Residence of Union citizens

Under the Act on the Residence of Foreigners, a Union citizen is:

In this section, you will learn when you, as a Union citizen, acquire the right of residence in Slovakia, how you must report your entry into the country, how to register your residence with the Foreigners Police and obtain a residence card, when you acquire the right of permanent residence and how to end your stay in Slovakia. If you have not found what you are looking for, please contact us

Right of residence

A Union citizen is entitled to a residence in the territory of the Slovak Republic during a period longer than three months if he/she:

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Reporting duty

Within 10 working days from the date of entry into Slovakia, a Union citizen is obliged to report the beginning and place of their stay to the Foreigners Police according to their place of residence using the Notice of Stay form, if the accommodation provider (hotel, hostel) does not do it on their behalf.

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Registration of the right of residence in Slovakia

A Union citizen staying in Slovakia for a period longer than three months is obliged to register his/her residence within 30 days from the lapse of three months from entering Slovakia.  

The application for a free-of-charge registration is submitted in person on an official form (generated by the online booking system) at the competent Foreign Police Department together with: