Slovenia Visa and Passport Requirements
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A passport valid for three months beyond the length of stay and issued within the past 10 years is required by all nationals listed in the chart above except (1) EU/ EEA nationals holding a passport or national ID card which is valid for the duration of stay. If travelling from one border-free Schengen country to another however, EU/ EEA nationals are not required to show a passport or national ID card, but it is still recommended that you travel with your passport or ID card to prove your identity if necessary. EU/ EEA nationals also are not required to possess a return ticket or show sufficient funds.
Note that Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Ireland, Romania and the UK are not part of the Schengen area, so a passport or ID card is required if travelling to/from these countries.
Visas for Slovenia are not required by nationals of EU/ EEA countries, regardless of the purpose and/or length of stay. However, EU/ EEA nationals who plan to live in Slovenia for an unlimited period must register with the local authorities after three months.
Australian, Canadian and US nationals may stay without a visa for up to 90 days.
Slovenia is part of the Schengen system, which allows visitors to travel to all participating countries without a visa. Please click here for information regarding the Schengen visa.
Apart from citizens listed in the chart above, citizens from the following countries can also visit without a visa for Slovenia for up to 90 days within a six-month period:
Apart from citizens listed in the chart above, citizens from the following countries can also visit without a visa for Slovenia for up to 90 days within a six-month period: Andorra, Antigua and Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Bahamas, Barbados, Brazil, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Dominica, El Salvador, Grenada, Guatemala, Holy See (Vatican State City), Honduras, Hong Kong, Israel, Japan, Kiribati, Macao, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Mauritius, Mexico, Micronesia, Monaco, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Palau, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Seychelles, Singapore, Solomon Islands, South Korea, Timor-Leste, Tonga, Trinidad and Tobago, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, USA, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela. For Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Moldova, Montenegro North Macedonia, Serbia and Ukraine visa exemption only applies to holders of biometric passports. For citizens from Taiwan visa exemption only applies to holders of passports issued by Taiwan which include an identity card number.
Travellers who need a visa are advised to contact the nearest embassy to check the visa requirements for Slovenia.
For visitors who are unsure, you are advised to contact the embassy to check requirements for Slovenia visas.
From 2021 the 58 countries currently being able to visit Schengen region without a visa will need to apply for ETIAS authorisation before travelling to any Schengen member country. Click here for information regarding the ETIAS.
Types and Cost
Schengen visa: €80. Nationals of Armenia, Azerbaijan and Russia pay €35.
Children under six years of age, family members of EU/ EEA nationals: no fee.
The Schengen short-stay visa is valid for up to 90 days within a six-month period.
Citizens of some countries need an airport transit visa when transiting through international parts of any airports within the Schengen States, whereas other citizens of certain countries are only required a transit visa for some of the Schengen states. If you are not from a Schengen visa exempt country, please check with your consulate.
In person at the consulate (or consular section at embassy). Visa applicants aged 12 and over must submit biometric data at their visa appointment.
Slovenia is part of the Schengen area.
Non-EU nationals staying longer than three months must apply for a residence permit.
EU nationals staying beyond three months must obtain a residence registration certificate in the area where they live. The Ministry of the Interior has a special website for foreigners which has further information (www.infotujci.si).
Visa applications may take up to 14 days. However, in special cases or unusual political situations, it might take up to 2 months.
Schengen visa applicants must be able to provide proof of sufficient funds to cover their stay.
Extension of stay
Schengen visa holders can only extend their visas in exceptional circumstances, such as force majeure or for humanitarian reasons.
Entry with pets
If bringing a pet from another EU country, your animal must have a microchip, pet passport and valid rabies vaccination certificate. Animals arriving from outside the EU require a microchip and veterinary certificate confirming they have been vaccinated against rabies. Any pets arriving from a high rabies risk country also require a valid Rabies Titer Test, usually administered 30 days after the primary or booster vaccinations.
Our visa and passport information is updated regularly and is correct at the time of publishing,
We strongly recommend that you verify critical information unique to your trip with the relevant embassy before travel.