Foreigners who wish to stay in the country have to apply and obtain a residence permit in Slovakia. A residence permit is a document that shows proof that an individual is legally allowed to stay in Slovakia. The Law on Residence of Aliens and Amendment Supplementation of Certain Acts governs the residence permits of foreigners desiring to stay in Slovakia. Residence permits in Slovakia can either be temporary or permanent, depending on the purpose and duration of stay in the country. Certain requirements have to be complied with before a residence permit is granted. Our law firm in Slovakia has assisted many clients with regard to their residence permits.
Temporary residence permit in Slovakia
Only those foreigners with valid travel documents are allowed to apply and are granted a temporary residence permit in Slovakia
. Temporary residence permits
are only valid throughout the duration of the purpose of the stay of the individual. Temporary residence permits
are also issued only for specific purposes and each has a definite duration. Even if a foreigner has been granted a temporary residence permit
for one purpose, if another activity is undertaken, a separate residence permit
must be obtained for that activity. These are the purposes listed down by our Slovak lawyers:
1. Business – three years;
2. Employment – two years;
3. Studies – six years;
4. Special activity – two years;
5. Research and development - two years;
6. Family reunion – five years;
7. Performance of service obligations – five years;
8. Blue card holders of the European Union – three years.
Slovak permanent residence permit
If a foreign individual is granted a permanent residence permit in Slovakia
, that person is allowed to reside, leave, and re-enter the country within the time allowed by the police department, the entity in charge of regulating the entry and exit of foreign individuals. The initial duration of validity of a permanent residence permit
is five years but can later be extended to an unlimited duration if all requirements under the Law on Residence of Aliens and Amendment Supplementation of Certain Acts are complied with. Our lawyers in Slovakia
can give you legal advice
on how to obtain a permanent residence permit.
There are legal steps that need to be taken if you want to obtain a residence permit in Slovakia
. Just get in touch
with our law firm in Slovakia
and have our associates help you with the process.