Accommodation in Slovakia. People granted temporary refuge can apply for free housing.

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Temporary and permanent accommodation

Offers of temporary and permanent accommodation will be provided to you by the staff at help centres, in non-governmental organizations, at any municipal office or at specialized webpages with accommodation offers.

You can find accommodation offers online at:

Contribution for accommodating persons who have been granted the status of temporary refuge

The owners of apartments and houses who provide accommodation to persons who have been granted the status of temporary refuge in Slovakia can apply for a contribution for accommodating a foreigner from the state.

As a person who has been granted the status of temporary refuge in Slovakia, you may be provided with free accommodation if the provider of your accommodation applies for this contribution and meets the conditions specified by the state.

The state will send the contribution for accommodation directly to accommodation providers.

You will be provided with accommodation for free and the service provider may not require any further fees from you, such as fees for heating or electricity, water and gas consumption. Only additional services such as internet and television may be charged.

31st December 2023

The state will provide a contribution for accommodating a foreigner to accommodation providers until 31st December 2023. Then, the Slovak Government either extends or stops the payment of this support.

How to apply for a contribution for accommodation

The service provider submits an application for a contribution for accommodating a foreigner.

It is easy to submit the application.

The accommodation provider submits an accommodation contract together with your personal data including a document of temporary refuge at the municipality office in the place of accommodation.

Then, the accommodation provider informs the municipality office whether you continue with the accommodation.

Contribution amount

The contribution will be paid to the accommodation provider until 31st December 2023 in the following amount:

  • Accommodation in apartments and houses: EUR 10/adult/day, EUR 5/child up to 15/day.
  • Accommodation facilities not intended for business: EUR 12/adult/day, EUR 6/child up to 15/day.
  • Hotels, guesthouses, hostels: State support is not intended for these forms of accommodation.

Conditions for receiving a contribution

You can find detailed conditions and the procedure for submitting an application at webpage of the Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic.

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