Foreigners in Slovakia

News and features on living in Slovakia

How many foreigners in Slovakia are going to vote in EP elections?

The nationals of Cyprus, Estonia and Malta did not register.Compiled by Spectator staff, 13. May 2019, at 21:47

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The Great Return

Blog: At home, I can do everything I did in Oxford

''Scientist of the Year in Slovakia'' Jan Tkac used his working experience abroad to promote and improve science in Slovakia.Zuzana Palovic27. Apr 2019, at 10:30

Jan Tkac

Spectacular Slovakia #32: How to date a Slovak man

Two Americans talk about what it’s like to have a Slovak boyfriend.Peter Dlhopolec, 26. Apr 2019, at 9:50

American Grace Sprockett and her Slovak boyfriend Miško on their trips in Slovakia and beyond.

10 things you need to know about the new parking policy in Bratislava

Foreigners living in Bratislava who are not eligible for permanent residence do not need to worry.Jana Liptáková, 18. Apr 2019, at 14:28

Current parking in Bratislava

No more queues? Foreigners' Police have introduced online booking system

The system is offered by 12 Foreigners' Police departments across Slovakia.Compiled by Spectator staff, 17. Apr 2019, at 14:03

People standing in front of the Foreigners Police Department in Bratislava.
UPDATED Apr 16, 2019

FAQ: Renting an apartment in Slovakia

The Slovak Spectator brings you the set of the most frequently asked questions with regard to renting an apartment in Slovakia.Compiled by Spectator staff, 16. Apr 2019, at 13:40

Halloween Brexit: What UK nationals in Slovakia need to know

The UK will leave the EU no later than October 31, 2019. Here’s how the UK’s departure will affect UK nationals living in Slovakia.Anna Fay, 15. Apr 2019, at 10:26

British Union flags fly in front of The Houses of Parliament in London, January 22, 2019.

Foreigners in Slovakia: How to vote in the European Parliament elections

Citizens of other EU countries living in Slovakia can vote too. The registration deadline is coming.Nina Francelová, 4. Apr 2019, at 21:10

Blog: I never go to the Foreigners’ Police without doing a solid prayer

Mazvi from Zimbabwe considers Slovakia her second home now.Emanuele Terenzani30. Mar 2019, at 6:20


Slovakia and Switzerland have a similar mental landscape

Slovakia feels younger, Switzerland seems more colourful, says Swiss Ambassador Alexander Hoffet.Michaela Terenzani, 22. Mar 2019, at 14:57

Swiss Ambassador to Slovakia Alexander Hoffet

Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between March 22 and March 31, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.Compiled by Spectator staff, 20. Mar 2019, at 10:41

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UPDATED March 13, 2019

FAQ: State citizenship of the Slovak Republic

The Slovak Spectator brings you the set of the most frequently asked questions with regard to acquiring and losing Slovak state citizenship.Compiled by Spectator staff, 13. Mar 2019, at 13:30

Blog: Slovakia would be perfect if only the tortillas were better

People back in their home countries see Slovakia through their eyes of foreigners living in Slovakia.Emanuele Terenzani24. Feb 2019, at 18:30


Foreigners in Slovakia promote the ice hockey world championship

In videos, they tell fans from abroad that Slovakia has much to offer.Compiled by Spectator staff, 19. Feb 2019, at 13:57

Mascot of 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Slovakia, bear Macejko.

Dutch Embassy in Slovakia is the greenest of all

The embassy has gone zero-waste. Its employees use no plastic bags and use reusable lunch boxes.Compiled by Spectator staff, 18. Feb 2019, at 14:12

A bag made of old clothes

Foreigners' Police to introduce a new online booking system soon

More foreigners motivate the police to make their departments more efficient.Compiled by Spectator staff, 31. Jan 2019, at 22:50

Foreigners’ Police department in Bratislava
The Other Slovakia

Blog: “Who” instead of “where”

Why is it that only third-country nationals have to undergo a check for communicable diseases when Slovaks returning from holidays can bring back viruses and bacteria?Anca Dragu, 31. Jan 2019, at 9:13

Why some foreigners struggle to open bank accounts in Slovakia

Sanction lists create problems for some foreign citizens living in Slovakia.Nina Francelová, 24. Jan 2019, at 17:58

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Most foreigners working in Slovakia are Serbs

The number of foreign workers continued to rise in December 2018.Compiled by Spectator staff, 22. Jan 2019, at 13:56