Slovakia – Long queues for temporary residence permits at foreign police office in Bratislava

Posted on September 14, 2018

The number of non-EU nationals attending the Foreign Police office in Bratislava to submit initial and renewal applications for temporary residence permits (including single permits) has increased significantly in recent weeks, leading to very long queues. Many applicants arrive early,… Read more »

Slovakia – Shortage Occupations Lists are Published; and Processing of Single Permits is Delayed

Posted on July 24, 2018

The Slovak authorities have published lists of occupations with labour shortages during the past calendar year, for districts where the average unemployment rate was lower than 5%. These occupations are now exempt from labour market testing. Meanwhile, there are significant delays in… Read more »

Slovakia – Immigration Changes to take Effect May 1, 2018

Posted on March 26, 2018

  Slovakia Parliament will be implementing several new changes beginning May 1, 2018. The changes to be expected will apply to districts in Slovakia where the unemployment rate for the previous year was less than 5%, are as follows: A… Read more »

Slovakia – Changes to Rules for Employment and Assignment of Non-EU Nationals

Posted on March 19, 2018

  Amendments to Slovakia’s Act on Act on Employment Services will take effect on May 1, 2018, bringing several changes to the rules for the employment and assignment of non-EU nationals. The main changes are listed below: Shorter processing times… Read more »

Slovakia – Amendments to Immigration Law Include New EU Intra-Corporate Transfer Permit

Posted on August 28, 2017

Amendments to Slovakia’s Act on Residence of Foreigners and Act on Employment Services took effect on May 1, 2017, introducing the new EU ICT permit, as well as expedited work and residence permit processing for non-EU national employees of innovative… Read more »

Slovakia – Notification of Labour Authorities Now Required for All Seconded Employees

Posted on June 24, 2016

Effective June 18, 2016, new legislation requires employers who send their employees to Slovakia on secondment to notify the National Labour Inspectorate (NLI) of Slovakia, and for sending and hosting companies to maintain certain documents pertaining to the secondment. The… Read more »

SLOVAKIA – New EU Single Permit; Other Changes

Posted on February 3, 2014

Permit directive, passed into EU law in December 2011. On December 3, 2013 the Slovak National Council passed an amendment to the Act No. 404/2011 Coll. on Residence of Foreign Nationals and Act 5/2004 Coll. on Employment Services, ratifying the… Read more »