Registration of EU citizen’s residence in Slovakia

An EU citizen may stay in Slovakia for 3 months. After this period, it is necessary to register your residence in Slovakia. The residence is also needed, for example, if the person is to be a responsible representative of a company that wishes to apply to the trade licensing office to practice a craft or bound trade, as well as if the person wishes to do business, study or work in Slovakia. We will handle the whole process at the Foreigners' Police for you. A EU citizen with a valid ID is entitled to stay in the territory of the Slovak Republic for three months from the date of entry. The Union citizen is obliged to report the beginning of his/her stay in the territory of the Slovak Republic to the Foreign Police within ten working days from the date of entry. A citizen of the EU who stays in the territory of the Slovak Republic for more than three months is obliged to apply for registration of his/her stay in the territory of the Slovak Republic. The application for registration of residence shall be submitted on an official form in person at a police station within 30 days of the expiry of three months from the date of entry into the territory of the Slovak Republic.

Fees

  • a fee of EUR 4.5 if the applicant requests a residence card (eco-tickets; please note that there is a stamp machine at the Bratislava Foreigners Police Department in the area of the workplace that handles EU citizens)
  • a fee of EUR 24,50 if the residence document is to be issued within 48 hours
  • EUR 3 stamp duty for delivery of the residence permit to the address indicated in the application

Legislation on registering as an EU citizen

Article 66

(1) A Union citizen who stays in the Slovak Republic territory for more than three months shall be obliged to apply for the registration of residence in the Slovak Republic territory. The application for the registration of residence shall be filed in an official form in person at a police department within 30 days from the elapse of three months from the entry into the Slovak Republic territory.

(2) A Union citizen who applies for the registration of residence according to Art. 65 par. 1 (a) shall be obliged to submit a valid identity card or a valid travel document and a promise of an employer or a work contract.

(3) A Union citizen who applies for the registration of residence according to Art. 65 par. 1 (b) shall be obliged to submit a valid identity card or a valid travel document and a document which confirms that he/she is a self-employed person.

(4) A Union citizen who applies for the registration of residence according to Art. 65 par. 1 (c) shall be obliged to submit a valid identity card or a valid travel document and a document which confirms that he/she has sufficient resources for him/herself and his/her family members so that he/she would not become a person in material need during his/her residence period and a document of health insurance.

(5) A Union citizen who applies for the registration of residence according to Art. 65 par. 1 (d) shall be obliged to submit a valid identity card or a valid travel document, a document which confirms that he/she studies at a primary school, secondary school or university in the Slovak Republic and a solemn declaration that he/she has sufficient resources for him/herself and his/her family members so that he/she would not become a person in material need during his/her residence period in the Slovak Republic.

(6) A Union citizen who applies for residence registration according to Art. 65 par. 1 (e) shall be obliged to submit with the application a valid identity card or a valid travel document, a statutory declaration that he/she is continuously looking for work in the Slovak Republic territory.

(7) A Union citizen who applies for the registration of residence according to Art. 65 par. 1 (f) shall be obliged to submit a valid identity card or a valid travel document together with the application, a document which confirms the existence of a family relationship or a document which confirms that he/she has a permanent, duly certified relationship with the Union citizen whom he/she accompanies or joins.

(8) A police department shall be obliged, when investigating, whether the Union citizen has sufficient resources for him/herself and his/her family members so that he/she would not become a person in material need during the period of their residence in the Slovak Republic, to take into account the personal situation of the particular person. A Union citizen may demonstrate sufficient resources by submitting cash, travellers’ cheques, credit cards, account statements, documents of ownership of a real estate, document of drawing of pension or another trustworthy document. A police department shall not require an amount which the Union citizen shall demonstrate at the time of registering residence, higher than the amount of living subsistence in the Slovak Republic.60)

(9) A police department shall individually evaluate submitted documents according to par. 2 to 7, whereas they investigate the facts which are demonstrated by the Union citizen by means of them. The police department shall, following to examining the documents, decide, whether the submitted documents according to par. 2 to 7 are sufficient or not. If the submitted documents are not sufficient in order to demonstrate in a trustworthy way the facts according to par. 2 to 7, the particular person shall not be registered by the police department. Such a person shall be at the same time informed in writing which documents are to be submitted in order to demonstrate the facts according to par. 2 to 7 in a trustworthy way so that the person would be registered.

(10) A police department shall issue a confirmation to a Union citizen on the date of the filing of a complete application for the registration of the Union citizen residence which contains the name, surname, address of a registered person and registration date. If the Union citizen fails to submit a document according to Art. 122, the police department shall state as the address in the confirmation the municipality in which the Union citizen will stay.

(11) A Union citizen according to Art. 65 par. 1 who has been registered to have the right of residence by the police department may request the police department to issue a residence permit entitled the “Residence Card of EU Citizen” with a five year period of validity. The police department shall issue the residence permit to the Union citizen within 30 days. If requesting the issue of a residence permit, the Union citizen shall submit a proof of accommodation according to Art. 122 and two 3 x 3.5 cm sized photographs showing his/her current appearance, otherwise the police department shall not issue the residence permit; the accommodation must comply with minimum requirements according to a special regulation. 61)

(12) A general regulation on administrative procedure37) shall not apply to the issuance of a confirmation of registration.

References from clients

I engaged AKMV Laf Firm for assistance with renewal of my temporary residency. As expected, the process was not entirely straightforward, and the expert knowledge and experience of AKMV was crucial to both a successful application and providing reassurance to me with what could have been a stressful time. As such, I arrived at the Foreign Police with all the correct documentation and the application was made quickly and without difficulty. Follow-up requirements from the Foreign Police were quickly and precisely addressed by AKMV. The successful application was advised once approved. I have not hesitated to recommend AKMV to other foreigners and will seek their assistance for my immigration needs in the future.

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I Just wanted to say a big thank you for helping me get my residency here in Slovakia, Barbora and I appreciated it so much and I’m glad that I can be here with her and without worry! Thank you again for your hard work.

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