Registration of Work / Employment / Working permit
Between Slovenia and new EU member states, the free movement of workers has applied. If you are a citizen of new EU member states (Estonia, Latvia, Poland, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Cyprus, Malta), work permit to enter the Slovenian labour market is not required, and you can apply for job vacancies under equal conditions. However, the employer is obligated to register the employment of citizens of these countries at the Employment Service of Slovenia within 8 days from the start of work. The same applies to citizens of Ireland,Sweden and the United Kingdom, who also have the free access to the Slovenian labour market.
At the Employment Service of Slovenia, it is necessary to register the beginning of provision of services. The employer who ordered the service, should register the beginning of service at least 3 days before the service is actually being executed. If you are posted to work in Slovenia, the employer is obligated (based on working contract concluded in your central country) to ensure you minimal working and employment conditions compatible with Slovenian regulations.
If you are a citizen of one of the countries that have not opened their labour market to Slovenian citizens (Austria, Denmark, Finland, France, Greece, Italy, Luxembourg, Germany, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Norway, Iceland and Lichtenstein), you may gain employment in Slovenia only on the basis of a work permit, which is issued in accordance with Slovenian national legislation. A work permit is, as a rule, issued on employers` request, so you need to find the employer who is willing to employ you first. An employer will obtain the work permit only under certain conditions. The most important condition is that there are no suitable candidates registered at the Employment Service of Slovenia and that the employment is not causing any disturbances in the Slovenian labour market.