Foreigners in Slovakia

News and features on living in Slovakia

Blog: A page out of the foreigners’ storybook

At the Bratislava True Stories event on September 20, “Odkiaľ si” became the Slovak version of “Once Upon a Time”.Anna Fay, 30. Sep 2019, at 10:58

Nastaran (Nasi) A Morlagh tells a story at a Bratislava True Stories event in 2018.

A new website helps foreigners return home

The website is available in four languages, including English and Russian.Compiled by Spectator staff, 18. Sep 2019, at 13:21

Foreigners who wish to return home from Slovakia can seek help from the International Organisation for Migration (IOM)

“Foreigners” born in Slovakia show their faces

Otherness can be smaller than we think, the photo project of Tomáš Halász and the Milan Šimečka Foundation shows.Radka Minarechová, 18. Sep 2019, at 9:59

Foreigners invisible to most Slovaks

People do not have a clue how many foreigners live in Slovakia. At the same time, they do not trust them, a recent poll shows.Radka Minarechová, 12. Sep 2019, at 14:01

Get to know foreigners. Bratislava's Fjúžn festival has begun

The festival will try to find answers to seemingly easy questions.Compiled by Spectator staff, 11. Sep 2019, at 21:56

When bryndza is over… reality sinks in

Foreigners cannot avoid paying higher kindergarten fees. Where's the justice in that?Anca Dragu, 10. Sep 2019, at 13:51

Integration/inclusion of Roma children is crucial, illustrative stock photo.

A proposal to help foreigners in less traditional families

But many problems related to foreigners asking for permanent residence left out.Zuzana Števulová10. Sep 2019, at 13:38

Foreigners' Police office in Žilina has moved to a new building

The online booking system will get an upgrade too, the police pledged.Compiled by Spectator staff, 3. Sep 2019, at 13:07

Interior Minister Denisa Saková at the opening of the new premises of the foreigners' police branch in Žilina, northern Slovakia.

Blog: How I fainted during my first blood donation and why I will try it again

Foreigners with permanent or temporary residence can donate blood too.Roman Cuprik, 28. Aug 2019, at 21:32

Firstimer during blood donation.
Nice driveway! An occasional column on life in Slovakia

Doing the right thing

This week, Slovakia marks 75 years since the Slovak National Uprising. But what was the SNP, and what is its significance?James Thomson, 28. Aug 2019, at 9:35

From Chopin to Pink Floyd: Music helps the universe continue

Musicologist Marcus Zagorski has experienced many different cultures in his lifetime, but his love affair for music has never changed.Ugne Mazonaite23. Aug 2019, at 10:30

Marcus Zagorski

More and more foreigners coming to work in Slovakia

Ukrainians, Serbs and Romanians make up half of all foreigners on the Slovak labour market.Compiled by Spectator staff, 15. Aug 2019, at 12:04

Illustrative stock photo

Summer language school opens its doors to foreigners

As many as 160 foreigners from 35 countries want to learn the Slovak language at Comenius University.Compiled by Spectator staff, 6. Aug 2019, at 21:36

Foreigners attending the 55th year of the Slovak language summer school.
Nice driveway! An occasional column on life in Slovakia

The door with no handle

Getting treated in the Slovak public health care system is never less than an adventure. Some of the surprises are tiresome; many are just odd.James Thomson, 25. Jul 2019, at 16:05

Waiting rooms are full of patients, illustrative stock photo

Europe united – strength in unity to face global challenges

Europe is getting a fresh start with a new EU Commission and European Parliament.Joachim Bleicker24. Jul 2019, at 15:02

German Ambassador to Slovakia Joachim Bleicker

Slovakia is employing more foreigners. Which nationality dominates?

Bratislava and Trnava remain the two cities where most foreigners work.Compiled by Spectator staff, 23. Jul 2019, at 22:02

Bratislava remains the Slovak city where most foreigners work.

Regional court: A Slovak of Indian origin is innocent in the case of fatal knife attack

A man was acquitted of charges by the first instance court after it was ruled he acted in self-defense.Compiled by Spectator staff, 11. Jul 2019, at 13:19

Nishit Timothy from India was acquitted of charges.

Online booking system solved past nightmares at Foreigner’s Police

A five-star experience, foreigners say about the new system that will, however, not be available until August 5.Radka MinarechováNina Hrabovská Francelová, 11. Jul 2019, at 11:14

The online booking system for foreigners will be unavailable until August 5.

Why Bratislava, friends were asking us

I immediately knew that I wanted to stay, says co-founder of Bratislava language school about his first impression of the city.Nina Hrabovská Francelová, 27. Jun 2019, at 16:45

Daniel Martínez-Guillén and Francisco de Borja

Čaputová says "inhabitants". What does that say about her?

Politicians set the tone of the conversation for good or for worse.Anca Dragu, 19. Jun 2019, at 14:30