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National (long-stay) visa and residence permit

 

I. GENERAL INFORMATION

NATIONAL VISA (also long-stay, D visa) allows for a continuous stay in Slovenia for an up to a one-year period, multiple entries and short-stay visits/transit in/through other member states of the Schengen area for the following categories of persons:

 

  • family members of an EU or a Slovene citizen who intends to reside in Slovenia to reunite with their EU or Slovene family member;
  • holders of a diplomatic or service passport coming to Slovenia to take up their duties at a diplomatic mission or consulate or an international organization established in Slovenia and their family members;
  • participants in a course or other similar forms of education or training, for which one doesn't need a residence permit for studies, if the course or other similar forms of education or training last at least 20 hours per month;
  • who's coming is of an economic interest of the Republic of Slovenia, expressed by the competent ministry;
  • higher education teachers, higher education associates or researchers who's coming is of an interest of the Republic of Slovenia in the field of education or science, expressed by the competent ministry;
  • artists or cultural workers who's coming is of an interest of the Republic of Slovenia in the field of culture, expressed by the competent ministry;
  • sports coaches, professional athletes or private sports workers who have concluded a coaching contract, employment contract or employment contract with a club or sports organization with its registered office in the Republic of Slovenia;
  • accredited reporters for foreign media in the Republic of Slovenia or foreign correspondents;
  • who will perform a priestly vocation or religious activity in Slovenia within a registered religious community or who will organize or lead a charitable and humanitarian activity within a recognized humanitarian organization or a registered religious community.

National visa is non-extendable. To extend a stay one has to apply for a residence permit with a competent Administrative Unit in Slovenia.

 

RESIDENCE PERMIT allows for extendable up to one-year stays and eventually for a permanent residence status for the following purposes:

  • employment or work;
  • family reunification;
  • study, education, specialization or professional development and practical training, participation or participation in international volunteer exchange programs;
  • other justified reasons justified by law, international acts or international principles and customs or due to the interest of the Republic of Slovenia.

 


II. WHERE AND WHEN CAN YOU APPLY

The Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in New Delhi is competent for NATIONAL VISA procedures for residents of India, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Srilanka. The Embassy in New Delhi is also competent for national visa procedures for residents of other countries in the region in which the Republic of Slovenia does not have an accredited diplomatic mission. The application may be submitted no more than 3 months before the intended arrival to Slovenia.

The application fee is 77 EUR save for family reunification applications, which are free of charge.

The Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in New Delhi is competent to accept RESIDENCE PERMIT applications, collect fingerprints and to perform certain legal actions such as interviews and permit card service upon request from Administrative Units in Slovenia competent for residence permit procedures.

Applicant's employer may alternatively submit permit application at an Administrative Unit in Slovenia. In such case the applicant comes to the Embassy to submit fingerprints, collect the permit card and if summoned to give interview or present supplement documents.

Applications for reuniting family members with an alien holder of residence permit in Slovenia may only be submitted at the competent Administrative Unit in Slovenia.

Residence permit application fee is 102 EUR (54,50 EUR if submitted in Slovenia), card fee is 12 EUR and service of the card fee at the Embassy is 13 EUR.

National visa and residence permit procedures are in no part outsourced with private enterprises nor handled by other EU member states by representation. Applications have to be submitted at the Embassy in person.

 


III. APPLICATION AND SUPPLEMENT DOCUMENTS

Application form for NATIONAL VISA may be found here. The following documents have to be submitted with the application:

  • the validity of the passport of the applicant has to exceed the intended stay for a minimum of 3 months and has to have at least 2 blank pages left;
  • one recent photograph has to be submitted with the application. Please do not glue the photograph on the application form;
  • documents indicating eligible category;
  • proof of sufficient means of sustenance of minimum 402 EUR per month for the whole period of intended stay;
  • travel medical insurance with a minimum 30.000 EUR coverage for the whole period of intended stay.

 

Application forms for RESIDENCE PERMIT may be found here. The following documents have to be submitted with the application:

  • copies of all non-empty pages of the passport, authenticated at the Embassy;
  • one recent photograph has to be submitted with the application. Please do not glue the photograph on the application form;
  • documents indicating eligible purpose;
  • police clearance certificate, duly authenticated;
  • proof of sufficient means of sustenance of minimum 402 EUR per month for the whole period of intended stay;
  • travel medical insurance with a minimum 30.000 EUR coverage for the whole period of intended stay.

 


IV. REFUSAL AND APPEAL

Refusals of national visa and residence permit applications are administrative decisions containing legal notices on legal remedies.

 

 

New Form of Residence Permits for Citizens of Third Countries

In accordance with Regulation of the Council on 18 May 2011 Slovenia begins issuing to the citizens of third countries, who are not family members of Slovenian citizens or citizens of the European Economic Area, residence permits in the form of a single document, a card.

The card contains a contactless chip which stores a digital copy of the holder’s photograph and fingerprint. Citizens of third countries can use their residence permit to prove they are residing in the Republic of Slovenia legally and to prove their identity. Together with their passport, the card can be used to cross the state border.
 
The validity of a temporary residence permit card equals the validity of the temporary residence permit, while the validity of a permanent residence permit card is for a maximum of ten years. The validity is displayed on the card.