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  • DID YOU KNOW?

    We just opened new Early Years Centre adjacent to the main school building at Peknikova.

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  • Truly International

    We have students from over 50 different countries at our school, making us a truly international family.

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  • Inspiring and Passionate

    Dedicated, motivated and highly professional, all of our staff at The British International School Bratislava are here to ensure that every child thrives.

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  • Excellence & Achievement

    We focus heavily on academic rigor and achieving great results, but also encourage our students to develop their own individual skills and interests meaning that every child thrives.

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  • High Quality Learning

    Our passion is education. We help to prepare young people of all ages to embrace the challenges that life brings and the international global society in which their future lie.

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  • Start your journey with us

    We are proud of our growing family of parents, teachers and socially-confident students. We’d love to welcome you too!

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  • Unique Opportunities

    We enrich your child’s learning experience with opportunities beyond the ordinary.

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Preparing to Move

There are a number of administrative formalities that apply to expatriates who wish to live and work in Slovakia. A visa may or may not be required, depending on whether your home country has a bilateral agreement with Slovakia.

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It’s recommended that you also bring along all of the following documents, which may be necessary to meet legal, employment or educational requirements:

  • Birth certificate
  • Marriage certificate
  • Diplomas and CV
  • Children’s school records
  • Medical records
  • Vaccination schedules
  • Driving licence
  • Proof of health insurance
  • Employment contract
  • Lease agreement/purchase contract
  • Criminal background check

 

The necessary confirmation for residence permit of EU citizens can be obtained from the Slovak Foreign Police. It is required to submit passport, two passport photos, employment contract and a notarized lease agreement or proof of home ownership.

Non-EU citizens must first apply in person for a temporary residence permit, which can be done at the Slovak Embassy or Consulate in the home country. This will allow you to stay in Slovakia for up to one year for business and/or educational purposes.

There are a number of things you should do prior to leaving your home country to minimize or eliminate potential problems down the road. It is recommended to notify all banks and credit card companies of your relocation. Nowadays you can arrange for online payment of bills in most situations. Ensure that you have packed all documents, bring a generous supply of any prescription medications you may require, beware that electronic appliance from your home country may not work in Slovakia. In case you are bringing your family pet, ensure that they have a pet passport (for EU citizens) or a veterinary health certificate (non-EU citizens).

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