If you are a UK national or a family member of a UK national who is already registered as resident in Slovakia and working, your right to work will stay the same for as long as you remain resident.
If you are registered as resident and get a new Residence Card, you can continue working in Slovakia basically under the same conditions as Union citizens, even after the end of the transition period (after 31 December 2020) or after 30 June 2021. You will be able to work without the need of a Work Permit or any other approval process by the Office of Labour, Social Affairs and Family. You can freely change your employment and look for a new job.
You can change your status at any time, from worker to e.g. self-employed worker or to being economically inactive. You can also simultaneously hold multiple statuses, e.g. work and do business.
Your right to health insurance and social insurance derived from your work will also remain the same. You will be able to access healthcare and social security like you did before the UK´s exit from the EU.
You will need to replace your Residence Card or obtain a new Residence Card if you don´t have one yet, by following these steps (as a UK national) or these steps (as a family member of a UK national).
The deadline for applying for replacement of your Residence Card or for a new Residence Card is 30 June 2021. However, your specific case may require you to apply for a new Residence Card even earlier. We recommend not leaving the application for replacement of/a new Residence Card until the last moment.
After you get the new Residence Card, you should inform your employer.
Obligation of your employer
One of the obligations of employers employing UK nationals (or Union citizens) and their family members is to notify the local Office of Labour, Social Affairs and Family about the start and the end of the work within seven working days from the start/end of the work by sending the so-called Information Card. There is a separate form for Union citizens and another form for third country nationals (including family members of Union citizens). Your employer does not need to do anything in this regard until the end of the transition period (until 31 December 2020).
In case of UK nationals, your employer must send the following to the local Office of Labour, Social Affairs and Family within seven working days from the end of the transition period (i.e. by 13 January 2021):
- Information Card on the end of work of a Union citizen
- Information Card on the start of work of a third country national