Foreigners’ Police offices return closer to normal hours

A fall in the number of people fleeing Ukraine has prompted the change.

The Foreigners' Police desk at the large-capacity centre in Bratislava.The Foreigners' Police desk at the large-capacity centre in Bratislava. (Source: TASR)

The opening hours of Foreigners’ Police offices are changing following a decline in the inflow of refugees crossing the Slovak-Ukrainian border. Large-capacity centres will remain in operation round-the-clock, the police announced via social networks on Friday, April 1.

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On Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 7:30 and 15:30, departments of the Foreigners’ Police will process applications for granting/renewal of temporary residence, applications for granting of permanent residence, and applications for granting or extension of tolerated stay.

On Tuesdays and Thursdays between 7:30 and 15:30 the Foreigners’ Police will process applications for residence permits by drivers of international truck or bus transport whose stay has been/is extended due to the crisis situation caused by the spread of Covid-19 and the state of war in Ukraine. They will also process applications for national visas for bus drivers, international and domestic transport drivers, highly qualified third-country nationals, and those covered by Government Regulation No. 731/2021.

The Foreigners Police departments will process applications for the registration of temporary refuge from Monday to Friday, from 7:00 until 19:00; and on Saturday and Sunday, from 7:00 until 15:00.

The large-capacity registration centres in Michalovce, Humenné, Nitra and Bratislava will continue to operate non-stop (24/7) for applicants seeking temporary refuge.

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