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How to Apply: Schengen Visa

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How to Apply: Embassy Registration

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Your embassy will assist you if an emergency (eg. Natural disasters, civil unrest, etc) occur

Why Register with the Embassy

Travel Registration is a service provided by the government. This service allows you to record information about your upcoming trip abroad to the Department of State so it can be used to assist you in case of an emergency. People residing abroad can also get routine information from their nearest embassy or consulate if registered.

Required Information to Apply

Once You Have Registered With Your Embassy Or Consulate, You Will Need To Update Your Data If:

  • your contact details change,
  • your civil status changes,
  • you are going back to your home country.

Learn More: Schengen Visa

What you need to know

  • The Slovenia Schengen Visa allows you to visit or transit through Schengen countries.

  • Depending on the purpose of the visit it may be issued for single entry, double or multiple entries. The embassy or consulate makes this decision.

  • You can stay for a maximum of 90 days within a 180-day period. We recommend applying 15 calendar days to 6 months before your trip.

  • Allowed activities include: Tourism, visiting friends and family, and transiting through the Schengen Zone.

Fee exemptions: Children under 6, students, scholars, teachers, researchers, non-profit event participants under 25, those attending international meetings in Slovenian, family members of Slovenian citizens, government-invited individuals, diplomatic and service passport holders, and family members of EU, EEA, Swiss Confederation, or EFTA citizens.

How to apply for a Slovenia Schengen Visa

Last updated: April 2024

Embark on a journey to the heart of Europe with the Slovenia Schengen Visa. Whether you're drawn to the serene Lake Bled, the vibrant streets of Ljubljana, or the majestic Julian Alps, our Slovenia Schengen Visa guide is your passport to an unforgettable adventure.

We simplify the visa process, turning complexities into a smooth path toward your Slovenian adventure. Dive into our easy-to-follow application guide and let your dream Slovenian escape begin today!

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What is the Slovenia Schengen Visa?

The Slovenia Schengen Visa opens the door to a seamless European adventure, allowing you to travel across 27 Schengen countries with just one document.

Spanning Austria to Switzerland, including nations like France, Croatia, Greece, and Italy, this visa is your key to an expansive European journey. However, to be eligible for this visa, make sure that Slovenia is your main entry into the Schengen Zone or your primary destination.

What can I do with the Slovenia Schengen Visa?

With this visa, you can:

  • Visit as a tourist.

  • Visit friends and family.

  • Transit through the Schengen Area.

  • Do business.

What can I not do with the Slovenia Schengen Visa?

Keep in mind that you can't:

  • Reside in the country.

  • Study.

  • Work or engage in profit-related activities.

Who is eligible to apply for the Slovenia Schengen Visa?

To be eligible for a Slovenia Schengen visa, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Non-Schengen/EU/EEA nationality: You must be a citizen of a country that does not have the right to visa-free travel to the Schengen Area (find out more in the next section).

  • Purpose of travel: You must have a legitimate reason for visiting, such as tourism or business.

  • Intention to leave the Schengen area: You plan to leave the Schengen area before your visa expires.

  • Enough funds: You must prove that you have sufficient money to cover your expenses during your entire trip.

  • Travel insurance: You must have medical insurance that covers medical expenses of at least €30,000 and repatriation in the entire Schengen Zone.

  • Clean criminal record: You don't have a history of overstaying Schengen visas or have been previously deported or flagged in the Schengen Information System for any reason.

Who needs to apply for the Slovenia Schengen Visa?

Most travelers from outside the EU and Schengen Zone must apply for Slovenia Schengen Visas, which usually involves a pre-departure interview.

Do minors need the Slovenia Schengen Visa?

Yes, children and minors from eligible countries must apply for a Slovenia Visa.

Parents or legal guardians must sign the application form and include the minor's birth certificate during the application process.

Who is visa-exempt for Slovenia?

Travel to and within the Schengen Zone is visa-free for residents of any Schengen or European countries. Additionally, nationals from the following countries can visit Slovenia without a visa, according to the Schengen rules:

  • United States

  • United Kingdom

  • Australia

  • New Zealand

  • Canada

However, travelers from visa-free countries may need an ETIAS travel authorization from 2024.

How long is the Slovenia Schengen Visa valid?

The charm of the short-stay Schengen Visa lies in its versatility. It grants you the freedom to navigate between any Schengen country, as long as your total visit doesn't exceed 90 days Per Entry within any 180-day timeframe.

Consult the official Slovenia government websitefor detailed and specific guidance on getting a residence permit or work visa to Slovenia.

Can I extend my Slovenia Schengen Visa?

Extending a Slovenia Schengen Visa can be challenging and is typically granted only under exceptional circumstances, such as a medical emergency.

For information on whether you can extend your visa, visit the Slovenia government website. Remember, it's crucial to apply for an extension before your current visa expires.

Slovenia Schengen Visa: Required documents

To apply for a Slovenia Schengen Visa, you will need:

  • A completed Schengen Visa application form

  • Two color photos taken in the last six months: Follow the Schengen standards to make sure they are 100% government-compliant.

  • Valid passport: With at least six months validity after arrival and two blank pages for visa stickers and entry stamps.

  • Travel itinerary: Including a copy of your return or onward flight ticket.

  • Proof of accommodation: A hotel booking or an invitation letter from relatives in Slovenia.

  • Proof of enough funds: Bank statements or salary slips showing that you have the necessary funds to pay for your entire trip in the Schengen Zone.

  • Biometric info: If you have not registered your fingerprints in the past 59 months, you must provide your biometric data during your visa appointment.

  • Medical/travel insurance: It must cover a minimum of €30,000 for emergency medical treatment and repatriation in the entire Schengen Zone.

  • Additional documentation for children: When you're applying on behalf of your child or a minor, their birth certificates and parental consent must be submitted too.

How to apply for the Slovenia Schengen Visa

The general steps to apply are:

  1. Choose the Schengen visa type based on your travel purpose.
  2. Fill out the Schengen Visa application form accurately.
  3. Collect all necessary documents, including passport, photos, travel itinerary, proof of accommodation, travel insurance, and financial means.
  4. Book a visa interview appointment at the embassy/consulate or visa application center.
  5. Present your application and documents at the appointment.
  6. Pay the visa application fee as per the current rates.
  7. Monitor the status of your visa application online or through the embassy/consulate.

You can find more detailed information about the application process on the Swedish Government Website.

We currently don't offer this visa, but you can join our waitlist to be notified when we do:

Slovenian Schengen Visa application costs and processing time

The government visa fee is about US$88.40 (half-price for children between the ages of 6 and 12 and free for kids under six years old), and processing can take up to 45 days, so consider this when planning your trip.

Do I need the Slovenia Schengen Visa to transit through the country?

Citizens of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Ghana, Iran, Iraq, Cuba, Nigeria, Pakistan, Somalia, and Sri Lanka will need a Transit Visa.

Please contact your local embassy or airline for current Slovenia Airport Transit Visa requirements.

Where can I learn more about the Slovenia Schengen Visa?

Need more info about the Slovenia Schengen Visa or a visa for another country? Contact our customer support team or email us at [email protected]. We are happy to help!


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The process can be long. You can apply up to 1 month prior to your trip. However, we recommend applying 6 months in advance to avoid any delays.
You can expect the application process to take roughly 20 minutes.
  • A photograph of the applicant.
  • The applicant’s passport scan.
  • Your application form. Completed, printed, and with a handwritten signature on it.
  • A detailed cover letter introducing yourself to the embassy and the purpose of your travels, how long you plan to stay in the country, and which places you plan to visit.
  • Detailed travel itinerary. Download our free template!
  • Your receipt confirming the visa fee payment. This is emailed to you by one of our agents. All you need to do is attach the receipt to your documents when submitting them at the embassy or consulate.
  • Two color passport photos, not older than 6 months, glued to your application form. Follow the Schengen standards to make sure they are 100% government-compliant.
  • Fingerprints. Consider your Schengen Visa applications in the past 11 years. Except for children under 12.
  • Passport. Valid for 3 months after visa expiration date with 2 blank pages. Include a copy of previous visas, if any.
  • Proof of your financial capability. Stamped/signed bank statements from the past 3 months that prove you have at least €70 for each day you plan to stay in Slovenia. This doesn't apply to kids traveling with grown-up family members.
  • Accommodation confirmation and their contact information.
  • Proof of return to your country, such as return or round-trip tickets.
  • If a minor, you'll need parental consent.
  • If visiting friends or family, a confirmed invitation letter with their ID or residence permit copy.
  • Proof of civil status.
  • If a student, a recent, signed, and dated, letter from the institution specifying your enrollment and a No Objection Letter specifying that the applicant's current institution or employer has no objections to their plans to study or work abroad.
  • If traveling for business, a confirmed invitation letter from the Slovenian institution explaining the purpose of the trip. And, a business bank statement.
  • For medical travel, a certificate from the Slovenian institution confirming treatment availability and your financial capability.
  • Health insurance with coverage of at least €30,000 in the Schengen area.
Yes! You can visit all the countries in the Schengen area.

Unfortunately not. There is a government fee you will need to pay.

You won’t need to pay the government fee if the applicant is under 6, a student, scholar, teacher, researcher, non-profit event participant under 25, attending international meetings in Slovenia, a family member of Slovenian citizens, invited by the government, a diplomatic and service passport holder, or a family member of EU, EEA, Swiss Confederation, or EFTA citizens.

A maximum of 90 days within a 6-month period.
There are no COVID-19 requirements when entering Slovenia.
  • iVisa is NOT affiliated with any government agency. This site does not provide legal advice and we are not a law firm. None of our customer service representatives are lawyers and they also do not provide legal advice. We are a private, internet-based travel and immigration consultancy provider dedicated to helping individuals travel around the world. You may apply by yourself directly on the various government websites. The source of information: https://www.gov.si/en/policies/state-and-society/immigration-to-slovenia/
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