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Permanent Residence

A permanent residence permit entails foreign nationals to long-term residence in Slovakia as well as journeys abroad and back. It is a more stable type of residence, which is granted to foreign nationals for a longer period than temporary residence. Foreign nationals with permanent residence permit enjoy the same rights and duties as all citizens of the Slovak republic in most areas of life (e.g. employment, health care, social affairs, and public life on the regional level).

The Police Authority grants the permanent residence permit for five years to a foreign national:

The Police Authority may grant a permanent residence for an unlimited time period to a foreign national, who:

  • has held the permanent residence for five years at least for a period of 4 years;
  • is a child younger than 18 years of age of a foreigner with permanent residence for an unlimited time period.

The application for permanent residence for an unlimited time period must be submitted in person, on an official form at the Foreign Police department in Slovakia. Download the application on the website of the Bureau of Border and Foreign Police.

Application processing time is 90 days.

Documents for the application

The foreign national must submit the following documents, not older than 90 days, proving:  

  • financial coverage;
  • health insurance;
  • clear criminal record, if the foreign national is a child over 14 and under 18 years of age of a foreign national whocwas granted a permanent residence permit for an unlimited time period;
  • valid travel document and two identical passport photographs (3 x 3.5 cm). If the applicant does not submit a valid passport, the Police Authority will not accept the application.

The Police Authority may also request a document (not older than 90 days) confirming that the applicant has secured accommodation in Slovakia and an affidavit certifying that the purpose for granting the residence still holds. 


  • Application

The application must be submitted on an official form issued by the Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic.

  • Photos

2 identical colour photographs 3 x 3.5 cm (passport format).

The stay of the applicant must be financially covered in the amount of 12-times the minimum subsistence level (from July 2017 the sum of the minimum subsistence level is EUR 199.48). The financial coverage can be proved by submitting either a bank account balance confirmation held in the name of the foreign national in the Slovak republic or in their home country (translated to Slovak by a certified translator and duly verified) or a confirmation given by the employer about the applicant's monthly salary.

  • Accommodation

The Police Department will request documents proving accommodation, if it is not obvious from the documents submitted previously that the foreign national has secured accommodation.



The Police Department will grant a long-term residence to a foreign national:

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