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Changes to the Act on Residence of Foreigners: Single permit for employment

From May 1, 2018, an employer wishing to hire a foreigner must report a job vacancy to the competent Labour Office at least 20 working days prior to submitting the application for temporary residence for employment purposes. The filing deadline for the application was thus reduced from 30 working days to 20.

If the job is on the shortage occupations list, the competent Labour Office will issue a confirmation of the possibility of filling a vacancy without taking into account the situation on the labour market and it is not necessary to report the vacancy. The employer must comply with the legal requirements, e.g. the number of the employed foreigners must be less than 30% of the total number of employees. The shortage occupations list in the regions with the average registered unemployment rate lower than 5% can be found on the website the Office of Labour, Social Affairs and Family.

For information on other changes to the Act on Residence of Foreigners:

Changes to the Act on Residence of Foreigners: Applying for residence

Changes to the Act on Residence of Foreigners: Proof of accommodation

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