Legislation

The assisted voluntary returns from the Slovak Republic are regulated by the Law No. 404/2011 Coll. on Residence of Foreigners and Law No. 480/2002 Coll. on Asylum.

Overview of provisions on assisted voluntary returns in the Law No. 404/2011 Coll. on Residence of Foreigners

  • Definition of assisted voluntary return – Article 2, Par. 1 (a)
  • Definition of valid travel document – Article 2, Par. 1 (n)
  • Definition of administrative expulsion and related obligations – Article 77, Par. 1
  • Administrative expulsion without entry ban in the context of assisted voluntary return – Article 77, Par. 8
  • Period for departure within assisted voluntary return – Article 83, Par. 1
  • Execution of decision on administrative expulsion in the context of assisted voluntary return – Article 84, Par. 4, Letter (b)
  • Detention and release from detention in the context of assisted voluntary return – Article 88, Par. 3
  • Return of warranty deposit in case of assisted voluntary return – Article 89, Par. 7, Letter (b)
  • Informing a third country national about the option to apply for assisted voluntary return – Article 90, Par. 1, Letter (e)
  • Offences of foreigners related to residence in the context of assisted voluntary return – Article 118, Par. 5

Full version of the law: No. 404/2011 Coll. on Residence of Foreigners.

Overview of provisions on assisted voluntary returns in the Law No. 480/2002 Coll. on Asylum

  • Cooperation with the International Organization for Migration – Article 44
  • Accommodation of a foreigner who withdrew his asylum application and decided to return to his country of origin – Article 47a

Full version of the law: No. 480/2002 Coll. on Asylum.

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