Information for Ukrainians
Information about entry requirements and information for a particular country neighboring Ukraine
People who leave the territory of Ukraine during this period have several options, but all involve crossing land border points. Options include entry into the territory of neighbouring countries, which have taken concrete steps to facilitate people fleeing the Ukraine in search of safety.
Here are the main measures that neighbouring countries have taken, entry information and the procedure in these countries to apply for asylum. Please take into account that the situation is constantly evolving and information could quickly become outdated.
IOM Migration Information Centre
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- Information and advice on entry and stay in Slovakia
Infoline: 0850 211 478 (from the territory of the Slovak Republic)
From abroad: +421 2 5263 0023, +421 55 625 8662
Telegram/Signal: +421 908 767 853 (voice calls only)
Hotline for people fleeing Ukraine
Human Rights League
- We are ready to answer your questions about arrival to and stay in Slovakia.
Kindergarten enrollment will take place in early May
Enrollment of children in kindergartens in the founding area of the city of Banská Bystrica for the school year 2022/2023 will be in the period from 2 to 4 May 2022 from 9:00 to 12:00 and from 1:00 to 4:30pm. The application for admission of a child to pre-primary education can be submitted from 1 to 31 May 2022, while admission is limited by the capacity of individual kindergartens. Children for whom pre-primary education is not compulsory are admitted regardless of their place of residence.
The child is admitted to the kindergarten on the basis of the request of the legal representative or the representative of the facility in which he/she is placed. The application is submitted to the director in person or electronically, and must include a certificate of medical condition from a doctor, which should also include information about the vaccination. In the case of a child with special educational needs, the application for admission to pre-primary education is accompanied by the opinion of the relevant educational counseling and prevention facility, as well as the recommendation of a doctor for children and adolescents.
- 2. 5. 2022 | Radvaň, Fončorda, Podlavice
Kindergarten Radvanská 26, Kindergarten Radvanská 28, Kindergarten Kremnička 22, Kindergarten Jilemnického 8, Kindergarten Družby 3, Kindergarten Nová 2, Kindergarten Tulská 25, Kindergarten Šalgotarjánska 5, Kindergarten Na Lúčkach 2, Kindergarten Buková 22
- 3. 5. 2022 | Rudlová – Sásová
Kindergarten Odbojárov 9, Kindergarten Sásovská cesta 21, Kindergarten Magurská 14, Kindergarten Karpatská 3, Kindergarten Strážovská 3, Kindergarten Tatranská 63
- 4. 5. 2022 | City center
Kindergarten Lazovná 32, Kindergarten Horná 22, Kindergarten Cesta k nemocnici 37, Kindergarten Profesora Sára 3, Kindergarten 9. mája 26, Kindergarten Na Starej tehelni 7, Kindergarten Trieda SNP 77, Kindergarten 29. august 14, Kindergarten Hronská 18, Kindergarten Jakubská cesta 77 , Kindergarten Senická cesta 82
The date of enrollment in the kindergarten, which is part of the Primary School of Ján Bakoss, Bakossova 5, Banská Bystrica and the kindergarten, which is part of the Primary School, Radvanská 1 in Banská Bystrica, is published on the school website.
Compulsory pre-primary education
Pre-primary education is compulsory for a child who reaches the age of five by 31 August 2022. He must attend a kindergarten in the municipality in which he has a permanent residence, and thus in a catchment school, unless the legal representative for the child chooses another, to which the principal will admit him if he has sufficient free capacity. The catchment kindergarten is intended only for children for whom pre-primary education is compulsory.
From April 1st (Friday) will start the enrolment of primary school pupils
The enrolment of primary school pupils in the founding activities of the city of Banská Bystrica for the school year 2022/2023 will take place in the period from April 1st to April 30th 2022. Further information on the enrollment is published in accessible places on the school premises, as well as on the schools‘ websites.
The legal representative is obliged to register their child for compulsory school attendance at the primary school in the school district, in which the child has a permanent residence (catchment school). A pupil may also take compulsory school attendance at a school other than the catchment school, if the principal of that school admits him to basic education. However, they are obliged to give priority to pupils, who have a place of permanent residence in the area of the catchment school.
- ZŠ s MŠ Ján Bakossa 5 | April 4th – 5th from 10am to 6pm
- ZŠ Ďumbierska 17 | April 12th from 1 to 6pm
- ZŠ Jozefa Gregora Tajovského, Gaštanová 12 | April 5th from 2 to 6pm, April 6th from 2 to 5pm
- ZŠ Golianova 8 | April 12th from 1 to 6pm , April 13th from 1 to 5pm
- ZŠ Moskovská 2 | April 12th from 1 to 6 pm
- ZŠ Pieninská 2 | April 5th – 6th from 3 to 6pm
- ZŠ s MŠ Radvanská 1 | April 4th – 5th from 10am to 6pm
- ZŠ Sitnianska 32 | April 5th from 1 to 6pm, April 6th from 2 to 6pm
- ZŠ Spojová 14 | April 20th – 21th from 1 to 6pm
- ZŠ Slobodného vysielača, Skuteckého 8 | April 5th from 1 to 6pm
- ZŠ Trieda SNP 20 | April 7th from 1 to 6pm, April 8th from 1 to 3pm
More information on the individual primary schools in the founding area of the city to enroll, together with telephone contacts, e-mail addresses and websites, can be found at this link.
If the child is six years old but does not have school qualifications, the principal of the kindergarten decides on his/her continuation of compulsory pre-primary education in the kindergarten. In this case is required the written consent of the counseling and prevention facility, the general practitioner for children and adolescents as well as the consent of the legal representative or representative of the facility.
When enrolling a child in primary school, the legal representative will present an ID card and child´s birth certificate for inspection. More information on enrolling a child in primary school is published on the city’s website in the section of the School Office, Department of Education and Youth. The enrollment is also suitable for Ukrainian children and pupils who plan to stay in Banská Bystrica.
Frequently asked questions
- Border crossing
- I want to stay in Slovakia
- I want to get to another EU country
All information can be founded at ua.gov.sk
Anyone who holds temporary or permanent residence including foreigners on the territory of the city has the right to participate in the municipality. You can participate in municipality meetings, and address your suggestions or petitions to the mayor, the city council and advisory bodies of the municipality.
Only residents of a city (persons with permanent residence) have voting rights. Foreigners with permanent residence have the right to vote for and to be elected as mayor/governor and city/regional council, and vote in local/regional referendum.
We invite you to visit the Client Centre of the Municipality Oce where you can get more information.