Slovakian Embassies and Consulates
In total, Slovakia has around 48 embassies and many other consulates in countries around the world - meaning it has representation in most states.
Who needs to apply for a Schengen Visa at a Slovakian Embassy or Consulate?
People who traveling to Slovakia from a country that does not have a visa-free arrangement with the Schengen group of countries need a short-stay Slovakia Schengen Visa for a trip lasting up to 90 days, or a residence permit and work or study visa if you plan to spend longer in Slovakia. You will need to apply via the embassy or consulate in your country of residence.
What services do Slovakia’s Embassies and Consulates provide?
In addition to informing people about Slovakia and carrying out diplomatic instructions, its embassies and consulates provide services to foreign nationals including dealing with immigration and asylum issues - such as issuing visas.
Slovakian Embassies and Consulates in the U.S., U.K., China, India, Indonesia, Brazil, and Mexico
Below you will find a list of the cities where the Slovakian Embassy or Consulate is located in major nations. If your home state is not on the list, you can look up the locations of your nearest Slovakian mission on the foreign ministry website (linked below). In most countries, these will be located in major administrative or population centers.
Slovakian Foreign Ministry website : mzv.sk/
Slovakian Embassies and Consulates in the U.S.
Slovakian visas can be applied for at the embassy in Washington, D.C. and the consulate in Los Angeles.
Slovakian Embassies and Consulates in the U.K.
Slovakia has a embassy in west London and consulates in Belfast, Cardiff, and Glasgow.
Slovakian Embassies and Consulates in China
Slovakia’s embassy is based in Beijing and it has consulates in Shanghai and Hong Kong.
Slovakian Embassies and Consulates in India
Slovkia’s embassy is based in New Delhi, while it has consulates in Bengaluru, Karnataka, and Kerala.
Slovakian Embassies and Consulates in Indonesia
Slovakia’s embassy is in Jakarta and it has consulates in Bali and Surabaya.
Slovakian Embassies and Consulates in Brazil
Slovakia has an embassy in Brasília and consulates in Rio de Janeiro, Joinville, Recife, and Belo Horizonte.
Slovakian Embassies and Consulates in Mexico
Slovakia’s embassy is in Mexico City and it has consulates in Chihuahua and Yucatan.
Do I have to apply for a Slovakian Schengen Visa at an embassy or consulate?
In many countries, Slovakia’s embassy or consulate officials do not directly process initial applications or conduct your visa application interview, an essential part of the process where you will submit supporting documents and provide biometric data. The main visa application partner of Slovakia is the firm VFS Global - so they may act on the country’s behalf in your nation.
VFS can help arrange your appointment and track your application on behalf of the embassy. Their website : vfsglobal.com/en/individuals/index.html
How long will it take the Slovakian Embassy or Consulate to process a Schengen Visa?
The processing time for a Slovakian Schengen visa may take up to 15 days in a normal situation - but could take up to 60 days to be issued in extreme circumstances. You can apply for your visa up to six months before you travel.
What does this have to do with travel insurance?
If you plan to apply for a Schengen Visa to Slovakia, you need travel and medical cover or your application will be refused, and AXA’s Low Cost Travel Insurance only costs €0.99 ($1.11) per day of your trip and will meet your visa requirements, while the AXA Schengen Europe Travel Insurance offers extended coverage up to costs of €100,000.
Those seeking a multiple-entry visa can purchase the Multi Trip insurance from €298 per year, which again covers you for expenses up to €100,000.
If you are traveling to a country other than Slovakia, links to the embassies and consulates of other Schengen Area countries can be found below:
Frequently asked questions about Slovakian Embassies and Consulates and Schengen Visas
You need to attend an interview to submit and check the supporting documents you supplied alongside your Schengen Visa application and to provide biometric data - an essential part of your application unless you have a valid reason not to or have already provided it.
I want to travel to Slovakia for business but also visit for tourist purposes- which visa type should I apply for at the embassy?
If you are planning to conduct business while in Slovakia you will need to state this as the main reason for your trip - what you do in your downtime is up to you.
If I previously applied for a Schengen Visa- do I have to fill in another form and attend a visa appointment?
Yes. Unless your Schengen Visa is a multi-trip one and still valid. If your visa application was in the past five years- you may not need to submit new biometric data with your application.