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Entry & Residence permits

Entry and Residence permits

Regardless of the purpose of their entry into and stay in Slovenia, EU/EEA/US citizens may enter with a valid identity card or passport. In the first three months after entry, persons may reside on Slovene territory without registering residence.

If you are a citizen of a so-called third country (all countries that are not Member States of the European Union) and wish to enter the Republic of Slovenia, you must be in possession of a valid travel document and a visa. You should apply for visa before entering the country. There is an exception to this rule, namely if you have a long-term resident status in another Member State of the European Union and your family members have a residence permit.

If you would like to enter and reside in the Republic of Slovenia for tourist, business or personal reasons, you should acquire a visa at the diplomatic-consular mission of the Republic of Slovenia abroad. You can enter the Republic of Slovenia for the same reasons and stay here for a fixed period of time (a maximum of 90 days in a six month period, starting from the date of first entry) only on the basis of a passport if you are a citizen of a country that does not need a visa in order to enter the Republic of Slovenia (a visa-free regime).

If you are a holder of a uniform visa issued by another Contracting State of the Schengen Agreement, you may, during the validity period of the visa, conditionally enter and reside in the Republic of Slovenia. With a valid residence permit issued by one of the Schengen Agreement Contracting States and a valid travel document you may enter the Republic of Slovenia and reside here for up to three months.

Detailed information on types of visas, the application procedure, required documentation and which citizens need or do not need a visa for Slovenia is accessible on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia or you can contact us and we'll gladly answer all your questions.

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