STAY WITH VALID BIOMETRIC PASSPORT
If you have a valid biometric passport, you can stay in the territory of the Slovak Republic and the Schengen area for 90 days.
In order to be able to stay legally in the territory of the Slovak Republic for a longer period of time, you will have to decide
during this period whether you will apply for one of the forms of residence or apply for temporary refuge or asylum.
Temporary refuge is provided to protect foreigners from war, the consequences of a humanitarian catastrophe or a systematic or
mass human rights violation in the country of origin. This is the fastest form of protection provided, which will provide
foreigners with access to accommodation, food, health care and enable them to stay and work in the Slovak Republic
You can apply for temporary refuge in person at high-capacity registration centers or at selected foreign police departments.
Each adult requests temporary refuge in person. In the case of a child, the application for temporary refuge is made by a parent
or a legal representative. The child must always be present when making the declaration.
If you can prove your identity (passport, ID card), temporary refuge will be provided to you immediately after registration. If
you do not have any documents, your application for temporary refuge will be decided in a short time within approximately 30
days. You will receive accommodation, food, urgent medical care and hygiene needs immediately.
In the current situation, it is more appropriate for the people of Ukraine to apply for temporary refuge status than asylum. If
you apply for asylum, you will be able to work only after the decision on granting asylum or granting subsidiary protection,
resp. if your application is not decided within 9 months from the beginning of the proceedings.
Any person who has been granted temporary refuge can move freely around the Slovak Republic, travel to another EU country and
can even travel to Ukraine and come back to the territory of the Slovak Republic at any time. If you decide to return to Ukraine
at any time without planning to return to the territory of the Slovak Republic as a resident, you must explicitly give up
temporary refuge, in writing to the address Migration Office of the Ministry of the Interior of the Slovak Republic, Pivonkova
6, 812 72 Bratislava. Upon receipt of this declaration of waiver of temporary refuge, the temporary refuge will cease to exist.
- An overview of institutions, doctors, schools, charities and other important places can be found at umapa.eu.
- On the map of SK4U you will find all available information
points in Slovakia.
RECOGNIZED Ukrainian criminal records extracts in the framework of the procedure for granting residence on the territory of
the Slovak Republic
1. The extract from the criminal register of Ukraine (ВИTЯГ) in paper form is generated electronically by the software of the
information and analytical system (IAS), which contains relevant data on the applicant's person as of the date and time of its
execution with an assigned unique electronic identifier (QR code).
The printed criminal record extract on the basis of the application submitted by the Unified Information System Service of the
Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine ( the Certificate of Integrity) in A4 paper format shall be physically signed by the
head of the relevant centre and stamped with the wet stamp of the relevant centre of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of
For the purpose of using the issued documentary extract from the criminal register of Ukraine by a person abroad, it is
necessary to provide the document with a higher authentication clause in the form of an Apostille.
2. Extract from the Criminal Register of Ukraine (ВИTЯГ) in electronic form generated by software (IAS), which contains relevant
data about the applicant's person as of the date and time of its execution with an assigned unique electronic identifier (QR
The processed and executed extract from the criminal register of Ukraine in electronic form which is sent to the e-mail address
of the person (applicant) and the applicant prints the document out from his/her own e-mail address, does not contain
legalization in the form of signature or seal of authorized persons and state bodies of Ukraine.
For the purpose of using the issued extract from the criminal register of Ukraine in electronic form by a person on the
territory of the Slovak Republic, it is necessary to provide the document with the certificate of validity issued in the form of
a "Certificate" of the consular department of the Embassy of Ukraine in the Slovak Republic.
3. For foreigners who, for objective reasons, cannot provide an extract from the criminal record according to point 1 or 2, the
Embassy of Ukraine in the Slovak Republic introduces a service for the purpose of obtaining information about integrity through
Based on the results of the check on the applicant's person, the Consular Department of the Embassy of Ukraine in the Slovak
Republic will issue a "Certificate" of integrity, signed by a consular official, where the content of the issued Certificate
will state that the person's integrity was checked by a diplomatic mission.