Embassy of Slovakia in New Delhi processes Slovakia Schengen Visa applications (short-stay visa applications) and Slovakia Residence Permit applications (long-stay visa applications).
A Bit About Slovakia
Slovakia—a landlocked country located in the Pannonian Basin—covers an area of 93,030 kilometers-square and is inhabited by 9.79 million residents.
Bratislava defines the soul of the country. From modern skyscrapers to quaint villages, from subalpine habitats to a strong sense of history and traditions, Slovakia has everything to offer to everyone. Despite being relatively small in size, Bratislava is compared with Europe’s giants like Paris and London as it continues to entice millions of tourists while the numbers continue to surge each passing year.
As mentioned above, cities and towns have managed to preserve classic history spanning well over a thousand years. The influences of Ottoman rule and ensuing renaissance is exhibited in the country’s architecture and lifestyle.
The Danube River—second longest in the world—is called Nile of Slovakia as it runs across the country and remains a key source of freshwater. Slovakia’s countryside includes some of the most beautiful scenery to be found anywhere in Eastern Europe.
Slovakia is also part of the Schengen Area.
Jurisdiction of Embassy of Slovakia in New Delhi
Embassy of Slovakia in New Delhi covers the following states of India:
New Delhi, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Chandigarh, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Jharkhand, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Orissa, Tripura, Sikkim and West Bengal, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, the Union Territories of Daman, Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Lakshadweep, Pondicherry, Andaman & Nicobar Islands and Gujarat.
Schengen Visa Application process at Embassy of Slovakia in New Delhi
Below is the absolute and updated guide for applying for Slovakia Schengen Visa application procedure (as updated on 23-07-2019):
Step 1: The Website
Visit the website of the Embassy of Slovakia in New Delhi to have a glance at ever-changing visa rules. You can also determine whether the state you live in falls under the jurisdiction of the embassy.
Step 2: Biometric Data
Biometric data submission is a mandatory step while applying for Slovakia Schengen Visa. Once submitted, it can be reused or extracted for a period of 59 months or five years. It comprises a scan of ten fingers and a face picture.
Step 3: Schedule An Appointment
The appointment with the staffers of the Embassy of Slovakia in New Delhi can be secured through VFS Global.
Below is the chart of Visa Application Centers for North, East, West and South Zone.
Step 4: Collect Visa Docs
For submitting an application at the Embassy of Slovakia in New Delhi, one has to amass the following set of mandatory and supporting documents:
Slovakia Schengen Visa Application form: The application form for the Slovakia Schengen Visa application can be downloaded from the website. Or you can fill it online and then download it. In both cases, sign it in the end and mention the date. Double-check the data that you will provide in the form as intentional or unintentional error or discrepancy will reject in visa rejection.
Authentic Travel Document: While applying for Slovakia Schengen Visa, the applicant must be in possession of a legal travel document. The passport must have a validity of at least three months after the planned date of return from Slovakia. Also, it must have a minimum of two empty pages so that the visa officer can mark arrival and departure dates.
Picture: A passport-size picture attached with the Malta Schengen Visa application form. The picture must have the following characteristics:
In colour, 3 x 4 cm (approx. 1.2 x 1.6 inch).
Facing forward, white background.
Roundtrip Flight Reservation for Slovakia Schengen Visa Application: A roundtrip flight reservation must be attached to the Slovakia Schengen Visa application. A flight reservation for the visa application illustrates that the applicant has paid for or booked a flight. It also explains the intended arrival and departure dates. Usually, the visa officer issues a visa against the dates mentioned on the flight reservation for the Schengen visa application document.
Travel Medical Insurance for Slovakia Schengen Visa application: A travel medical insurance is also a mandatory document that accompanies the Slovakia Schengen Visa application. The availed insurance must provide coverage amounting to 30,000 euros or 45,000 dollars. The medical insurance must also have validity in the whole Schengen Area.
Hotel Bookings for Schengen Visa application: It is also a mandatory document illustrating that the applicant has availed the facility of lodging in the host nation and has paid advance payments in this regard.
Flight reservation, travel medical insurance, and hotel bookings documents also illustrate that the applicant is financially able to bear his expenditures in the host nation.
Cover Letter: A cover letter for the Slovakia Schengen Visa application abridges the key purpose of traveling to the host nation. Avoid adding unnecessary details in it.
Document confirming the sufficiency of the financial resources for covering costs of the stay in Slovakia and return journey:
- Documentation of own funds for the stay or a guarantee declaration issued by the reference person financial means (in the invitation, or in guarantee letter, etc.)
- Original of the applicant’s bank statement for the last 6 months
- Original of the applicant’s salary slip for the last 6 months
- Traveler’s Cheques, Credit Card statement for the last 6 months, etc.
Means of subsistence for Slovakia Schengen Visa application: As per the law crafted by the European Commission, the aliens policing legislation of the Hungarian, Decree No 25/2001. (XI. 21.) for a foreigner to enter and reside in Hungarian territory through a Hungarian Visa it has to provide 1000 HUF or 3.19€ upon each entry.
There is no other specified amount of the means of subsistence needed to attest by an applicant to the Hungarian Embassy or Consulate at the moment applying for a visa.
Evidence of social status in India.
All applicants under 18 years old must also submit:
- Copies of parents’ passports / ID cards, as well as the applicant’s birth certificate
- If traveling alone: Letter of Consent signed by both parents (original and legalized)
- If traveling with only one of the parents: Letter of Consent from the other parent (original and legalized)
- If traveling with a parent with single custody: An original of the Certificate of Single Custody must be presented.
Step 5: Appear for Interview at the Embassy of Slovakia in New Delhi
Appear for the interview at the Embassy of Slovakia in New Delhi on the date that you have secured using VFS Global. Reach the embassy at least 25 minutes prior to the scheduled time of the appointment.
In case, you do not manage to reach the embassy at the scheduled time or 30 or more minutes late, you will reschedule the appointment date.
Step 6: Collect Your Visa
Usually, the Embassy of Slovakia in New Delhi takes up to 15 days to arrive on a decision on the visa application i-e whether to approve it or reject it. However, the duration may surpass the aforementioned limit in exceptional cases.