|Which ministry has overall responsibility?||Ministry of the Interior|
TThe Ministry of Interior is responsible for public order, safety and security. It covers border management, administers the entry and stay of non-EU citizens and takes actions regarding refugees.
It is also in charge of identity documents, travel documents, driving licenses and registration of population.
|Are there other ministries involved?||Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Family|
The Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Family deals with labour-law relations, labour inspections, social insurance, old-age pension schemes, social and legal protection of children and state social benefits.
The most relevant organisations within the Ministry are:
|Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sports|
The Ministry of Education is in charge of elementary, secondary and higher education, educational facilities, lifelong learning, science and of the state's support for sports and youth.
The Ministry's website provides information about the system of education, Slovak language courses, scholarships and recognition of diplomas.
|Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs|
The Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs is responsible for developing relationships with authorities and representatives of foreign states in Slovakia and abroad.
It is in charge of foreign policy, including security policy, bilateral relations, economic co-operation, culture, science, technology and education.
It also legalises documents (higher consular legalisation) issued in a foreign country for their use in the Slovak Republic.
Slovak diplomatic missions (embassies and consulates) are the points of contact for visa applications and residence permit applications.
|What are the implementing agencies?||Ministry of Interior|
Bureau of Border and Foreign Police of the Police Force Presidium
The Bureau is responsible for controlling the borders, countering irregular migration and smuggling of migrants, granting residence permits and visas to foreigners, returns and administrative expulsions of foreigners, and to a certain extent also the asylum procedure and the Dublin Regulation implementation.
Migration Office of the Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic
The Migration Office deals with granting asylum and subsidiary protection, is in charge of asylum seekers, integration of persons under international protection, unaccompanied minors applying for asylum and the Dublin Regulation implementation.
|Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Family|
The Central Office of Labour, Social Affairs and Family
The Central Labour Office is in charge of the register of unemployed job seekers, the register of vacancies, education and preparation for the labour market and providing counselling services.
The Local Labour Offices issue work permits and confirmations on the possibility to fill vacancies.
Are there general immigration policy papers?
Integration Policy of the Slovak Republic
Migration Policy of the Slovak Republic Perspective until 2020
Strategy for Labour Mobility of Foreigners in the Slovak Republic
|Are there impact assessments, studies and reports available?||European Migration Network|
Act No. 404/2011 Coll. on Residence of Aliens and on amendment of some acts
Act No. 480/2002 Coll. on Asylum and on amendment and supplement of some acts (Asylum Act)
Act No. 460/1992 Coll. Constitution of the Slovak Republic
Act No. 5/2004 Coll. on Employment Services and on amendment of certain acts
Act No. 40/1993 Coll. on Citizenship of the Slovak Republic
Act No. 365/2004 Coll. on Equal Treatment in Certain Areas and Protection Against Discrimination and on amendment and supplement of certain act
Act. No. 311/2001 Coll. Labour Code
Act No. 160/2015 Coll. on Civil Dispute Procedure Code as amended
Act No. 71/1967 Coll. on Administrative Proceedings, as amended by Act No. 238/2000 (Administrative Procedure Code)
Act No. 245/2008 Coll. on Upbringing and Education (the School Act)
Act No. 422/2015 Coll. on Recognition of Education Documents and on Recognition of Professional Qualification and on amendment and supplement of certain acts
Act No. 513/1991 Coll. Commercial Code (Commercial Code)
Act No. 455/1991 Coll., the Trade Licensing Act
Act No. 145/1995 Coll. on Administrative Fees as later amended
Act No. 580/2004 Coll. on Health Insurance as amended
Act No. 82/2005 Coll. on Illegal Employment and Illegal Work as amended
What are the national scientific research and statistical offices on immigration?
Statistical Office of the Slovak Republic
Bureau of Border and Alien Police of the Police Force Presidium
Central Office of Labour, Social Affairs and Family
Institute for Labour and Family Research
Migration Office of the Ministry of Interior
Consular Department of the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs