From 11 to 30 September 2023, the Office of the Border and Aliens Police of the Presidium of the Police Corps will close the workplaces of all departments of the Aliens Police of the Police Corps due to the necessity to perform tasks related to the enormous increase of illegal migration on the territory of the Slovak Republic.
In connection with the above, however, the OCP PZ will continue to handle the following groups of foreigners:
- Students entering their first year of secondary school or university and already booked through the booking system,
- applicants for national visas in the interest of the Slovak Republic who are already booked through the reservation system,
- applicants for temporary refuge in the territory of the Slovak Republic.
All other foreigners who are already booked through the reservation system and for whom there are reasons of special consideration where it will be necessary to apply for a residence permit or a new residence permit, may apply by email to the relevant Border and Immigration Police Directorate for granting of an exemption for the submission of the application. Otherwise, they will have to re-book through the online booking system for new appointments. There is no need to cancel the original dates separately, this will be done automatically.
Possible expiry of stay during the planned closure of the PZ Foreign Police departments is not a cause for concern, since according to the provision § 131k (1) of the Act on the Residence of Aliens the validity of the stay is automatically extended until the expiry of two months after the emergency situation in connection with the mass influx of foreigners to the territory of the Slovak Republic caused by the armed conflict in the territory of Ukraine is lifted.
If there is no reduction in irregular migration after 30 September 2023, we will inform the public in due course about further measures.
We will keep the report up to date.