Slovakia – Increased Volume of Temporary Residence Applications Causes Delays and Increased Processing Times

What has changed

Currently, the Foreign Police in Bratislava has been receiving an increased number of applications for temporary residence permits. This has resulted in delays for both renewals and new applications for individuals being served in-person at the Bratislava office in Slovakia.

Who is affected

Companies with employees who intend to apply in-person for a temporary residence permit at the Bratislava office in Slovakia.

In addition, these delays in obtaining an in-person appointment for submission will especially impact non-EU citizens, as they are required to appear in-person at the Foreign Police office to complete their applications.

What to expect

Delays in obtaining an appointment for submission of the application will impact possible start dates for employment or assignment in Slovakia. Increased processing times are to be expected due to the increased volume of applications.

First-time applicants are advised to submit applications at the Slovak mission located in their home/residence country.

The waiting times to be served at the Bratislava office in Slovakia are extremely high. It is not guaranteed that applicants will be served by authorities by close of business on the chosen day. Applicants may have to return on a subsequent day to re-attempt to meet with authorities.

What you need to do

  • Employers and Applicants should take into account the recent increase in processing times and overall timelines required to complete the temporary residence process.
  • Contact your Emigra Worldwide representative for further details on how these updates may impact you or your client.