Do You Need Visa to Visit Slovenia?

Do You Need Visa to Visit Slovenia? Check It Out!

Visa Types

Visa Types & Categories to Apply for Slovenia

Visa Types & Categories to Apply for Slovenia

For the duration of stay Slovenia visa falls into three categories:

  • Short-stay (for stays up to 90 days)
  • Long-stay (for stays more than 90 days)
  • Transit

Each of these categories has several subcategories according to the purpose of travel to Slovenia.

Citizens of the Member States of the European Economic Area (EEA) may enter Slovenia with a valid identity card or a valid passport and do not require a visa or a residence permit.   Before their arrival to Slovenia, third-country nationals must acquire a visa or a residence permit from Slovenia's diplomatic mission abroad.

Depending on the purpose and duration of your travel to Slovenia, different types of visas will apply to the circumstance. Whether you are planning to go on a visit, study, or work and reside there permanently, you will have to apply for a different Slovenian Visa, accordingly.

Slovenia Schengen Visa

As a part of the Schengen area, Slovenia issues uniform Schengen visas for short stay visits (type C). 

Depending on the purpose, the subcategories of Slovenian Schengen visa usually consist of:

  • Business Visa
  • Tourist visit
  • Visiting Family / Friends
  • Sport / Culture / Study – Short Course
  • Transit

Depending on the type and frequency of travel to Slovenia, a Schengen visa can be single-entry, double-entry, and multi-entry. The validity period of a single Schengen visa usually covers the travel period specified in the Slovenia visa application form. If you frequently travel to the Schengen area, you may obtain a one-, two-, three- and five-year multi-entry Schengen visa, depending on the Slovenian consulate's decision. However, you should note that you can stay in the Schengen area for a maximum of 90 days in any case. In this case, holders of multi-entry long-term Schengen visas can remain in the Schengen area maximum of 90 days every 180 days.

 

Slovenia Short-Stay Visa Cost

When applying for a Schengen visa, each person must pay a visa fee. This fee is non-refundable regardless of the visa result. The Schengen visa fee for citizens of Azerbaijan, Russia, and Armenia is currently 35 EUR. These three countries benefit from reduced visa costs under an agreement with the Schengen countries. In other countries, this amount is 80 EUR for people over 12 years old, 40 EUR for children 6-12 years old, and free for children under six years old.

In most cases, if you belong to one of the following categories, you are exempt from visa fees by providing relevant evidence:

  • Close relatives of those legally living in the Schengen area (close relatives include spouse, children (including adopted), parents (or guardians), grandmothers, grandfathers, grandchildren);
  • Pensioners;
  • Members of official delegations, including permanent members of official delegations, participating in formal meetings, consultations, negotiations, and exchange programs, as well as events of intergovernmental organizations based on an official invitation;
  • Pupils, students, graduate students, and pedagogical staff traveling with them for research and educational purposes within the framework of the official educational program;
  • People with disabilities and accompanying persons if necessary;
  • Participants of international sports events and persons accompanying them in connection with their professional activities;
  • Official visits of journalists and technical staff.

 


 

Slovenia Tourism/Private Visit Visa

If your travel to Slovenia is for one of the following purposes, you are eligible to apply for this visa.

  • Visitors of military and civil burial grounds
  • Property owners in the Schengen area and their close relatives
  • Tourists and other private visitors

 

Required Documents for Slovenia Tourism/Private Visit Visa

 

1. Application Form

  • Typed or written by hand in block letters and neatly
  • Signed personally by the applicant

        In cases of minors:

  • The application form shall be signed by a person exercising permanent or temporary parental authority or legal guardianship

2. Photo

  • One passport photo not older than 6 months
  • Size 3,5x4,5
  • On the white background

3. Travel Document (Foreign Passport)

  • Valid for at least three months after the intended date of (last) departure from the Schengen area.
  • Containing at least two blank pages.
  • Issued within the previous ten years.

4. Old/Expired or Another Valid Foreign Passport

  • If the applicant has previous Schengen visas in an already expired foreign passport, that passport must be submitted as well

5. National Identity Card and Resident Permit/Visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • A copy of the documents must be presented along with other documents
  • The required validity period for these documents is three months beyond the date of your travel to Slovenia

6. A Travel Medical Insurance Policy

  • Policies should cover the entire validity period of the visa and all the planned days of stay
  • Insurance validity region should cover all Schengen countries
  • The insurance should cover a minimum of 30.000 EUR
  • Policies should cover your costs in case of sudden illness or accident and/ or assistance on-site, including the costs of medical repatriation of the insured person to the place of permanent residency or the repatriation in case of death.

7. For Minors:

  • Copy of The Birth Certificate
  • Consent of the parental authority or legal guardian should be required only if the minor travels alone or only with one parent. Exceptions should be made to this if the single parent with whom the minor is to travel holds the parental authority alone (i.e., in cases where the other parent has deceased or been deprived of custody, e.g., a death certificate of the other parent or a court decree vesting custody exclusively in the parent who is signing the application would be requested).
  • Copy of the valid Schengen visa of the parent(s) traveling with the minor for whom a visa is not applied at the same time with the parent(s).

8. Proof of Accommodation

  • E.g., an invitation/sponsorship form from the host if staying with one5; document from the establishment providing accommodation or any other appropriate document indicating the accommodation envisaged in accordance with the legislation of the Schengen Member State concerned, for example, voucher or confirmation of the payment for the hotel, issued by the Slovenian tourist organization.
  • If not available, an adequate written description of the planned journey.

9. Proof of the Itinerary

  • E.g., confirmation of the booking of an organized trip or any other appropriate document indicating the envisaged travel plans such as a reserved return ticket.
  • If not available, an adequate written description of the planned journey.

10. Proof of Employment

11. Proof of Financial Means

  • E.g., bank/credit card statement(s) covering at least three preceding months, proof of real estate property in your country, or proof of sponsorship.

12. For Visitors of Military and Civil Burial Grounds

  • Official document confirming the existence and preservation of the burial ground and relationship between the applicant and the buried.

13. For Property Owners in the Schengen Area and Their Close Relatives

  • Relevant national document (e.g., recent extract from the real estate register, copy of the purchase contract/deed of sale, etc.) proving that the applicant possesses the property in question.

         In case of close relatives:

  • Proof of the relationship

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Slovenia Tourism/Private Visit Visa

The average processing time for Slovenia Tourism/Private Visit Visa is 5-15 calendar days. It depends on your visa application country.

 

Slovenia Tourism/Private Visit Visa Fee

When applying for a Schengen visa, each person must pay a visa fee. This fee is non-refundable regardless of the visa result. The Schengen visa fee for citizens of Azerbaijan, Russia, and Armenia is currently 35 EUR. These three countries benefit from reduced visa costs under an agreement with the Schengen countries. In other countries, this amount is 80 EUR for people over 12 years old, 40 EUR for children 6-12 years old, and free for children under six years old.

In most cases, if you belong to one of the following categories, you are exempt from visa fees by providing relevant evidence:

  • Close relatives of those legally living in the Schengen area (close relatives include spouse, children (including adopted), parents (or guardians), grandmothers, grandfathers, grandchildren);
  • Pensioners;
  • Members of official delegations, including permanent members of official delegations, participating in formal meetings, consultations, negotiations, and exchange programs, as well as events of intergovernmental organizations based on an official invitation;
  • Pupils, students, graduate students, and pedagogical staff traveling with them for research and educational purposes within the framework of the official educational program;
  • People with disabilities and accompanying persons if necessary;
  • Participants of international sports events and persons accompanying them in connection with their professional activities;
  • Official visits of journalists and technical staff.

 

Where to Apply for Slovenia Tourism/Private Visit Visa?

You will apply for Slovenia Tourism/Private Visit Visa in Slovenia visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

 


 

Slovenia Business/Work Visa

If your travel to Slovenia is for one of the following purposes, you are eligible to apply for this visa.

  • Members of official delegations
  • Participants in official twin city programs
  • Employees traveling on business
  • Self-employed people
  • Drivers (international cargo and passengers)
  • Members of train, refrigerator, and locomotive crews
  • Aircrews (if in need of a visa)
  • Journalists

 

Required Documents for Slovenia Business/Work Visa

 

1. Application Form

  • Typed or written by hand in block letters and neatly
  • Signed personally by the applicant

2. Photo

  • One passport photo not older than 6 months
  • Size 3,5x4,5
  • On the white background

3. Travel Document (Foreign Passport)

  • Valid for at least three months after the intended date of (last) departure from the Schengen area.
  • Containing at least two blank pages.
  • Issued within the previous ten years.

4. Old/Expired or Another Valid Foreign Passport

  • If the applicant has previous Schengen visas in an already expired foreign passport, that passport must be submitted as well.

5. National Identity Card and Resident Permit/Visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • A copy of the documents must be presented along with other documents
  • The required validity period for these documents is three months beyond the date of your travel to Slovenia

6. A Travel Medical Insurance Policy

  • Policies should cover the entire validity period of the visa and all the planned days of stay
  • Insurance validity region should cover all Schengen countries
  • The insurance should cover a minimum of 30.000 EUR
  • Policies should cover your costs in case of sudden illness or accident and/ or assistance on-site, including the costs of medical repatriation of the insured person to the place of permanent residency or the repatriation in case of death.

7. Proof of Accommodation

  • E.g., an invitation/sponsorship form from the host if staying with one5; document from the establishment providing accommodation or any other appropriate document indicating the accommodation envisaged in accordance with the legislation of the Schengen Member State concerned, for example, voucher or confirmation of the payment for the hotel, issued by the Slovenian tourist organization.
  • If not available, an adequate written description of the planned journey.

8. Proof of the Itinerary

  • E.g., confirmation of the booking of an organized trip or any other appropriate document indicating the envisaged travel plans such as a reserved return ticket.
  • If not available, an adequate written description of the planned journey.

9. Proof of Employment

10. Proof of Financial Means

  • E.g., bank/credit card statement(s) covering at least three preceding months, proof of real estate property in your country, or proof of sponsorship.

11. For Self-employed People

  • A written request from a hosting firm or organization, an office or branch, state or local authority of your country and the Member State or organizing committees of trade and industrial exhibitions, conferences, and symposia to attend meetings, conferences or events connected with trade, industry or work; if no such written request can be obtained, other proof of purpose of stay (e.g., information on participation in the conference, entrance ticket to trade fair, business correspondence, program of the business trip).
  • Proof of economic activity (e.g., extract from the trade/fiscal registry or certificate for individual business) or bank statement(s) covering at least three preceding months.

12. For Drivers (International Cargo and Passengers)

  • A written request from the national association of carriers of your country or the national association of carriers of the Member State stating the purpose, duration, and frequency of trips.

13. For Members of Train, Refrigerator, and Locomotive Crews

  • A written request from the competent railway company of your country or a competent railway company of the Member State stating the purpose, duration, and frequency of trips.

14. For Air Crews (If in Need of a Visa)

  • Letter from the operating body

15. For Journalists

  • A certificate or other document issued by a professional organization proving that the person is a qualified journalist.
  • Letter from his/her employer stating that the purpose of the journey is to carry out journalistic work.

16. For Freelance Journalists

  • Proof of journalistic activity (e.g., a press card or work contract)
  • Proof of economic activity/financial means (e.g., an excerpt from the trade/fiscal registry, certificate for an individual business, bank statement(s) covering at least three preceding months)

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Slovenia Business/Work Visa

The average processing time for Slovenia Business/Work Visa is 5-15 calendar days. It depends on your visa application country.

 

Slovenia Business/Work Visa Fee

When applying for a Schengen visa, each person must pay a visa fee. This fee is non-refundable regardless of the visa result. The Schengen visa fee for citizens of Azerbaijan, Russia, and Armenia is currently 35 EUR. These three countries benefit from reduced visa costs under an agreement with the Schengen countries. In other countries, this amount is 80 EUR for people over 12 years old, 40 EUR for children 6-12 years old, and free for children under six years old.

In most cases, if you belong to one of the following categories, you are exempt from visa fees by providing relevant evidence:

  • Close relatives of those legally living in the Schengen area (close relatives include spouse, children (including adopted), parents (or guardians), grandmothers, grandfathers, grandchildren);
  • Pensioners;
  • Members of official delegations, including permanent members of official delegations, participating in formal meetings, consultations, negotiations, and exchange programs, as well as events of intergovernmental organizations based on an official invitation;
  • Pupils, students, graduate students, and pedagogical staff traveling with them for research and educational purposes within the framework of the official educational program;
  • People with disabilities and accompanying persons if necessary;
  • Participants of international sports events and persons accompanying them in connection with their professional activities;
  • Official visits of journalists and technical staff.

 

Where to Apply for Slovenia Business/Work Visa?

You will apply for Slovenia Business/Work Visa in Slovenia visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

 


 

Slovenia Visiting Family and Friends Visa

If you travel to Slovenia for one of the following purposes, you are eligible to apply for this visa.

  • Close relatives visiting third-country citizens residing legally in a Schengen Member State
  • Close relatives visiting EU (EEA & Swiss) citizens
  • Family members of EU (EEA & Swiss) citizens (not resident in their home country in line with Directive 2004/38/EC)

 

Required Documents for Slovenia Visiting Family and Friends Visa

 

1. Application Form

  • Typed or written by hand in block letters and neatly.
  • Signed personally by the applicant.

        In cases of minors:

  • The application form shall be signed by a person exercising permanent or temporary parental authority or legal guardianship

2. Photo

  • One passport photo not older than 6 months
  • Size 3,5x4,5
  • On the white background

3. Travel Document (Foreign Passport)

  • Valid for at least three months after the intended date of (last) departure from the Schengen area.
  • Containing at least two blank pages.
  • Issued within the previous ten years.

4. Old/Expired or Another Valid Foreign Passport

  • If the applicant has previous Schengen visas in an already expired foreign passport, that passport must be submitted as well

5. National Identity Card and Resident Permit/Visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • A copy of the documents must be presented along with other documents
  • The required validity period for these documents is three months beyond the date of your travel to Slovenia

6. A Travel Medical Insurance Policy

  • Policies should cover the entire validity period of the visa and all the planned days of stay
  • Insurance validity region should cover all Schengen countries
  • The insurance should cover a minimum of 30.000 EUR
  • Policies should cover your costs in case of sudden illness or accident and/ or assistance on-site, including the costs of medical repatriation of the insured person to the place of permanent residency or the repatriation in case of death.

7. Close Relatives Visiting Third Country Citizens Residing Legally in Slovenia

  • A written request from the host person, whose authentic signature must be proved by the competent authority, in accordance with the legislation of Slovenia
  • Proof of the legal residence of the inviting person
  • Proof of employment (with salary information);

        If not available:

  • Other proof of financial means and will to return (e.g., bank/credit card statement(s) covering at least three preceding months
  • Proof of real estate property in your country or; 
  • Proof of sponsorship.

8. Close Relatives Visiting EU (EEA and Swiss) Citizens

  • A written request from the host person, whose authentic signature must be proved by the competent authority, in accordance with the legislation of Slovenia
  • Proof of the legal residence of the inviting person
  • Proof of employment (with salary information);

        If not available:

  • Other proof of financial means and will to return (e.g., bank/credit card statement(s) covering at least three preceding months
  • Proof of real estate property in your country or;
  • Proof of sponsorship

9. Family Members of EU (EEA) Citizens Having exercised Their Right of Free Movement Under Directive 2004/38/EC

  • Proof of the family tie according to the legislation of Slovenia of residence and of the European Union

10. For Minors:

  • If the applicant is a minor (under 18 years) and travels alone or with one of his/ her parents, written, notarized consent of the second parent or the guardian is required.
  • If the consent cannot be provided, then other documents providing the reason for the lack of permission (single parent reference or other documents) are required.
  • The consent must be valid from the day of submitting a visa application, covering all Schengen countries.
  • Along with the original, a copy of the birth certificate is also required and should be prepared beforehand.

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy. 

 

Processing Time for Slovenia Visiting Family and Friends Visa

The average processing time for Slovenia Visiting Family and Friends Visa is 5-15 calendar days. It depends on your visa application country.

 

Slovenia Visiting Family and Friends Visa Fee

When applying for a Schengen visa, each person must pay a visa fee. This fee is non-refundable regardless of the visa result. The Schengen visa fee for citizens of Azerbaijan, Russia, and Armenia is currently 35 EUR. These three countries benefit from reduced visa costs under an agreement with the Schengen countries. In other countries, this amount is 80 EUR for people over 12 years old, 40 EUR for children 6-12 years old, and free for children under six years old.

In most cases, if you belong to one of the following categories, you are exempt from visa fees by providing relevant evidence:

  • Close relatives of those legally living in the Schengen area (close relatives include spouse, children (including adopted), parents (or guardians), grandmothers, grandfathers, grandchildren);
  • Pensioners;
  • Members of official delegations, including permanent members of official delegations, participating in formal meetings, consultations, negotiations, and exchange programs, as well as events of intergovernmental organizations based on an official invitation;
  • Pupils, students, graduate students, and pedagogical staff traveling with them for research and educational purposes within the framework of the official educational program;
  • People with disabilities and accompanying persons if necessary;
  • Participants of international sports events and persons accompanying them in connection with their professional activities;
  • Official visits of journalists and technical staff.

 

Where to Apply for Slovenia Visiting Family and Friends Visa?

You will apply for Slovenia Visiting Family and Friends Visa in Slovenia visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

 


 

Slovenia Sport, Culture, Study (Short Course) Visa

If your travel to Slovenia is for one of the following purposes, you are eligible to apply for this visa.

  • Participants in scientific, cultural, and artistic activities:
  • Pupils, students, post-graduate students, and accompanying teachers:
  • Participants in international sports events and accompanying persons in their professional capacity.

If your travel to Slovenia is for one of the following purposes, you are eligible to apply for this visa.

  • Close relatives visiting Russian citizens residing legally in a Schengen Member State
  • Close relatives visiting EU (EEA & Swiss) citizens
  • Family members of EU (EEA & Swiss) citizens (not resident in their home country in line with Directive 2004/38/EC)

 

Required Documents for Slovenia Sport, Culture, Study (Short Course) Visa

 

1. Application Form

  • Typed or written by hand in block letters and neatly
  • Signed personally by the applicant

        In cases of minors:

  • The application form shall be signed by a person exercising permanent or temporary parental authority or legal guardianship

2. Photo

  • One passport photo not older than 6 months
  • Size 3,5x4,5
  • On the white background

3. Travel Document (Foreign Passport)

  • Valid for at least three months after the intended date of (last) departure from the Schengen area.
  • Containing at least two blank pages.
  • Issued within the previous ten years.

4. Old/Expired or Another Valid Foreign Passport

  • If the applicant has previous Schengen visas in an already expired foreign passport, that passport must be submitted as well

5. National Identity Card and Resident Permit/Visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • A copy of the documents must be presented along with other documents
  • The required validity period for these documents is three months beyond the date of your travel to Slovenia

6. A Travel Medical Insurance Policy

  • Policies should cover the entire validity period of the visa and all the planned days of stay
  • Insurance validity region should cover all Schengen countries
  • The insurance should cover a minimum of 30.000 EUR
  • Policies should cover your costs in case of sudden illness or accident and/ or assistance on-site, including the costs of medical repatriation of the insured person to the place of permanent residency or the repatriation in case of death.

7. For Minors:

  • If the applicant is a minor (under 18 years) and travels alone or with one of his/ her parents, written, notarized consent of the second parent or the guardian is required.
  • If the consent cannot be provided, then other documents providing the reason for the lack of permission (single parent reference or other documents) are required.
  • The consent must be valid from the day of submitting a visa application, covering all Schengen countries.
  • Along with the original, a copy of the birth certificate is also required and should be prepared beforehand.

8. For Participants in Scientific, Cultural, and Artistic Activities

  • A letter of guarantee from the host organization which must be certified by a Slovenian administrative unit. A copy of the certified letter of guarantee with the seal of the administrative authority and the registration number clearly visible is sufficient.
  • In case not included in the written request, a separate statement on sponsorship either from the sending or receiving party (or other proof of financial means).

9. For Pupils, Students, Post-graduate Students and Accompanying Teachers

  • A letter of guarantee or certificate of enrolment or student card by the host university, academy, institute, college, or school or certificate of the courses to be attended. The letter of guarantee must be certified by a Slovenian administrative unit. A copy of the certified letter of guarantee with the seal of the administrative authority and the registration number clearly visible is sufficient.
  • In case not included in the written request, a separate statement on sponsorship either from the sending or receiving party (or other proof of financial means).
  • If parents are sponsors:
    • Sponsorship letter 
    • Proof of family tie 
    • Copy of the first page of the sponsor's internal passport 
    • Any proof of financial means of the sponsor in the original
    • Print outs of online bank statements need to be stamped and signed by the bank
  • Student card or copy of the certificate of enrolment issued by the educational institution.

10. Participants in International Sports Events and Accompanying Persons in Their Professional Capacity

  • A written request (letter of guarantee) from the host organization (competent authority, national sports federation or national Olympic committee), including information on the role of the persons, which must be certified by the internal administrative authorities of the Republic of Slovenia – Upravna Enota. A copy of the letter of guarantee with the seal of the administrative authority and the registration number clearly visible is sufficient.
  • In case not included in the written request, a separate statement on sponsorship either from the sending or receiving party (or other proof of financial means).
  • If parents are sponsors:
    • Sponsorship letter 
    • Proof of family tie  
    • Copy of the first page of the sponsor's internal passport 
    • Any proof of financial means of the sponsor in the original

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Slovenia Sport, Culture, Study (Short Course) Visa

The average processing time for Slovenia Sport, Culture, Study (Short Course) Visa is 5-15 calendar days. It depends on your visa application country.

 

Slovenia Sport, Culture, Study (Short Course) Visa Fee

When applying for a Schengen visa, each person must pay a visa fee. This fee is non-refundable regardless of the visa result. The Schengen visa fee for citizens of Azerbaijan, Russia, and Armenia is currently 35 EUR. These three countries benefit from reduced visa costs under an agreement with the Schengen countries. In other countries, this amount is 80 EUR for people over 12 years old, 40 EUR for children 6-12 years old, and free for children under six years old.

In most cases, if you belong to one of the following categories, you are exempt from visa fees by providing relevant evidence:

  • Close relatives of those legally living in the Schengen area (close relatives include spouse, children (including adopted), parents (or guardians), grandmothers, grandfathers, grandchildren);
  • Pensioners;
  • Members of official delegations, including permanent members of official delegations, participating in formal meetings, consultations, negotiations, and exchange programs, as well as events of intergovernmental organizations based on an official invitation;
  • Pupils, students, graduate students, and pedagogical staff traveling with them for research and educational purposes within the framework of the official educational program;
  • People with disabilities and accompanying persons if necessary;
  • Participants of international sports events and persons accompanying them in connection with their professional activities;
  • Official visits of journalists and technical staff.

 

Where to Apply for Slovenia Sport, Culture, Study (Short Course) Visa?

You will apply for Slovenia Sport, Culture, Study (Short Course) Visa in Slovenia visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

 

 

Slovenia Transit Visa

Slovenia Transit Visa

This visa applies to the foreign nationals that are required to travel through Slovenia on the way to a third country.

 

Required Documents for Slovenia Transit Visa

 

1. Application Form

  • Typed or written by hand in block letters and neatly.
  • Signed personally by the applicant.

2. Photo

  • One passport photo not older than 6 months
  • Size 3,5x4,5
  • On the white background

3. Travel Document (Foreign Passport)

  • Valid for at least three months after the intended date of (last) departure from the Schengen area.
  • Containing at least two blank pages.
  • Issued within the previous ten years.

4. Old/Expired or Another Valid Foreign Passport

  • If the applicant has previous Schengen visas in an already expired foreign passport, that passport must be submitted as well

5. National Identity Card and Resident Permit/Visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • A copy of the documents must be presented along with other documents
  • The required validity period for these documents is three months beyond the date of your travel to Slovenia

6. A Travel Medical Insurance Policy

  • Policies should cover the entire validity period of the visa and all of the planned days of stay
  • Insurance validity region should cover all Schengen countries
  • The insurance should cover a minimum of 30.000 EUR
  • Policies should cover your costs in case of sudden illness or accident and/ or assistance on-site, including the costs of medical repatriation of the insured person to the place of permanent residency or the repatriation in case of death.

7. Documents Related to the Onward Journey to the Final Destination (visa or another entry permit for the third country of destination; tickets for the onward journey).

8. Proof of Employment (with salary information);

        If not available:

  • Other proof of financial means and will to return (e.g., bank/credit statement(s) covering at least three preceding months
  • Proof of real estate property in your country or;
  • Proof of sponsorship

9. For Minors:

  • If the applicant is a minor (under 18 years) and travels alone or with one of his/ her parents, written, notarized consent of the second parent or the guardian is required.
  • If the consent cannot be provided, then other documents providing the reason for the lack of permission (single parent reference or other documents) are required.
  • The consent must be valid from the day of submitting a visa application, covering all Schengen countries.
  • Along with the original, a copy of the birth certificate is also required and should be prepared beforehand.

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Slovenia Transit Visa

The average processing time for Slovenia Transit Visa is 5-15 calendar days. It depends on your visa application country.

 

Slovenia Transit Visa Fee

When applying for a Schengen visa, each person must pay a visa fee. This fee is non-refundable regardless of the visa result. The Schengen visa fee for citizens of Azerbaijan, Russia, and Armenia is currently 35 EUR. These three countries benefit from reduced visa costs under an agreement with the Schengen countries. In other countries, this amount is 80 EUR for people over 12 years old, 40 EUR for children 6-12 years old, and free for children under six years old.

In most cases, if you belong to one of the following categories, you are exempt from visa fees by providing relevant evidence:

  • Close relatives of those legally living in the Schengen area (close relatives include spouse, children (including adopted), parents (or guardians), grandmothers, grandfathers, grandchildren);
  • Pensioners;
  • Members of official delegations, including permanent members of official delegations, participating in formal meetings, consultations, negotiations, and exchange programs, as well as events of intergovernmental organizations based on an official invitation;
  • Pupils, students, graduate students, and pedagogical staff traveling with them for research and educational purposes within the framework of the official educational program;
  • People with disabilities and accompanying persons if necessary;
  • Participants of international sports events and persons accompanying them in connection with their professional activities;
  • Official visits of journalists and technical staff.

 

Where to Apply for Slovenia Transit Visa?

You will apply for Slovenia Transit Visa in Slovenia visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

Slovenia National Visa

Slovenia National Visa

If you wish to reside in Slovenia for an extended period (more than 90 days), you need to apply for a long-term visa. National, long-stay visas D and residence permits stay in the competence of Slovenian national law. Applications must be submitted to the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia.

 

Required Documents for Slovenia National Visa

 

1. Application Form

  • Typed or written by hand in block letters and neatly.
  • Signed personally by the applicant.

2. Photo

  • One passport photo not older than 6 months
  • Size 3,5x4,5
  • On the white background

3. Travel Document (Foreign Passport)

  • Valid for at least three months after the intended date of (last) departure from the Schengen area.
  • Containing at least two blank pages.
  • Issued within the previous ten years.

4. Old/Expired or Another Valid Foreign Passport

  • If the applicant has previous Schengen visas in an already expired foreign passport, that passport must be submitted as well

5. National Identity Card and Resident Permit/Visa (if your country of residence and citizenship are different)

  • A copy of the documents must be presented along with other documents
  • The required validity period for these documents is three months beyond the date of your travel to Slovenia

6. A Travel Medical Insurance Policy

  • Policies should cover the entire validity period of the visa and all of the planned days of stay
  • Insurance validity region should cover all Schengen countries
  • The insurance should cover a minimum of 30.000 EUR
  • Policies should cover your costs in case of sudden illness or accident and/ or assistance on-site, including the costs of medical repatriation of the insured person to the place of permanent residency or the repatriation in case of death.

7. For Family Members of an EU Citizen or Slovenian National Who Enter the Country for the Purposes of Family Reunification

  • 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 authenticated translation of the 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

8. For Diplomats and Administrative or Technical Staff and Their Family Members

  • 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 holds 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); original and its
  • Authenticated translation of the certificate of no criminal record for the diplomats' service staff

9. For Participants in Courses, Studies, or Other Forms of Education/Training or a Period Ranging from 3 Months to 1 Year at Most (e.g., Language Courses, Summer Schools, etc.)

  • Certificate of enrollment
  • Certificate attesting the payment of fees where appropriate or
  • Certificate attesting sufficient funds.

10. For Economists and Businesspeople, due to Economic Interests of the Republic of Slovenia Demonstrated by the Opinion of the Ministry Responsible for the Economy

  • The written opinion of the ministry responsible for the economy (issued based on the Rules of the relevant ministry responsible for the drafting of the Rules).
  • Certificate of employment and certificate of the status of the third-country national in a foreign company.
  • Certificate of sufficient funds

11. 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

  • The 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 the certificate of no criminal record (due to the acquisition of a residence permit at an administrative unit)

12. Sports Trainers, Professional Athletes or Private Sports Operators Aiming to Conclude an Employment Contract or Work Contract with a Club or Sports Organization with Its Head Office in the Republic Of Slovenia

  • 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 organization in the country of origin regarding the status of a professional athlete or sports coach.
  • Original and authenticated translation of the certificate of no criminal record.
  • Certificate of sufficient funds (unless evident from other documents).

13. For Foreign Media Reporters or Correspondents

  • 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 authenticated translation of the certificate of no criminal record.

14. Priests and Other Persons in the Clerical Profession in Registered Religious Communities, or Third-country Nationals Organizing/Leading Charitable and Humanitarian Activity in Recognized Humanitarian Organizations or Registered Religious Communities

  • Certificate of a relevant religious institution/humanitarian organization 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 organization in Slovenia regarding the arrival and indicating the type and duration of activities in Slovenia.
  • Original and authenticated translation of the certificate of no criminal record.
  • Certificate on sufficient funds.

15. For Erasmus Exchange Students

  • An original acceptance letter of the educational institution in Slovenia
  • Sufficient means of subsistence in a monthly amount at least equal to the basic minimum income in the Republic of Slovenia (e.g., original scholarship letter or in case your parents cover the expenses then a notary verified statement from the parents stating they will cover a monthly minimum of 500 Euros with an apostille stamp), translated to Slovenian language;
  • A police clearance certificate of not older than three months from your country of origin (if the country in question issues it) and verified (date of birth has to be written in DD-MM-YYYY format with an apostille stamp), translated into Slovenian language;
  • An original student certificate translated into the Slovenian language

*Additional documents can be required by the embassy.

 

Processing Time for Slovenia National Visa

The average processing time for Slovenia National Visa is 7-21 calendar days. It depends on your visa application country.

 

Slovenia National Visa Fee

The visa fee for Slovenia Long Stay National Visa is 77 EUR.  The fee may vary depending on your nationality or your country of submission.

 

Where to Apply for Slovenia National Visa?

You will apply for Slovenia National Visa in Slovenia visa application centers, embassies, or consulates, whichever accepts visa applications in your country of residence. If there is none of them in your country, you need to apply to the nearest embassy or consulate to your location.

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FAQ

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Does everyone have to provide fingerprints while applying for a Slovenian visa?

Most visa applicants must provide fingerprints, with a few exceptions. Those who are not required to give fingerprints are:

  • Children under the age of 12.
  • Persons who for physical reasons are not able to have their fingerprints taken.
  • Heads of state or government and members of national governments or their official delegations when they are invited by the governments of member states or international organizations for an official purpose.

 

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When can I reapply if my Slovenia visa application was refused?

You are free to re-apply at any time if your application has been refused earlier. There is no time gap to be observed after a refusal to make a further application. However, it is recommended that you note the reasons for the earlier refusal before submitting a new application form and make amendments where applicable.

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When can I reapply if my Slovenia visa application was refused?

You are free to re-apply at any time if your application has been refused earlier. There is no time gap to be observed after a Refusal to make a further application. However, it is recommended that you note the reasons for the earlier Refusal before submitting a new application form and make amendments where applicable.

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How long is a Slovenia short-stay visa valid for?

The visa stamp indicates the visa's validity and the authorized length of stay in Slovenia or the Schengen area. In most cases, the authorized length of stay indicated in the visa stamp equals your travel days. However, the validity of the visa can be issued with an additional 15 days. Please note that, in this case, you only can stay in Slovenia or Schengen area for the authorized length of stay indicated in the visa stamp.

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Can someone else apply for Slovenia visa on my behalf?

As per the VIS rules, from 12 October 2015, all applicants applying for a Schengen visa must come to Slovenia visa application center/embassy/consulate submit biometric data for ten fingerprints and a photo. In the following 59 months, the applicant can leave the application without visiting the Visa Application Center.

In case it is a child under the age of 12 for a short-stay visa, a child under the age of 6 for a long-stay visa, or if it is physically impossible, she/he need not come for submission in person.

If you want to submit your application through an agent/representative he/she needs to present his/her own ID and an authorization letter issued by the applicant. If you have never been to the Schengen area, your visa application must be submitted by the applicant in person.

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What can I present as proof of financial means for my Slovenia visa

As proof of financial means of support, you may submit different documentation:

If receiving a scholarship, you have to submit:

  • Bank account statements for the last six months.
  • Proof of scholarship.

If employed, you must submit:

  • Bank account statements for the last six months.
  • Proof of regular income (employer's certificate or salary slips for the last six months).

If receiving financial support from parents or another person, you have to submit:

  • A signed and notarized statement of support
    • The statement must list the duration of support (whole stay in Slovenia) and the monthly amount the parent/person will provide to the applicant.
  • Bank account statements for the last six months for the parent/person providing financial support. 
  • Proof of regular income for the parent/person providing financial support (employer's certificate or salary slips for the last six months).
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Do I get my fee refunded in case of my Slovenia visa refusal?

No. The Slovenia application fee covers the handling of the application, regardless of the result.

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I am a regular visitor to Slovenia. Will I have to provide all documentation each time I apply?

Yes. Every time you apply for a visa to Slovenia, you must submit all the necessary supporting documents. If you are a frequent traveler to Slovenia, you can request a multiple-entry Schengen visa with the validity of three months, six months, one year, two, and five years. However, the decision on whether to grant you such visa depends on the consul.

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How long am I allowed to stay in Slovenia with 1, 3, 5 years valid multiple-entry Schengen visa?

This visa permits its holder to enter the Schengen Area (all 26 member States) as many times as they wish, within a period of 1, 3, 5 years. However, even in this case, the visa holder is limited to remaining in the Schengen Area no longer than 90 days within 180 days.

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Can I work with a Slovenia visa?

It depends on the type of visa you apply for. As a foreign national, you are not permitted to work in Slovenia unless your expressly stated purpose when applying for a visa was employment.

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Can a Schengen visa be extended or transferred to a residence permit?

A Schengen visa is issued for a maximum period of stay of three months and cannot be extended. The visa must be applied for, by the traveler personally, at the Slovenia Foreign Mission abroad, which is responsible for the place of residence and cannot be extended in Slovenia, nor converted into a residence permit.

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