Foreigners arriving in Slovakia most often need help with the first steps in obtaining a residence permit and are looking for ways to orientate themselves in the complex administrative procedures and legislation. This follows from data of the IOM Migration Information Centre (MIC), which was opened by the IOM Slovakia in April 2006.
The mobile application SAFE Travel & Work Abroad warns about the risk of human trafficking and provides advice what to do if you find yourself in dangerous situations. The International Organization for Migration (IOM) developed the SAFE application in 2016 and in March 2021 introduced four new language versions of the application.
The International Organization for Migration (IOM) in cooperation with organizations La Strada in the Czech Republic and in Poland organized an expert round table on 28 January 2021. The round table was attended by professionals from Slovakia, Czech Republic and Poland who work in the field of prevention and fight against human trafficking.
With IOM assistance, Yuliya successfully returned from Slovakia to Ukraine and begin a new life in the capital. After a couple of years we were curious how her story has continued since.
Kata invited the opportunity to earn money in Slovakia. However, upon her arrival in Slovakia, Kata´s expectations were not met. She found herself without a valid residence permit.
Watch the IOM Slovakia discussion held in Martin in March 2019 during the event We Are Also At Home Here with interesting guests from Afghanistan and Kenya, who talked about their life stories and why they chose to stay in Slovakia. Videorecording: Turiec Television. Slovak language.
Are you going to travel or work abroad? Download the mobile application SAFE Travel & Work Abroad and do not become a victim of human trafficking. The app is available for free: Google Play, App Store, website www.safe.iom.sk. You can use the app in education about human trafficking.