If you have already started (or registered) your residence in Slovakia or will do so before 31 December 2020, you will be able to enjoy the same right to work as before the UK’s exit from the EU.
As a UK national, you do not necessarily need to be employed in Slovakia when registering your residence. You have the right of residence in Slovakia for a period longer than three months and you are eligible to register as resident also when you are just looking for work, or when you have sufficient financial resources for yourself and your family members to avoid burdening the social security system and you have health insurance in Slovakia.
In any of the above cases, you need to be lawfully residing in Slovakia before 31 December 2020 and register your residence and replace your Residence Card or obtain a new Residence Card if you don´t have one yet by 30 June 2021, at the latest.
The deadline for registration of your residence and for applying for replacement of your Residence Card or for a new Residence Card is 30 June 2021. Your specific case may require you to apply for a new Residence Card even earlier. We recommend not leaving the registration of residence and/or the application for a new Residence Card until the last moment.
Please note that UK nationals may work even before registering their residence. Family members of UK nationals may work only after having their residence registered.
To register your residence and/or to replace your Residence Card or obtain a new Residence Card, please follow these steps (as a UK national) or these steps (as a family member of a UK national).
If you satisfy the above conditions, you can look for work and carry out work in Slovakia basically under the same conditions as before the UK´s exit from the EU. 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.
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.