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Foreigners in Slovakia can secure accommodation by renting, subletting, or purchasing property. Purchasing property in Slovakia does not provide grounds for obtaining a residence permit.

This information is designated for foreigners who already have or are searching for rented private/long-term accommodation, for example outside dormitories, hostels, hotels, Airbnb, or without the financial contribution for accommodation of persons with temporary refuge.

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Holders of the temporary refuge status are legally residing in Slovakia. Temporary refuge is granted for the purpose of protecting foreigners from war, endemic violence, the consequences of a humanitarian disaster or persistent or massive human rights violations in their country of origin. 

For the time being, it is granted with an expiry date of 4 March 2025.

Foreigners may acquire real estate in Slovakia regardless of whether they are granted residence in Slovakia or not. With some exceptions, a foreigner can acquire almost any real estate. Real estates include flats, houses, garages, gardens, land and other constructions connected to the ground by a solid foundation.

Conditions for renting a flat in Slovakia which apply to foreigners are only slightly different from those valid for any Slovak citizen.

The following forms of accommodation are available for a foreigner living in Slovakia: rented property, personally owned flat or house, facilities providing accommodation services, such as hotels, guesthouses and hostels. There are also reception camps and accommodation centres of the Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic for asylum seekers, various integration facilities for asylum holders and children’s homes for unaccompanied minors.

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