A new website helps foreigners return home

The website is available in four languages, including English and Russian.

The Foreigners' Police in Slovakia will check if non-Slovak nationals have been in 14-day self-quarantine before they are let in the office. The measure will be in place from March 13, 2020.The Foreigners' Police in Slovakia will check if non-Slovak nationals have been in 14-day self-quarantine before they are let in the office. The measure will be in place from March 13, 2020. (Source: TASR)

The Slovak office of the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) launched a new website for foreigners who have decided or will decide to leave Slovakia for their home country.

The assistance in voluntary returns is offered via the Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration Programme (AVRR). From 2004 to date, IOM has helped 1,566 foreigners from 66 countries return home from Slovakia.

The newly-launched website is accessible in four different languages, including Slovak, English, Russian, and Serbian, the press release reads.

IOM’s service is free

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Asylum seekers whose applications were not approved and foreigners without a residence permit in Slovakia who cannot stay in the country, have no money and want to return home, can turn to the IOM for assistance. All services are provided free of charge.

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