Foreigners in Slovakia

News and features on living in Slovakia

Foreigners in Slovakia promote the ice hockey world championship

In videos, they tell fans from abroad that Slovakia has much to offer.Compiled by Spectator staff, 19. Feb 2019, at 13:57

Mascot of 2019 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championship Slovakia, bear Macejko.

Dutch Embassy in Slovakia is the greenest of all

The embassy has gone zero-waste. Its employees use no plastic bags and use reusable lunch boxes.Compiled by Spectator staff, 18. Feb 2019, at 14:12

A bag made of old clothes

Foreigners' Police to introduce a new online booking system soon

More foreigners motivate the police to make their departments more efficient.Compiled by Spectator staff, 31. Jan 2019, at 22:50

Foreigners’ Police department in Bratislava

“Who” instead of “where”

Why is it that only third-country nationals have to undergo a check for communicable diseases when Slovaks returning from holidays can bring back viruses and bacteria?Anca Dragu31. Jan 2019, at 9:13

Why some foreigners struggle to open bank accounts in Slovakia

Sanction lists create problems for some foreign citizens living in Slovakia.Nina Francelová, 24. Jan 2019, at 17:58

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Most foreigners working in Slovakia are Serbs

The number of foreign workers continued to rise in December 2018.Compiled by Spectator staff, 22. Jan 2019, at 13:56

Blog: Slovak art therapist's passion grew while living in poverty abroad

Zuzana Krnacova was both tested and inspired while working a below-average job in the UK.Zuzana Palovic19. Jan 2019, at 10:15

Zuzana Krnacova

Waiting times at the Foreigners' Police get worse

The number of people from non-EU countries working in Slovakia doubled in 2018.Radka MinarechováRoman CuprikNina Francelová, 3. Jan 2019, at 14:58

People standing in front of the Foreigners Police Department in Bratislava.

Slovakia goes easier on foreigners, but not easy enough

Current policies only partially solve problems, observer says.Radka Minarechová, 28. Dec 2018, at 7:00

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Foreigners: Top 10 events in Bratislava

Tips for the top 10 events in the capital between December 20 and December 30, plus regular services in different languages, training, temporary exhibitions and highlights of the year.Compiled by Spectator staff, 18. Dec 2018, at 20:04

Christmas run 2017

Nitra to open integration centre for foreigners

The city has already promised to allocate €24,000. The site has not been chosen yet.Compiled by Spectator staff, 17. Dec 2018, at 13:27

Centre of Nitra

What is it like for foreigners to live and do business in Slovakia?

Listen to the stories of three immigrants and meet the organizations that can help you.Compiled by Spectator staff, 11. Dec 2018, at 6:46

Spectacular Slovakia #12: What makes golf in Slovakia special?

Some golf courses are inexpensive and offer a chance to beginners.Anna Fay, 21. Nov 2018, at 17:32

Golf in the High Tatras

The Burning Hell have warmed to Slovakia

There is one place in particular that the Canadian musicians have a soft spot for.Brendan Oswald19. Nov 2018, at 7:03

The Burning Hell will perform in Bratislava and in Banská Štiavnica.
Letter from Canada

Home (for a rest)

Returning from exile is a fine thing, but no one talks about how exhausting it is.Tom Nicholson, 17. Nov 2018, at 13:00

How do foreigners perceive health care in Slovakia?

The Health Ministry conducts survey with the aim of providing foreigners with a better healthcare service.Compiled by Spectator staff, 13. Nov 2018, at 14:09

Waiting rooms are full of patients, illustrative stock photo

We want foreigners to integrate but we do everything to see them fail

If foreigners feel left out, it will become more and more complicated for them in the future but also for common coexistence, researcher says.Nina Francelová, 6. Nov 2018, at 17:05

Elena Gallová Kriglerová
My Slovak Experience

Blog: It took me half a year to get used to halušky

How do you regonise the moment when a foreign country becomes your home? Billy Altansukh, a Mongolian who now calls Slovakia home, describes it in this podcast.Emanuele Terenzani2. Nov 2018, at 13:50


New rules for employing immigrants to be adopted

The Slovak labour market needs foreign workers, however, there are still problems to overcome.Nina Francelová, 28. Oct 2018, at 14:45

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The Other Slovakia

Blog: Beyond “The Invisible”

Journalist Anca Dragu urges foreigners to make politicians care by casting their votes in the upcoming municipal elections on November 10.Anca Dragu18. Oct 2018, at 13:10

Regional election 2017