In a remarkable development in the world of diplomatic mission outsourcing services, BLS International Services Ltd, a globally recognized leader in the field, has recently inked a historic agreement with the government of Slovakia.
This groundbreaking contract spans across 18 countries and involves over 54 offices, further solidifying BLS International’s position as a trusted and innovative partner for government visa services.
Tourism on the Rise in Slovakia
Slovakia has been experiencing a notable surge in tourism, with an impressive 2.64 million visitors exploring the country’s attractions in 2021. This number is anticipated to rise, in line with the prevailing travel trends.
The partnership between BLS International and Slovakia, therefore, comes at a pivotal moment when the country seeks to enhance its visa services and cater to the growing influx of tourists.
Streamlining Visa Services
Leveraging its extensive experience in delivering top-tier visa services and its recognized status as a trusted partner of Schengen member countries, BLS International will not only manage tourist and business visa services but will also oversee national visa services.
The primary objective is to streamline travel and immigration procedures, making travel experiences smoother and more efficient for globetrotters.
Expanding the Schengen Portfolio
This milestone achievement signifies a momentous expansion of BLS International’s Schengen portfolio, which already includes successful collaborations with Schengen member states like Hungary, Portugal, Poland, Spain, Germany, and Italy.
Slovakia Visa Explained
What is a Slovakia visa?
A Slovakia visa is a document that allows you to enter and stay in Slovakia for a period of time. Slovakia is a Schengen country, which means that citizens of most countries can visit for up to 90 days within a 180-day period without a visa. However, some nationalities, including Indians, do require a visa to enter Slovakia.
Types of Slovakia visas
There are two main types of Slovakia visas: short-stay visas and long-stay visas.
- Short-stay visas are valid for up to 90 days and are typically issued for tourism, business, or family visits.
- Long-stay visas are valid for more than 90 days and are issued for specific purposes, such as work, study, or permanent residence.
How to apply for a Slovakia visa
To apply for a Slovakia visa, you will need to submit a visa application form to BLS International along with a valid passport, two passport-sized photos, proof of travel insurance, proof of accommodation, and proof of sufficient funds.
You may also need to attend an interview at the Slovak embassy or consulate.
Processing time for Slovakia visas
The processing time for Slovakia visas varies depending on the nationality of the applicant and the type of visa being applied for. However, it is generally advisable to apply for a visa at least two weeks before your intended travel date.
Tips for applying for a Slovakia visa
- Make sure that your passport is valid for at least six months beyond your intended date of departure from Slovakia.
- Your passport must also have at least two blank pages.
- The photos you submit must be recent passport-sized photos.
- You must have travel insurance that covers at least €30,000 in medical expenses.
- You must have proof of accommodation in Slovakia for the duration of your stay.
- You must have proof of sufficient funds to cover your living expenses in Slovakia.
As tourism continues to thrive, this strategic partnership between BLS International and Slovakia is poised to set new benchmarks in visa outsourcing services, ensuring seamless journeys for travellers and reinforcing BLS International’s reputation as a global leader in government and diplomatic mission outsourcing services.