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.
Foreigners who live or plan to live in Slovakia can benefit from the MIC comprehensive legal, social and employment counselling or direct support for further education or retraining courses. The Centre also organizes Slovak language courses and Social and Cultural orientation courses for foreigners. Furthermore, it provides them with information on various areas of life in Slovakia and supports the community life of foreigners in Slovakia.
The centre has been operated by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) Slovakia since 2006, with offices in Bratislava and Košice.
In 2019, the staff of the Centre in Bratislava and Košice provided 10,398 personal, telephone or e-mail consultations on residence, family, employment, business, education or citizenship in the Slovak Republic to beneficiaries mainly from Ukraine, the Russian Federation, Serbia, India, Iran, and the USA.
Slovakia is a destination country for an ever-increasing number of foreigners. In 2019, according to statistics from the Border and Foreign Police Office, 143,075 foreigners with a residence permit lived in Slovakia. This figure corresponded to 2.62 percent of the entire population of the Slovak Republic. In 2018, this number reached 121,264 foreigners with a residence permit in Slovakia, their share in the total population of the Slovak Republic was 2.22 percent.
Migration Information Centre to Support Integration of Migrants in Slovakia (Phase X). The project is co-funded by the European Union from the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF). Home Affairs Funds.