Long-Term Housing

Minimum Rental Periods

The minimum rental agreement period is typically 1 year.

Required Documents for Signing a Lease

Typical documents required to sign a lease are a valid passport and proof of employment.

Standard Security Deposit

The security deposit is equivalent to 1 months’ rent. If you have pets the deposit is up to 3 months’ rent.

Local Norm for Returning the Security Deposit

The security deposit is returned after completion of inventory, inspection of outstanding refurbishments, and cleaning.

Outstanding payments for utilities, water, electricity, and repairs will be deducted if necessary

Rental Commission

Should you utilize the services of a real estate agent to help you in your search, agencies usually collect rental commission equal to 1 months’ rent plus Value-Added Tax (VAT).

Payment of Rental Commission

The agent’s rental commission is typically paid by the tenant.

Accepted Method of Payment

Bank transfer or cash in EUR are preferred methods of payment.


School Registration

School Fees

Typical school fees include:

• Application fee, payable upfront (non-refundable)
• Registration fee
• Tuition fee
• Security deposit (refundable)

Accepted Method of Payment

Bank transfer or cash in EUR are preferred methods of payment.


Local Requirements

Residency Requirements

When moving to Slovakia you may want or need to establish residency.  Requirements may include:

• Arrival registration – performed at the Foreign Police Office in Slovak Republic
• Residence permit

It is advisable to connect with a local expert to identify any additional requirements and advise on support available to assist in meeting all local requirements.


Obtaining a Driver’s Licence


A foreign licence is only valid for 90 days. It is advisable for expats to obtain an international driving licence from their home country before relocating to Slovakia. Required documents depend on country of origin.

Additional Notes

Driving is done on the right side. It is suggested to get your International Driving Permit in your home country. For long term assignments, it is advisable to obtain the local driver’s licence 185 days after obtaining the residence permit. The process for obtaining a license and documents required depend on country of origin.


Opening a Bank Account

Required Documents

In order to open a bank account, you may be asked for:

• Valid Passport
• Valid ID or Driver’s license
• Proof of residence
• Proof of employment
• In some cases, the bank may require an initial deposit.

Time Required

Typically opening a bank account can be completed in 1 day.