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From the 1st of May the original of the ownership deed extract does not need to be submitted as a proof of the accommodation. The declaration of the owner/owners on providing the accommodation or rental agreement is sufficient. The signatures must be notarized and the document can not be older than 90 days.

Despite this change, the ownership deed extract from Internet is recommended.

On March 19, 2018, the Foreign Police in Bratislava will operate from a new location: Regrútska 4, Bratislava, (city part Vajnory).

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The amendment to Act on Health Insurance came into effect in January 1st, 2018. The change primarily affects the employees without permanent residence in Slovakia and without health insurance in other EU Member state.

Since January 1st, 2018 only employees with minimum monthly wage in sum stipulated by Act on Minimum Wage can be a part of public health insurance system. The minimum wage was increased to 480,- EUR on January, 2018. For the purposes of health insurance, working hours are not relevant.

The employee who is paid a monthly wage in the amount of minimum wage or more (minimum 480,- EUR) will have public health insurance.

The employee who is paid an hourly rate must assess the respective sum from his wage and compare it with the amount 480,- EUR. According to sub. 2 par. 2 Act on Minimum Wage, the respective sum for worked hours comes from 1/174 of monthly minimum wage.

Calculation: HOURLY WAGE x 174 x WORKING HOURS

e.g. Employee works 20 hours/week for hourly wage 3,50 EUR.

3,50 x 174 x (80h/174) = 280,- EUR . Employee is not entitled to have health insurance.

Once employee does not have entitlement for health insurance, he must get the commercial insurance.

The amount of the minimum wage is depending on the type of occupation and will increase from 480 € till 960 € since January 2018. Every employer is obliged to classify every job position according to level of difficulty stipulated by Labor Code.

Minimum wage of the 1st level of difficulty will be 480 €.

From 1 July 2017 till 30 June 2018 at the latest, the sum of the statutory life minimum is 199,48 EUR. This sum has an influance on the amount of financial coverage of the residence permit of foreigner in Slovakia, on the amount of the tax bonus, deductible item, etc. 

The amendment of the Act on Residence of Foreigners comes into effect on 1 September 2017. It won´t be possible anymore for a student of Slovak language at a language course to apply for the residence permit for the purpose of study. Those foreigners who want to study Slovak language may apply for a National visa or for temporary residence for another purpose. National visa can be issued for the period of duration of a language course, maximum until 31 July of the respective year.

The amendment also affects the high school students. The temporary residence for the purpose of study can be acquired only by a student, who is younger than 20 years, on the day of submitting the application.

The amendment of Act No. 404/2011 Coll. on residence of foreigners comes into effect  May 1st 2017. The significant changes concern seasonal work and posting of employees within intra - corporate transfer. For employees working for the center of strategic services and also for the entrepreneurs with innovation projects the requirements will be easier. The full version of amendment can be found here.

Since 2014 the amount of parental allowance has not been increased. The parental allowance depends on the amount of statutory life minimum, which did not change for previous 3 years. On the 1st of May 2017 legislation amendment comes into effect and the parental allowance will be increased from 203,20 EUR to 213,20 EUR. More information on the conditions for obtaining the parental allowance can be found here.

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