Places in Slovakia

Slovakia Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa required
Australian Yes No No
British Yes No No
Canadian Yes No No
Other EU 1 No No
USA Yes No No

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Passports

A passport valid for three months beyond the length of stay and issued within the past 10 years is required by all nationals listed in the chart above except (1) EU nationals holding a passport or national ID card which is valid for the duration of stay.

If travelling from one border-free Schengen country to another however, EU nationals are not required to show a passport or national ID card. It is still recommended that you travel with your passport or ID card to prove your identity if necessary though. Note that Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Ireland, Romania and the UK are not part of the Schengen area, so a passport or ID card is required if travelling to/from these countries.

EU nationals are not required to possess a return ticket or show sufficient funds.

Visas

Visas are not required by nationals referred to in the chart above. Australian, Canadian and US nationals may stay in Slovakia for up to 90 days without a visa. EU nationals may stay for an unlimited period, but must register with the local authorities if staying for longer than three months.

Nationals not referred to in the chart are advised to contact the embassy to check visa requirements for Slovakia.

Types and cost

Schengen visa: €60.

Validity

Schengen visa: 90 days within a six-month period.

Transit

The Schengen airport transit visa authorises the holder to transit through the airport's international transit area, but is not required by nationals listed in the chart above.

Application to

Consulate (or consular section at embassy). Visitors requiring a visa must first fill out an application form online at https://ezov.mzv.sk, then book an appointment with the nearest consulate. Visa applicants aged 12 and over must submit biometric data at their visa appointment.

Schengen visas

Slovakia is part of the Schengen area.

Temporary residence

Non-EU nationals staying longer than 90 days must apply for a temporary residence permit. EU nationals planning on staying beyond 90 days should register with the police within three days of arrival; you'll have the chance to apply for a Slovak 'green card', which can be used as proof of ID.

Working days

The visa application procedure usually takes up to 15 days, but can take as long as 60 days in exceptional cases.

Sufficient funds

Non-EU nationals should have the equivalent funds of €56 per person, per day, for their stay in Slovakia; this may be checked by customs.

Schengen visa applicants must be able to provide proof of sufficient funds to cover their stay.

Extension of stay

Schengen visa holders can only extend their visas in exceptional circumstances such as force majeure or for humanitarian reasons.

Entry with pets

Pets need to be fitted with an ISO microchip and hold a pet passport or veterinary certificate stating that they have been vaccinated by a licensed veterinarian at least 21 days prior to travel.

Embassies and tourist offices

British Embassy in Slovakia
Telephone: (2) 5998 2000. Website: https://www.gov.uk/government/world/slovakia Opening times: Mon-Thurs 0830-1700; Fri 0830-1600.
Embassy of the Slovak Republic in the UK
Telephone: (020) 7313 6470 or 90 (consular section). Website: http://www.mzv.sk/londyn Opening times: Mon-Thur 0900-1130 and 1300-1530, Fri 0900-1130.
Embassy of the Slovak Republic in the USA
Telephone: (202) 237 1054. Website: http://www.mzv.sk/washington Opening times: Mon-Fri 0900-1700.

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Visa and passport information is updated regularly and is correct at the time of publishing. You should verify critical travel information independently with the relevant embassy before you travel.