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HOW TO APPLY

Please click here to find out the location of the visa application center where nationals of India may apply for Schengen Visa in case the main destination in the Schengen area is the Slovakia."

Please note that the following essentials must be met by all applicants submitting their applications for visa.

  • Passport should have been issued within the previous 10 years.
  • Passport should have at least two blank pages.
  • Passport should have at least three months validity from the date of arrival back in India
  • Applications are only accepted within 3 months of the requested date of arrival
  • Relevant Forms Photograph: Fully completed application form appropriate to the type of visa
  • The processing time is minimum 15 working days. Applications with the date of departure earlier than 8 days after the date of submission will not be accepted.
  • For detailed information about providing fingerprints click here.

Application procedure

The VFS Slovakia Visa Application Centers will accept visa applications from Indian nationals, who wish to travel to Slovakia. VFS will submit all such visa applications to The Embassy of The Slovakia located in New Delhi.

Important note to Applicants and agents: Please keep in mind that all applications should be handed in minimum 15 working days ahead of the intended travel date, unless extraordinary circumstances are demonstrated and approved by the Embassy. Failure to comply with the application procedures will be met by a warning. Repeated misconduct may result in cancellation of an agent's authorization.

Note: In case of travel to more than one Schengen country, please submit your application to the Embassy / Consulate where you will be staying for the maximum number of days. In case of equal stay, one has to apply at the Schengen country which is the first port of entry.

Submission of Visa application and collection of passports can be done by the following:

Passport Collection Process

The applicants may choose courier delivery or counter collection as a mode of the passport collection. As per the instructions from the Embassy third party collection of passport or documents is not permitted, except in the following scenarios:

  • Immediate Family Member only (I.e. Parents, siblings, children) – Relationship proof needs to be furnished at the time of collection
  • One member of the group collecting for the entire group
  • A person collecting on behalf of Govt. officials, only if the authorization letter is on the Govt. letter head
  • Company Representative should present –Authorization letter on the Company letter head and the official ID card

If any of the above comes for passport collection they need to carry the following documents:

  • Original ICR
  • Passport copy of the applicant(s)
  • Authorization letter from the applicant. (If one member of the group is collecting the passport on behalf of the entire group – authorization letter from all the other applicant(s) is mandatory)
  • Clear photocopy of the Govt. ID card will only be accepted at time of passport collection (eg. PAN Card, Driving License, Aadhar Card, Passport, Voter ID Card)

It is also mandatory to mention applicant's personal address on the covering letter on which passport has to be couriered. Applicant's passport will not be couriered to their travel agencies 'addresses as directed by the Embassy.

Note*

  1. In case of a business applicant, if the applicant wishes to receive the passport to his/her office, then the same needs to be mentioned in the covering letter and the applicant's office address needs to be mentioned in the courier request form.
  2. For application withdrawal cases, the passport needs to be collected from VFS Global only.

Processing Time

Attention Visa applicants

Visa applicants are hereby informed that duly completed applications may be submitted three months onward prior to the confirmed travel date. As applications peak during the months of April through July, it is advisable to apply well in advance. This will help towards the smooth organization of your trip to Slovakia/ Schengen Countries.

Decision on the application

  1. Applications shall be decided on within 15 working days of the date of the lodging of an application which is admissible in accordance with Article 19.
  2. That period may be extended up to a maximum of 30 working days in individual cases, notably when further scrutiny of the application is needed or in cases of representation where the authorities of the represented Member State are consulted.
  3. Exceptionally, when additional documentation is needed in specific cases, the period may be extended up to a maximum of 60 working days.

Collection of the processed passports from the VFS Slovakia Visa Application Centers can be done on all working days from Monday to Friday except on holidays. Applicants can instantly track the status of their application online by clicking on Track your Application. There will be no need to follow up with the Embassy or the call centre to ascertain when the passport will be returned.

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