INFO DAY for foreigners, 27 November 2014 in Bratislava and Košice

Are you a non-EU citizen? You can benefit from free counselling on residence and life in Slovakia provided at one place by experts from several institutions.

Read more

Don’t become a slave!

The IOM information campaign to help victims of trafficking. Call 00421 (0) 800 800 818 – this helpline is available to anybody in risk of becoming or has already become a victim of trafficking or who is considering working abroad.

Read more

About IOM

International Organization for Migration (IOM) is the leading international, inter-governmental organization in the field of migration. It acts in accordance with the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits both migrants and society. IOM has been active in Slovakia since 1996 where it continuously implements various projects and activities in the areas of migrant integration, assisted voluntary returns, counter trafficking, resettlement of migrants and coordination of the European Migration Network activities.

Read more

News & Events

Trainings on Migration Help Employees of Various Offices in their Work with Migrants

In October 2014, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) organized another two trainings for employees of offices providing services to third-country nationals. The participants had an opportunity to broaden their knowledge on migration globally and in Slovakia, as well as on current migration and migrant integration policies. They got to know some cultural differences and first-hand experience of living in another culture shared by two members of Slovak Vietnamese community.


IOM transferred another 120 refugees to Slovakia, they found here a temporary shelter

A new group of 120 Somali refugees arrived to Slovakia in September and October 2014. They are accommodated in the Emergency Transit Centre (ETC) in Humenne where they will stay for a maximum period of 6 months. With the assistance of International Organization for Migration (IOM) they will undergo security interviews, medical examinations and cultural orientation courses which will prepare the refugees for life in the country of their resettlement. Afterwards they will be permanently resettled to a country that will receive them and provide them with a new home.


"Don`t become a slave!", warns IOM`s campaign against trafficking in human beings

International Organization for Migration (IOM) launched the information campaign „Don’t become a slave!“ to help victims of trafficking. The campaign runs from October 2014 in the Czech Republic, Poland and Slovakia in regions from whichmost of identified victims of trafficking come from. The campaign promotes helplines available to anybody in risk of becoming or has already become a victim of trafficking or who is considering working abroad. 0800 800 818 is the number of Slovak National Helpline for Victims of Trafficking in Human Beings and is toll-free for calls from the Slovak Republic. To reach the helpline from abroad, callers need to call from Slovak SIM card and dial 00421 800 800 818.


Expert lecturers and professionals shared their know-how at the Educational Seminar on Forced Migration – Causes and Possible Solutions

Educational seminar on a selected topic of migration and asylum was organised for the third year by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) as the coordinator of the EMN National Contact Point in the Slovak Republic. This year the seminar was held in Bratislava from 19 – 21 August 2014. It was attended by more than fifty professionals working in the Slovak state and public institutions, academic field as well as non-governmental organisations.


Slovaks and Migrants Had Fun Together on Restaurant Day

On 17 August 2014, the community garden Krasňanský Zelovoc joined the global festival of pop-up restaurants Restaurant Day and for the whole afternoon it was successfuly transformed into a one-day restaurant. Migrants from Africa, Vietnam and other countries, for whom Bratislava – Raca has become a second home, took part in the festival and introduced their typical food and interesting programme.





IOM helps migrants even after their return home

This documentary film tells the story of a Vietnamese migrant who found himself in Slovakia in a hopeless situation. IOM assisted him with his return to Vietnam. Even after his return home IOM provided him with reintegration support, which helped him to pursue farming as means of earning living for his family. More stories.

More video



Vitajte na Slovensku / Welcome to Slovakia / ДОБРО ПОЖАЛОВАТЬ В СЛОВАКИЮ

The brochure in the Slovak, English and Russian language provides foreigners with basic information about Slovakia prior to their arrival and about their first steps in the country. You can find here information and practical advice about stay and employment of foreigners; about education system, health care, social security system and other important aspects of living in Slovakia. The brochure also includes an overview of important contacts and institutions.

More publications