Visa Requirements for Slovak Citizens
Visa requirements are set by the foreign government's rules and conditions that Slovak citizens must comply with when arriving at a chosen destination. These pre-established requirements indicate whether foreign travelers need a visa or other documents to cross the border.
Slovak citizens can travel visa-free to more than 140 countries.
Additionally, dozens of destinations offer a simpler alternative to regular visas in the form of Electronic Travel Authorization Systems. Electronic visas can be obtained online, eliminating the need for tedious visits to embassies. Fortunately, Slovak citizens can travel on an electronic visa or visa on arrival to most countries that do not exempt them from visa exemption.
Therefore, Slovak citizens have quite a bit of freedom when traveling. Not just in terms of the number of countries that allow them to enter without a visa or using convenient electronic systems. Freedom of movement regarding the length of stay permitted to Slovaks is also noteworthy.
Normally, Slovak citizens can stay abroad for long periods of time. Usually in three months. However, some countries also offer stays ranging from one month, even six months, up to a whole year. It all depends on the specific destination.
The available for Slovak citizens visas can be divided into three main groups:
- Embassy visas - traditional
- Visas on Arrival
- Electronic visas
VoA and eVisa typically serve as short-term travel permits issued for any recreational, business, or transit-related reason.
Meanwhile, an embassy visa can be useful for both short-term and long-term stays.
The longest stays are usually related to work, study or living abroad.
Electronic visa for Slovak citizens
The electronic travel authorization system was introduced to speed up border control and facilitate the entire process of traveling abroad. All Slovaks, provided they meet the basic requirements, can apply for a visa online following a simple application procedure.
Slovaks with electronic visas can use them for a variety of purposes, including leisure, business and transit.
You can go on a relaxing vacation, go on vacation, negotiate an important deal with a foreign partner, look for new business opportunities or simply transit through a chosen country.
List of countries offering electronic visas for Slovak citizens
- Ascension Island
- Ivory Coast
- Papua New Guinea
- Saudi Arabia
- Sri Lanka
32 countries allow Slovaks to apply for visas online. The electronic travel authorization system has made it easy to get to all the destinations listed above from Slovakia!
Normally, Slovak visitors can choose between two permitted lengths of stay when using eVisa.
It can be 30 or 90 days depending on the regulations of the selected country. eVisa works like a regular short-term travel permit but is much more accessible.
Travelers can obtain a visa without going to an embassy or going through a stressful application process.
Since an approved EVISA allows its holder to engage in the same activities as you would with a traditional visa but is easier to obtain, there is no need to struggle with the ability to apply through an embassy. Slovak citizens with a converted Evisa can travel for tourism, work or conversion-related purposes.
You can go on vacation, explore available tourist destinations, and visit friends and relatives living abroad. In addition, you can travel on business, urge professional issues, close new deals and look for new opportunities. Finally, Evisas also allows for a smooth shipping process.
If your final destination requires a stopover abroad, apply for an eVisa to prepare for your trip!
Visa on Arrival
A visa on arrival is a type of travel authorization document that can be issued once you arrive in a selected foreign country.
Once your plane lands or your car/boat arrives at the border, you need to process your visa.
List of countries offering a Visa on Arrival for Slovak citizens
- Burkina Faso
- Iraqi Kurdistan
- Papua New Guinea
- Saudi Arabia
- Sierra Leone
- Sri Lanka
40 destinations offer visa on arrival options for Slovak citizens visiting their territory. All Slovak passport holders visiting the destinations listed above can do so easily using the VoA system.
To obtain a visa on arrival, several steps must be followed. First of all, even before traveling, check what the current visa requirements are. VoA even requires foreign tourists to meet certain conditions when crossing the border. For example, you may need to prepare a valid passport, travel itinerary, or exchange money for local currency. Then, when you arrive in your chosen country, go straight to the border checkpoint and request a visa application form on arrival. Provide all necessary information and check for errors. When things get complicated, pay the VoA fee (if necessary) and wait for the visa to be issued.
Many countries that offer visa on arrival to Slovak citizens also offer electronic visas.
Since in any case you need to apply for a visa, it is best to do this a few days before your planned trip.
The approved e-visa will be sent directly to the applicant’s email address as a PDF file within a few business days. You can avoid long airport lines and the stress of uncertainty. Prepare your trip with an eVisa issued before your planned trip. However, there are no embassy visits, no queues and no stress!
An embassy visa for Slovak citizens is a short-term or long-term travel permit issued by the embassy of a selected foreign destination. An embassy visa is a general travel permit that can be used for both leisure travel and living abroad for longer periods of time.
List of countries that require Slovak citizens to have an Embassy visa
- The Central African Republic
- The Republic of Congo
- The Democratic Republic of Congo
- Equatorial Guinea
- The Gambia
- North Korea
- South Africa
There are only 31 places that require an embassy-issued visa to visit Slovak citizens.
If you are planning to travel from Slovakia to any of the countries listed above, be sure to review the latest visa requirements and prepare the application process accordingly.
Since the traditional visa application process at the embassy can be a bit more complicated than the electronic visa or VoA process, it’s important to do some research first. Check what documents you will need to attach to your application and how long it will take to process. In some cases, visa processing by the embassy even takes several weeks. Prepare the necessary documents and submit the completed documents to the embassy. If necessary, cover the costs and wait for your application to be approved. Some countries require applicants to undergo a visa interview with a consular officer to confirm the reason for intended travel. Embassy visas are required for lesser known and less visited countries. So this will not cause any problems for Slovak citizens. Traditionally approved visas are usually stamped in the applicant’s passport, and the length of stay allowed varies depending on the country and embassy visa type chosen.
Finally, we come to the most convenient way to travel, which is to travel without a visa.
Slovak citizens can visit dozens of countries without a visa, as long as they have a valid passport in hand.
List of countries that allow visa-free entrance for Slovak citizens
- Antigua and Barbuda
- Bonaire, St. Eustatius and Saba
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Brest and Grodno
- The British Virgin Islands
- Brunei Darussalam
- Cayman Islands
- Costa Rica
- Czech Republic
- Dominican Republic
- El Salvador
- Faroe Islands
- Federated States of Micronesia
- French Polynesia
- Hong Kong
- Isle of Man
- The Maldives
- Marshall Islands
- The Netherlands
- New Caledonia
- North Macedonia
- Northern Mariana Islands
- The Philippines
- Puerto Rico
- Republic of Cyprus
- The Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic
- Saint Kitts and Nevis
- Saint Lucia
- Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
- Saint Pierre and Miquelon
- San Marino
- Sao Tome and Principe
- Sint Maarten
- Solomon Islands
- South Korea
- Trinidad and Tobago
- Turks and Caicos Islands
- United Arab Emirates
- United Kingdom
- Wallis and Futuna
- Vatican City
143 countries and territories are visa-free for all Slovak passport holders. Now, Slovak citizens can enjoy a hassle-free travel experience without having to apply for a visa. In this case, it is not even necessary to apply for a visa online. To travel without a visa, you just need to prepare your Slovak passport and make sure that it will be valid throughout your planned trip. Book your flight or get ready for your trip and pack your bags. Once done, simply travel to your chosen destination and present your valid passport (or in some cases, just valid identification) to the customs officer at the border . Traveling without a visa offers the same opportunities as traveling with a valid visa.
You can enjoy all sorts of entertainment-related activities like exploring tourist destinations, exploring different cities, learning about foreign cultures and customs, or visiting friends and family who live in another country.
Additionally, you can take care of handling business that you need to conduct outside your home country.
Travel on business and negotiate future contracts, find new ways to promote your products, attend a meeting, seminar or conference!
Finally, when a foreign country does not require a visa, you can also transit there without any official travel permit. Travel from Slovakia anywhere and expand your horizons today!