Virginia, US

Slovak Republic

If your company is sending employees to the Slovak Republic—Fragomen is here to help. Working closely with our Local Advisors in the Slovak Republic, we provide the immigration strategies and support you need to get your employees on the ground as quickly as possible. 

Slovak immigration policy is designed to limit employment-based immigration and strengthen border controls while supporting the development of global partnerships. The policy generally aims to welcome foreign workers in shortage professions who will use their skills to contribute to the growth of the Slovak economy. Nationals of EU/European Economic Area (EEA) countries and Switzerland are not required to apply for work or residence permits.

Business visitors to the Slovak Republic typically use a local version of the Schengen C Visa, which foreign nationals are required to obtain prior to travel unless they are visa exempt based on their nationality. The Schengen area generally limits stay to 90 days in any 180-day period.

Foreign nationals who will remain on home contract and payroll require a Work Permit and a Temporary Residence Permit. The permits are valid up to two years initially, and can be extended up to a maximum total duration of four years in five consecutive years. Foreign nationals who will conclude a local employment contract require a Single Permit, which is valid up to two years initially and can be renewed several times. Intracompany transfers of managers, specialists or trainees on home contract outside the EU may apply for the EU ICT Permit, which can be granted for up to three years for managers or specialists or one year for trainees. The EU ICT Permit was recently introduced and further regulation on practical permit modalities is expected.

Note that non-EU/EEA nationals must complete a health check after arrival.

Detailed  Immigration Snapshots, Document Lists and Process Guides are available to clients on request.