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With regard to the measures that came into effect on March 13 affected in Slovakia office hours of the Foreign Police Departments will be run in a limited regime.
Third-country nationals will only be able to apply for the renewal of their temporary residence or for the granting of the permanent residence for an unlimited period. New applications for the temporary residence will not be accepted during this period.
March 24, 2020
Head of the Bureau of Border and Foreign Police of the Presidium of the Police Force on the current situation for third-country nationals whose 90-day period or Schengen visa expires during the measures taken in relation with the spread of COVID 19
- Schengen visa issued for less than 90 days
If third country nationals who had already arrived in Slovakia within the Schengen visa for the planned stays of less than 90 days and stayed in the country during the measures being taken in Slovakia as well as in neighboring countries and thus cannot leave the Slovak Republic in time, they can apply for a visa extension (maximum possible 90 days) at the relevant Foreign Police Department.
- Schengen visa issued for 90 days
If third country nationals were issued a 90-day visa but are unable to leave the Slovak Republic by the date of their expiry, they will have to report to the appropriate Foreign Police Department immediately after the visa expiry. Subsequently, they will be issued a decision on administrative expulsion without a ban on entry with a 30-day travel period. During these 30 days, they will be able to remain legally in the territory of the Slovak Republic (they will be in the regime of staying in the territory of the Slovak Republic pursuant to Section 61a of the Act No. 404/2011 on the Residence of Foreigners). Should the situation remain unchanged after the expiry of this 30-day period, third country nationals will have to apply for an extension of their departure period no later than the last day of the given period at the relevant Foreign Police Department (that had previously issued the administrative expulsion decision). This will be extended accordingly, taking into account the current situation in the Slovak Republic, the European Union as well as their home country (it may be extended by several months). The same procedure for issuing a decision on administrative expulsion will also apply to visa-free third country nationals after 90 days of entry.
The issued decision on administrative expulsion will not be recorded in the information system and will thus have no negative impact on the resident's stay in the future or the application for a visa to enter the territory of the Slovak Republic or the territory of another Schengen country.
SAIA information related to the global spread of the novel coronavirus and the disease COVID-19 - last update:
- 13 March 2020 - Foreign scholarship holders in Slovakia
- 16 March 2020 - Scholarship holders from Slovakia abroad