Since 2006, more than a million visitors have searched for important information on various areas of life and stay of foreigners in Slovakia on the website of the IOM Migration Information Centre (MIC): www.mic.iom.sk.

In 2019, the IOM Migration Information Centre provided 6,198 clients with 10,398 consultations about important areas of life in Slovakia. Another 108 foreigners benefited from the IOM assistance with their voluntary return to 24 countries of origin. IOM lecturers trained another 87 professionals in the field of human trafficking prevention.

In 2018 and 2019, the IOM Migration Information Centre organized a series of discussion evenings We Are Also at Home Here in Trnava, Žilina, Prešov and Martin. The series culminated on 11 December 2019 at Lumière Cinema in Bratislava with the screening of the film Stranger in Paradise.

Unsuccessful asylum seekers and migrants without a residence permit in Slovakia, who cannot stay in the Slovak Republic, do not have financial means and wish to return to their country of origin, will find information on assistance on the new IOM Slovakia website www.avr.iom.sk.

The tenth edition in the IOM report series presents key information and latest statistics on migration across the world as well as thematic chapters on current issues of migration until 2020. The next part analyzes migration’s complexities and emerging migration issues.

The annual report informs about the most significant activities, changes and developments in the field of migration and international protection in Slovakia in 2019. The report includes also migration statistics for Slovakia for 2019 and those which are not collected at EU level.

In the Synthesis Reports of the European Migration Network (EMN), main findings from the national studies are summarised, compared and put into context of developments in the EU. The national studies on behalf of EU Member States and Norway were elaborated by the EMN National Contact Points based in the respective countries.

IOM Slovakia provides UK nationals living in Slovakia with information and practical support in registering their residence in Slovakia from 25 June 2020. Changes in the residence status of citizens of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland living in Slovakia result from the UK withdrawal from the European Union.

IOM Director General António Vitorino

Social Cohesion: Recognizing Migration is a Benefit that Works for All

Too often, when we speak of migrants, we find ourselves having to speak about moments of extreme hardship, caught up in a narrative of crisis.

Geneva – Launched today at the 2019 IOM Council meeting by IOM Director General, António Vitorino, the latest edition of its flagship publication, the World Migration Report 2020 (WMR 2020), continues the organization’s commitment to providing information on migration that is well-researched, rigorous and accessible.