after arrival to Slovakia

RESEARCHER – third country national


  • if researcher undergoes quarantine individually in private accommodation – he/she reports his/her stay individually within 3 working days from entering Slovakia
  • if researcher is accommodated in the SAS dormitory – his/her stay is reported by accommodation facility

TEMPORARY RESIDENCEapplication, checking of all documents prepared to be submitted with the application, booking of appointment at the Foreign Police Department via online system

  • Application for a temporary residence for purpose of research and development – is submitted IN PERSON at the competent Foreign Police Department, after booking of appointment at the Foreign Police Department via online system
    • Application and required documents must be complete, otherwise the application will not be accepted
    • All necessary documents must be prepared when applying for national visa, resp. before coming to Slovakia
    • The application must be submitted in time (immediately after arrival in Slovakia) so that it can be decided until the national visa expire
    • The Foreign Police Department will decide within 30 days of receiving the complete application
    • The issuing of a residence card (“kartička”) can take up to 30 days (fee € 4.50 in stamps) or expeditiously within 2 days (fee € 24.50 in stamps)
    • The residence card can be collected in person (after receiving a text message from the Foreign Police Department) or it can be delivered by a courier (fee 3 € in stamps)

required documents:

  • Application form – completely filled in Slovak language, signed by applicant – you can find under the name „Application for temporary residence“
  • 2x recent full-face photograph 3 x 3,5 cm
  • Valid passport
  • National visa type D
  • Documents proving purpose of the stay – Hosting agreement – in Slovak language, or bilingual
  • Documents proving financial coverage of the stay – Hosting agreement or confirmation of the balance on the bank account in the name of the applicant or confirmation of the statutory body of the legal entity on the financial and material security of the applicant during his/her stay
  • It is not necessary to submit documents on accommodation
  • Extract from the criminal record – from the country where he/she resided the longest in the last 10 years (where he/she was resident) – superlegalized/apostilized*, translated into Slovak by an official translator

None of the documents can be older than 90 days on the day of submitting the application

All documents issued abroad must be superlegalised/apostilled* and translated to Slovak language by an official translator.

* if the submitted document is issued in an EU country and a foreigner wants to use it in another EU country, then an apostille is not necessary – this applies to some documents

Obligations after being granted temporary residence permit – after collecting the residence card:

  • within 30 days from collecting the card – submit a medical record to the Foreign Police Department. Medical record must not be older than 30 days and it isconfirming that you do not suffer from a disease endangering public health – medical record is issued (for a fee) in specialized medical centres
  • within 3 working days from collecting the card – sign up for health insurance and submit a document proving health insurance at the Foreign Police Department within 30 days from collecting the card