International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Assistance servicesEducationEmploymentFinancial helpInformation provisionLanguage coursesLegal advisorySocial careTravel
Languages spoken: English, Slovensky, Русский, Українська
Location:Bratislava, Košice


Safe travel

Human trafficking is a widespread problem around the world. Therefore, IOM provides advice on how to travel safely, work abroad and where victims of human trafficking can find help.

Legal counselling

Within the scope of the IOM Migration Information Centre (MIC), we will provide you with advice on issues regarding residence, employment, business, family fusion, accommodation, social security, health care and health insurance, education, citizenship and other areas of life and residence of foreigners in Slovakia.

For detailed information, visit

Financial contributions

We provide a financial contribution for retraining and educational courses and a financial contribution for the recognition of foreign degrees.

Job counselling

We will help you orient yourself on the labour market, when looking for a job, preparing a CV and a covering letter and prepare you for a job interview. We will help you with the recognition of your degrees and diplomas. We can provide you with advice in case you conclude an employment contract (rights and obligations of the employee and the employer) and in case you lose your job (rights and obligations of the employee, change of residence).

If you need help, call our info line (see the telephone contacts below).

Open Slovak language courses

The IOM Migration Information Centre (MIC) organizes free Open Slovak language courses for foreigners – for adult participants who have not attended these courses yet. The Slovak language courses are without entrance tests and are intended for complete beginners. The courses are conducted using interactive teaching methods, during which we emphasize conversation and the acquisition of the basics of the Slovak language in everyday communication (e.g., in the supermarket, in the bank, at work, at the doctor’s office, meeting friends, etc.).

You will not receive a language certificate by completing these courses.

You can apply for the course if you meet at least one of the following conditions.

  • You are a foreigner and have a temporary, permanent or tolerated residence in Slovakia, temporary protection or you have just applied for temporary protection.
  • You are an EU citizen with higher education.
  • You are an EU citizen and you work in a highly qualified position.
  • You are a foreign university student at a university in Slovakia.

Sign up for the course at

Info line

  • MIC Information Hotline: 0850 211 478 (reduced tariff calls only from Slovakia)
  • Phone: +421 2 5263 0023 (for calls from abroad)
  • Consultations in Ukrainian and Russian Telegram/Signal: +421 908 767 853 (voice calls only)

We recommend using the email address for your inquiries.

Consultation hours

Until further notice the IOM Migration Information Centre  provides its services only via telephone and email. Personal consultations are provided by appointment.

Monday: 9:00 – 12:00 and 13:00 – 17:00
Tuesday: 9:00 – 12:00 and 13:00 – 17:00
Wednesday: CLOSED
Thursday: 9:00 – 12:00 and 13:00 – 17:00
Friday: CLOSED

Support of community events

Financial support of community events organized by associations and communities of migrants in Slovakia. We have been supporting activities aimed at getting to know and connecting the cultures of Slovaks and foreigners for a long time.

Who can use IOM / MIC services

  • people from countries outside the EU / EEA who have temporary, permanent or tolerated residence, including applicants for temporary refuge and persons granted with temporary refuge in Slovakia.
  • EU citizens with higher education, or working in highly qualified positions.
  • foreign students at a university in Slovakia.


  • The services are not available on public holidays.
  • It is advisable to make an appointment in advance.
  • The services are also provided by female staff.
  • The entrance is barrier-free in Bratislava, Košice, Nitra, Trenčín and Žilina.
  • There are easily accessible toilets separated by gender in the facility.
  • These services are free of charge.




Did you like this article?

What information did you find useful or was something missing on these pages?

More articles

Cash assistance for refugees with vulnerabilities 2024

Arriving in Slovakia – how to proceed?

Applying for Asylum in Slovakia

Arriving in Slovakia – how to proceed?