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Jun 11 2018

Employers May be Subject to Sponsorship Rejections for More Work Permit Types

Slovak Republic


The situation

Employers who submitted a Blue Card or Single Permit application on or after May 1, 2018 may be subject to application rejections if the Slovak authorities find that the employer has violated the law against illegal employment practices in the past two years.

A closer look

  • What qualifies as illegal employment.  Illegal employment practices are listed in Act No. 82/2005 on Illegal Work and Employment, and typically include immigration violations such as hiring foreign nationals for work without a proper employment contract, delayed notification of the start of employment, employment of non-EU nationals without the proper permit, and social security and tax violations, to name a few.
  • Applicability to EU ICT applications. Employers sponsoring foreign workers under an EU ICT Permit may be subject to work authorization rejections if the employer was found to have violated the law against illegal employment practices over the past five years.


Impact for employers

Fragomen checks whether there are any past illegal employment records at the beginning of each case, but employers are advised to keep Fragomen informed of any new records over the course of a case.

Employers are advised to check with authorities whether any records of illegal employment during the relevant period can be expunged to avoid rejection of future applications.

This alert is for informational purposes only. If you have any questions, please contact the global immigration professional with whom you work at Fragomen or send an email to