➢ You must report the vacancy to the competent Office of Labor, Social Affairs, and Family (“Úrad práce”)

➢ The position must remain open for at least 20 days 

➢ You can be exempted from the Labor Market Test if you meet these 3 requirements:

◦ The job must face a labor shortage

◦ The proportion of third-country nationals hired in the company is less than 30% of the total workforce

◦ The job location is in a region where the occupation is officially recognized as facing a shortage of skilled workers

➢ Post a job ad on VideoWorkers and select from the candidates who applied or search the database directly

➢ After finding a good match, conduct the interview, make a job offer then sign an employment contract or promise of employment (available for download from here)

➢ Your future worker must submit an application for temporary residence for employment purposes (single permit) at the competent Slovak Diplomatic Mission 

➢ Required documents: 

◦ Duly completed and signed application form 

◦ Valid passport 

◦ Two recent photographs (3 cm x 3.5 cm)

◦ An employment contract or a written promise of employment

◦ In cases of regulated professions: Certification recognized or authenticated by the competent authorities stating that the candidate has the required education for the position

◦ If applicable: Academic qualifications recognized by the competent authorities

◦ Criminal record from each country where the candidate resided for more than 90 days in the last 3 years 

◦ Proof of financial means (e.g., bank statement or employer’s confirmation of the agreed salary)

◦ Proof of accommodation in Slovakia 

◦ A certificate from the municipality stating that the accommodation complies with the criteria established by the Ministry of Health

➢ Application fee: € 170

➢ Processing time: Between 30 and 90 days

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