Entry into Slovakia by citizens of Member States of the EU/EEA, and the Swiss Confederation and their family members
The right of entry of the citizen of Union
The right of entry shall be demonstrated by a Union citizen* by means of submitting a document or in another trustworthy way in which s/he duly demonstrates his/her identity and citizenship of a member state.
The right of entry of a family member of the citizen of Union
In accordance with the Act No. 404/2012 Coll. on Residence of Aliens a family member of the Union citizen is understood as the third country national who is
a. his/her spouse;
b. his/her child younger than 21 years of age, his/her dependent child and dependent children of his/her spouse;
c. his/her dependent direct relative in descending or ascending line and such a person of his/her spouse;
d. any other family member to whom paragraphs (a) to (c) do not apply and s/he is a dependent person in the country of his/her origin;
e. any other family member to whom paragraphs (a) to (c) do not apply and s/he is the member of his/her household;
f. any other family member to whom paragraphs (a) to (c) do not apply and s/he depends on his/her care due to serious health reasons;
g. his/her partner with whom the Union citizen is in a permanent, duly certified relationship;
h. third country national with the right of residence of the family member of the Union citizen in the member state in which the Slovak Republic national is the Union citizen with whom the third country national returns or joins him/her to reside back in the Slovak Republic territory and fulfils some of the conditions specified in par. (a) to (g) in relation to the Slovak Republic national.
The family member of the Union citizen shall demonstrate the right of entry by submitting a document in which s/he duly demonstrates his/her identity and family relationship with the Union citizen.
A family member of a Union citizen who is subject to visa obligation shall submit a valid visa at the entry; this shall not apply, if s/he submits a valid document of residence of a family member of a Union citizen or a document of residence as per special regulation*.
When applying for a visa a family member of a Union citizen shall present a valid travel document and a document proving the family relationship with a Union citizen (e.g. a marriage certificate or a birth certificate), proof of dependency, if required (e.g. a medical certificate of a need for constant care, disability, other document proving financial dependency, etc.).
Family members of Union citizens are granted visa within 10 working days of submitting the application.
Visa applications for family members of a Union citizen shall not be subject to charges.
*A Union citizen is a citizen of another member state of the EU/EEA, and the Swiss Confederation but not the citizen of the Slovak Republic.
*Cl. 2 par. 15 of European Parliament and Council (EC) Regulation no. 562/2006 of March 15, 2006 which defines the Community Code on the Rules Specifying the Movement of Persons through Borders (Schengen Borders Code)