Slovakia – Amendments to the Law on Stay of Foreigners and the Law of Employment Services

What has changed

Due to changes in the Law on the Stay of Foreigners and the Law of Employment Services by the Slovakian Immigration Authorities, effective May 1, 2017, all non-European Union (EU) citizens applying for an intra-company transfer (ICT) permit. All non-EU citizens will need to submit their residency application at the Slovak Embassy in their country of embassy.

Who is affected?

  • All clients requesting an Intra-Company Transfer (ICT) Permit in Slovakia

What to expect

The Slovak Embassies will act as a receiving entity and send files to the respective Foreign Police Offices by Diplomatic mail. The time taken to send the application to the Foreign Police is not factored into the processing time of the application.

Temporarily, the authorities may need additional clarification/communication on ICT permit applications submitted until Slovak Embassies’ personnel get acquainted with this process. If the application is deemed incomplete or documents are not sufficient, officials are entitled to deny the application.

Once granted an ICT permit, it will be easier to non-EU nationals to work and stay in other EU countries (working for the company that is part of the same group of companies as their home employer).

We are actively communicating with the proper authorities (Foreign Police and Labor Office) to clarify further details relating to the specific of supporting documentation.

What you need to do
Planning ahead
  • Contact your Emigra Worldwide representative for further details on how these updates may impact you or your client.