Residence permit for ​NON-EU


​Who needs a visa to enter the Republic of Slovenia?

Participants in Erasmus+ projects from non-EU countries stay​ing in Slovenia for more than three months need a long-stay visa and/or a residence permit before travelling. A short-stay visa is never an appropriate authorisation when the stay exceeds three months. Type D or a national visa gives a permission to enter and stay in the country for the duration of more than 90 days and less than one year. This visa may be issued to certain categories of third-country nationals, which are defined in Article 20 of the Aliens Act. Third-country nationals who do not require a visa may also apply for it. Type D visa can not be extended. The holder of a visa can apply for a residence permit directly at an administrative unit. A list of third countries, whose nationals must be in possession of visas for temporary residence, can be found here.


Where can I obtain visa application forms?

Visa application forms are available at all diplomatic missions and consular posts of the Republic of Slovenia where visa applications may be submitted, and on the following webpage. The application form is free of charge.


Where do I apply?

Information regarding Slovenian diplomatic missions and consular posts where it is possible to submit a visa application is available in the section Representations abroad. The application for a long-stay visa (type D) can only be submitted at the authorized diplomatic mission or consular post of the Republic of Slovenia, not at missions of other Schengen States representing Slovenia.


What supporting documents are required?

To obtain a visa, a third-country national must submit a relevant visa application form and required documentation, which can be different to that in their local country. The list of required documentation is posted on the webpage of the diplomatic mission or consular post, which has the authority to issue visas.


How long does the visa issuing procedure take?

Applications for authorisation must be submitted to the relevant authorities of Slovenia well in advance, as the process may take several weeks. In principle, a visa application should be lodged at least 15 calendar days before the intended visit and cannot be lodged earlier than three months before the start of the intended visit.


An application lodged less than 15 calendar days before the intended departure may be accepted, but applicants should be informed that the processing time may be up to 15 calendar days. If the applicant insists on making the application, he or she should be informed that the final decision might be taken after the intended date of departure.


What kind of travel insurance do I need?

Upon submission of the application, the applicant must present such proof of insurance to cover the intended visit(s) with the minimum coverage of EUR 30,000. The insurance must be valid throughout the territory of the Schengen Member States. A third person, e.g. the person extending the invitation, can arrange the insurance in the Republic of Slovenia on behalf of the applicant.


Ministry of Foreign Affairs - http://www.mzz.gov.si/en/

Albania - http://www.mzz.gov.si/en/representations_abroad/europe/albania/  

Belarus - http://www.mzz.gov.si/en/representations_abroad/europe/belarus/ 

Bosnia and Herzegovina - http://www.mzz.gov.si/en/representations_abroad/europe/bosnia_and_herzegovina/

China - http://www.mzz.gov.si/en/representations_abroad/asia_caucasus_and_near_east/china/

Egypt - http://www.mzz.gov.si/en/representations_abroad/africa/egypt/

India - http://www.mzz.gov.si/en/representations_abroad/asia_caucasus_and_near_east/india/

Japan - http://www.mzz.gov.si/en/representations_abroad/asia_caucasus_and_near_east/japan/

Kazakhstan - http://www.mzz.gov.si/en/representations_abroad/asia_caucasus_and_near_east/kazakhstan/

Kosovo - http://www.mzz.gov.si/en/representations_abroad/europe/kosovo/

Montenegro - http://www.mzz.gov.si/en/representations_abroad/europe/montenegro/#c1903

Russian Federation - http://www.mzz.gov.si/en/representations_abroad/europe/russian_federation/  

Serbia - http://www.mzz.gov.si/en/representations_abroad/europe/serbia/

Ukraine - http://www.mzz.gov.si/en/representations_abroad/europe/ukraine/