Foreigners’ Police limits its operation in light of coronavirus

EU nationals temporarily freed from in-person registration.

The Foreigners' Police in Slovakia will check if non-Slovak nationals have been in 14-day self-quarantine before they are let in the office. The measure will be in place from March 13, 2020.The Foreigners' Police in Slovakia will check if non-Slovak nationals have been in 14-day self-quarantine before they are let in the office. The measure will be in place from March 13, 2020. (Source: TASR)

The Foreigners’ Police are also being affected by the current emergency situation declared in Slovakia.

Starting on March 13, the Foreigners’ Police offices will operate under a limited regime for the following 14 days. There will be no registrations of EU nationals and their family members.

If they come to Slovakia during the following two weeks, they will have to send information about the start of their stay in the country by mail. After the current precautions are over, they will have to come in person and register their stay.

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Third-country nationals

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Starting on March 13, foreigners coming from outside the EU can only apply for the renewal of their temporary residence in Slovakia and for permanent residence for an unlimited period.

“Other applications will not be accepted during this period,” said Police Corps spokesperson Denisa Bárdyová.

Checks on the entering

Foreign nationals turning up at one of the Foreigners’ Police offices will have to state at the entrance whether they have observed home quarantine for 14 days after they returned from abroad.

“If they have not, they will not be let in,” Bárdyová said.

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