Jun 15 2018

Significant Delays for Non-EU Nationals Seeking Single Permits

Slovak Republic

The situation

​There are delays for many immigration processes for non-EU local hires due to delays at the Labour Office in Bratislava.

When applying for a Single Permit in Bratislava, the Labour Office in Bratislava must first perform a labor market test and issue a statement before the Foreign Police can issue a decision. Currently, the Labour Office is delaying issuing such statements, which delays the overall application process.


Non-EU nationals who submitted Single Permit applications whose workplace is located in Bratislava are impacted by this delay. 

Fragomen immigration consultants will contact affected applicants upon confirmation from the Foreign Police of the delay for their specific cases.

Looking ahead

Employers should initiate cases earlier than previously due to the ongoing issues in the Slovak Republic.

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