Slovakia is a central European country known for its dramatic natural landscape and many castles. Near the Austrian border, capital is city Bratislava.
History / Basics
Bratislava features a pedestrian-only Old Town with a lively cafe scene. Rising on a hill above the Danube River, Bratislava Castle houses a branch of the Slovak National Museum, with displays from Roman artifacts to 20th-century arts and crafts.
Slovakia’s main export partners are Germany, the Czech Republic and Poland while its main import partners are Germany, the Czech Republic and Austria.
If a foreigner wants to find a job in Slovakia, one way of doing so is to have a look at internet pages like www.profesia.sk , www.eures.sk , www.careerjet.sk , www.topjobs.sk , www.trhprace.sk , and www.ponuky.sk, www.grafton.sk,
The National Labour Office (www.nup.sk) manages a database of available jobs. The website is unfortunately in Slovak only.
The Slovak employer of the foreigner should register his or her employee to the Labour, Social Affairs and Family Office in 7 days, Social insurance before the start of the work; register him or her to the Health Insurance system in 8 days. After the work finishes, he or she should be signed off.
Do I need a work permit?
Citizens of European Union do not need work permit if they want to work in Slovakia. They have free entry to Slovakia. All citizens who come from non EU countries must apply for temporary residence permit. It is granted for a maximum period of 2 years, for seasonal work maximum 6 months. It may be extended always for maximum 2 years. If you are interested in working in Slovakia, contact the embassy of the Slovak Republic in your country.
Temporary Residence Permit
Temporary residence permit allows citizens who are outside EU to stay in Slovakia longer than 90 days for business or study. It can be renewed and is valid for one year. A foreigner should apply for the work permit first and then for the residence permit.
All the Non-EU citizens who decided to work, study, teach, or do businesses in Slovakia must apply for a temporary residence permit. It is possible to get the necessary documents on a Slovak Embassy or Consulate General abroad.
Accommodation / Mobile / Tax / General
If you need a cheaper accommodation in Slovakia, please use the following system. However, in most cases it is available only for stays of one week or longer.
The four sites below are pretty much of equal quality and popularity. They have thousands of apartments listings in Slovakia.
19% on income up to 35 022 EUR
25% on income above 35 022 EUR
In Slovakia there are three mobile GSM networks run by their mobile operators Orange, Slovak Telekom under the brand T-Mobile and Telefónica O2. Apart from these three ones, prepaid service is also provided by four branded operators Naymobile, Swan mobile, Tesco mobile and Funfón, whose services are sold under their own brands.