Legal working
Documents allowing Belarusian nationals to work in Slovakia.
If you want to work in Slovakia, you have to meet different conditions depending on the type of your residence permit, the type of work you want to perform, the length of your stay, and other factors.

If you fulfil certain conditions, your employer does not need to confirm that it was not possible to fill in the vacancy with a Slovak national (single permit). You might also not need a work permit. You can check this list here.

In other cases, you will need to apply for one of the following documents:
· work permit;
· single permit;
· Blue Card.

If you require a work permit, confirmation of the possibility to fill a vacancy (single permit), or if you hold an EU Blue Card, you are only entitled to perform work within an employment relationship (contract of employment). In other cases, you may also perform work on the basis of an agreement other than a contract of employment.
Work permit

To be employed on the basis of a work permit, you must meet one of the following criteria:
· you hold a temporary residence permit for the purpose of family reunion or a long-term residence permit in another EU country and your stay in Slovakia started no later than 12 months ago;
· you want to undertake seasonal employment;
· you will be employed as a seafarer on a ship registered in Slovakia;
· it is stipulated in an international treaty binding for the Slovak Republic that a foreigner in your situation should obtain a work permit (e.g. in-house transfer pursuant to the agreement on WTO).

Applying for a work permit is free of charge. Application forms are available here. It is up to you and your future employer to agree on who will apply for the work permit.
Single permit

A single permit is a type of temporary residence permit for the purpose of employment for which you apply to the Foreign Police Department. It is issued on the basis of the confirmation of the possibility to fill a vacancy issued by a labour office to your future employer which confirms that the position can be filled by foreigner. It is up to you and your future employer to agree on who will apply for this type of work permit.

The application must be submitted together with the following documents:
· written promise of employment;
· proof of recognition of your education or an authenticated document proving required education for regulated professions.
Blue Card

A Blue Card is a type of temporary residence permit for the employment of highly qualified persons and is issued by the Foreign Police Department. Conditions and other information related to the application for a Blue Card are available here.
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