Working & Living in Bratislava

Bratislava is geographically and culturally the heart of Europe

Bratislava is geographically and culturally the heart of Europe: its favorable location makes it not only an encounter of cultures, but also a commercial and trade hub. Moreover, as a capital, it offers all the advantages of a cosmopolitan, but still livable city. Its population is approximately 450,000 and it is also the largest city in the country. Bordering Austria (Vienna 60 km apart) and Hungary (Budapest 250 km apart), it is the only national capital that borders two sovereign states.

Slovakia’s employment market is relatively small and the unemployment rate belongs to the smallest ones in Visegrad Group. And still, Slovakia can offer a lot of interesting job opportunities for foreigners. EU citizens are not required to have a work permit to be employed in Slovakia, however they are required to have a confirmation of permanent residency for tax purposes. Employee who is not a citizen of EU member country needs a work permit from Labour Office and residence permit from the Foreign Police Department.

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