong to one of the following categories, you are exempt from visa fees by providing relevant evidence:

  • Close relatives of those legally living in the Schengen area (close relatives include spouse, children (including adopted), parents (or guardians), grandmothers, grandfathers, grandchildren);
  • Pensioners;
  • Members of official delegations, including permanent members of official delegations, participating in formal meetings, consultations, negotiations, and exchange programs, as well as events of intergovernmental organizations based on an official invitation;
  • Pupils, students, graduate students, and pedagogical staff traveling with them for research and educational purposes within the framework of the official educational program;
  • People with disabilities and accompanying persons if necessary;
  • Participants of international sports events and persons accompanying them in connection with their professional activities;
  • Official visits of journalists and technical staff.

 

Where to Apply for Slovakia Business/Work Visa?

You will apply for Slovakia Business/Work Visa in Slovakia visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

 


 

Slovakia Visiting Family and Friends Visa

If your travel to Slovakia is for one of the following purposes, you are eligible to apply for this visa.

  • Close relatives visiting third country citizens residing legally in a Schengen Member State
  • Close relatives visiting EU (EEA & Swiss) citizens
  • Family members of EU (EEA & Swiss) citizens (not resident in their home country in line with Directive 2004/38/EC)

 

Required Documents for Slovakia Visiting Family and Friends Visa

 

1. Application Form

  • Typed or written by hand in block letters and neatly.
  • Signed personally by the applicant.

        In case of minors:

  • The application form shall be signed by a person exercising permanent or temporary parental authority or legal guardianship

2. Photo

  • One passport photo not older than 6 months
  • Size 3,5x4,5
  • On the white background

3. Travel Document (Foreign Passport)

  • Valid for at least three months after the intended date of (last) departure from the Schengen area
  • Containing at least two blank pages
  • Issued within the previous ten years

4. Old/Expired or Another Valid Foreign Passport

  • If the applicant has previous Schengen visas in an already expired foreign passport, that passport must be submitted as well

5. National Identity Card and Resident Permit/Visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • A copy of the documents must be presented along with other documents
  • The required validity period for these documents is three months beyond the date of your travel to Slovakia

6. A Travel Medical Insurance Policy

  • Policies should cover the entire validity period of the visa and all the planned days of stay
  • Insurance validity region should cover all Schengen countries
  • The insurance should cover a minimum of 30.000 EUR
  • Policies should cover your costs in case of sudden illness or accident and/ or assistance on-site, including the costs of medical repatriation of the insured person to the place of permanent residency or the repatriation in case of death.

7. Close Relatives Visiting Third Country Citizens Residing Legally in Slovakia

  • The written request from the host person, whose authentic signature must be proved by the competent authority, in accordance with the legislation of Slovakia
  • Proof of the legal residence of the inviting person
  • Proof of employment (with salary information)

         If not available:

  • Other proof of financial means and will to return (e.g., bank/credit card statement(s) covering at least three preceding months
  • Proof of real estate property in your country or;
  • Proof of sponsorship

8. Close Relatives Visiting EU (EEA and Swiss) Citizens

  • The written request from the host person, whose authentic signature must be proved by the competent authority, in accordance with the legislation of Slovakia
  • Proof of the legal residence of the inviting person
  • Proof of employment (with salary information);

        If not available:

  • Other proof of financial means and will to return (e.g., bank/credit card statement(s) covering at least three preceding months
  • Proof of real estate property in your country or;
  • Proof of sponsorship

9. Family Members of EU (EEA) Citizens Having Exercised Their Right of Free Movement Under Directive 2004/38/EC

  • Proof of the family tie according to the legislation of Slovakia of residence and the European Union

10. For Minors:

  • If the applicant is a minor (under 18 years) and travels alone or with one of his/ her parents, written, notarized consent of the second parent or the guardian is required.
  • If the consent cannot be provided, then other documents providing the reason for the lack of permission (single parent reference or other documents) are required.
  • The consent must be valid from the day of submitting a visa application, covering all Schengen countries.
  • Along with the original, a copy of the birth certificate is also required and should be prepared beforehand.

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Slovakia Visiting Family and Friends Visa

The average processing time for Slovakia Visiting Family and Friends Visa is 3-10 calendar days. It depends on your visa application country.

 

Slovakia Visiting Family and Friends Visa Fee

When applying for a Schengen visa, each person must pay a visa fee. This fee is non-refundable regardless of the visa result. The Schengen visa fee for citizens of Azerbaijan, Russia, and Armenia is currently 35 EUR. These three countries benefit from reduced visa costs under an agreement with the Schengen countries. In other countries, this amount is 80 EUR for people over 12 years old, 40 EUR for children 6-12 years old, and free for children under six years old.

In most cases, if you belong to one of the following categories, you are exempt from visa fees by providing relevant evidence:

  • Close relatives of those legally living in the Schengen area (close relatives include spouse, children (including adopted), parents (or guardians), grandmothers, grandfathers, grandchildren);
  • Pensioners;
  • Members of official delegations, including permanent members of official delegations, participating in formal meetings, consultations, negotiations, and exchange programs, as well as events of intergovernmental organizations based on an official invitation;
  • Pupils, students, graduate students, and pedagogical staff traveling with them for research and educational purposes within the framework of the official educational program;
  • People with disabilities and accompanying persons if necessary;
  • Participants of international sports events and persons accompanying them in connection with their professional activities;
  • Official visits of journalists and technical staff.

 

Where to Apply for Slovakia Visiting Family and Friends Visa?

You will apply for Slovakia Visiting Family and Friends Visa in Slovakia visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

 


 

Slovakia Sport, Culture, Study (Short Course) Visa

If your travel to Slovakia is for one of the following purposes, you are eligible to apply for this visa.

  • Participants in scientific, cultural, and artistic activities:
  • Pupils, students, post-graduate students, and accompanying teachers:
  • Participants in international sports events and accompanying persons in their professional capacity.

If your travel to Slovakia is for one of the following purposes, you are eligible to apply for this visa.

  • Close relatives visiting third-country nationals residing legally in a Schengen Member State
  • Close relatives visiting EU (EEA & Swiss) citizens
  • Family members of EU (EEA & Swiss) citizens (not resident in their home country in line with Directive 2004/38/EC)

 

Required Documents for Slovakia Sport, Culture, Study (Short Course) Visa

 

1. Application Form

  • Typed or written by hand in block letters and neatly.
  • Signed personally by the applicant.

        In cases of minors:

  • The application form shall be signed by a person exercising permanent or temporary parental authority or legal guardianship

2. Photo

  • One passport photo not older than 6 months
  • Size 3,5x4,5
  • On the white background

3. Travel Document (Foreign Passport)

  • Valid for at least three months after the intended date of (last) departure from the Schengen area
  • Containing at least two blank pages
  • Issued within the previous ten years

4. Old/Expired or Another Valid Foreign Passport

  • If the applicant has previous Schengen visas in an already expired foreign passport, that passport must be submitted as well

5. National Identity Card and Resident Permit/Visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • A copy of the documents must be presented along with other documents
  • The required validity period for these documents is three months beyond the date of your travel to Slovakia

6. A Travel Medical Insurance Policy

  • Policies should cover the entire validity period of the visa and all the planned days of stay
  • Insurance validity region should cover all Schengen countries
  • The insurance should cover a minimum of 30.000 EUR
  • Policies should cover your costs in case of sudden illness or accident and/ or assistance on-site, including the costs of medical repatriation of the insured person to the place of permanent residency or the repatriation in case of death.

7. For Minors:

  • If the applicant is a minor (under 18 years) and travels alone or with one of his/ her parents, written, notarized consent of the second parent or the guardian is required.
  • If the consent cannot be provided, then other documents providing the reason for the lack of permission (single parent reference or other documents) are required.
  • The consent must be valid from the day of submitting a visa application, covering all Schengen countries.
  • Along with the original, a copy of the birth certificate is also required and should be prepared beforehand.

8. For Participants in Scientific, Cultural, and Artistic Activities

  • A letter of guarantee from the host organization which must be certified by a Slovakian administrative unit. A copy of the certified letter of guarantee with the seal of the administrative authority and the registration number clearly visible is sufficient
  • In case not included in the written request, a separate statement on sponsorship either from the sending or receiving party (or other proof of financial means)

9. For Pupils, Students, Post-graduate Students and Accompanying Teachers

  • A letter of guarantee or certificate of enrolment or student card by the host university, academy, institute, college, or school or certificate of the courses to be attended. The letter of guarantee must be certified by a Slovakian administrative unit. A copy of the certified letter of guarantee with the seal of the administrative authority and the registration number clearly visible is sufficient.
  • In case not included in the written request, a separate statement on sponsorship either from the sending or receiving party (or other proof of financial means).
  • If parents are sponsors: sponsorship letter + proof of family tie + copy of the first page of the sponsor's internal passport + any proof of financial means of the sponsor in the original). Printouts of online bank statements need to be stamped and signed by the bank.
  • Student card or copy of the certificate of enrolment issued by the educational institution.

10. Participants in International Sports Events and Accompanying Persons in Their Professional Capacity

  • A written request (letter of guarantee) from the host organization (competent authority, national sports federation or national Olympic committee), including information on the role of the persons, which must be certified by the internal administrative authorities of the Republic of Slovakia – Upravna Enota. A copy of the letter of guarantee with the seal of the administrative authority and the registration number clearly visible is sufficient.
  • In case not included in the written request, a separate statement on sponsorship either from the sending or receiving party (or other proof of financial means).
  • If parents are sponsors:
    • Sponsorship letter
    • Proof of family tie 
    • Copy of the first page of the sponsor's internal passport 
    • Any proof of financial means of the sponsor in the original

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Slovakia Sport, Culture, Study (Short Course) Visa

The average processing time for Slovakia Sport, Culture, Study (Short Course) Visa is 3-10 calendar days. It depends on your visa application country.

 

Slovakia Sport, Culture, Study (Short Course) Visa Fee

When applying for a Schengen visa, each person must pay a visa fee. This fee is non-refundable regardless of the visa result. The Schengen visa fee for citizens of Azerbaijan, Russia, and Armenia is currently 35 EUR. These three countries benefit from reduced visa costs under an agreement with the Schengen countries. In other countries, this amount is 80 EUR for people over 12 years old, 40 EUR for children 6-12 years old, and free for children under six years old.

In most cases, if you belong to one of the following categories, you are exempt from visa fees by providing relevant evidence:

  • Close relatives of those legally living in the Schengen area (close relatives include spouse, children (including adopted), parents (or guardians), grandmothers, grandfathers, grandchildren);
  • Pensioners;
  • Members of official delegations, including permanent members of official delegations, participating in formal meetings, consultations, negotiations, and exchange programs, as well as events of intergovernmental organizations based on an official invitation;
  • Pupils, students, graduate students, and pedagogical staff traveling with them for research and educational purposes within the framework of the official educational program;
  • People with disabilities and accompanying persons if necessary;
  • Participants of international sports events and persons accompanying them in connection with their professional activities;
  • Official visits of journalists and technical staff.

 

Where to Apply for Slovakia Sport, Culture, Study (Short Course) Visa?

You will apply for Slovakia Sport, Culture, Study (Short Course) Visa in Slovakia visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

 


 

Slovakia Training Visa

Slovakia training visa designated in case you are traveling for training purposes. This visa is given for a travel period of less than 90 days.

 

Required Documents for Slovakia Training Visa

 

1. Application Form

  • Typed or written by hand in block letters and neatly.
  • Signed personally by the applicant.

        In case of minors:

  • The application form shall be signed by a person exercising permanent or temporary parental authority or legal guardianship

2. Photo

  • Two photos not older than 6 months
  • Size 3 x 3,5 cm
  • On the white background

3. Travel Document (Foreign Passport)

  • Valid for at least three months after the intended date of (last) departure from the Schengen area
  • Containing at least two blank pages
  • Issued within the previous ten years

4. Old/Expired or Another Valid Foreign Passport

  • If the applicant has previous Schengen visas in an already expired foreign passport, that passport must be submitted as well

5. National Identity Card and Resident Permit/Visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • A copy of the documents must be presented along with other documents
  • The required validity period for these documents is three months beyond the date of your travel to Slovakia

6. A Travel Medical Insurance Policy

  • Policies should cover the entire validity period of the visa and all of the planned days of stay
  • Insurance validity region should cover all Schengen countries
  • The insurance should cover a minimum of 30.000 EUR
  • Policies should cover your costs in case of sudden illness or accident and/ or assistance on-site, including the costs of medical repatriation of the insured person to the place of permanent residency or the repatriation in case of death

7. Proof of Accommodation

  • E.g., an invitation/sponsorship form from the host if staying with one5; document from the establishment providing accommodation or any other appropriate document indicating the accommodation envisaged in accordance with the legislation of the Schengen Member State concerned, for example, voucher or confirmation of the payment for the hotel, issued by the Slovakian tourist organization.
  • If not available, adequate written description of the planned journey

8. Proof of the Itinerary

  • E.g., confirmation of the booking of an organized trip or any other appropriate document indicating the envisaged travel plans such as a reserved return ticket.
  • If not available, adequate written description of the planned journey

9. Proof of Employment

10. Proof of Financial Means

  • E.g., bank/credit card statement(s) covering at least three preceding months, proof of real estate property in your country, or proof of sponsorship

11. Invitation Letter from the Organization in Slovakia

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Slovakia Training Visa

The average processing time for Slovakia Training Visa is 3-10 calendar days. It depends on your visa application country.

 

Slovakia Training Visa Fee

When applying for a Schengen visa, each person must pay a visa fee. This fee is non-refundable regardless of the visa result. The Schengen visa fee for citizens of Azerbaijan, Russia, and Armenia is currently 35 EUR. These three countries benefit from reduced visa costs under an agreement with the Schengen countries. In other countries, this amount is 80 EUR for people over 12 years old, 40 EUR for children 6-12 years old, and free for children under six years old.

In most cases, if you belong to one of the following categories, you are exempt from visa fees by providing relevant evidence:

  • Close relatives of those legally living in the Schengen area (close relatives include spouse, children (including adopted), parents (or guardians), grandmothers, grandfathers, grandchildren);
  • Pensioners;
  • Members of official delegations, including permanent members of official delegations, participating in formal meetings, consultations, negotiations, and exchange programs, as well as events of intergovernmental organizations based on an official invitation;
  • Pupils, students, graduate students, and pedagogical staff traveling with them for research and educational purposes within the framework of the official educational program;
  • People with disabilities and accompanying persons if necessary;
  • Participants of international sports events and persons accompanying them in connection with their professional activities;
  • Official visits of journalists and technical staff.

 

Where to Apply for Slovakia Training Visa?

You will apply for Slovakia Training Visa in Slovakia visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

Slovakia Airport Transit Visa

Slovakia Airport Transit Visa

This visa applies to the foreign nationals that are required to travel through Slovakia on the way to a third country.

 

Required Documents for Slovakia Airport Transit Visa

 

1. Application Form

  • Typed or written by hand in block letters and neatly.
  • Signed personally by the applicant.

2. Photo

  • One passport photo not older than 6 months
  • Size 3,5x4,5
  • On the white background

3. Travel Document (Foreign Passport)

  • Valid for at least three months after the intended date of (last) departure from the Schengen area.
  • Containing at least two blank pages
  • Issued within the previous ten years

4. Old/Expired or Another Valid Foreign Passport

  • If the applicant has previous Schengen visas in an already expired foreign passport, that passport must be submitted as well

5. National Identity Card and Resident Permit/Visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • A copy of the documents must be presented along with other documents
  • The required validity period for these documents is three months beyond the date of your travel to Slovakia

6. A Travel Medical Insurance Policy

  • Policies should cover the entire validity period of the visa and all of the planned days of stay
  • Insurance validity region should cover all Schengen countries
  • The insurance should cover a minimum of 30.000 EUR
  • Policies should cover your costs in case of sudden illness or accident and/ or assistance on-site, including the costs of medical repatriation of the insured person to the place of permanent residency or the repatriation in case of death.

7. Documents Related to the Onward Journey to the Final Destination (visa or another entry permit for the third country of destination; tickets for the onward journey).

8. Proof of Employment (with Salary Information)

        If not available: 

  • Other proof of financial means and will to return (e.g., bank/credit statement(s) covering at least three preceding months, proof of real estate property in your country, or proof of sponsorship.

9. For Minors:

  • If the applicant is a minor (under 18 years) and travels alone or with one of his/ her parents, written, notarized consent of the second parent or the guardian is required.
  • If the consent cannot be provided, then other documents providing the reason for the lack of permission (single parent reference or other documents) are required.
  • The consent must be valid from the day of submitting a visa application, covering all Schengen countries.
  • Along with the original, a copy of the birth certificate is also required and should be prepared beforehand.

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Slovakia Airport Transit Visa

The average processing time for Slovakia Airport Transit Visa is 3-10 calendar days. It depends on your visa application country.

 

Slovakia Airport Transit Visa Fee

When applying for a Schengen visa, each person must pay a visa fee. This fee is non-refundable regardless of the visa result. The Schengen visa fee for citizens of Azerbaijan, Russia, and Armenia is currently 35 EUR. These three countries benefit from reduced visa costs under an agreement with the Schengen countries. In other countries, this amount is 80 EUR for people over 12 years old, 40 EUR for children 6-12 years old, and free for children under six years old.

In most cases, if you belong to one of the following categories, you are exempt from visa fees by providing relevant evidence:

  • Close relatives of those legally living in the Schengen area (close relatives include spouse, children (including adopted), parents (or guardians), grandmothers, grandfathers, grandchildren);
  • Pensioners;
  • Members of official delegations, including permanent members of official delegations, participating in formal meetings, consultations, negotiations, and exchange programs, as well as events of intergovernmental organizations based on an official invitation;
  • Pupils, students, graduate students, and pedagogical staff traveling with them for research and educational purposes within the framework of the official educational program;
  • People with disabilities and accompanying persons if necessary;
  • Participants of international sports events and persons accompanying them in connection with their professional activities;
  • Official visits of journalists and technical staff.

 

Where to Apply for Slovakia Airport Transit Visa?

You will apply for Slovakia Airport Transit Visa in Slovakia visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

Slovakia Long-Stay Visa (for stays more than 90 days)

If you wish to reside in Slovakia for an extended period (more than 90 days), you need to apply for a long-term visa. National, long-stay visas D and residence permits stay in the competence of Slovakian national law. Applications must be submitted to the Embassy of the Republic of Slovakia.

There are Different Types of Slovakia National Visa Depending on the Purpose of Travel:
  • Study
  • Family Reunification
  • Employment
  • Blue Card EU

 


 

Slovakia Study (National) Visa

This visa is intended to permit foreign nationals to obtain a long-term visa, allowing them to stay in Slovakia for a longer period. This visa applies to those who are admitted to the state college or state university in Slovakia.

 

Required Documents for Slovakia Study (Long-stay) Visa

 

1. Application Form

  • Typed or written by hand in block letters and neatly.
  • Signed personally by the applicant.

        In case of minors:

  • The application form shall be signed by a person exercising permanent or temporary parental authority or legal guardianship

2. Photo

  • Two photos not older than 6 months
  • Size 3 x 3,5 cm
  • On the white background

3. Travel Document (Foreign Passport)

  • Valid for at least three months after the intended date of (last) departure from the Schengen area
  • Containing at least two blank pages
  • Issued within the previous ten years

4. Old/Expired or Another Valid Foreign Passport

  • If the applicant has previous Schengen visas in an already expired foreign passport, that passport must be submitted as well

5. National Identity Card and Resident Permit/Visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • A copy of the documents must be presented along with other documents
  • The required validity period for these documents is three months beyond the date of your travel to Slovakia

6. Document Not Older Than 90 Days which Confirms the Purpose of Stay

  • Confirmation from the competent state administration authority of acceptance of the third-country national for studies or confirmation from the organization managing the activities under the programs approved by the Government of the Slovak Republic or programs of the European Union on the basis of a contract with the competent state administration authority.

7. Document Not Older Than 90 Days which Confirms Integrity

  • Extract from the Criminal Register of the country he/she is a national of
  • Extract from the Criminal Register of the country where the third-country national has resided during the last three years for the period longer than 90 days within six consecutive months

8. Document Not Older Than 90 Days which Confirms Financial Resources for Residence

  • Statement of a balance of a bank account of third-country national
  • Confirmation of scholarship
  • Confirmation of the statutory body of a legal entity about the provision of financial resources during residence
  • Statutory declaration of a person that he/she will provide financial resources to the third-country national during his/her residence, supported by a statement of personal bank account

9. Document Not Older Than 90 Days which Confirm Provided Accommodation

  • Affidavit of third-country national´s ownership of a real estate
  • The lease contract concluded with a real estate owner and other document proving the entitlement to use the real estate, in case of a lease agreement with the real estate user (e.g., proof of assignment of the apartment)
  • Confirmation of the accommodation facility on the provision of accommodation, estate or
  • Statutory declaration of the natural person or legal entity on the provision of accommodation to the foreigner in the territory of the Slovak Republic and the extract from the title deed or the document proving the entitlement to use the real estate (Art. 122 of the Act on Residence of foreigners)

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Slovakia Study (Long-stay) Visa

The average processing time for Slovakia Study (Long-stay) Visa is 10-30 calendar days. It depends on your visa application country.

 

Slovakia Study (Long-stay) Visa Fee

The visa fee for Slovakia Study (Long-stay) Visa is 33 EUR. A National (long-stay) visa issued to the holder of the residence permit in the Slovak Republic is 9.50 EUR.  The fee may vary depending on your nationality or your country of submission.

 

Where to Apply for Slovakia Study (Long-stay) Visa?

You will apply for Slovakia Study (Long-stay) Visa in Slovakia visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

 


 

Slovakia Employment (National) Visa

This visa is intended to permit foreign nationals to obtain a long-term visa, allowing them to stay in Slovakia for a longer period. This visa applies to those who want to work within the legal frame of employment upon taking an employment permit and the work permit as per appointed procedure from competent regional authorities.

 

Required Documents for Slovakia Employment (Long-stay) Visa

 

1. Application Form

  • Typed or written by hand in block letters and neatly.
  • Signed personally by the applicant.

        In the case of minors:

  • The application form shall be signed by a person exercising permanent or temporary parental authority or legal guardianship

2. Photo

  • Two photos not older than 6 months
  • Size 3 x 3,5 cm
  • On the white background

3. Travel Document (Foreign Passport)

  • Valid for at least three months after the intended date of (last) departure from the Schengen area
  • Containing at least two blank pages
  • Issued within the previous ten years

4. Old/Expired or Another Valid Foreign Passport

  • If the applicant has previous Schengen visas in an already expired foreign passport, that passport must be submitted as well

5. National Identity Card and Resident Permit/Visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • A copy of the documents must be presented along with other documents
  • The required validity period for these documents is three months beyond the date of your travel to Slovakia

6. In Case of the Application Based on a Confirmation of the Possibility to Fill a Vacancy

  • The written promise of the employer to employ the third-country national (binding job offer) or work contract and
  • The decision on recognition of certificate of education of the third-country national, or certificate of required education in case of a regulated profession, except for basic education

7. In Case of You Having Employment Permit

  • Employment permission or employer’s confirmation that the third-country national is to perform an activity for which employment permission is not required; or an international contract stating that employment permission is not required

8. In Case of Seasonal Work

  • The written promise of an employer to employ the third-country national (binding job offer) that contains requisites of a work contract or
  • Work contract

9. In Case of Intra-Corporate Transfer

  • Work contract
  • Employer´s confirmation of:
    • Details of the duration of the transfer and the location of the host entity established at the territory of the Slovak Republic
    • The fact that the third-country national is taking apposition as a manager, specialist, or trainee in the host entity established at the territory of the Slovak Republic,
    • The amount of remuneration as well as other terms and conditions of employment granted during the intra-corporate transfer and
    • The fact that the third-country national will be able to transfer back to an entity belonging to that undertaking or group of undertakings established in a third country at the end of the intracorporeal transfer if details are not included in the work contract
    • Evidence that the host entity established at the territory of the Slovak Republic, where he/she will be working, belongs to the same undertaking or group of undertakings from which he/she is seconded to the territory of the Slovak Republic to work

10. Document Not Older Than 90 Days which Confirms Integrity

  • Extract from the Criminal Register of the country he/she is a national of
  • Extract from the Criminal Register of the country where the third-country national has resided during the last three years for the period longer than 90 days within six consecutive months

11. Document Not Older Than 90 Days which Confirms Financial Resources for Residence

  • Employer´s confirmation of the amount of agreed salary or
  • Statement of the balance of a bank account of third-country national

12. Document Not Older Than 90 Days which Confirm Provided Accommodation

  • Affidavit of a third-country national´s ownership of a real estate
  • The lease contract concluded with a real estate owner and other document proving the entitlement to use the real estate in case of a lease agreement with the real estate user (e.g., proof of assignment of the flat)
  • Confirmation of the accommodation facility on the provision of accommodation, estate or
  • Statutory declaration of a natural person or legal entity on the provision of accommodation to the foreigner in the territory of the Slovak Republic and the extract from the title deed or the document proving the entitlement to use the real estate
  • The confirmation of the municipality that the accommodation in the property, where the third-country national will reside during the stay, fulfills the conditions defined in the special regulation.

13. Document which Confirms the Fact That the Third Country Applying for Temporary Residence for the Purpose of Intra-corporate Transfer

  • Evidence of employment within the same undertaking or group of undertakings over the period of at least six months immediately preceding the date of the intra-corporate transfer in case of managers and specialists; and over the period of at least three months in case of trainees
  • Evidence that the third-country national has the professional qualifications and experience for employment as a senior manager or specialist
  • Evidence that the third-country national has a university degree required for the employment and a contract on professional training for the purpose of professional growth or on obtaining knowledge in the area of business management, in case of a trainee
  • Evidence that the third-country national fulfills the conditions to exercise the regulated profession in case of a regulated profession

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Slovakia Employment (Long-stay) Visa

The average processing time for Slovakia Employment (Long-stay) Visa is 10-30 calendar days. It depends on your visa application country.

 

Slovakia Employment (Long-stay) Visa Fee

The visa fee for Slovakia Employment (Long Stay) Visa is 33 EUR. A National (long-stay) visa issued to the holder of the residence permit in the Slovak Republic is 9.50 EUR. The fee may vary depending on your nationality or your country of submission.

 

Where to Apply for Slovakia Employment (Long-stay) Visa?

You will apply for Slovakia Employment (Long-stay) Visa in Slovakia visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

 


 

Slovakia Family Reunion Visa

This visa is intended to permit foreign nationals to obtain a long-term visa, allowing them to stay in Slovakia for a longer period. This visa applies to family members of Slovakia nationals and wishing to obtain a permit for long-term residence in Slovakia.

 

Required Documents for Slovakia Family Reunion Visa

 

1. Application Form

  • Typed or written by hand in block letters and neatly.
  • Signed personally by the applicant.

        In case of minors:

  • The application form shall be signed by a person exercising permanent or temporary parental authority or legal guardianship

2. Photo

  • Two photos not older than 6 months
  • Size 3 x 3,5 cm
  • On the white background

3. Travel Document (Foreign Passport)

  • Valid for at least three months after the intended date of (last) departure from the Schengen area
  • Containing at least two blank pages
  • Issued within the previous ten years

4. Old/Expired or Another Valid Foreign Passport

  • If the applicant has previous Schengen visas in an already expired foreign passport, that passport must be submitted as well

5. National Identity Card and Resident Permit/Visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • A copy of the documents must be presented along with other documents
  • The required validity period for these documents is three months beyond the date of your travel to Slovakia

6. Document Not Older Than 90 Days which Confirms the Purpose of Stay

  • Registry Office document (marriage certificate, birth certificate of the child) – may be older than 90 days
  • Statutory declaration of legal guardian stating that the child is single
  • Photocopy of parents’ residence permits
  • Photocopy of guarantee´s residence permit
  • Photocopy of a decision of the competent authority on placing the child in the custody
  • Document confirming a long-standing unfavorable health condition
  • Document confirming dependence of third-country national (e.g., a document of the health condition of third-country national stating that his/her health condition necessarily requires the care of another person, and statutory declaration of the fact that there is nobody in the country the applicant comes, who could provide appropriate family support to the third-country national.

7. Document Not Older Than 90 Days which Confirms the Approval

        In case of a third-country national:

  • Who is a single child under the age of 18 and a single child of his/her spouse under the age of 18 the consent to the family reunification of a non-custodial parent with visitation rights

8. Document Not Older Than 90 Days which Confirms Integrity

  • Extract from the Criminal Register of the country he/she is a national of
  • Extract from the Criminal Register of the country where the third-country national has resided during the last three years for the period longer than 90 days within six consecutive months

9. Document Not Older Than 90 Days which Confirms Financial Resources for Residence

  • Statutory declaration of third-country national who has been granted the permanent residence or temporary residence or who applies for the permanent residence or temporary residence and with whom the family reunification is requested, confirming that he/she would provide financial and material resources for third-country national during his/her residence in the territory of the Slovak Republic and one of the following documents:
  • Work contract
  • Employer´s confirmation of the amount of agreed salary
  • Statement of a balance of a bank account of third-country national who has been granted the
  • Permanent residence or temporary residence or who applies for the permanent residence or
  • Temporary residence and with whom the family reunification is requested

10. Document Not Older Than 90 Days which Confirms Provided Accommodation

  • Affidavit of a third-country national´s ownership of the real estate
  • The lease contract concluded with a real estate owner and other document proving the entitlement to use the real estate, in case of a lease agreement with the real estate user (e.g., proof of assignment of the apartment)
  • Confirmation of the accommodation facility on the provision of accommodation, estate or
  • Statutory declaration of the natural person or legal entity on the provision of accommodation to the foreigner in the territory of the Slovak Republic and the extract from the title deed or the document proving the entitlement to use the real estate

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Slovakia Family Reunion Visa

The average processing time for Slovakia Family Reunion Visa is 10-30 calendar days. It depends on your visa application country.

 

Slovakia Family Reunion Visa Fee

The visa fee for Slovakia Family Reunion Visa is 33 EUR. National (long-stay) visa issued to the holder of the residence permit in the Slovak Republic is 9.50 EUR. The fee may vary depending on your nationality or your country of submission.

 

Where to Apply for Slovakia Family Reunion Visa?

You will apply for Slovakia Family Reunion Visa in Slovakia visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

 


 

Slovakia Blue Card EU

The EU Blue Card allows third-country nationals with a university degree to take up employment in Germany commensurate with their qualifications. Please note that potential Blue-Card holders need to earn a gross salary of 52.000 € or MINT profession (Mathematics / Informatics / Natural Sciences / Technology) require at least 40.560€ and shall have found a position in their field of study.

All documents need to be submitted in 3 sets (1 x Original and 2 x copies) in order to have 2 complete application sets of documents. Original documents will be returned after the application process has been finalized. Documents that are not in German or English language require a translation.

 
Required Documents for Blue Card EU:

 

1. Application Form

  • Typed or written by hand in block letters and neatly.
  • Signed personally by the applicant.

        In case of minors:

  • The application form shall be signed by a person exercising permanent or temporary parental authority or legal guardianship

2. Photo

  • Two photos not older than 6 months
  • Size 3 x 3,5 cm
  • On the white background

3. Travel Document (Foreign Passport)

  • Valid for at least three months after the intended date of (last) departure from the Schengen area
  • Containing at least two blank pages
  • Issued within the previous ten years

4. Old/Expired or Another Valid Foreign Passport

  • If the applicant has previous Schengen visas in an already expired foreign passport, that passport must be submitted as well

5. National Identity Card and Resident Permit/Visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • A copy of the documents must be presented along with other documents

6. Employment Contract for the Performance of Employment Corresponding to Highly Qualified

  • Employment, if the employee under such contract should last at least one year from the date of granting of the Blue Card and the monthly salary is agreed to be at least 1.5 times the average monthly salary of an employee in the respective industry of the Slovak Republic’s economy published by the Statistical Bureau of the Slovak Republic for the calendar year preceding the calendar year in which the Blue Card application is filed, or a written commitment of the employer to hire the third-country national for an employment corresponding to a highly qualified employment

7. Decision on Recognition of Qualification of a Third Country National in Accordance with a Special Regulation

8. Documents Not Older Than 90 Days Attesting:

  • Integrity:
    • Third-country nationals shall not have to provide integrity proving documents if they are changing the type or purpose of their residence and they had attached a document proving their integrity in their previous application for a residence permit
  • Provision of accommodation during their residence in the territory of the Slovak Republic.

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Slovakia Blue Card EU

The average processing time for Slovakia Blue Card EU is 10-60 calendar days. It depends on your visa application country.

 

Slovakia Blue Card EU Fee

Slovakia Blue Card EU fee is 75 EUR for aged 17 and above. 

 

Where to Apply for Slovakia Blue Card EU?

You will apply for Slovakia Blue Card EU in visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

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FAQ

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Does everyone have to provide fingerprints while applying for a Slovakian visa?

Most visa applicants must provide fingerprints, with a few exceptions. Those who are not required to give fingerprints are:

  • Children under the age of 12.
  • Persons who for physical reasons are not able to have their fingerprints taken.
  • Heads of state or government and members of national governments or their official delegations when they are invited by the governments of member states or international organizations for an official purpose.

 

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When can I reapply if my Slovakia visa application was refused?

You are free to re-apply at any time if your application has been refused earlier. There is no time gap to be observed after a refusal to make a further application. However, it is recommended that you note the reasons for the earlier refusal before submitting a new application form and make amendments where applicable.

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How long is a Slovakia short-stay visa valid for?

The visa stamp indicates the visa's validity and the authorized length of stay in Slovakia or the Schengen area. In most cases, the authorized length of stay indicated in the visa stamp equals your travel days. However, the validity of the visa can be issued with an additional 15 days. Please note that, in this case, you only can stay in Slovakia or Schengen area for the authorized length of stay indicated in the visa stamp.

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Can someone else apply for Slovakia visa on my behalf?

As per the VIS rules, from 12 October 2015, all applicants applying for a Schengen visa must come to Slovakia visa application center/embassy/consulate submit biometric data for ten fingerprints and a photo. In the following 59 months, the applicant can leave the application without visiting the Visa Application Center.

In case it is a child under the age of 12 for a short-stay visa, a child under the age of 6 for a long-stay visa, or if it is physically impossible, she/he need not come for submission in person.

If you want to submit your application through an agent/representative he/she needs to present his/her own ID and an authorization letter issued by the applicant. If you have never been to the Schengen area, your visa application must be submitted by the applicant in person.

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What can I present as proof of financial means for my Slovakia visa?

As proof of financial means of support, you may submit different documentation:

If receiving a scholarship, you have to submit:

  • Bank account statements for the last six months.
  • Proof of scholarship.

If employed, you must submit:

  • Bank account statements for the last six months.
  • Proof of regular income (employer's certificate or salary slips for the last six months).

If receiving financial support from parents or another person, you have to submit:

  • A signed and notarized statement of support
    • The statement must list the duration of support (whole stay in Slovakia) and the monthly amount the parent/person will provide to the applicant.
  • Bank account statements for the last six months for the parent/person providing financial support. 
  • Proof of regular income for the parent/person providing financial support (employer's certificate or salary slips for the last six months).
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Do I get my fee refunded in case of my Slovakia visa refusal?

No. The Slovakia application fee covers the handling of the application, regardless of the result.

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I am a regular visitor to Slovakia. Will I have to provide all documentation each time I apply?

Yes. Every time you apply for a visa to Slovakia, you must submit all the necessary supporting documents. If you are a frequent traveler to Slovakia, you can request a multiple-entry Schengen visa with the validity of three months, six months, one year, two, and five years. However, the decision on whether to grant you such visa depends on the consul.

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How long am I allowed to stay in Slovakia with 1, 3, 5 years valid multiple-entry Schengen visa?

This visa permits its holder to enter the Schengen Area (all 26 member States) as many times as they wish, within a period of 1, 3, 5 years. However, even in this case, the visa holder is limited to remaining in the Schengen Area no longer than 90 days within 180 days.

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Can I work with a Slovakia visa?

It depends on the type of visa you apply for. As a foreign national, you are not permitted to work in Slovakia unless your expressly stated purpose when applying for a visa was employment.

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Can a Schengen visa be extended or transferred to a residence permit?

A Schengen visa is issued for a maximum period of stay of three months and cannot be extended. The visa must be applied for, by the traveler personally, at the Slovakia Foreign Mission abroad, which is responsible for the place of residence and cannot be extended in Slovakia, nor converted into a residence permit.

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