If you are an EU/EEA/Swiss national that intends to stay in Slovakia for longer than 3 months, you need to to submit the notice of stay to the foreign police office within 10 working days after your arrival to Slovakia. This is usually made by the accommodation provider if you are accommodated in a hotel, hostel or dormitory. After that you can stay in Slovakia without any further obligations for up to three months from the entry into the Slovak Republic. Once this period of three months is over, you need to apply for the registration of residence in Slovakia within next 30 days.
If you are accommodated in private accommodation (e.g. in a private rented apartment or at a friends' place), you need to submit the Notice of the stay at the competent foreign police office (either in person or via a registered postal service). The form is available in 6 languages; however, must be completed in the Slovak language. The form can be also submitted/sent via a regular mail.
To register their residence, EU/EEA/Swiss nationals must personally visit the Foreign Police Department (FPD) competent for their place of residence in Slovakia. registration cannot be applied for electronically, by email or a proxy. To book an appointment at the respective FPD must be done via the online Booking system. For more details see the website of the Ministry of Interior of SR.
For registration you will need to present the following documents:
On the day of submission the complete application, the Foreign Police Department shall issue a Registration Certificate, i.e. confirmation on registration a residence of a EU/EEA/Swiss national, indicating his/her name, surname, address of the registered person and the date of registration.
As an EU/EEA/Swiss national you may be interested in obtaining a Residence card of an EU citizen valid up to 5 years. To apply for a Residence card, you need to visit the Foreign police Department competent for their place of residence in Slovakia in person. You will need to submit the following:
Signatures on the affidavits and tenancy agreements must be notarized. The residence card is issued within 30 days of application.
Fee: 4.50 EUR for the issue of an EU national residence card.
24,50 EUR for expedited issuance of the residence card within 2 working days.
3,00 EUR (aditional) for sending the residence card to the address in Slovakia.