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INFORMATION ON VISA
As of December 21, 2007 Slovakia became a full member of the Schengen Area thus valid Schengen visa is fully recognised by Slovakian Authorities to enter and stay in Slovakia from this date. Slovakia started to issue the Schengen visas from January 1, 2008.

The citizens and the legal residents of the following countries can apply at the Embassy of Slovakia in Havana:
Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, Barbados, Dominica, Dominican republic, Grenada, Haiti, Jamaica, Cuba, Saint Lucia, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Vincent ant and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago


SCHENGEN VISA
General requirements:
    1. a completed “Application for Schengen Visa” form – Visas  (pdf, 143 kB)
    2. full-face colour photo, with dimensions of 3x3.5 cm.
    3. valid travel document; the travel document must be valid for at least three months longer than the expected validity of the visa requested
    4. documents demonstrating the purpose and conditions of the planned stay - in case of a private visit (visiting your family, acquaintances), a personal letter of invitation is required, with an officially authenticated signature of the inviting person, or a letter of invitation authenticated by a competent alien police department. A voucher in the case of an organised trip etc. An invitation authenticated by the alien police department may be requested from visa applicants of any nationality.
    5. accommodation-related documents, e.g.:
      a voucher/reservation confirming hotel accommodation and services provided;
      a personal letter of invitation confirming that the applicant will stay at the inviting person’s place;
      other documents.
    6. documents confirming sufficient means of subsistence, e.g.:
      cash in a freely convertible currency;
      travel cheques;
      a bank account statement confirming that the applicant has had a regular income (salary, pension) in the previous 6-12 months;
      other documents safeguarding funds in a convertible currency.
      No general amount of funds to cover the costs of living is prescribed, but 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. documents enabling an assessment of the applicant's intention t leave the territory of the Member States before the expiry of the visa applied for, e.g. means of transport – a return (not open) air/bus/train ticket.
    When travelling by a passenger motor vehicle, the applicant must submit a valid driving licence and roadworthiness certificate, motor third-party liability insurance certificate (so-called green card), and demonstrate possession of sufficient funds for fuel.
    8. travel medical insurance – the insurance must cover all costs that may arise in connection with the repatriation 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 30,000 € is required. Family members of EU or EEA nationals are exempt from the obligation of submitting travel health insurance. Such exemption does not apply to the family members of the Slovak citizens.
    9. other documents – for the purposes of the visa application procedure, the embassy 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.

FEES: 60€

NOTES
• All the applicants must apply for visa in person
• Processing time normally takes 10 days, maximum 30 days
• It is the responsibility of the applicant to take note of the visa requirements and to apply in time, before making the travel arrangements
• For organised group visa applications arrangement should be made well in advance
• Visa cannot be extended.
• The border police at your arrival in the Schengen Area may request the presentation of sufficient funds, a letter of invitation, hotel reservation and proof of medical insurance. Failure to present said funds/documents may result in entry being refused.
• The possession of a Schengen visa is only one of the prerequisites for entry into the territory of the Schengen state. Should the Schengen State’s border authority refuse entry, no claim to reimbursement of the visa can be submitted.

Slovak Schengen Visas in Jamaica and Haiti


We would like to inform that in terms of the Agreement between the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs of Slovakia and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Spain on visa representation Slovak Schengen visas in Jamaica and Haiti will be issued by the diplomatic missions of Spain since 1st of June 2013. Contacts:

Embassy of Spain in Kingston
6-8, St. Lucia Avenue, The Courtleigh Corporate Centre, 6th floor
Kingston 5, Jamaica, W.I. – P.O. Box 8506 – C.S.O.
Tel. +1 876 929 55 55, Fax: +1 876 929 89 65
Email: emb.kingston@maec.es

Embassy of Spain - Port-au-Prince
50, rue Metellus. - Pétion-Ville
Tel: +509 2940 0907, +509 2940 0952
Email: emb.puertoprincipe@maec.es
Last updated: 2015-11-30 04:21:49.603 Create Date: Tue Sep 12 08:29:13 CEST 2006