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Where to apply for visa?

Iranian nationals, without a residence permit in another country, have to apply for visa at the Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Tehran.

From January 1, 2015 the Afghani nationals, holders of diplomatic and service passports, can apply for visa at the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Kabul. The holders of ordinary passports have to apply for visa at the Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Tehran.

Embassy of the Czech Republic in Afghanistan
St. No. 10, House No. 337
Wazir Akbar Khan
Tel.: +93/798417418

From December 12, 2011 the Pakistani nationals can apply for visa for a trip to Slovakia at the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Islamabad. For national visa D and for residence permit applications it is obliged to contact the Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Tehran

Embassy of the Czech Republic in Pakistan
House No. 49, Street No. 27, Sector F-6/2
P.O.Box No. 1335
Tel.: +9251/2274304, +9251/2276849
Fax: +9251/2825327, +9251/8314897

What type of visa do I need?

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 mentioned above.

Types of visas currently available:

Type A Schengen visa: airport transit visa

Afghani, Pakistani and Iranian citizens are obliged to have Airport Transit Visa to stay in the international transit area at the airport, even if they do not leave the international transit area. The Airport Transit Visa only authorizes 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 in any 180 day period. This visa may be issued for one, double or several entries (single entry, double 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 is 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 180 day period and the traveler must comply with Schengen rules of travel.

When should I apply for a visa?

The visa application procedure may be lengthy in some cases. Therefore, you should file your application well in advance, but not earlier than three months prior to your planned trip. The visa application procedure takes generally 15 days, in exceptional cases taking of the decision can be extended up to 60 days.

Conditions for applying for visa:

General conditions

When intending to apply for visa the foreign nationals are strongly advised to contact the territorially competent embassies mentioned above in order to receive detailed and up-to-date information on visa requirements since the general information provided below may not fully exhaust the visa requirements applicable by the Embassy at present and in each case.

In general, when applying for a Schengen visa, foreign nationals have to submit the following:

1) completed “Application for Schengen Visa” form
The application must be signed by the applicant; in 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. Visa forms can be downloaded from the web-page of the Ministry: /en/consular_info/visa

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 and it must have been issued within previous 10 years. The document shall contain at least 2 blank pages.

4) documents demonstrating the purpose and conditions of the planned stay (a letter of invitation, a voucher in the case of an organised trip etc.) – explained in detail below

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 to 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. The reservation of the flight ticket is acceptable.

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 EUR 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 can ask foreign nationals to submit other documents in order to verify the applicants social status, family relations, declared purpose of the visit and applicant’s intention to return to his home country or the country of his residence (company registration, confirmation about employment, social insurance, confirmation about schooling, retirement income, birth or marriage certificate, title deed, etc.)

Documents demonstrating the purpose of stay:
Documents demonstrating the purpose of stay may include also

Organised/individual travels, e.g.:
  • voucher issued by a travel agency confirming the provided services;
  • 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. An invitation authenticated by the alien police department may be requested from visa applicants of any nationality.

Business trips, e.g.:
  • invitation issued by a business partner or institution;
  • invitation issued by a competent alien police department. An invitation authenticated by the alien police department may be requested from visa applicants of any nationality. The embassy is free to decide what type of document will require for the verification of the purpose of stay. For repeated business trips, foreign nationals are required to submit a cooperation agreement concluded with a Slovak company and other documents.

International conferences, seminars, symposia, cultural and sport events, e.g.:
  • invitation by event organizers;
  • official letter by a dispatching organisation applying for a visa for its employee;
  • invitation verified by a competent alien police department.

Other purposes: other documents demonstrating the purpose of travel and stay in the Slovak Republic (e.g., medical treatment, study visits shorter than 90 days, invitation by the university, scientific or research institution).

Visa fees

VISA TYPEFee charged
Uniform Schengen visa application60,- EUR
Uniform Schengen visa application for children from the age of 6 to 12 years35,- EUR
National (long-stay) visa granted in connection with the performance of Slovakia’s commitments under international treaties or for the benefit of the Slovak Republic or along with a residence permit in the Slovak Republic33,- EUR
National (long-stay) visa issued in connection with collection of granted residence permit in the Slovak Republic9,50 EUR

The fees are paid in Euro currency at the time of submitting the application for visa.
No administrative fee is charged for visa application filed by a third country national that is a family member of an EU or EEA national and exercise their right of free movement.
Last Update Date: 2015-11-30 07:20:42.563 Create Date: Tue Sep 12 08:29:13 CEST 2006