The diplomatic mission or consular post responsible for the visa procedure must have all pertinent information before a decision is taken. To this end, it is vital that the guarantor or the host who is extending the invitation to the Republic of Slovenia provides the third-country national with the required information in due time.
What documents should the guarantor include?
The supporting documents must clearly indicate the purpose of the third-country national's entry to the country, the duration of stay and the address where they will reside during their stay in the Republic of Slovenia.
As a rule, the person hosting a third-country national must complete and sign a letter of guarantee providing important information for the implementation of the visa procedure. Before being submitted to the applicant, letters of guarantee should be authenticated at the nearest administrative unit.
Letters of guarantee for private visits:
1. The letter of guarantee may be signed only by a Slovenian national or a citizen of any other EU Member State who actually resides in the Republic of Slovenia and whom the national plans to visit. The letter of guarantee may also be signed by a national residing in the Republic of Slovenia on the basis of a residence permit.
2. The letter of guarantee must be verified, authenticated and registered in the Authentication registry.
3. The guarantor may be asked to enclose documents with the letter of guarantee substantiating statements included in the letter of guarantee:
– bank statements for the last 3 months – only if they guarantee accommodation costs in the Republic of Slovenia for a third-country national who does not have sufficient funds;
– extract from the land register or purchase contract or apartment rental contract – to prove private accommodation for the third-country national in the Republic of Slovenia.
Letters of guarantee for business visits:
1. The letter of guarantee may be issued only by a legal entity based in the Republic of Slovenia. The letter of guarantee must clearly state the signatory’s full name.
2. The letter of guarantee should be original unless its authentication is registered in the authentication registry.
3. The legal entity is required to enclose documents with the letter of guarantee substantiating statements written in the letter of guarantee:
– proof of preliminary business cooperation: invoices, customs declarations etc.;
– valid contracts in accordance with which legal business is done.