If you come to Slovakia after 1 January 2021, you will be regarded as a third country national (i.e. citizen of a non-EU country) and the rights set by the Withdrawal Agreement will not be guaranteed. You will not need a Schengen Visa to enter Slovakia.
In general, the visa-free regime allows you to stay in the Schengen area for up to 90 days within a 180-day period. For stays exceeding 90 days, it is usually necessary to apply for residence.
WHAT YOU NEED TO DO
STEP 1: Notify the Foreign Police of your stay
After your arrival to Slovakia, you must notify the Foreign Police of the start and of your place of residence within three working days from the day of entering Slovakia. This obligation applies if you are renting, live with relatives or friends etc. If you are staying in a hotel, hostel, or similar accommodation facility, it is instead the responsibility of the accommodation provider.
To notify the Foreign Police of your stay, you must send the completed Notice of the Stay form by mail to the Foreign Police Department competent according to your place of residence in Slovakia. You may also submit the completed form in person.
STEP 2: Apply for residence
In order to obtain residence as a third country national in Slovakia after 1 January 2021, you will have to meet all applicable conditions. Depending on your situation, you will be able to apply for one of the types of temporary residence or permanent residence.
You can apply for residence at the Foreign Police Department competent according to your place of residence in Slovakia, or at the Diplomatic Mission of the Slovak Republic in the UK or in the country of your residence.
Submitting an application for residence does not entitle you to reside in Slovakia. Until the residence is granted, you may stay in Slovakia only within the visa-free regime or based on another residence permit.
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