Slovakia is party to the Schengen agreement, and this means that US citizens do not need visas to enter Slovakia. In the Schengen zone, the maximum stay for tourist and business purposes is 90 days. However, upon arrival, travelers from the United States will be asked to present current US passports and these must be valid for at least 3 months beyond the date of expected departure from Slovakia; evidence of financial means to support their stay (generally in the amount of US$50 per person per day); and proof of medical insurance valid in the territory to cover all costs for hospitalization and medical treatment in Slovakia.
It is required for all US visitors to Slovakia to register with the local police with jurisdiction in their area of temporary residence within 3 working days of their arrival. Those staying in hotels are registered automatically upon checking in. It is also mandatory for everyone above 15 years old to carry official identification at all times in Slovakia. For Americans, their US passports will suffice.
Those intending to stay in Slovakia for more than 90 days for purposes other than tourism or business must apply for temporary residence permits soon after arriving in Slovakia. It is strongly advised that preparations for the temporary residence permit application be done in advance of travel to the country, as the required documents for submission will be easier to obtain in the United States.
It is always the American traveler’s responsibility to check for the most current information before traveling to Slovakia, as the information provided here is subject to change without prior notice.
The Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Washington
3523 International Court NW, 20008 Washington
Telephone: (202) 237-1054
Fax: (202) 237-6438
Cell: (202) 361-6298
10 940 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA
Telephone: (310) 209-1253 / 209-1261
Fax: (310) 666-4649
801 Second Avenue, 12th Floor
New York, NY
Telephone: (212) 286-8434 / 286-8465
Fax: (212) 286-8439
The Permanent Mission of the Slovak Republic to the United Nations
801 Second Avenue
New York, NY
Telephone: (212) 286-8880 / 286-8418
Fax: (212) 286-8419