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.