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LONG-STAY VISAS

The following categories of persons are entitled to be issued a visa

 

1. For family members of an EU citizen or Slovenian national who enter the country for the purposes of family reunification:

Documentation:
- marriage certificate (extract from the Register of births, deaths and marriages of the Republic of Slovenia) or extra-marital union certificate (statement of the partners stating they have lived together for at least 2 years, authenticated by a notary or the competent body abroad, signed by at least 2 witnesses or including documentation proving extra-marital union in accordance with the local legislation);
- original and its authenticated translation of certificate of no criminal record;
- certificate of sufficient funds to support themselves (under Article 33 of the Aliens Act, ZTuj-2), except in cases when the third-country national exercises the right of free movement as stipulated by Directive 2004/38/ES (unification of third-country national's family with an EU citizen residing in Slovenia);
- travel health insurance.

 

2. For diplomats and administrative or technical staff and their family members as stipulated by Article 47 of the Aliens Act:
Documentation:
- note by the MFA of the sending state regarding secondment to an office with possible family members to accompany the diplomat in the Republic of Slovenia that hold a diplomatic or an official passport (the note for service staff of the diplomat should include a warranty stating that the diplomat will provide sufficient funds for the staff and the duration of the term of office of the staff);
- authenticated translation of certificate of no criminal record for the diplomats' service staff.

 

3. For participants in courses, studies or other forms of education/training for a period ranging from 3 months to 1 year at most (e.g. language courses, summer schools, etc.):
Documentation:
- certificate of enrolment,

- certificate attesting the payment of fees where appropriate,

- certificate of scholarship or certificate attesting sufficient funds,

- travel health insurance.

 

4. For economists and business people, due to economic interests of the Republic of Slovenia demonstrated by the opinion of the ministry responsible for the economy:
Documentation:
- written opinion of the ministry responsible for the economy (issued on the basis of the Rules of the relevant ministry);
- certificate of employment and certificate of the status of the third-country national in a foreign company;
- certificate of sufficient funds;
- travel health insurance.

 

5. For foreign students and employees in higher education, because of Slovenia's interest in the area of higher education and science demonstrated by the relevant ministry:
Documentation:
- written opinion of the ministry of higher education and science (issued on the basis of the Rules of the relevant ministry which is responsible for the drafting of the Rules) and entry into the electronic record (in preparation);
- scholarship of the Republic of Slovenia or certificate of sufficient funds;
- original and its authenticated translation of certificate of no criminal record (due to the acquisition of a residence permit at an administrative unit);
- travel health insurance.


6. Sports trainers, professional athletes or private sports operators aiming to conclude an employment contract or work contract with a club or sports organisation with its head office in the Republic of Slovenia:
Documentation:
- certificate issued by a Slovenian sports club or organisation where the third-country national will work/play (entry into the Register of Private Workers in the Field of Sport and the Register of Professional Sports People);
- certificate of a relevant sports organisation in the country of origin regarding the status of professional athlete or sports coach;
- original and its authenticated translation of certificate of no criminal record;
- certificate of sufficient funds (unless evident from other documents);
- travel health insurance.

 

7. For foreign media reporters or correspondents:
Documentation:
- certificate of the media company in the country of origin regarding their assignment to the Republic of Slovenia;
- valid press card;
- certificate of sufficient funds;
- original and its authenticated translation of certificate of no criminal record;
- travel health insurance.


8. Priests and other persons in the clerical profession in registered religious communities, or third-country nationals organising/leading charitable and humanitarian activity in recognised humanitarian organisations or registered religious communities.
Documentation:
- certificate of a relevant religious institution/humanitarian organisation in the country of origin of their assignment to the Republic of Slovenia (date of arrival and duration of stay indicated);
- certificate of the relevant religious community/humanitarian organisation in Slovenia regarding the arrival, and indicating the type and duration of activities in Slovenia;
- authenticated translation of certificate of no criminal record;
- certificate on sufficient funds;
- travel health insurance.