Family members are considered to be:
- sponsors spouse, if both are at least 18 years old;
- a common single child of the third-country national and sponsors spouse younger than 18 years of age;
- sponsors single child younger than 18 years of age;
- a single child of sponsors spouse younger than 18 years of age;
- sponsors dependent single child older than 18 years of age or dependent single child of sponsors spouse older than 18 years of age who cannot take care of him/herself due to the long-term unfavorable health condition;
- sponsors parent or a parent of sponsors spouse who is dependent on his/her care and lacks appropriate family support in the country of origin.
In addition to meeting the conditions, to obtain a residence permit based on a family reunion in Slovakia the applicant (a residence permit holder) will need to support its documents confirming:
- the family ties;
- health insurance for all family members;
- proof of financial solvency;
- proof of accommodation;
- proof of clear criminal record;
- if only one parent requests the reunification – consent of the other parent.
All documents at the time of filing for a residence permit for family reunification should be no older than 90 days, and the documents issued by official authorities abroad must be translated into Slovak by a court-appointed translator and properly legalized.
You can either apply in person for a temporary residence for the purpose of family reunification at the Slovak embassy in your country of citizenship or residence or directly in Slovakia, at the Alien Police Department.