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Visa Procedure


The procedure for entering Slovakia is different depending on the country of citizenship. There are two different groups of countries:

  • Countries whose citizens if ordinary passport holders, can enter Slovakia without applying for a visa
  • Countries whose citizens, if ordinary passport holders, need to obtain visa in order to enter Slovakia

No VISA Required

Citizens of European Union countries and countries in the Schengen Area do not need a visa to enter Slovakia.

Other Countries
On the official website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs you can find the list of countries whose citizens are exempt from visa requirement for visits shorter than 90 days, for sports events or any other invitation.

Please visit this link.

VISA Required

On the official website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs you can find the list of countries whose citizens must apply for VISA in order to enter Slovakia.

Please visit this link.


For example, the following countries need VISA to enter Slovakia:
Armenia, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Belarus, Bolivia, People’s Republic of China, Georgia, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Mongolia, Nepal, Russian Federation, South Africa, Thailand, Togo, Turkey, Uganda and Ukraine.

How to apply for a VISA
The 2015 WUSOC will make an agreement with the Slovak Ministry of Foreign Affairs to facilitate the procedure for WU participants to apply for visas. In order to benefit from this procedure and to obtain the visa for free, each NUSF will have to complete the accreditation procedure, submitting their Individual Entry forms to the Online registration system in time. After completing the Individual Entry forms, the OC will forward the list of people applying for visas to the Slovak Ministry of Foreign Affairs and will send an official invitation to the delegation members.

Please note that the Visa application needs to be submitted more than 14 days before entry to the EU and Slovakia. The OC strongly recommends every NUSF to apply for the visa before Christmas.