Act on Residence of Foreigners amended (with effect from 20 July 2015)

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The Act No. 404/2011 Coll. on Residence of Foreigners was amended with effect from July 20, 2015. Ministry of Interior summarized the main changes on their official website (in the Slovak language). Brief translation:

The Act for instance:

- reduces the administrative burden of third country nationals when submitting certain documents to the application for temporary residence. Document of the purpose is only submitted if it did not change.
- expands the group of persons to whom the police department will issue alien's passport; for example, third-country nationals who have obtained long-term residence permit under subsidiary protection.
- expands the group of persons to whom police department may grant permanent residence for an unlimited period of time. It will be the third-country national under 18 are placed in the custody of a third country resident.
- provides for the possibility of extending the deadline for submitting a medical report confirming that a third country does not suffer from diseases that threaten public health (to 60 days).

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Full Slovak version of the law in "track changes" can be downloaded below the text.