Full information about Slovakia Visa fees

One of the administrative procedures you must complete when applying for a Slovakia visa is paying the required visa fee. You have to pay the Slovakia visa fee in a convertible currency in person at the Diplomatic mission of the Slovak Republic. 

Slovakia Visa Fee List

The Slovakia visa fees are listed below:

Category Fee
Schengen visa application 60 
Children between the age of 6 – 12 years 40 
National of a third country that has concluded a visa facilitation agreement with the European Union 35 
National of Ukraine, Russian Federation or Belarus (if the visa is to be issued in an accelerated procedure) 70
National visa necessary in connection to a residence permit 60
National visas with granted residence permit 10
Children younger than six years old FREE
The spouse of Slovak citizen FREE
EU citizen’s spouse FREE
Students, pupils, postgraduate students, and accompanying teachers who travel or training or study FREE
Researchers FREE

How to Pay the Slovakia Visa Fee?

The Slovakia visa fee payment can be made:

  • At the designated consulate/embassy 
  • Via cash, debit, or credit card

The visa fee must be paid in person when you go to submit your Slovakia visa application.

Note: If your visa gets rejected, your fee will not be refunded.

Who Is Exempt From Paying the Slovakia Visa Fee?

Applicants who belong to the following categories are exempt from paying the Slovakia visa fee:

Exemption according to the bilateral agreement

  • Albania
  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan 
  • Belarus
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Cape Verde
  • Georgia 
  • Moldova
  • Montenegro 
  • North Macedonia 
  • Russia 
  • Serbia
  • Ukraine

Exemption according to the Visa Code for all applicants regardless of nationality

  • Children under the age of six years.
  • School pupils, students, postgraduate students, and accompanying teachers who undertake stay for study or educational training.
  • Researchers traveling to carry out scientific research or participate in a scientific seminar or conference.
  • Representatives of non-profit organizations (age 25 years or less) participating in seminars, conferences, sports, cultural or educational events organized by non-profit organizations.
  • Holders of diplomatic and service passports.

Exemptions according to the Slovak national law

  • Family members of the EU/EEA citizens and the citizens of the Swiss Confederation (Union citizens).
  • Family members of the Slovak citizens in the extent of family members of the Union citizen.

How Much Does a Visa Extension in Slovakia Cost?

The Slovak Republic does not allow the extension of a Slovakia visa. However, there is the possibility of extending your visa in exceptional cases as listed below:

Extension reason Fee
Natural disaster FREE
Humanitarian grounds FREE
Serious personal reasons 30

You must submit the visa extension application to the competent Foreign Police Department. 

The Cost of Slovakia Residence Permits

In addition to the visa fee, you also have to pay the cost of a residence permit if you’re staying long-term in Slovakia— the costs for residence permits depending on the reason for your stay are as follows:

Residence type Fee
Permanent residence for an unlimited time period €165
Issuance of a residence card €5
Issuance of a residence card as a substitute for lost, destroyed, damaged, or stolen residence document €17
Tolerated stay €10
Confirmation about the residence of a foreigner in the Slovak Republic €3
Issuance of a residence card as a substitute for lost, destroyed, damaged or stolen residence document repeatedly within two following years €33
Extension of a tolerated stay €33
Entrepreneurship €240
Nationals from a third-country who have the status of a long term residence in another EU Member State and are conducting business activities in Slovakia. €240
Employment €170
Blue Card €170
Nationals from a third country with long-term residence status in another EU Member State and are employed in Slovakia. €170
Nationals from a third country who have the status of a long-term residence in another EU Member State and are employed in Slovakia. €170
Special activities €100
Nationals from a third country who have the status of a long-term residence in another EU Member State and are performing special activities or research and development in Slovakia. €100
Family reunion €135
Nationals from a third country with the status of a long-term residence in another EU Member State and are a family member to a foreign national with a long-term residence status, and the family existed in another member state. €135
Performing professional duties in civil services of the armed forces €70
Seasonal work €35
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