Confirmation of the possibility to fill a vacant position
In case a third‑country national does not fall into the categories with easier employment conditions, the labour market situation will be taken into account. The temporary residence for the purpose of employment can be granted upon a confirmation of the possibility to fill a vacant position. Temporary residence for this purpose is granted for the maximum of five years with a possibility of renewal.
Employer’s duties: An employer planning to employ a third country national has to report a vacancy to the office of labour, social affairs and family either in person, in writing, by phone, by e‑mail or via ISTP website. The job vacancy must be reported at least 30 working days prior to filing the application for a temporary residence for the purpose of employment. In case the job vacancy cannot be filled by a registered jobseeker (from Slovakia or EU Member State), the employer can conclude an employment contract with the third country national or issue a written promise to employ him/her, which are to be enclosed along with the application for a temporary residence. The job vacancy shall be cancelled only after the third country national has been granted the residence permit.
In the case of employing a third country national as a pedagogic employee, university lecturer, member of the research or artistic university staff, or a research or development employee in a development activity, the employer does not have the duty to report a vacancy. A potential employee can apply for a temporary residence without delay. The labour office will issue a confirmation of the possibility to fill a vacant position without taking into account the labour market situation.
More information regarding the procedure related to the temporary residence for the purpose of employment can be found in the section Temporary residence for the purpose of employment.