UNHCR Slovakia - Help for refugees and asylum-seekers

Welcome to the “Help” website run by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency. Here, refugees and asylum-seekers can find information about their rights, obligations and services in Slovakia.

On this website you will be able to find information about:

➡️Arrival from Ukraine
➡️Tips on Staying Safe
➡️Information for children
➡️Cash Assistance
➡️Assistance and services
➡️Living in Slovakia
➡️Report misconduct
➡️About UNHCR
➡️Contact UNHCR
➡️Useful links


24 May 2023: As announced by the Slovak Ministry of Interior, the state subsidized accommodation programmes for individuals and families with temporary protection status [odidenec] in Slovakia, provided through private and commercial owners of accommodation, have been extended until 31 December 2023.

6 April 2023: UNHCR Slovakia jointly with the Human Rights League (HRL) completed an overview of available assistance and free-of-charge services of various organizations supporting refugees in Slovakia. You can find all relevant information, including locations and contact details, on our Help site under this link: https://help.unhcr.org/slovakia/services/ in Ukrainian, Russian and English. Please share this link within your communities and post it on your social media.

21 February 2023: Ukrainian authorities launched a mobile “passport service” point in Bratislava. The mobile vans are located at Mlynské nivy 5A, 821 09 Bratislava (-1 floor, Nivy bus station). Services for Ukrainian citizens are provided from Monday to Saturday, 9:00 to 18:00 in the order of electronic and “live” queues. E-queue registration is available under this link.

3 February 2023: As already announced by the Slovak Ministry of Interior on its website, the validity of temporary protection [odidenec] status in Slovakia has been extended until 4 March 2024. For updating your temporary protection [odidenec] document, you can visit the Portal of the Ministry of Interior .

17 January 2023: From December 2022, the Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Family of the Slovak Republic, in cooperation with the Central Office of Labour, Social Affairs and Family, provides a subsidy to support humanitarian aid for refugees from Ukraine with severe disabilitiesThe subsidy is intended: for adults and children with serious disabilities who left Ukraine in connection with the armed conflict and are staying in the territory of Slovak republic, while the Slovak Republic provides these persons with: temporary protection or the provision of temporary protection ceased for them due to the submission of an application for asylum or supplementary protection or due to obtaining a temporary residence. For more information see here: Frequently Asked Questions, Subsidy to support humanitarian aid for refugees from Ukraine with severe disabilities

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