If you plan to work (including on the basis of the Blue Card), start a business, or study in Slovakia, you may be granted a temporary residence permit. Depending on the purpose of your stay, a temporary residence permit could be issued for a period of: ·
up to six years for permits for study purposes; ·
up to two years for permits for work and conducting research activities or other special activities (lecturing, sport, artistic, and voluntary work activities, activity of an accredited journalist, medical treatment, or internship, among others); ·
up to three years for setting up a business; ·
up to five years for family reunification.
The application for a temporary residence permit should be accompanied by documents which: ·
prove the purpose of your residence; ·
prove that your criminal record is clear; ·
confirm that you have accommodation in Slovakia; ·
prove that you have the financial resources to support yourself in Slovakia.
Submitted documents must be translated to Slovak, authenticated, and should not be older than 90 days.
The application for a temporary residence permit is available here
. Detailed lists of the documents that must accompany an application for a temporary residence permit according to the purpose of stay are available here
(in Slovak and English).
After obtaining a temporary residence permit, you have 180 days to enter Slovakia. Upon your arrival in Slovakia, you must: ·
report the start of your stay at the Foreign Police Department within three working days; ·
sign up for health insurance within three working days of receiving your residence card; ·
submit a medical report confirming that you do not suffer from any disease endangering public health and submit proof of health insurance to the Foreign Police Department within 30 days of obtaining your residence card.