Immigration to Slovakia
The Republic of Slovakia is an industrialized country in Central Europe with a balanced state budget and one of the lowest unemployment rates among the EU member states. This stable and active country attracts foreign projects and investments offering affordable immigration opportunities to citizens of any country.
You can move to Slovakia for the purpose of starting your own business, employment in a Slovak company, education, or family reunion.
Business Immigration to Slovakia
Business immigration is an opportunity to launch a company in Slovakia, run legal business in the territory of Slovakia and the EU, obtain a residence permit in Slovakia and move to this country together with your family.
What to start with?
Business immigration to Slovakia begins with budget specification — the funds you possess for moving and developing your own business. This budget should be calculated based on both the funds required to register a company and make the necessary investments therein and also the residence cost for the whole family during the first year of living in Slovakia.
It is also necessary to decide on the type of legal entity. A foreign businessman can register as a limited liability company (s.r.o.) or an individual entrepreneur (živnostník). After registering a legal entity, the foreigner has the right to apply for a residence permit in Slovakia for the whole family.
IMPORTANT! An entrepreneur can immediately reunite with his/her family members including minor children. The entrepreneur’s children under 18 years of age must be single at the time of the family reunion procedure.
Residence Permit for Employment Purposes
A foreign specialist officially employed with a company in Slovakia can also receive a residence permit in Slovakia. Based on an employment contract, such a specialist receives a residence permit for the whole period of contract duration. He/she has the same family reunion rights as those moving to Slovakia for other purposes.
IMPORTANT! The 2TM Company does not help with employment. We assist in obtaining and renewing a residence permit in Slovakia for employed foreign citizens.
Residence Permit for Education Purposes in Slovakia
The 2TM Company offers services on admission to higher education institutions in Slovakia.
Foreign students successfully enrolled in a study programme have the right to receive a residence permit in Slovakia, which is issued immediately for the entire period of study.
Residence permit for education purposes in Slovakia can be extended in case of transfer to the next stage of an academic programme or employment given the availability of a signed employment contract.
Students in Slovakia can earn extra money during the entire study period. For those students who want to run some business, there is an opportunity to register as an individual entrepreneur.
IMPORTANT! Students, like other categories of foreigners in Slovakia, can reunite with their family members — a spouse and minor children.
Family Reunion in Slovakia
A residence permit for family reunion purposes in Slovakia can be obtained by family members of a foreigner who has a temporal or permanent residence permit in Slovakia for education, employment, and business purposes or as family members of a Slovakia’s citizen.
A residence permit for family reunion purposes is usually issued for the main applicant’s card validity period.
Entrepreneurs who have reunited with children are entitled to tax breaks for every minor child.
IMPORTANT! Children under the age of 18 must be single at the time of the family reunion procedure.
A residence permit for family reunion purposes can be requested both when submitting documents for a residence permit together with the main applicant and at any time further based on the main applicant’s residence permit validity period.