Registration of temporary address (see section 1.4 on temporary residence)


A term “temporary residence” has two different meanings depending if it applies to a Slovak citizen or a foreigner with permitted stay in the Slovak Republic. For a Slovak citizen, temporary residence means staying outside permanent residence where the citizen is temporarily living if it lasts more than 90 days. Citizens have the right to report the place of their residence and expected duration of temporary stay in such a place. As a foreigner you must first apply for a temporary residence permit in the territory of Slovakia and the Foreign Police either grants you residence or rejects the application. Upon decision granting a temporary residence permit, you will be issued a residence card stating the address of your stay in Slovakia. The address on the residence card must always be topical, and if you move, you must report a change of address within five working days or notify the Foreign Police Department that you will stay away from the place of your residence for more than 30 days.


You can be granted temporary residence only after all conditions have been met and all documents have been submitted, and you will always have the obligation to report the place of your stay to the Foreign Police Department. You can only be granted permanent or temporary residence for stay in Slovakia, never both at the same time.


If you are a foreigner and you need to change the address on your residence card, you need to submit an application for a new residence card to the competent Foreign Police Department with the new tenancy agreement (signatures on the contract must all be notarized) or confirmation signed by the flat owner, and also the deed of property (List vlastníctva) must be provided.


If you are a foreigner, you can apply during the official hours of the relevant Foreign Police Department.

Good to know

Administrative fee for a new residence document is € 4.50.


Addresses of all Foreign Police Departments are available here, choose one according to the place of your stay (in Slovak):