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Visas

(for the nationals of India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal & Sri Lanka)

 

In order to travel to the Slovak Republic, the citizens of India do need a Schengen visa (similarly the nationals of Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka). The Schengen visa is a document showing that the traveller has permission to enter the Slovak Republic and other countries of the Schengen Area for a limited period of up to 90 days. The applicant may be granted visa for the purpose of tourism, business journey, family and study visit or any other purpose which does not require work or residence permit.

 

A Schengen visa may be valid for one, two or multiple entries. First time travellers are as a general rule given single-entry visa. Those, who have documented and adhered to the visa rules during previous travels to the Schengen area and have documented a need for several entries may be granted a multiple-entry visa.

 

docx Common Information Sheet for Schengen Visa Applicants in India  (docx; 60.40 KB)

 

Announcement for the residents of INDIA

Applications for Schengen Visa should be submited through VFS GLOBAL in Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore

 

Do not submit your application online at the Embassy webpage.

 

Slots for submiting the application for Schengen Visa directly at the Embassy of the Slovak Republic are limited and given only after prior appointment. Please be aware that the waiting time for this appointment for Indian citizens might be several weeks. We strongly recommend to submit application through VFS. Group of 10+ travellers should contact the Embassy at cons.delhi@mzv.sk to ask for assistance to get a group appointment at VFS Global.

 

pdf List of supporting documents to be submitted by visa applicants in India  (pdf; 134.86 KB)

 

 

Announcement for the residents of BANGLADESH

Italy represents the Slovak Republic in visa matters in Bangladesh. The residents originating from this consular district can apply for short stays (up to 90 days) in Schengen area at the Embassy of Italy in Dhaka.

 

Announcement for the residents of SRI LANKA

The visa matters  of the Slovak Republic in Sri Lanka are represented by Italy. The Sri Lankan nationals and residents may apply for short stays (up to 90 days) in the Schengen area at the Embassy of Italy in Colombo.

 

Announcement for the residents of NEPAL

Switzerland represents the Slovak Republic in visa matters in Nepal. The residents originating from Nepal can apply for short stays (up to 90 days) in the Schengen area (types A and C) at the Embassy of Switzerland in Kathmandu.

 

Citizens of Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka can submit their application at the Embassy of the Slovak Republic in New Delhi. In order to get an appointment for this type of application send an e-mail to cons.delhi@mzv.sk; include name, number of passport, intended date and purpose of travel. Appointment confirmation (date and time) will be sent by e-mail.

 

Personal presence of the applicant is mandatory, no applications through agent are admitted.

 

 

HOLDERS OF DIPLOMATIC/OFFICIAL PASSPORTS should not register their applications online but contact the Embassy at cons.delhi@mzv.sk for personal appointment and detailed information. 

 

 

pdf Schengen Visa application form  (pdf; 112.84 KB)

 

 

SCHENGEN VISA DOCUMENT CHECKLIST

1. Visa application form filled-in & signed.

 

2. Travel document (passport) – issued within the previous 10 years and valid minimum for 90 days after expiry of the visa with at least 2 blank pages.

 

3. Passport size photo (with white background) not older than 6 months.

 

4. Documents confirming the purpose of the visit:

 

a) Purpose of TOURISM:

  • Travel agency / hotel voucher – confirmation of payment for stay in Slovakia Voucher conditions: Name and address of travel agency, registration number of voucher, first and last name of hotel guest, date of arrival and departure, description of hotel services, confirmation of the authorized person of the travel agency. If the voucher does not include the confirmation of payment, applicant has to submit separate invoice with the number, stamp and signature of bank statement confirming the payment on the account of hotel /agency.

 

b) Visit of FAMILY / FRIENDS:

  • Official Invitation Form – verified by the Slovak Foreign Police Department 

MANDATORY only for the first-time visitors in the Schengen area.

  • Original Invitation Letter / Letter of Guarantee for all expenses from the person in Slovakia legalised by a notary public and/or financial guarantee from the applicant

MANDATORY for all applicants

  • Proof of Relationship (in case of family visit)
  • Copy of the reference’s Residence Permit (if the reference person is not a Slovak citizen)

 

c) Purpose of BUSINESS:

  • Official Invitation from the business partner (Slovak company) verified by the Slovak Foreign Police Department

MANDATORY only for the first-time visitors in the Schengen area.

  • Invitation Letter from the Slovak business partner legalised by a notary public, stating the purpose, duration and itinerary for the whole stay in the Schengen area.
  • Original Letter from the company of applicant stating reason for the stay in Slovakia 

MANDATORY for all applicants

  • Official Dispatch Letter from the Indian company – proof of current occupation
  • Confirmation of Accommodation in Slovakia

 

 

d) International CONFERENCES, Seminars or Workshops:

  • Official Invitation form from Slovak company verified by the Slovak Foreign Police Department

MANDATORY only for the first-time visitors in the Schengen area.

  • Invitation Letter from company in Slovakia legalised by a notary public

MANDATORY for all applicants.

  • Official Dispatch Letter - proof of current occupation, original letter from the employer stating a reason for the stay in Slovakia
  • Confirmation of accommodation.

 

 

5. Document confirming sufficiency of the financial resources for covering costs of the stay in Slovakia and return journey:

  • Documentation of own funds for the stay or a guarantee declaration issued by the reference person financial means (in invitation, or in guarantee letter etc.)
  • Original of the applicant’s bank statement for the last 6 months
  • Original of the applicant’s salary slip for the last 6 months
  • Traveller’s Cheques, Credit Card statement for the last 6 months, etc.

 

 

6. Confirmed booking (travel itinerary) of roundtrip air ticket, with fixed travel dates of maximum 90 days.

Note: There is no need buying the travel ticket until visa has been granted. If the application is approved, the visa will be issued according to the dates on the booking.

 

 

7. Valid medical travel insurance for the entire journey in the Schengen area with minimum coverage of 30,000 EUR.

 

 

8. All applicants under 18 years old must also submit:

  • Copies of parents’ passports / ID cards, as well as applicant’s birth certificate
  • If travelling alone: Letter of Consent signed by both parents (original and legalised)
  • If travelling with only one of the parents: Letter of Consent from the other parent (original and legalised)
  • If travelling with a parent with single custody: An original of the Certificate of Single Custody must be presented.

Note: In individual cases the applicant may be requested to provide additional documents.

 

MANDATORY CAPTURE OF FINGERPRINTS

Since 16 June 2014 the Embassy of the Slovak Republic in New Delhi started to collect fingerprints. The biometric data are collected using a quick, discreet and non-intrusive process that includes capture a 10-digit fingerprint scan.

If the applicant refuses to submit the biometric data (and he/she will not subject to any exception according to EU regulation), the visa application will not be accepted. The frequent travellers to the Schengen area, however, do not have to give new fingerprints every time applying for new visa; the collected fingerprints can be re-used for further applications over a maximum 5-year period.

 

The fingerprints are not required from:

  • Children under the age of 12,
  • People who physically cannot provide finger scans,
  • Heads of state and government, members of the national government with accompanying spouses, and members of their official delegation when they are invited by the EU Member States or International Organisations for the official purpose.

APPLICATION FEE 

Must be paid in Indian rupees (INR) to the bank account of the Embassy on the day of the appointment. Applicants through VFS GLOBAL pay visa fee there. The fee is converted to INR according to the current monthly exchange rate (provided by the Embassy staff when applying for visa).

 

Schengen Visa 80.00 EUR 
Schengen Visa for minors (6-12 years) 40.00 EUR

 

PROCESSING TIME

for visa is 15 calendar days from the day the Embassy receives the application in printed form with all the original documentation, the fingerprints are collected, and the fee is paid.
This period may be extended up to 45 calendar days in individual cases, notably when further scrutiny of the application is needed.

 

OPENING HOURS FOR SCHENGEN VISA

Schengen visa appointments are provided only by e-mail. Citizens of Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal and Sri Lanka can submit their application at the Embassy of the Slovak Republic in New Delhi – appointments only by e-mail to cons.delhi@mzv.sk

 

Indian citizens are strongly recommended to apply through VFS Global centres in Delhi, Mumbai or Bangalore.

 

Collection of the passports (Monday – Friday) 15:00 to 16:00

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

 

Can I apply in VFS GLOBAL centre which is not authorised for Slovakia?

No, you can only apply at VFS GLOBAL Delhi, Mumbai or Bangalore. Slovakia does not have contracts with other VFS GLOBAL centres.

 

Can I apply through agent?

No, visa application must be submitted in person.

 

Can I track the visa status within the Embassy of the Slovak Republic during the procedure?

No. 

 

Can I appeal againts the refusal of Schengen Visa and how can I do that?

Yes. The procedure of appeal is explained in written decision/refusal letter you will receive.

 

Can I complain about the procedure?

Yes. According to Article 38, Paragraph 5 of Visa Code you can submit your complaint following the procedure described here: http://mzv.sk/ministerstvo/poskytovanie_informacii_podla_zakona-peticie_a_staznosti 

 

Last Update Date: 5.2.2020 Create Date: 25.11.2019