Legal counselling, assisted returns, accommodation and financial assistance.


Assisted returns

If you do not have a residence permit in Slovakia / in the EU, you do not have financial resources and you need to return home, IOM will help you obtain the documents free of charge and organize your return home.

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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.

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Financial assistance

We provide financial advice regarding paying taxes, bank accounts, setting up a business, etc. In necessary cases, we also provide direct financial assistance for financing further education, retraining or to covering fees related to the process of recognition of higher education diplomas.

Job counselling

We will help you orient yourself on the labour market, when looking for a job, preparing a CV and a covering letter, communicating with an employer, preparing for a job interview, contacting institutions and handling social security benefits.

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 refuge or you have just applied for temporary refuge.
  • 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.

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Info line

Telephone lines intended for providing advice to MIC clients: 0850 211 478 (budget-priced number from Slovakia); +421 2 5263 0023; Telegram/Signal: +421 908 767 853 (consultations in Ukrainian and Russian); +421 55 625 8662 (MIC Košice); Skype: micconsultant (voice calls only).

Consultation hours

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

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.
  • There are easily accessible toilets separated by gender in the facility.
  • These services are free of charge.