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Starting May 1st, 2012 ONLY ELECTRONIC VISA APPLICATION FORM and ELECTRONIC APPOINTMENT will be accepted. Make sure you print your application once you have filled out your application form. Following completion of the application you can book an appointment electronically. Electronic visa application form and appointment can be found on this website https://ezov.mzv.sk. Duty to submit all supporting documents is not changed.

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is not a member of Schengen countries. Citizens of European Economic Area (EEA) do not need visa to enter Slovakia.

Application must be submitted in person at the Embassy of the Slovak Republic in London. Visa Section works strictly on appointment system. All customers are asked to arrange their appointment in advance. After you have submitted your online application, you must book an appointment electronically.

The type of visa you will need depends on the length and purpose of your visit. A decision on the particular type of visa is made by the competent embassy or consulate general.

The visa application procedure may be lengthy in some cases. Therefore, you should file your application well in advance, but not sooner than three months prior to your planned trip. Under the applicable law, the visa application procedure shall not take longer than 15 days, in exceptional cases the decision may take up to 60 days.

Exemptions apply to the nationals of the third countries which have signed Community-level visa facilitation agreements. Such countries include Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Macedonia, Moldova, the Russian Federation, Serbia, Georgia and Ukraine. With respect to the nationals of the aforementioned countries, the decision must be delivered within 10 calendar days. Nationals of Albania, Macedonia, Montenegro and Serbia don´t need visa, if they are holders of biometric passports.

  Types of visas
  Travelling of Family members of EEA nationals to Schengen area without visa
  Visa for Family members of an EEA Nationals (except Slovak nationals)
  Visa for applicants from the third countries + family members of the Slovak Nationals


Types of visas currently available:


Type A Schengen visa: airport transit visa

You can normally stay in the international transit area at the airport without a visa while waiting for a connecting flight. However, some natinalities are required to have a valid visa, even if they do not leave the international transit area. The Airport Transit Visa only authorises the holder to transit through the airport's international transit area.

Type C Schengen visa: entry visa

The visa entitles its holder to enter and stay in the Schengen area for not more than a total of 90 days within a six-month period subsequent to the date of the first entry. This visa may be issued for one or several entries (single entry and multiple entry visa).

National visa type D (long-stay)

National (long-stay) visa may be issued in relation to the granted residence permit or in connection with Slovakia´s commitments under international treaties or for the benefit of the Slovak Republic. It si allowed for long-term visa holders to travel to other member states (outside the frontier of the state who issued the visa), however the total of stay cannot exceed 90 days in any six month period.

       


Travelling of Family members of EEA nationals to Schengen area without visa:


Family members who are holders of RESIDENCE DOCUMENTATION” - “Type of document: Residence Card of a Family Member of an EEA National  (pdf, 78 kB) can travel to the Slovak Republic without visa.

For entering the other Schengen countries we strongly recommend to contact the Embassy of the relevant country.

The Embassy of the Slovak Republic would like to inform about amendment of the Act concerning Residence of Aliens (Act N. 404/2011 - "Zákon o pobyte cudzincov", valid since 01 January 2012).

Family Members of the Slovak Nationals who are not holders of the Residence Documentation in the UK (Residence Card of a Family Member of an EEA National) or Permanent or Temporary Residency in Slovakia must submit within the Schengen visa application the same documents as the other nationals of third countries.

Information about visa on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic

       

Conditions for the granting of a visa:


Family members of an EEA Nationals (except Slovak nationals) who do not hold the aforementioned residence permit must submit the following documents:



1. A completed and printed „Electronic application form for Schengen Visa https://ezov.mzv.sk. The application must be completely filled and signed by the applicant; in the case of minors or persons lacking legal capacity, the application must be signed by their legal guardian who is required to attach a copy of the document identifying him/her as the applicant’s legal guardian

2. Recent full-face colour photo, with dimensions of 3 x 3.5 cm.

3. Valid travel document; the travel document, with at least two blank pages, must be valid for at least 3 months longer than the expected validity of the visa requested; passport must have been issued within previous 10 years.

4. UK residence permit/visa valid for at least 3 months beyond the intended departure from the Schengen area.

5. Original documents confirming family relationship with EEA National (marriage certificate, birth certificate). In case of submitting documents confirming relationship with EEA National, issued by the third country, the Embassy may request higher verification of the document (Apostille, superlegalisation).

6. Passport or ID of an EEA National

7. Other documents – for the purposes of the visa application procedure, the embassy or consulate general may ask foreign nationals to submit other documents in order to verify the declared purpose of the visit and applicant’s intention to return to their home country or the country of their residence.

8. Photocopies of the submitted documents

       


Visa for applicants from the third countries + family members of the Slovak Nationals:



1. A completed and printed „Electronic application form for Schengen Visahttps://ezov.mzv.sk. The application must be completely filled and signed by the applicant; in the case of minors or persons lacking legal capacity, the application must be signed by their legal guardian who is required to attach a copy of the document identifying him/her as the applicant’s legal guardian.

2. Valid travel document; the travel document, with at least two blank pages, must be valid for at least 3 months longer than the expected validity of the visa requested; passport must have been issued within previous 10 years.

3. UK residence permit/visa valid for at least 3 months beyond the intended departure from the Schengen area.

4. Recent full-face colour photo, with dimensions of 3 x 3.5 cm.

5. Documents demonstrating the purpose and conditions of the planned stay.
Embassy may decide which of the stated documents will be sufficient to demonstrate the purpose of the stay. Applicant will submit one or more of the listed documents:


Tourism
– Confirmed hotel booking for your full stay in the Schengen area or any other appropriate document stating the planned accommodation; or
– Booking confirmation of a European tour or any other appropriate document.

Private (family-friends) visit
– A recent invitation letter verified by Slovak Alien Police (Cudzinecká polícia), which cannot be older than 90 days,
– An invitation from the host if staying with one,
– Documents in relation to accommodation, or
– Proof of sufficient means to cover this accommodation,
– Copy of data page of passport or residence permit of host in the Member State, if staying with one,
– Proof of family relationship,
– Original invitation letter signed in front of the notary in the Slovak Republic or at the Embassy of the Slovak Republic. The letter is signed by Slovak National (wife, husband, child’s parent) Documents confirming the relationship between applicant from the third country and the Slovak National such as the Original marriage/birth certificate must be submitted. In case of submitting documents confirming relationship with EEA National, issued by the third country, the Embassy requires higher verification of the document (Apostille, superlegalisation) + Passport or ID of an EEA National, otherwise a recent invitation letter verified by Slovak Alien Police (Cudzinecká polícia), which cannot be older than 90 days.

Business
– An invitation from a firm or an authority to attend meetings, conferences, proof of registration, or events connected with trade, industry or work.
– Other documents which show the existence of trade relations or relations for work purposes.
– Entry tickets or registration for fairs and congresses.

Study or professional training
– A certificate of enrolment at an educational establishment (school, university, college, etc) for the purposes of attending vocational or theoretical courses within the framework of basic and further training;
– Student card or certificate of the courses to be attended,
– Documents in relation to accommodation, or proof of sufficient means to cover the accommodation.

Medical treatment
– An official document of the medical institution confirming necessity
for medical care in that institution,
– Proof of sufficient financial means to pay for the medical treatment,
– Proof of prepayment of medical treatment.

Official delegations travelling on the basis of an official invitation addressed to the government of the third country concerned, to participate in meetings, consultations, negotiations or exchange programs, as well as in events held in the territory of a Member State by intergovernmental organizations.
Official delegations travelling on the basis of an official invitation addressed to the government of the third country concerned, to participate in meetings, consultations, negotiations or exchange programs, as well as in events held in the territory of a Member State by intergovernmental organizations.

– A letter issued by an authority of the third country concerned confirming that the applicant is a member of the official delegation travelling to a member state to participate in the abovementioned events, accompanied by a copy of the official invitation from the intergovernmental organization in the Member State; or
– Note verbale.

6. Documents confirming sufficient means of subsistence, e.g.:

– Recent (i.e. last 3 months) United Kingdom bank statement in the applicant’s name and address showing details and a balance showing that he has sufficient means of subsistence both for the duration of the intended stay and for the return to the United Kingdom or his country of origin, or for the transit to a third country into which he is certain to be admitted, or that he is in a position to acquire such means lawfully, in accordance with Article 5(1)(c) and (3) of the Schengen Borders Code; or
– Traveller’s cheques showing the same as above,

– If the applicant is financially supported by her/his spouse (for example if the applicant does not work herself/himself), please also provide a marriage certificate and the spouse's bank statements. Please note that cash is not accepted as proof of sufficient means

The funds must be sufficient for the length and purpose of stay and costs of living in the final country of destination or Schengen area countries.
At a Slovak border crossing the foreign nationals may be asked to demonstrate that they have sufficient means to cover the costs of living for the length of stay specified in the visa in the amount of EUR 56 per person per day.

7. Travel ticket

– Proof of confirmed return ticket to the United Kingdom or to the country of final destination,
– When travelling by a passenger motor vehicle, the applicant must
submit a valid driving licence and roadworthiness certificate (MOT), motor third-party liability insurance certificate (so-called green card), certificate of car registration, and demonstrate possession of sufficient funds for fuel + return ferry ticket/train ticket.

8. International travel medical insurance

The insurance must cover all costs that may arise in connection with the repatriation (return) of the applicant to their home country due to health problems, urgent medical treatment, emergency hospital treatment or death. The travel insurance must be valid for all Schengen Member States and the entire length of the applicant’s stay. A minimum insurance coverage of EUR 30,000 is required.

9. Original document confirming study/employment

General employment
- Recent, official and signed letter from employer (headed letter with name, position of signatory and date of issue, address, recent telephone number and registration number in the United Kingdom) and/or payslips for the last 3 months.

Self-employment
– Recent letter from accountant, banker or solicitor (official headed letter with name, date of issue, address, recent telephone number and position of signatory and registration number in the United Kingdom) stating self-employment or business ownership in the United Kingdom,
– Letter from the tax authorities.

Students
Recent, official and signed letter from United Kingdom school, college or university stating date of issue, name of the applicant and type of studies and number of lessons (hours) per week and attendance record.

10. Particular requirements applying to specific categories of persons

Minors (children below 18 years)
– Birth certificate
– Minors travelling alone or with only one parent:
– Original passports of both parents (unless one parent has the sole custody or residence order for the child);
– Proof of consent of parental authority or legal guardian.

Seafarers
– Seaman's book,
– Covering letter from recruiting company stating the name and the rank of the seafarer,
– Vessel's name, vessel's arrival date in port and the date of the seafarer's joining of the vessel.

Lorry drivers
– A written request from the national association (union) of carriers of the host country providing for international road transportation, stating the purpose, duration and frequency of the trips,
– Written request from the partner company based in the Member State,
– Driver's licence for international transport.

10. Visa fee

11. Photocopies of the submitted documents

Other documents – for the purposes of the visa application procedure, the Embassy or Consulate General may ask foreign nationals to submit other documents in order to verify the declared purpose of the visit and applicant’s intention to return to their home country or the country of their residence.

     




     

 
 
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