Slovakia has joined other EU member states in issuing biometric residence permits to third country nationals. In order to receive a residence permit after September 19, 2011, non-EU/EEA applicants above the age of 5 must submit their fingerprints and facial image to the Slovak foreign police.
Successful applicants receive a plastic card with a chip containing their unique identifiers. Previously, residence permits were issued as stickers placed inside a foreigner’s passport. The new format ensures better protection from fraud and easier identification with authorities.
Non-EU/EEA foreigners who do not require a visa in order to enter Slovakia may submit their fingerprints and facial image at the Slovak foreign police during submission of their application package. Those foreigners who require a visa, must first apply for their residence permit at a Slovak consulate abroad and after arrival to Slovakia they will be required to visit the foreign police in order to submit their biometric details.
A valid residence permit and a passport must be carried around at all times during a non-EU/EEA foreigner’s long-term stay in Slovakia.
Residence permits issued in the sticker format remain valid until their expiration date.
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