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Ministry of Interior of the Slovak republic   Today is 3. December 2023, Sunday

Information for foreigners

Temporary residence.

From Wednesday 09.03.2022, 01:30 p.m. a temporary protection registration service is available online

QR kód pre online službu pre registráciu dočasného útočiska

Contacts for large capacity centers:

Mestská športová hala, Chemlonská 7, 066 01 Humenné, (GPS súradnice: 48.928481, 21.907303)
Mestská športová hala, Športová 31, 071 01 Michalovce-Stráňany, (GPS súradnice: 48.762221, 21.916542)
Akademická ulica č. 4, 949 01 Nitra (GPS súradnice: 48.306142,18.100493)
Bottova 7, 811 09 Bratislava (GPS súradnice: 48.1453874616074, 17.12899309956323)
Poštová 1, 010 08 Žilina (GPS 49.21401808253313, 18.756865340480633)

Kontakty na veľkokapacitné centrá v SR

1. Monday, Wednesday, Friday: from 7.30 am to 3.30 pm, processing of applications for temporary residence permits for employment purposes 

2. Tuesday, Thursday: from 7.30 am to 3.30 pm, processing of applications for issuing a residence permit for persons-drivers of international truck or bus transport whose validity of the stay has been / is extended due to: 

  •  the crisis situation caused by the spread of COVID 19, 
  • the state of war in Ukraine ("LEX Ukraine"). 

The Foreigners Police Departments process applications for the registration of temporary refuge from 07.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m. 

Large-capacity registration centers (Michalovce, Humenné, Nitra, Žilina and Bratislava) will continue to handle applicants for temporary refuge on a non-stop (24/7) basis. 


1. Понеділок, середа, п‘ятниця: від 07.30 до 15.30 будуть розглядатися заяви про тимчасове проживання з метою працевлаштування.

2. Вівторок, четвер: з 07.30 до 15.30 розглядатимуться заяви про видачу  тимчасового ВНП для даних осіб:  водії міжнародних вантажних або автобусних перевезень, у котрих термін дії тимчасового виду на проживання було/є подовжено в зв’язку з:

  •  кризовою ситуацією, спричиненою поширенням COVID-19
  • воєнним станом на території України („LEX Ukrajina“).

 Відділи поліції у справах іноземців НПС розглядають заяви про реєстрацію тимчасового притулку з 07.00 до 19.00. Реєстраційні центри великої місткості (Михайлівці, Гуменне та Нітра) продовжуватимуть приймати заявників на тимчасовий притулок у режимі 24/7.

With effect from 05.10.2020, in connection with the Resolution of the Government of the Slovak Republic no. 587/2020, only those persons who have an online reservation via the electronic service will be handled at the workplaces of the Foreign Police Departments. Requests of Persons without online reservation will be processed only in justified cases (special consideration, humanitarian reason) with the consent of the relevant director of the Border and Foreign Police Directorate.



Scope of activity Directorate of BBFP - district region


Headquarters - BBFP*



Bratislava, Trnava, Nitra*



Banská Bystrica, Žilina*



Prešov, Košice



*Available 7:30-15:30


Bureau of Border and Foreign Police of the Presidium of the Police Force actively cooperates with the International Organization for Migration (IOM), which provides free consulting and services for foreigners. For more information directly see these pages:

Free consulting and services for foreigners

The IOM Migration Information Centre (MIC) provides free legal and social counselling, job counselling to third-country nationals including job-search assistance, retraining and education in the Slovak language and it supports the community life of foreigners living in Slovakia.
More information:

Free counseling and services for foreingers
Check if you need a visa to enter the Slovak Republic.

The web application Visa Check will help you to find out if you need a visa to enter the Slovak Republic and what type of residence permit you need to study, work or conduct business in Slovakia.

 Make sure you need a vis to the Slovak republic

Free help to foreigners upon return to their country of origin.

The program of assisted voluntary return helps in return and reintegration of foreigners who do not have a residence permit in the Slovak Republic who wish to return to their country of origin. For more information on the program go directly to the page IOM International Organization for Migration.

Assisted voluntary returns


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