Slovenia Visa Application Requirements

How To Get Visa From Slovenia

Necessary to process a Visa to remain legally in the Republic of Slovenia. Residents of European Union member countries do not need a Visa to enter and stay in Slovenia. According to the Slovenian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and for your trip, the Schengen Visa applies in two categories.


It is considered a Transit Visa at the airport that will allow its holder to travel through the Schengen member countries’ international area without entering the location of the respective country. The airport transit visa is mandatory for citizens traveling from a non-Schengen state to another non-Schengen state by changing flights at a Schengen country airport.

Visa-Free Transit


 Have a confirmed connecting ticket and all necessary documents for your next trip, and

 Proceed and depart from countries outside the Schengen Zone

● Do not leave the airport transit area (Visa-free transit is not allowed for travelers who provide travel documents issued by Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Congo (Kinshasa), Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, India, Iran, Iraq, Nigeria, Pakistan, Somalia, and Sri Lanka, must obtain a transit visa)


● Traveler with an official, diplomatic, or service passport

● Foreign residents holding a Work or Residence Permit from Andorra, Canada, Japan, San Marino, and the United States of America

● Travelers on a visa for a member country of the European Economic Area, Andorra, Canada, Japan, San Marino, and the United States of America


It is a permit to enter the country and is issued to a third-country national for a short stay (up to 90 days). The visa application is deposited in the target Schengen country of the trip and not in any country. Such visas ”can be issued for Slovenia by other Schengen countries if they have a valid visa agreement.

The Type-C visa may be extended in extreme situations that make it impossible for the holder to return to his country. It gives its holder a short stay to reside in Slovenia or the Schengen area for a specified period depending on the visa’s validity. This particular category, under the purpose of the holder’s travel, may be obtained in the form of,

● The single entry visa allows its holder to enter a Schengen country (Schengen area) only once for a certain period. Once you leave the particular Schengen area you entered, the visa expires’ validity, even if the time allowed to remain in the Schengen area has not yet been terminated.

● The double entry visa applies to the same policy mentioned above. The visitors are allowed to enter the Schengen area twice, which means that you can enter the Schengen Zone, exit, and re-enter without any problem during the time allowed. Once you are out of the country a second time, the permit expires.

● The multiple-entry visas allow your holder to enter and leave the Schengen area as he pleases. However, this visa allows its holder to remain in a Schengen zone for up to 90 days within half the year, and it crosses the border between a Schengen member country and the non-Schengen member country.

● Besides, Slovenia grants you type D national visas under the following considerations.


It is a national visa that grants permission to enter and stay in the country for more than 90 days and less than one year. This visa may be issued for specific categories of third-country nationals, as defined in Article 20 of the Slovenian Aliens Act.

Third-country nationals can also apply. The Type D visa cannot be extended and allows its holder multiple entrances and exits. The visa holder can apply for a residence permit directly in an administrative unit, always before the expiration of the end of his access. Such a visa is intended for people with the following categories.

The requirements for EU citizens are

● Marriage Certificate (extract from birth registration, deaths, and marriages of the Republic of Slovenia) or certificate of extramarital union (declaration by the couple indicating that they have lived together for at least two years, authenticated by a notary or competent body) abroad, signed by at least two witnesses or including documentation proving extramarital union by local law)

● Original and its certified translation of the certificate of no criminal record

● Certificate of sufficient funds to be maintained (under Article 33 of the Aliens Act, ZTuj-2), except in cases where a third-country national exercises the right to free movement provided for in Directive 2004/38/ES (unification of third parties – the family of a foreign country with an EU citizen residing in Slovenia, and Travel health insurance

The visa for diplomats and administrative or technical staff and their families as stipulated in article 47 of the Aliens Act and its requirements are

● A notice from the immigration department

● Authenticated translation of the certificate of no criminal record for the service personnel of diplomats

3. For participants in courses, studies, or other forms of education/training for a period of between 3 months and 1-year maximum (e.g., language courses, summer schools, etc.), and their requirements are

● Certificate of Enrollment

● Certificate attesting to the payment of fees, as applicable

● Certificate of scholarship or certificate proving sufficient funds

● Travel health insurance

 The requirements for the business visa from Slovenia are given below.

● Written Opinion of the Ministry of the economy (issued based on the Rules of the relevant ministry)

● Certificate of employment and certification of the status of a third-country national in a foreign company

● Certificate of sufficient funds

● Travel health insurance

The requirements for international students and employees in higher education

 are as follows.

● The written opinion of the Ministry of Higher Education (issued based on the Rules of the relevant ministry that is responsible for the drafting of the Rules)

● The certificate of sufficient funds

● Original and its authenticated translation of the diploma of no criminal record (due to the acquisition of a residence permit in an administrative unit) and travel health insurance

Visa For Sport Instructors

Sports instructors, professional athletes, or private sports operators to conclude an employment contract or employment contract with a club or sports organization based in the Republic of Slovenia, and their requirements are

● Certificate issued by a Slovenian club or sports organization in which the third-country national will work/play (registration in the Register of private workers in the field of sport and the Register of professional athletes)

● Certificate of a relevant sports organization in the country of origin on the status of the professional athlete or sports coach

● Original and its authenticated translation of the certificate of no criminal record

● Certificate of sufficient funds 

● Travel health insurance

Visa Permit For Foreign Media

● Certificate of the media company concerning its assignment to the Republic of Slovenia

● Valid journalist identification card

● Certificate of sufficient funds

● Original and its authenticated translation of the certificate of no criminal record

● Travel health insurance

Visa Document For Religious Persons

Priests and other persons of the clerical profession of registered religious communities or third-country nationals who organize/direct charitable and humanitarian activities in recognized humanitarian organizations or registered religious communities, with the following requirements.

● Certificate of a relevant religious institution/humanitarian organization in the country of origin of their assignment to the Republic of Slovenia (the date of arrival and stay duration) is indicated).

● Certificate of the relevant religious community/humanitarian organization in Slovenia on the arrival and indication of the type and duration of activities in Slovenia;

● Authenticated the certificate of absence of criminal records;

● A certificate with sufficient funds

● Travel health insurance