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Who needs a visa to enter the Republic of Slovenia?

A list of third countries, whose nationals must be in possession of visas for temporary residence, can be found here.

How do I apply for a visa?

The applicants should submit the application in person at a diplomatic mission or consular post or through an external service provider. A personal submission of the application enables the staff of diplomatic missions or consular posts to form a first impression about the contents of the application and to ask the applicant some questions about the purpose of the travel and the provided documents. Upon submitting the application, the applicants should give all ten fingerprints.

Where can I obtain visa application forms?

Visa application forms are available at all diplomatic missions and consular posts of the Republic of Slovenia where visa applications may be submitted, and on the following webpage. The application form is free of charge.

Where do I apply?

Information regarding Slovenian diplomatic missions and consular posts where it is possible to submit a visa application is available in the section Missions abroad. Third-country nationals residing in countries where Slovenia has a diplomatic mission or a consular post authorized to issue visas, or where Slovenia has concluded a representation agreement with another Schengen State, need to apply for a visa at those representations. For more information, consult the Member State consular presence overview on the web page of the Commission. 
Persons residing in countries without a diplomatic mission or a consular post of the Republic of Slovenia or a mission of other Schengen State which represents Slovenia in visa operations may apply for a visa at Slovenia’s mission in another country if their stay in that country is legal. Before applying for a visa, we advise you to contact the selected mission and obtain all the necessary information on official hours, the required documents and the duration of the procedure.
The application for a long-stay visa (type D) can only be submitted at the authorized diplomatic mission or consular post of the Republic of Slovenia, not at missions of other Schengen States representing Slovenia.

Applications may not be submitted at all diplomatic missions or consular posts of the Republic of Slovenia, which are:

  • permanent missions of the Republic of Slovenia to international organizations;
  • Consulates general headed by an honorary consul or honorary consul general.

What documents may visas be issued for?

The travel document presented must be valid at least three months after the intended date of departure from the EU Member States if a single-entry visa is applied for. The travel document must contain sufficient, and at least two, blank pages (one to affix the visa sticker(s) and one to affix the stamp of the border control authorities). Travel documents not recognised by all EU Member States may be accepted, but particular rules apply in relation to the type of visa to be issued. EU Member States' (non)recognition of travel documents is set out in the Table of Travel Documents entitling the holder to cross the external borders, and which may be endorsed with a visa.

Can a visa be affixed to a travel document not recognised by Member States?

If any EU Member States do not recognise a travel document, a visa whose territorial validity does not cover the territory of that/those EU Member States may be issued. If the EU Member State receiving the visa application does not recognise the applicant's travel document, a visa may be issued, which must be affixed to a separate sheet for affixing a visa. If a travel document is not recognised by any EU Member State, the application may be declared inadmissible.

What supporting documents are required?

How long does the visa issuing procedure take?

In principle, a visa application should be lodged at least 15 calendar days before the intended visit and cannot be lodged earlier than three months before the start of the intended visit.


An application lodged less than 15 calendar days before the intended departure may be accepted, but applicants should be informed that the processing time may be up to 15 calendar days. If the applicant insists on making the application, he or she should be informed that the final decision might be taken after the intended date of departure.

What kind of travel insurance do I need?

Upon submission of the application, the applicant must present such proof of insurance to cover the intended visit(s) with the minimum coverage of EUR 30,000. The insurance must be valid throughout the territory of the Schengen Member States.


A third person, e.g. the person extending the invitation, can arrange the insurance in the Republic of Slovenia on behalf of the applicant.

Is it possible to appeal against the refusal of visa?

Applicants, who have been refused a visa can, can appeal against the decision (in compliance with Article 29 of the Aliens Act). A written appeal in Slovenian must be submitted with all the necessary elements as provided for by the General Administrative Procedure Act. The appeal may be filed within 8 days at the mission which refused the visa. The consular fee for lodging an appeal is EUR 153. During the procedure for resolving the appeal, a new visa application cannot be processed.

What are a third-country national's obligations after arriving in Slovenia?

The entry visa holder (type C) must register their residence with the relevant police station within 8 days. Holders residing in a hotel, camp or any other similar facility are exempt from doing so, as the registration office is obliged to do it on their behalf. For more information please visit:


The visa holder may reside in Slovenia in accordance with the purpose for which the visa was issued. The holder must leave the territory of Slovenia before the expiry date of the visa; during the stay, they must abide by the country’s laws.