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May 7, 2020




The Foreign Police Starts operating on May 11th, 2020:

Opening hours for public:
Monday ➡️ 08.00 - 14.00
Wednesday ➡️ 08.00 - 17.00
Friday ➡️ 08.00 - 14.00


The foreign police will proceed the following:

  • accepting requests on renewal of residency permits, requests for permanent residency and requests of long-term residency
  • accepting registrations of EEA residents and their relatives
  • issuing and activating an authenticator
  • actions regarding the residence card issue
  • actions regarding employment change during the course of a valid residency
  • other issues will be solved only with the approval of director of the respective Foreign Police office


The online reservation system will be available starting on May 10, 8 pm local time on a familiar website http://www.minv.sk/?objednavaci-system-na-ocp

It is strongly recommended to use online reservation system in advance of office visit – people with online reservation will be served with priority.

Those acts, for which the online reservation is not possible, will be accepted in the order given by order tickets

The COVID-19 health protection measures, as mandatory protection by facemasks, are still in place



As of 9 April 2020, the amendment to Act no. 404/2011 Coll. on the Residence of Foreigners entered into force, addressing various issues emerging in connection with the spread of the COVID-19 disease. 



  • If you are a third-country national who came to Slovakia legally, you are eligible to remain in Slovakia up to one month after the end of the crisis;


  • If your temporary residence permit in Slovakia with an expire during the coronavirus outbreak or will  expire within one month after the crisis is over it will remain valid up to two months after the crisis is over;
  • If you are as a non-EU national outside Slovakia during the crisis you may apply for renewal of your stay in Slovakia at the respective embassy;
  • Your residency will not be revoked if you do not enter Slovakia within 180 days since the granting of residence permit; 
  • The Foreigners’ Police department will accept all documents, even if they are older than 90 days, if you as a non-EU national have not left Slovakia from the end of the current crisis until you submit your application for a residence permit; 
  • All time limitations have been extended for the entire duration of the current crisis.

During the crisis situation, also the deadlines for the following actions are suspended:

  • submission of a document on health insurance (standard deadline: 30 days from receiving a temporary residence card)
  • submission of a medical report confirming that you do not suffer from any disease endangering public health (standard deadline: 30 days from receiving a temporary residence card or permanent residence card for five years)
  • reporting the change, e.g. exchange of passport and change of address in Slovakia (standard deadline: 5 working days)



More details are available at https://bit.ly/covid19-law-changes 

Full text of the amendment in Slovak https://www.slov-lex.sk/pravne-predpisy/SK/ZZ/2020/73/20200409



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