Important Announcement
October 24, 2019

Information on Public Charge

Important Announcement
October 4, 2019

Presidential Proclamation 9945

U.S. Visas

English

U.S. Visa: Reciprocity and Civil Documents by Country

Slovakia

Slovakia
Slovak Republic

Reciprocity Schedule

Select a visa category below to find the visa issuance fee, number of entries, and validity period for visas issued to applicants from this country*/area of authority.

Explanation of Terms

Visa Classification: The type of nonimmigrant visa you are applying for.

Fee: The reciprocity fee, also known as the visa issuance fee, you must pay. This fee is in addition to the nonimmigrant visa application fee (MRV fee).

Number of Entries: The number of times you may seek entry into the United States with that visa. "M" means multiple times. If there is a number, such as "One", you may apply for entry one time with that visa.

Validity Period: This generally means the visa is valid, or can be used, from the date it is issued until the date it expires, for travel with that visa. If your Validity Period is 60 months, your visa will be valid for 60 months from the date it is issued.

Visa Classifications

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V
Visa
Classification
Fee Number
of Entries
Validity
Period
A-1 None Multiple 48 Months A
A-2 None Multiple 48 Months A
A-3 1 None Multiple 12 Months
B-1 None Multiple 120 Months
B-2 None Multiple 120 Months
B-1/B-2 None Multiple 120 Months
C-1 None Multiple 120 Months
C-1/D None Multiple 120 Months
C-2 None Multiple 120 Months
C-3 None Multiple 120 Months
CW-1 11 None Multiple 12 Months
CW-2 11 None Multiple 12 Months
D None Multiple 60 Months
E-1 2 No Treaty N/A N/A
E-2 2 None Multiple 24 Months
E-2C 12 None Multiple 24 Months
F-1 None Multiple 60 Months
F-2 None Multiple 60 Months
G-1 None Multiple 48 Months A
G-2 None Multiple 48 Months A
G-3 None Multiple 48 Months A
G-4 None Multiple 48 Months
G-5 1 None Multiple 12 Months
H-1B None Multiple 60 Months 3
H-1C None Multiple 60 Months 3
H-2A None Multiple 60 Months 3
H-2B None Multiple 60 Months 3
H-2R None Multiple 60 Months 3
H-3 None Multiple 60 Months 3
H-4 None Multiple 60 Months 3
I None Multiple 60 Months
J-1 4 None Multiple 24 Months
J-2 4 None Multiple 24 Months
K-1 None One 6 Months
K-2 None One 6 Months
K-3 None Multiple 24 Months
K-4 None Multiple 24 Months
L-1 None Multiple 60 Months
L-2 None Multiple 60 Months
M-1 None Multiple 24 Months
M-2 None Multiple 24 Months
N-8 None Multiple 12 Months
N-9 None Multiple 12 Months
NATO 1-6 10 None Multiple 60 Months
NATO-7 None Multiple 12 Months
O-1 None Multiple 60 Months 3
O-2 None Multiple 60 Months 3
O-3 None Multiple 60 Months 3
P-1 None Multiple 60 Months 3
P-2 None Multiple 60 Months 3
P-3 None Multiple 60 Months 3
P-4 None Multiple 60 Months 3
Q-1 6 None Multiple 24 Months 3
R-1 None Multiple 60 Months
R-2 None Multiple 60 Months
S-5 7 None One 1 Month
S-6 7 None One 1 Month
S-7 7 None One 1 Month
T-1 9 N/A N/A N/A
T-2 None One 6 Months
T-3 None One 6 Months
T-4 None One 6 Months
T-5 None One 6 Months
T-6 None One 6 Months
TD 5 N/A N/A N/A
U-1 None Multiple 48 Months
U-2 None Multiple 48 Months
U-3 None Multiple 48 Months
U-4 None Multiple 48 Months
U-5 None Multiple 48 Months
V-1 None Multiple 60 Months
V-2 None Multiple 60 Months 8
V-3 None Multiple 60 Months 8

Country Specific Footnotes

  1. Validity should be equivalent to the applicant's length of assignment, but may not exceed 48 months.

Although care has been taken to ensure the accuracy, completeness and reliability of the information provided, please contact the U.S. Embassy or Consulate where you plan to apply if you believe this information is in error or if you have further questions.

 

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Visa Category Footnotes

  1. The validity of A-3, G-5, and NATO 7 visas may not exceed the validity of the visa issued to the person who is employing the applicant. The "employer" would have one of the following visa classifications:

    • A-1
    • A-2
    • G-1 through G-4
    • NATO 1 through NATO 6

  2. An E-1 and E-2 visa may be issued only to a principal alien who is a national of a country having a treaty, or its equivalent, with the United States. E-1 and E-2 visas may not be issued to a principal alien if he/she is a stateless resident. The spouse and children of an E-1 or E-2 principal alien are accorded derivative E-1 or E-2 status following the reciprocity schedule, including any reciprocity fees, of the principle alien’s country of nationality.  

    Example: John Doe is a national of the country of Z that has an E-1/E-2 treaty with the U.S. His wife and child are nationals of the country of Y which has no treaty with the U.S. The wife and child would, therefore, be entitled to derivative status and receive the same reciprocity as Mr. Doe, the principal visa holder.  

  3. The validity of H-1 through H-3, O-1 and O-2, P-1 through P-3, and Q visas may not exceed the period of validity of the approved petition or the number of months shown, whichever is less.

    Under 8 CFR §214.2, H-2A and H-2B petitions may generally only be approved for nationals of countries that the Secretary of Homeland Security has designated as participating countries. The current list of eligible countries is available on USCIS's website for both H-2A and H-2B visas. Nationals of countries not on this list may be the beneficiary of an approved H-2A or H2-B petition in limited circumstances at the discretion of the Department of Homeland Security if specifically named on the petition.  

    Derivative H-4, L-2, O-3, and P-4 visas, issued to accompanying or following-to-join spouses and children, may not exceed the validity of the visa issued to the principal alien.

  4. There is no reciprocity fee for the issuance of a J visa if the alien is a United States Government grantee or a participant in an exchange program sponsored by the United States Government.

    Also, there is no reciprocity fee for visa issuance to an accompanying or following-to-join spouse or child (J-2) of an exchange visitor grantee or participant.

    In addition, an applicant is eligible for an exemption from the MRV fee if he or she is participating in a State Department, USAID, or other federally funded educational and cultural exchange program (program serial numbers G-1, G-2, G-3 and G-7).

    However, all other applicants with U.S. Government sponsorships, including other J-visa applicants, are subject to the MRV processing fee.

  5. Under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Canadian and Mexican nationals coming to engage in certain types of professional employment in the United States may be admitted in a special nonimmigrant category known as the "trade NAFTA" or "TN" category. Their dependents (spouse and children) accompanying or following to join them may be admitted in the "trade dependent" or "TD" category whether or not they possess Canadian or Mexican nationality. Except as noted below, the number of entries, fees and validity for non-Canadian or non-Mexican family members of a TN status holder seeking TD visas should be based on the reciprocity schedule of the TN principal alien.

    Canadian Nationals

    Since Canadian nationals generally are exempt from visa requirement, a Canadian "TN' or "TD" alien does not require a visa to enter the United States. However, the non-Canadian national dependent of a Canadian "TN", unless otherwise exempt from the visa requirement, must obtain a "TD" visa before attempting to enter the United States. The standard reciprocity fee and validity period for all non-Canadian "TD"s is no fee, issued for multiple entries for a period of 36 months, or for the duration of the principal alien's visa and/or authorized period of stay, whichever is less. See 'NOTE' under Canadian reciprocity schedule regarding applicants of Iranian, Iraqi or Libyan nationality.

    Mexican Nationals

    Mexican nationals are not visa-exempt. Therefore, all Mexican "TN"s and both Mexican and non-Mexican national "TD"s accompanying or following to join them who are not otherwise exempt from the visa requirement (e.g., the Canadian spouse of a Mexican national "TN") must obtain nonimmigrant visas.

    Applicants of Iranian, Iraqi, Libyan, Somalian, Sudanese, Syrian or Yemeni nationality, who have a permanent resident or refugee status in Canada/Mexico, may not be accorded Canadian/Mexican reciprocity, even when applying in Canada/Mexico. The reciprocity fee and period for "TD" applicants from Libya is $10.00 for one entry over a period of 3 months. The Iranian and Iraqi "TD" is no fee with one entry over a period of 3 months.

  6. Q-2 (principal) and Q-3 (dependent) visa categories are in existence as a result of the 'Irish Peace Process Cultural and Training Program Act of 1998'. However, because the Department anticipates that virtually all applicants for this special program will be either Irish or U.K. nationals, the Q-2 and Q-3 categories have been placed only in the reciprocity schedules for those two countries. Q-2 and Q-3 visas are available only at the Embassy in Dublin and the Consulate General in Belfast.

  7. No S visa may be issued without first obtaining the Department's authorization.

  8. V-2 and V-3 status is limited to persons who have not yet attained their 21st birthday. Accordingly, the period of validity of a V-2 or V-3 visa must be limited to expire on or before the applicant's twenty-first birthday.

  9. Posts may not issue a T-1 visa. A T-1 applicant must be physically present in the United States, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands or a U.S. port of entry, where he/she will apply for an adjustment of status to that of a T-1. The following dependents of a T-1 visa holder, however, may be issued a T visa at a U.S. consular office abroad:

    • T-2 (spouse)
    • T-3 (child)
    • T-4 (parent)
  10. The validity of NATO-5 visas may not exceed the period of validity of the employment contract or 12 months, whichever is less.

  11. The validity of CW-1 and CW-2 visas shall not exceed the maximum initial period of admission allowed by DHS (12 months) or the duration of the transition period ending December 31, 2014, whichever is shortest.

  12. The validity of E-2C visas shall not exceed the maximum initial period of admission allowed by DHS (24 months) or the duration of the transition period ending December 31, 2014, whichever is shortest.

 

 

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General Documents

Persons not physically present in Slovakia may apply for the required documents through Slovakian diplomatic or consular representatives abroad. In case the document needs to be "super-legalized", it must be authenticated by the Slovakian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The application in this case must be made on a form prescribed by the Slovakian authorities and obtainable from the diplomatic representative. Six weeks to six months is the normal time required to obtain public documents after the application has been submitted by the diplomatic representative to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Birth, Death, Burial Certificates

Birth Certificates

Available

Fees: First is free of charge, duplicate copy is 5 EUR and electronic duplicate 2.5 EUR

Document Name: Birth Certificate (Rodný list)

Issuing Authority: Issued by the Vital records office (Matrika) in the place of birth

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: A4 size yellow and green paper with a hologram in the upper left corner and a red rubber seal over the registrar’s signature

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Registrar (Matrikár)

Registration Criteria: Usually less than 3 days upon birth

Procedure for Obtaining: Automatically, based on information from the maternity hospital/ the parent

Certified Copies: Certified copies are available -5/2.50 EUR fee

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents

Exceptions: None

Comments: Documents intended for use abroad can be authenticated by an Apostille in compliance with the Hague Convention on Legalization of Foreign Public Documents.

 

Death Certificates

Available

Fees: First is free of charge, duplicate is 5 EUR

Document Name: Death Certificate (Úmrtný list)

Issuing Authority: Issued by the Vital Records offices (Matrika) in the place of death

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: A4 size grey paper with a hologram in the upper left corner and with red rubber seal over the registrar’s signature

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Registrar (Matrikár)

Registration Criteria: Less than 3 days

Procedure for Obtaining: Based on a request and supplemented by submitting 3 copies of coroner´s report and ID card of a deceased person

Certified Copies: Certified copies are available 5 EUR fee

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents

Exceptions: None

Comments: Documents intended for use abroad can be authenticated by an Apostille in compliance with the Hague Convention on Legalization of Foreign Public Documents.

Marriage, Divorce Certificates

Marriage Certificates

Available

Fees: First is free of charge, duplicate is 5 EUR

Document Name: Marriage Certificate (Sobášny list)

Issuing Authority: Issued by the Vital Records offices (Matrika) in the place of marriage

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: A4 size pink paper with a hologram in the upper left corner and a red rubber seal over the registrar’s signature

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Registrar (Matrikár)

Registration Criteria: Prior to marriage

Procedure for Obtaining: Issued after contracting a legal marriage under the Slovak legislation, request for a marriage license submitted prior to marriage at a local town hall with supporting documents: Birth Certificate, Citizenship Certificate, Marriage Affidavit, information of Prior Marriages

Certified Copies: Certified copies are available 5 EUR

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents

Exceptions: None

Comments: Documents intended for use abroad can be authenticated by an Apostille in compliance with the Hague Convention on Legalization of Foreign Public Documents

 

Divorce Certificates

Available

Fees: Additional copies of divorce decrees are subject to fees.

Document Name: Judgement

Issuing Authority: Slovak Courts

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Divorce Judgment with the blue rubber stamp of the District Court in the upper left corner and the signature of the judge and the district court record number in the upper right corner

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: District Court/judge

Registration Criteria: There is no registration criteria

Procedure for Obtaining: Each party to a divorce suit, which has taken place before Slovakian courts, may apply for an additional copy of the divorce decree. The original decree is normally delivered to each party provided the address is known.

Note: Persons not physically present in Slovakia may apply through the Slovak Embassy in Washington mzv.sk or on-line directly through the web page of the vital records office in the place of the birth-marriage-death in Slovakia. Normal processing time is 1-2 weeks. The issuance fee can be paid by a deposit to the vital records office bank account.

Certified Copies: Certified copies are available

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents

Exceptions: None

Comments: None

Adoption Certificates

Available

Fees: There are no fees

Document Name: Adoption judgment

Issuing Authority: District Court in the place of the adopted child’s residency in Slovakia

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Regular judgment

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: District Court/judge

Registration Criteria: Slovakia does not accept applications direct from individuals for international adoption, but only through the designated authority in the prospective adoption parent’s country.

Procedure for Obtaining: Application thru the court

Certified Copies: Certified copies are not available

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents

Exceptions: None

Comments: None

Identity Card

Available

Fees: First ID card, replacement for expired ID card no fee, other replacement fee 4.50 EUR

Document Name: ID Card, (občiansky preukaz)

Issuing Authority: Ministry of the Interior of the Slovak Republic, Section of Documents and Evidences, Pribinova 2, Bratislava 812 72 Bratislava, Slovak Republic, tel: +421 2 5094 4534, e-mail: infomv@minv.sk

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: The body of the ID card is made of several polycarbonate layers and is personalized via laser engraving method card size document with  picture and microchip information

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Ministry of the Interior of the Slovak Republic, Section of Documents and Evidences, Pribinova 2, Bratislava 812 72 Bratislava, Slovak Republic, tel: +421 2 5094 4534, e-mail: infomv@minv.sk

Registration Criteria: Slovak Citizenship

Procedure for Obtaining:

New or original document – when reaching age 15 or after obtaining Slovak citizenship by personal appearance at the police department in the district of legal residency (reporting residency is mandated by law) and fee paid in the form of a fee stamp. If previous ID is not available, a document confirming a unique “birth number” must be presented (such a birth certificate). Replacement: Current/expired ID, Report of loss or theft of previous ID, and fee stamp. A fine of 165 EUR is imposed in each case of loss or theft of a personal document. Replacement due to name change or data correction: Marriage certificate of Court judgment about the name change, appropriate evidence of change of address or loss of competence for legal acts (submitted by appointed legal guardian), current ID, fee stamp

Certificate of permanent residency issued by the local registrar's office with jurisdiction   over place of residency of the applicant is not required as the permanent residency data is acquired by the direct access to Slovak Republic Resident Registry database.

Currently valid Slovak legislation requires that a new ID card has to be applied for within 30 days of the legal change of core biographical data or change of address by making personal appearance at the police department in the district of permanent residency. Based on this new ID card, the new driver license, medical insurance card and passport can be requested. Legal document showing the data change (such a marriage certificate, court order reflecting a legal name change or lease contract or property title to an apartment or a house) need to be presented.

Certified Copies: Certified copies are available.  Alternative documents for lost/stolen documents are subject to a fine.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents

Exceptions: None

Comments: Similar documents are IDs’ for permanent/or temporary stay in Slovakia

Police, Court, Prison Records

Police Certificates

Available

Fees: 4 EUR

Document Name: Police Certificate (Výpis z registra trestov)

Issuing Authority: Police clearances are issued by local regional branches of the Slovak General Prosecution located in each regional city, at IOMO type post offices and at Municipal offices which has also a Vital Record function.

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: A4 size document with a rubber seal

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Slovak General Prosecutor and post offices IOMO type

Registration Criteria: ID card, birth certificate

Procedure for Obtaining: Application for police clearance must be accompanied by an identification document, birth certificate and fee. The records are indexed by name, date and place of birth. An application may be filed either in Slovakia or at the Slovak Embassy abroad, and is issued to each applicant over 15 years of age.

Certified Copies: Certified copies are available for a fee

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents

Exceptions: None

Comments: Issuance of records is possible upon request and usually is immediate. If the application is filed from abroad, it takes longer.

 

Court Records

Available

Fees: There is no general information

Document Name: Judgement

 Issuing Authority: Slovak Courts

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Divorce Judgment with the blue rubber stamp of the District Court in the upper left corner and the signature of the judge and the district court record number in the upper right corner

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: District Court/judge

Registration Criteria: To be a party to a suit

Procedure for Obtaining: The original decree is normally delivered to each party provided the address is known.

Certified Copies: Each party to a suit, which has taken place before Slovakian courts, may apply for an additional copy of the decree

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents

Exceptions: None

Comments: None

 

Prison Records

Available

Fees: There is no general information

Document Name: Information not available

Issuing Authority: Ministry of Justice

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Information not available

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Ministry of Justice, prison

Registration Criteria: There is no registration criteria

Procedure for Obtaining: Information not available

Certified Copies: Certified copies are not available

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents

Exceptions: None

Comments: None

Military Records

Available

Fees: There are no fees

Document Name: Ministry of Defence, Military Record ( Potvrdenie o vojenskej službe)

Issuing Authority: Military Archive, Central registry Trnava, Univerzitné námestie 601/2, 917 01 Trnava, Slovensko Telefón: +421 960 395 211

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: MoD Military Archive letterhead document with Ministry of Defence rubber stamp and the signature of the director of the Military Archive

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Director of the Military Archive

Registration Criteria: Application

Procedure for Obtaining: A person who served in the Slovak (or previous Czechoslovak military) may request his/her own records. Persons residing outside of Slovakia may apply through the nearest Slovak Embassy.

Certified Copies: Certified copies are available

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents

Exceptions: Since 1989 there was an option to take a civil service

Comments: Since July 2005 Slovakia does not have a compulsory military service for men above 19 years of age

Passports & Other Travel Documents

Types Available: Regular, Diplomatic, Official

Fees: Depends on the age of the applicant and the processing time

Document Name: Passport (Pas)

Issuing Government Authority: Slovak Ministry of the Interior, Pribinova 2, 812 72 Bratislava, Slovakia, www.minv.sk, tel: 09610 44559, fax: 09610 44397

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Purple

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Police Headquarters

Registration Criteria: Birth certificate, ID card

Procedure for Obtaining: Must be applied in person

  • New or original document : age 15 and above – present national ID and fee paid in form of a fee stamp (duty stamp)
  • Replacement document: Current/expired passport, duty stamp
  • Replacement document due to a name change or correction: Marriage certificate or Court judgment about the name change, current passport, fee stamp
  • NOTE: Children under age of 15 do not have national ID.  Children apply with one parent/legal guardian in person and present original birth certificate, current/expired passport and fee stamp

Alternate Documents: Emergency Travel Document. Could be issued by Slovak Embassy

Exceptions: None

Comments: Since January 15, 2008 with one biometric feature (photo) since June 22nd, 2009 second biometric feature – fingerprints (for applicants above 12 year of age)

Other Records

Not applicable.

Visa Issuing Posts

Post Title: U.S. Embassy in Bratislava, Slovak Republic

Address:
Hviezdoslavovo namestie 4
811 02 Bratislava, Slovakia

Phone Number:  421-2-5443-0861

E-mail: consulbratislava@state.gov
Fax: 421 (2) 5441 8861

Comments / Additional Information: None

Visa Services

All Immigrant and Nonimmigrant visa categories for the Slovak Republic.

Additional Information for Reciprocity

Although care has been taken to ensure the accuracy, completeness and reliability of the information provided, please contact the U.S. Embassy or Consulate where you plan to apply if you believe this information is in error or if you have further questions.