Slovenia Visa

Slovenia Visa

Traveling to Slovenia

The Balkan state of Slovenia is renowned for its gorgeous coastline on the Adriatic Sea. Stunningly picturesque, tourists can ski and hike throughout its mountainous countryside, swim in its many lakes, and marvel at well preserved Ljubljana; its historic capital. 

You may need a visa to travel to Slovenia, depending on where you are from (nationality), the length of your trip (duration of stay), and your reason for travel (type of visa needed). 

There are numerous types of visas for Slovenia, which are valid for travel for specific purposes and times. Different Slovenia  visas have different Slovenia  visa requirements and validity periods.

In general, Slovenia  visas can be divided into two main categories: short stay visas and long stay visas (a long stay visa for Slovenia  is required for those looking to spend more than 90 days in the country).

Another main distinction relates to allowed entries: a single entry will allow you just one entry into the country; a multiple entry visa for Slovenia  will let you enter and exit as many times as needed. 

Slovenia visa types

Transit Visa (Type A) 

  • Slovenia transit visa

Short Term Visas (Type C) 

Schengen Visas 

  • Business  
  • Cultural 
  • Medical
  • Official Visit 
  • Sports
  • Study (Slovenia Schengen Student visa)

Long Term Visas (Type D, National) 

A long stay visa for Slovenia will allow you to stay in the country for up to one year. Long term visas are available for the following purposes: 

  • Family Reunification
  • Humanitarian or serious professional or personal reasons justifying stay in Slovenia longer than three months 
  • Work at a journalist accreditation in Slovenia  
  • Religious or charity work in Slovenia 
  • Sports engagement
  • Student’s employment via contract with a legal entity in Slovenia 
  • Studies
  • Work at a diplomatic representation in Slovenia 

Slovenia visa requirements

The following documents are typically required for all visas to Slovenia:

Passport

Official, government-issued document, not older than 10 years, with the correct validity length (a minimum three months past the intended day of exit from Slovenia)

Visa fee

Your Slovenia visa fee will depend on the type of visa you are applying for, and possibly other factors, such as your age. Schengen visa fees are €80 for most applicants; the national Slovenia visa fee is €77

Personal photos

Two recently taken photos of the applicant. Photos should be passport style (and have passport dimensions).

Additional documents:

You will almost certainly have to submit additional documents on your Slovenia visa application. Requested documents are typically those which help visa authorities confirm your identity, determine the truthfulness of your stated purpose of travel, and assess your financial state. The type of Slovenia  visa you apply for will determine your supplemental documents, which may include the following: 

Biographical documents

Identity documents, such as your birth certificate

Financial materials 

Documents showing your finances, such as your bank balance

Accommodation

Information about where you will stay in Slovenia

Educational materials 

Proof of university education, etc.

Proof of medical insurance

Please note that all documents will likely need to be written in Slovenian or English (or accompanied by official translations into either). 

Slovenia visa application

Applicants for Slovenia visas should follow these general steps, which may vary slightly depending on numerous factors, including visa type and application destination. 

  1. Prepare your visa application

    Choose your visa duration
    Determine how long you intend to be in Slovenia i.e. what type of Slovenian visa you need: long, short, or airport. This will determine how you proceed with the subsequent application steps.
    Select your Slovenia visa purpose
    Choose your reason for travel (tourism, business, etc.)
    Select your entry category
    Your selection of the single-entry visa for Slovenia or the multiple entry visa for Slovenia will determine whether or not you may travel in and out of the country/Schengen area throughout your visa period. Consider that holders of the single-entry visa for Slovenia cannot return to the country after exiting.
    Determine where to apply
    Find your physical application destination (place where you will submit your visa application). This is typically the Slovenian Embassy/Consulate or associated visa-application center where you live. For more information, see “where to apply.”

  2. Fill out your visa application

    Access your main application form
    Apply for the Slovenian Schengen visa by downloading the universal Schengen visa form.
    The national Slovenian visa form is also available for download.
    Gather the rest of your documents
    Gather your required documents as well as the supplemental ones required for your specific Slovenia visa type.

  3. Schedule your visa interview appointment

    Almost all Slovenia visa applicants must attend a visa appointment at their application destination (local Slovenia embassy/consulate/visa application center). Scheduling a Slovenia visa interview can take days, weeks, or even months. Contact your application destination directly (via email/phone) to make an appointment.

  4. Attend your visa interview

    This is where you will submit your biometric information, be interviewed, pay your Slovenia visa fees, and meet other requirements pertaining to your visa type. This is typically the final stage of the Slovenia visa application process; you will either be granted a visa upon the conclusion of your appointment, receive a rejection, or leave to await a decision.

Please note that certain visas may require subsequent steps (for example, if you are applying for a long term Slovenia Working visa you may need to apply for Slovenia Work Permit—other long term visas (such as the Slovenia Business visa) may require you to apply for a residence permit for Slovenia. For more information about whether your visa application will subsequently require you to seek a Slovenia Work Permit or a residence permit for Slovenia, make sure to research the specific visa requirements for your specific visa type. 

Where to apply for Slovenia visa

Slovenia visa application processing occurs at Slovenian embassies and consulates (and their associated visa application centers) around the world. Depending on the type of Slovenia visa you seek, you may be able to apply online (the Slovenia Schengen visa application, for example, is online). However, even online applicants must fulfill the in-person Slovenia visa requirements, which can only be fulfilled at physical Slovenia embassies/consulates and visa application centers. If you are outside of Slovenia and are applying for a Slovenia visa, you will apply through the Slovenia embassy/consulate or visa application center where you live. 

When to apply for a Slovenia Visa

Applicants for short-stay visas to Slovenia are advised to submit their application a minimum of fourteen days before their intended trip. And while applying well in advance is recommended, applying too early (i.e. over six months before departure) is discouraged.  

Slovenia visa processing time

The Slovenia visa application processing time varies. Factors which determine how long it will take to get your visa include the following:       

  • Slovenia  visa type 
  • Application destination 
  • Your nationality 
  • The completeness of application 

Depending on all of these factors, you could expect to receive a visa in days, weeks, or even months after you apply. 

Slovenia visa FAQ

Who needs a Slovenia visa?

Depending on where you are from, you may need a visa to enter the country, regardless of how long you intend to stay. Some nationalities do not need a visa to travel to Slovenia. Regardless of your nationality, however, you will need a visa if you intend to stay in the country longer than 90 days and you are not an EU/EEA/Swiss citizen. 

How do I get a visa for Slovenia?

Get a travel document for Slovenia (visa) by submitting an application to your local Slovenia embassy/consulate/visa application center, meeting the visa requirements, and paying your visa fee. 

How much bank balance is required for Schengen visa?

The amount of money you need depends on the Schengen country you are visiting. You will likely need to show several months proof of salary/bank statements in order to meet the Schengen proof of funds requirement.

How do you decide which of the many types of Slovenia visa you need to apply for?

Choose from among the various types of Slovenia visa you need to apply for by considering your reason for travel and how long you want to stay in the country. These factors will determine the type of visa you need. In addition to visa type, you should also determine how many entries you need—i.e. whether you need a multiple entry visa for Slovenia or a single entry visa for Slovenia.

What if my Schengen visa is rejected?

Rejected Schengen visa applicants can appeal the decision, reapply, or apply for another travel document for Slovenia (different Slovenia visa, such as a Slovenia Working visa or a Slovenia Business visa).

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