Date of entry into force: 1994



P.O. BOX 262

814 99 Bratislava 1

Bratislava 3.8.1994

Methodical direction No. 5/94

By this Methodical direction methodical direction No. 3/94 is abolished.

According to the statistics, the number of foreigners requested for a permit to be employed at the territory of the Slovak Republic is growing, as well as the number of employed foreigners. This methodical direction is issued in the interest of employment market and prevention of arising social tension in districts.

1/ We request all district and local employment bureaus (labour offices) for consistent abidance by:

a/ legal provisions related to the employment of foreigners, aliens, citizens of other countries and person who are not citizens of the Slovak Republic, especially2, par. 2, 3, 4, and 19, par. 3 of the Act of the Slovak Parliament No. 1/1991 of the Coll. on employment in its applicable wording, as well as § 13, letters b, e/4, h of the Act of the Slovak Parliament No. 83/1993 of the Coll. on activities of bodies of the Slovak republic concerning implementation of employment policies in its applicable wording,

b/ methodical directions for granting and cancellation of permits for employment of aliens and people who are not citizens of the Slovak Republic, issued by the Slovak Ministry of Social Affairs and Family and which have been valid since 1 November 1993.

2/ At the judging of applications of aliens and other persons who are not citizens of the Slovak Republic for a permit to be employed, the competent bodies shall follow the following procedure:

a/ if for a position for which an alien applies a local employment bureau (labour office) is not able to find a person from its own register of people, who apply for a job, and/or from a register of the competent district employment bureau, the local employment bureau will contact through the district employment bureau all neighbouring employment bureaus and will offer them the free position/job, as well as to other five (5) district employment bureaus of districts in which, according to the monthly statistics, the unemployment rate is the highest.

b/ only in the case that district employment bureaus, which have been contacted, will not find, within 14 days, for the offered position/job any person who is registered at some of the offered employment bureaus, they will inform about the fact the employment bureau which have offered the job and that competent local employment bureau is able to issue a preliminary permit for employment,

c/ the similar procedure is to be followed also in the case when groups of aliens apply for jobs.

3/ This proceeders is not used concerning granting permits for a job:

a/ for de-facto refugees from other countries, who are living at the territory of the Slovak Republic or who have temporary protection in the Slovak Republic,

b/ in cases which are to be considered specially if they results from needs of a village or a town, or because of some historical relationships or other important facts,

c/ for special professions, e.g. lecturers. artists, sportsmen, research. workers, pedagogues, missionaries, etc., whose activities are bound in advance with the performance of their work at an exactly specified place, or in the case that a reciprocal exchange of people exists within the framework of some student reciprocal exchange praxis.

In some individual cases or in ambiguous situations mentioned in this point, it is necessary, prior taking a decision, to request for an opinion of the director of the competent district employment bureau.

4/ District employment bureaus shall inform the Administration of Employment Services, through quarterly statistics, about numbers of granted permits for employment of aliens and in an appendix to it they shall introduce reasons, why for the (offered/free) jobs citizens of the Slovak Republic have not been accepted/chosen.

Ph Dr. Jozef Pauk

General Director

This is an unofficial translation.

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