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Do I need a visa to go to Bratislava, Slovakia?

Slovakia is a member of the Schengen Agreement and the European Union. If you are not eligible for visa-free entry into Slovakia, then you need a visa to enter the country. Citizens of Schengen-member countries enjoy visa-free entry for up to 90 days, but they must carry a national ID while entering and travelling in Slovakia.

The Schengen Area consists of 23 EU member states and four non-EU countries:

Czech RepublicDenmarkEstonia

Additionally, there are many countries whose citizens are exempt from the visa requirement for travel to the Schengen Area. Please visit the official site of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Nationals from other countries not requiring a visa when entering Slovakia.

Citizens of these countries are only permitted to stay for 90 days as a tourist and will not be granted work permit:

BruneiChileEl SalvadorGuatemala
HondurasHong KongIsraelKorea
MacauMalaysiaMexicoNew Zealand
Costa RicaJapanRomaniaSan Marino

Citizens from EU and EEA member countries do not need a visa to enter Slovakia. A valid passport OR a national ID card is needed.

Holders of Refugee Travel Documents are allowed to enter Slovakia without a visa, provided the status of refugee is granted in compliance to Convention, EU states, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and Switzerland; Except those given refugee statuses from Austria, Cyprus, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovak Republic and Slovenia.

Visa Requirements:

- Valid Passport, at least 6 months before expiring
- Application form
- Color photo, at least 3 months recent
- Purpose of the trip
- Proof of financial funds - traveller,s cheque or bank statements while staying in Schengen countries
- Travel itinerary with return / onward tickets
- Complete travel documents
- Medical insurance (minimum cover of EUR 30,000)
- Proof of visa fee payment

Please note:

The information on this webpage is for general information purposes only. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk. For the latest information please access

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