From December 1, 2022, foreigners can select any of the 10 branches of Foreigner's Police around the country if they want to submit their online application for temporary stay, permanent stay, long-term stay, or other life situations, for the first time.

Before December 1, they could submit their online application only to the office in the same area as their registered place of residence.

However, the new change does not apply to foreigners who plan to renew their existing stay, or to firms, Slovaks and foreigners applying for invitation verification – a supporting document that provides for the representative office of the Slovak Republic to make decisions in the process of granting a Schengen visa to a third-country national.