The easiest and fastest way to move to Europe is to find a job there. For this reason, many people open work visas to Germany and move their businesses there. But this is not the only country where russians can legalize through employment. Now also popular Slovakia, Hungary, Croatia and Malta. All four countries are members of the Schengen Agreement. This means that national visa issued by their embassies is your lucky ticket to travel freely around the European Union. Another advantage of a work visa is that you can legally stay and work in the EU territory for an extended period of time – from a few months to several years, it all depends on the type of work invitation.
The process of obtaining a work visa is quite complicated. Each embassy has its own rules and requirements for documents. It often happens that applicants are rejected due to a lack of one paper or an accidental typo in the application form. To reduce the risks, we recommend turning to professionals, such as us. On account of Visa 365 agency thousands of work visas opened and thousands of clients who were able to comfortably move to the country of their dreams! Below are the prices for our services and approximate timeframes for issuing an entry permit.
|Country||Cost of work visa issuance through Tut Visa||Visa issuance term||Visa validity period||Duration of invitation||Possibility of obtaining residence permit with our help|
|Slovakia||850 EUR, delivery of the original at the company’s expense||15 days||1 year||3 years||—|
|Hungary||850 EUR||up to 1 month||for half a year or 1 month (always different)||1 year||After arrival in Hungary, we can immediately apply you for a residence permit, it will be ready in 1-2 weeks|
|Croatia||850 EUR||up to 1 month||1 year||1 year||—|
|Malta||850 EUR||1 month||1 year||1 year||After arrival in Malta we can submit you for residence permit, it will be ready in 1 month|
Below is a brief description of the labor market situation in all four countries – the requirements imposed on foreign applicants and the popular occupations for immigrants.
In Slovakia you can find a job through an agency or by yourself. Slovakia is characterized by high ethical standards and does everything to help foreigners who want to build a career here. To find a job on your own, it is advisable to know at least two languages: English and Slovak. If you know even German, at least at a conversational level, your chances of landing a good, well-paying job are multiplied.
Russian speakers are usually offered jobs in services and medicine fields. It is also common to find jobs for domestic staff (nannies, governesses, housekeepers) and technical professions.
Hungary is a country with a rather specific mentality. Hungarians are very patriotic and madly in love with their homeland. They can cause a scandal if they think that you treat their history without proper respect. If you show disregard for the local traditions, culture and customs, you certainly won’t be hired. Nevertheless, a nice bonus is that English is not considered a priority in Hungary. The majority of the population doesn’t speak it. However, knowing even a little bit of Hungarian will increase your chances of getting a good job.
The largest number of open vacancies are in the service, construction, education, retail and automotive sectors.
Croatia has no problem hiring foreigners, but of course prefers its own citizens. The local economy is closely linked to tourism – 25% of GDP is accounted by tourism activities. For this reason, there are many jobs in hotels, hotel complexes, entertainment and shopping centers, museums, zoos, etc. The most popular jobs are maids, waiters, bartenders, cooks, managers and receptionists. Agriculture also offers a wide range of jobs.
In contrast to Hungary, Croatia prefers foreign language skills, especially English.
Unlike the countries above, Malta is very strict with foreign candidates. To find a good job on the island, you need to meet several criteria, such as: speak English well, have a diploma of a European university and experience in a particular field. Knowledge of a second language, Maltese or Italian, is also recommended. Finding a suitable job can be difficult, so many go into the tourism sector where plenty of jobs and relatively well paid.
Malta has strict labor laws – if the conditions of employment are violated, the company will issue a large fine and will be subject to sanctions, and foreigners are deported and banned from entering the country.