Migration is a way of life in the modern world. Like other Member States of the European Union, Slovenia supports the integration of foreigners holding a residence permit. Slovenia adheres to the principles and values of equality, freedom and mutual cooperation.
Citizens of the Member States of the European Economic Area (EEA) may enter Slovenia with a valid identity card or a valid passport and do not require a visa or a residence permit. A more favourable treatment upon entry and for the acquisition of a residence permit is also accorded to family members of the citizens from the EEA countries. Before their arrival to Slovenia, third country nationals must acquire a visa or a residence permit from Slovenia's diplomatic mission abroad. Source and more information: Ministry of Interior.
ENTRY AND RESIDENCE OF EU CITIZENS
Valid personal identity document (passport or personal identity card) is sufficient to enter the Republic of Slovenia.
Entrants may stay in the territory of the Republic of Slovenia for up to 90 days of their entry in the country, however they are obliged to report the temporary address to the Police or relevant administrative unit (for Ljubljana: Tobačna ulica 5, 1000 Ljubljana, ).
In the event of exceeding 90 days, residence permit is obligatory. This can be obtained from the administrative office within the residential district (in Ljubljana: Administrative Unit Ljubljana, Administrative Internal Affairs Sector, Department for Foreign Citizens (Upravna enota Ljubljana, Sektor za upravne notranje zadeve, Oddelek za tujce), Tobačna ulica 5, every day during office hours: Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays 8 a.m. - 6 p.m., Wednesdays 8 a.m. - 7 p.m., and Fridays 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
The temporary residence permit will be issued in accordance to the conditions set by the European Union. In order to issue a residence permit to a citizen from a member state for the purpose of study the following conditions have to be met:
Copy of the student's passport or identity card must be certified by a notary or at the registry of the Department for foreign citizens.
According to the stated directive the residence permit is granted for the period of studies or at the most for one year and can be extended in the event that the studies last for over a year.
ENTRY AND RESIDENCE FOR CITIZENS OF NON-EU COUNTRIES
The first temporary residence permit for non-EU citizens may be issued after entry into Slovenia under certain conditions stipulated by law to the following foreigners:
Within the 90 day period or after the expiration of Visa D, they are obliged to apply for a first residence permit at the relevant administrative unit in Slovenia (in Ljubljana: Administrative Unit Ljubljana, Administrative Internal Affairs Sector, Department for Foreign Citizens (Upravna enota Ljubljana, Sektor za upravne notranje zadeve, Oddelek za tujce), Tobačna ulica 5, every day during office hours: Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays 8 a.m. - 6 p.m., Wednesdays 8 a.m. - 7 p.m., and Fridays 8 a.m. - 2 p.m.
The non-EU citizens who have a valid residence permit issued by another state that is party to the Schengen Agreement, may enter the Republic of Slovenia on the basis of this permit and a valid travel document and stay there for no longer than three months in a six-month period, which includes the combined duration of their stay in all Schengen States except for the state which issued the visa, starting on the date of the first entry into one of Schengen States or until the expiry of visa validity if this is shorter. Within 90 days period, they are oblidged to apply for first residence permit at the relevant administrative unit in Slovenia (in Ljubljana: Tobačna ulica 5, 1000 Ljubljana).
For first residence permit application they are required to possess the following: