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Information about residence in the territory of the Slovak Republic in connection with the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland leaving the European Union (Brexit)

SLOVAK VERSION

  • If you, as a United Kingdom national, and your family members have a residence in the territory of the Slovak Republic of longer than 5 years on the date of the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union, you will automatically obtain a long-term residence according to Art. 52 of the Act No. 404/2011 Coll. on Residence of Foreigners and Amendment and Supplementation of Certain Acts.This means that, you do not have to apply for this type of permanent residence. However, please see further guidance on residence cards below.

 

  • If you, as a United Kingdom national, and your family members have registered residence in the territory of the Slovak Republic of less than 5 years on the date of the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union, you will automatically obtain a permanent residence for five years in the interest of the Slovak Republic according to Art. 43 (1) e) of the Act on Residence of Foreigners. This means that, you do not have to apply for this type of permanent residence. However, please see further guidance on residence cards below.

 

  • If you have been issued a Residence Card of EU Citizen by the date of the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union, this residence card will remain valid until December 31, 2020. This means that if you are a holder of a Residence Card of EU Citizen, its validity will expire on December 31, 2020. For this reason, you should apply for a new residence card by this date at the latest. However, we recommend that you do not wait until the end of the validity of the Residence Card of EU Citizen and apply for a new residence card as soon as possible. 

If the relevant Unit of the Foreigners Police has your postal address in the Slovak Republic, that unit will send to you by post a Temporary residence card and guidance on how to apply for your new residence card. You can use this temporary residence card until you have requested and received your new residence card.

If the relevant Unit of the Foreigners Police does not have your postal address in the Slovak Republic, you can collect your Temporary residence card from the office listed below.

Temporary residence card

You can use your Temporary residence card to travel to other EU Member States until you have requested and received your new residence card.

If your Residence Card of EU Citizen was originally issued by one of the following units:

  • The Units of Foreigners Police Bratislava,
  • he Units of Foreigners Police Trnava,
  • The Units of Foreigners Police Dunajská Streda,
  • The Units of Foreigners Police Nové Zámky,
  • The Units of Foreigners Police Nitra,


you can collect your Temporary residence card from the office of the Units of

Foreigners Police in Bratislava
Regrutska Street , 831 07 Bratislava
from 7.30 a. m. to 3.30 p. m.

If your Residence Card of EU Citizen was originally issued by one of the following units:

  • The Units of Foreigners Police Trenčín,
  • The Units of Foreigners Police Banská Bystrica,
  • The Units of Foreigners Police Rimavská Sobota,
  • The Units of Foreigners Police Žilina

you can collect your Temporary residence card from the office of the


Directorates of Border and Foreigners Police in Banská Bystrica
Sládkovičova Street 4343/25, 974 05 Banská Bystrica
from 7.30 a. m. to 3.30 p. m.

If your Residence Card of EU Citizen was originally issued by one of the following units:

  • The Units of Foreigners Police Košice,
  • The Units of Foreigners Police Michalovce,
  • The Units of Foreigners Police Prešov,

you can collect your Temporary residence card can from the office of the

Directorates of Border and Foreigners Police in Prešov
Jarkova Street 31, 080 10 Prešov
from 7.30 a. m.  to 3.30 p. m.

 
If you leave the territory of the Slovak Republic after the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union, and you do not plan to remain in the territory of the Slovak Republic, you are obliged to report this fact in writing or in person to the relevant units of the Foreigners Police.

United Kingdom nationals and their family members, who by the date of the United Kingdom´s withdrawal from the European Union will not have registered residence in the territory of the Slovak Republic, they may exit the Slovak Republic under the same conditions as they entered the Slovak Republic, no later than 90 days after the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union.

United Kingdom nationals who have not registered their residence in the territory of the Slovak Republic by the date of the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union, will be considered as third-country nationals after Brexit. If they wish to stay in the territory of the Slovak Republic, they may apply for a temporary residence or permanent residence as a third-country national.