Integration of migrants

The IOM Migration Information Centre provides third country nationals with free counselling and services in order to facilitate their integration in Slovakia.

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Assisted Voluntary Returns and Reintegrations

Within the framework of the Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration Programme, IOM helps unsuccessful asylum seekers and foreigners who reside in Slovakia irregularly and decide to return home with their return and reintegration.

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Counter-Trafficking in Human Beings

IOM in the field of counter-trafficking provides return assistance to trafficked persons and implements preventive and educational activities for capacity building of relevant stakeholders.

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European Migration Network

IOM is the coordinator of the EMN National Contact Point in the Slovak Republic. The EMN provides up-to-date, objective and comparable information on migration and asylum at Member State and EU-level with a view to supporting policymaking.

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Humanitarian transfer of refugees

IOM is responsible for the transportation, medical examinations, cultural orientation and language courses which are provided to the refugees under the protection of UNHCR who were given a temporary shelter by the Slovak Republic on its territory.

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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.

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News & Events

Change of address of the IOM Office in Bratislava

As of 16 February 2015 the Office of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Bratislava has moved to a new address: Grösslingová 35, Bratislava (map). Other contacts (telephone and fax numbers, e-mails, websites, social network pages, etc.) of the IOM Office in Bratislava remain unchanged.

Contacts of the IOM in the Slovak Republic.


Notice of the change of operator of the National Helpline for Victims of Trafficking in Human Beings 0800 800 818

The National Helpline for Victims of Trafficking in Human Beings was operated by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Slovakia from 1 July 2008 to 15 December 2014. Since 15 December 2014, the National Helpline for Victims of Trafficking in Human Beings 0800 800 818 is operated by Dotyk – Slovak Crisis Centre.

If needed, IOM continues to provide preventive information that helps people protect themselves against trafficking in human beings – call 0915 951 274.


IOM Appeals for Calm and Respect for Migrants in Wake of Paris Attacks

Switzerland - IOM appeals today for calm in the wake of the murders of 12 people at the Charlie Hebdo headquarters in Paris and notes with alarm growing reports of violence against migrants and their places of worship.


The new Course of Slovak Language for foreigners – we will start on 13 January in Bratislava and Košice

Are you a non-EU citizen, living in Slovakia and do you want to learn Slovak? On Tuesday, 13 January 2015, courses of the Slovak language organized by the IOM Migration Information Centre (MIC) will start in Bratislava and Košice. The courses are free of charge, designed for beginners, pre-intermediate and intermediate. The classes are held at Grösslingová 4 in Bratislava and at Poštová 1 in Košice. Interested migrants may start the course at any time, each lesson is an individual unit.


Are you a foreign national and do you want do get employed in Slovakia? Read a new IOM brochure

The new brochure Employment of Foreign Nationals in Slovakia (2014 edition) in the Slovak, English and Russian language provides important facts and practical advice on the terms and conditions of employment of foreign nationals in Slovakia. Furthermore, you can find here a list of important obligations , arising from the legal system of the Slovak Republic, that foreign nationals have to comply with when they want to get employed and also during their employment in Slovakia.


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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.

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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.

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