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You may apply in person for temporary residence for the purpose of research and development either at the embassy in the country of your citizenship, or country of residence or directly in Slovakia at the relevant Alien Police Department (if you are already legally residing in the country). If you are subject to visa requirements it is highly recommended to file the application form for residence permit at Slovak embassy in your country of citizenships or residence.
If required, you must obtain entry visa at the embassy in the country of your citizenship, or country of residence before you arrive.
Temporary residence for the purpose of research and development is not required during the first 90 days from entering Slovakia.
To obtain temporary residence for the purpose of research and development you must submit:
Third country nationals applying for residence for the purpose of research and development are exempted from paying an administrative fee when submitting their application.
All documents issued by official authorities abroad must be translated into Slovak by a court appointed translator and properly legalised (apostille or higher legalisation of documents). No submitted document should be older than 90 days on the day of application. It is possible to submit documents issued or verified by the official authorities of the Czech Republic in the Czech language.
You must enter the territory of the Slovak Republic within 180 days since the day the residence was granted.
You must report the beginning of your residence at the Alien Police Department within three working days from your arrival to Slovakia.
Within 30 days after collecting your permit in the country, you must submit a medical report confirming that you do not suffer from a disease constituting a threat to public health (this can be prolonged by 60 days if requested). Within 3 working days after collecting your permit in the country you must conclude a health insurance.
Submitting an application for temporary residence does not entitle you to reside in Slovakia. Until you obtain the temporary residence, you are entitled to stay in Slovakia only on the basis of a valid visa, another residence permit, or within the visa-free regime.
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Change of status is applicable. If the purpose for which you were granted the temporary residence status changes, you must apply for new temporary residence status at the Alien Police Department.
Employment during research
If you intend to perform continuous educational or scientific activity as a pedagogical or academic employee at a university, or as a scientific employee, research employee, or as a developer employee in research activity, you must obtain a confirmation on the possibility to fill the vacant position and temporary residence on employment, i.e. single permit to reside and work. This confirmation is granted without assessing the situation in the Slovak labour market.
Pedagogical employees, academic employees at university, scientists, researchers or developers taking part in a special profession-related event do not need a work permit, when their employment in Slovakia does not exceed a total of 30 calendar days in a calendar year. A holder of temporary residence for business does not need a work permit even when he/she performs research or development on hosting agreement or when his/her employment does not exceed a total of 50 days in a calendar year.
The third-country national with residence permit for the purpose of research is also eligible to run a business in Slovakia.
After five years of continuous legal stay in Slovakia, a long-term residence permit may be issued by the local Alien Police Department, based on your place of residence.
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You can bring your family members to join you. Family members include your spouse of at least 18 years of age, your and your spouse’s unmarried children younger than 18 years, your unmarried children younger than 18 years of age, unmarried children of your spouse younger than 18 years of age, your dependent unmarried children older than 18 years (up to 26 years) or dependent unmarried children of your spouse who cannot provide for themselves due to a long-term unfavourable health condition, your dependeant parent or parent of your spouse who lacks appropriate family support in the country of citizenship or dependent family members pursuant to an international treaty. The Alien Police Department shall grant your family members permission for temporary residence for the duration of your temporary residence.
Local Offices of Labour, Social Affairs and Family
Central Office of Labour, Social Affairs and Family
Bureau of Border and Alien Police of the Police Force Presidium (UHCP P PZ)
Last Update: 26/11/2015 |