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Changes in the Act on the Residence of Foreigners related to the extraordinary situation declared in connection with the war in Ukraine

The Slovak parliament has approved an amendment to the Act on the Residence of Foreigners, which is dealing with issues emerging in connection with the war in Ukraine. 

Note: a crisis situation is to be understood as an extraordinary situation or a state of emergency declared in connection to the COVID-19 disease. 

IMPORTANT: On 26 February 2022 the extraordinary situation was declared in connection with the war in Ukraine which is still in force.  

 

Persons without a granted residence in Slovakia

If you have applied for a temporary residence (§ 31 section 3) or for a permanent residence permit for 5 years, you are authorized to stay on the territory of the Slovak Republic until the decision on your application is made.

 

Persons with a granted residence in Slovakia

Should the validity of your temporary, permanent or tolerated residence expire during the extraordinary situation, your residence will not expire. Its validity will be extended until two months after the revocation of a extraordinary situation. You can apply at the competent Foreign Police for a new residence document (card) with a specific date of validity, which can be issued after the approval of the Ministry of the Interior of the Slovak Republic and if it is necessary to fulfill the purpose of your stay. 

Deadlines

The following deadlines do not apply during the period of extraordinary situation on:

  • deciding on the application for the temporary residence (standard deadline: 30/90 days from the submission of the complete application),
  • deciding on the application for renewal of the temporary residence (standard deadline: 30/90 days from the submission of the complete application),
  • deciding on the application for the issuance of Blue Card (standard deadline: 30 days from the submission of a complete application),
  • deciding on the application for renewal of Blue Card (standard deadline: 30 days from the submission of a complete application),
  • deciding on the application for the permanent residence for 5 years (standard deadline: 90 days from the submission of a complete application),
  • deciding on the application for the permanent residence for an unlimited time (standard deadline: 90 days from the submission of a complete application),
  • deciding on the application for the long-term residence (standard deadline: 90 days from the submission of a complete application),
  • deciding on the application for granting or renewing a tolerated residence (standard deadline: 15 days from the submission of the request),
  • deciding on the application for a residence for a child born in the Slovak Republic or the EU (standard deadline: 30 days from the submission of a complete application),
  • decision-making in administrative proceedings (standard period: immediately/30/60 days from the start of the proceedings).

In justified cases Ministry of Interior may prolong or pardon missing deadlines if the deadline expired during the extraordinary situation.

 

Other

If you have a temporary protection in the territory of the Slovak Republic, you are obliged to report the change of your address at the municipal office and together with the document of tolerated stay (temporary protection) you must also submit the document proving your accommodation. The municipal office will issue you a new document on tolerated stay or indicate the change in the submitted document on tolerated stay.

If you have entered the Slovak Republic through the external border during the extraordinary situation, you can apply for assisted voluntary return to your home country. In addition, if you do not have your a valid travel document, the Foreign Police can issue you a foreign passport for the purpose of departure.

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Until further notice the IOM Migration Information Centre  provides its services only via telephone and email. Personal consultations are provided by appointment.

 

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