The Slovakian government recently introduced new visa options for non-EU nationals.

Visa for Relocated Employees:

  • Non-EU nationals who are being transferred from their company to the same company’s location in Slovakia can apply for this visa if they either:
    • Are an executive or manager.
    • Hold a position that requires specialized professional knowledge, skills, abilities, qualifications or experience.
  • Individuals must be paid at least double the national average salary or more than €2,266 per month.

Visa for Highly Qualified Foreign Nationals:

  • Non-EU nationals can apply for the visa for highly qualified individuals if they completed one of the following:
    • A master’s degree from university in the Czech Republic or Slovakia.
    • A degree from a higher education institution listed here.
    • A master’s or doctorate degree from a higher education institution and will be employed by a Slovakian company listed here.

Additional Information: Foreign nationals can expect to receive their visa for aforementioned categories within one to four months from beginning the application process.

BAL Analysis: The Slovakian government introduced the new visa options to help address labor market shortages and ease the visa application process for qualifying foreign nationals.

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