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A residence permit gives permission to enter and stay in the Republic of Slovenia for a specified time and a specified purpose, as regulated by the Aliens Act. All foreign nationals planning to work, study, do voluntary work, etc. must obtain a resident permit.

The first resident permit for temporary residence in the Republic of Slovenia can be issued only as a single permit for temporary residence. The application for the first resident permit has to be submitted to a diplomatic mission or a consular post of the Republic of Slovenia abroad or to a relevant administrative unit in the Republic of Slovenia. If all conditions are met, the administrative unit will issue a permit for the first temporary residence and send it to the diplomatic mission or a consular post of the Republic of Slovenia, where it will be served upon the applicant. The first permit for temporary residence must be acquired before entering the country, except for extraordinary cases defined by law.


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