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/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 most foreign nationals are required to obtain prior to arrival in Slovak Republic. Schengen visas are generally valid for up to 90 days within a 180-day period.

The main work authorization categories are Work Permit and Temporary Residence Permit (ICT) and Single Permit (Local Hires). There are labor market testing and minimum salary requirements for both categories. Dependents (including same-sex legally married partners) can apply for work authorization with the main applicant.

Note that non-EU/EEA nationals with Residence Permits or Single Permits must complete a health check after arrival.

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