As of 21 September 2015, for submission of an application and documents for temporary residence in the Slovak Republic (including one copy of each document), it is necessary to book an appointment (tel. number: +86 10 6532 1531) in advance. The application will be considered during the set appointment, and the applicant will also undergo an interview.
Temporary residence shall enable a third country national to stay, exit and re-enter the Slovak Republic territory during the period of time as specified by a police department, usually for the period of stay over 90 days within 180 days. With regard to the Act No 404/2011 Coll. on Residence of Aliens and Amendment and Supplementation of Certain Acts, temporary residence is always granted for only one specific purpose and only exceptionally entitles a third country national to perform other activities as well. It may be granted for the purpose of business, employment, studies, special activity (lecturing, sports, artistic, volunteering activity etc.), research and development, family reun¬ion or performing professional duties by civilian units of the armed forces, to a person with acknowledged status of a Slovak Living Abroad or to a person with acknowledged long-term residence in another EU Member State. For the first time temporary residence may be granted for various periods depending on the purpose for which it was granted and may be extended repeatedly.
Permanent residence entitles a third country national to stay in the territory of the Slovak Republic within the period for which it was granted, and to perform activities almost in the same scope as the citizens of the SR. It entitles a foreigner to travel abroad and back, work, do busi¬ness, study or have access to health care and social security. There are 3 types of permanent residence: permanent residence for five years, permanent residence for unlimited time period and a long-term residence.
Application form (pdf; 382.05 KB)
Documents necessary for all purposes of the residence (pdf; 337.75 KB)
Documents for residence (chinese version) (pdf; 102.97 KB)