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Immigration support for hiring expats in Slovakia via a PEO

If your business objectives are related to hiring expatriate personnel in Slovak Republic, there are some things you need to consider, from the peculiarities of immigration procedure in Slovakia to documents required to get a work permit, and local payroll for foreign citizens.

If your company is hiring or planning to hire expats in Slovakia, an in-country PEO employment post immigration might be a viable alternative to incorporation. A global PEO company will guide you through every step of immigration procedure in Slovakia and render a ‘no entity hiring’ after visa or permit receipt.

For many years Acumen International has been hiring and payrolling our clients’ expatriates for both short- and long-term projects. If you need to legally hire and pay the expatriates in Slovakia, we can help you. Regardless of your business objectives and timelines, Acumen International can arrange immigration and work permit support for hiring your expats in full legal compliance with local labor legislation after the permit has been issued.

Acumen’s ‘work permit and hiring expats through a Global PEO’ solution is designed for:

  1. employer companies like yourself that want to relocate their selected expats to Slovakia
  2. individuals that have an employer that is ready to finance their immigration and foreign employment in the Slovakia
  3. the service is mainly used by companies hiring highly skilled personnel to fill some top positions in Slovakia

Note: Having a single provider that would sponsor a work permit or visa on your behalf and then employs expats in Slovakia, minimizes risks of visa rejection. In addition, it takes the hassle associated with immigration procedure off your head.

Unlike other global Professional Employer Organizations, Acumen International can provide extra benefits in addition to work permit support in Slovakia. This includes medical insurance, housing, office rent, mobile phone and car provision to meet-and-greet, dependents relocation, etc.

Attention: we are not an immigration service! We do not provide a work permit and immigration support as a standalone solution to individuals willing to find jobs overseas.

Estimated time for work permit issuance

Typically, the procedure of work permit issuance in Slovak Republic takes 1 month.


Major steps to get a work permit in Slovak Republic

  1. Before applying for work permit, your future employer must report vacancy to the competent Labour Office at least 15 working days prior to your application for a work permit.
  2. You or your employer should apply for a work permit at the competent Labour Office. The application can be submitted in person, by post or your future employer may do so on your behalf on basis of a power of attorney.

Documents for work permit in Slovakia, main applicant

Type of documents
a completed and signed official application form in Slovak language;
a valid passport;
a labour contract or a promise of employment set out in the official application form;
officially translated and authenticated (by apostille or superlegalisation) document proving the required education or professional qualifications for the position or the decision on the recognition of diplomas/qualification;
a copy of your residence document (if you have already legally stayed in the country);
and other documents depending on your case, if required by the Labour Office.

If you need to have your expat personnel legally work for you in Slovakia without having to set up your own business entity for that, trust us to assist you with work permit and immigration support, and then employ your expats locally on your behalf.

Contact our team to let us take up your foreign employees’ immigration matters and relieve you of the responsibility of getting work permit by working with our local partners to organize and obtain all the necessary permits, as well as provide you with a detailed update on the progress of the process.

Call us for more information about how you can get a work permit for your expatriate staff and employ them through Acumen International in Slovakia.

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