Confirmation of the possibility to fill a vacant position in case of an employment requiring higher qualification (EU Blue Card)
In the case of an employment requiring higher qualification, the third‑country national can apply for a form of a special type of temporary residence - so called EU Blue Card. Required qualification needs to be attested by the evidence of the third‑country national’s higher education.
An employment contract concluded in this situation (or an employer’s written promise to employ the third country national to such an employment) must stipulate a commitment to employ a foreigner for a period of at least one year from the date of the Blue Card issuance, while the agreed salary must be at least 1.5 times the average monthly salary in the economy of the Slovak Republic in the relevant sector as published by the Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic for the calendar year preceding the calendar year in which the application for a Blue card was filed. A confirmation of the possibility to fill a vacant position which corresponds to highly qualified employment including the consent to fill such a position is issued by the competent Labour Office for a maximum period of four years.
An employer that wants to employ a third country national for a position requiring higher qualification is obliged to report a vacancy to the Central Labour Office at least 15 working days prior to submitting the application for a Blue Card. A vacancy may be reported in person, in writing, by telephone, e-mail or via the online system ISTP.
You can apply for a Blue Card at the Slovak embassy/consulate or at a Foreign Police department 15 working days after the notification of a vacancy at the Central Labour Office, at the earliest.
More information on the procedure related to the temporary residence issued in a form of a Blue Card can be found in the section Temporary residence for the purpose of employment requiring higher qualification - Blue Card of the EU.