Slovakia as a part of the European Union has legislation similar to other European Countries, therefore it has similar immigration procedures. However, there are a lot of local rules and requirements, which an applicant should precisely follow in Slovakia to be allowed to stay.
There are several legal reasons to receive a residence permit: you can do your own business in Slovakia, starting a Slovakian company (usually, it’s Public Limited Company - S.R.O.) or register yourself as a Sole Entrepreneur (Živnostník). You can also be hired by a company registered in Slovakia, as an Employee (Zamestnanec). If you arranged to study in Slovakia, you can also apply for a residence permit. Check the following links according to your purpose of stay: