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Slovenia Visa and Passport Requirements

Passport required Return ticket required Visa Required
British Yes No No
Australian Yes No No
Canadian Yes No No
USA Yes No No
Other EU 1 No No


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 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 nationals are not required to show a passport or national ID card. It is still recommended that you travel with your passport or ID card to prove your identity if necessary though. 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.

EU nationals are not required to possess a return ticket or show sufficient funds.


Visas are not required by nationals referred to in the chart above. Australian, Canadian and US nationals may stay in Slovenia for up to three months without a visa. EU nationals may stay for an unlimited period, but must register with the local authorities after three months.

Nationals not referred to in the chart are advised to contact the embassy to check visa requirements for Slovenia.

Types and Cost

Schengen visa: €60/£50. Reductions are available for some nationals and for children.


Schengen visa: 90 days within a six-month period.

Application to

In person at the consulate (or consular section at embassy). Visa applicants aged 12 and over must submit biometric data at their visa appointment.

Temporary residence

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 (

Working days

Allow 10 to 14 days for visa processing.

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.

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.

Embassies and tourist offices

Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in the USA

Telephone: (202) 386 6601.
Address: , 2410 California Street, Washington, 20008,
Opening times:

Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in the UK

Telephone: (020) 7222 5700 or (020) 7227 9711 (consular section).
Address: , 10 Little College Street, London, SW1P 3SH,
Opening times:

Mon-Fri 0900-1700; Wed 1300-1600.

British embassy in Slovenia

Telephone: (1) 200 3910.
Address: , Trg republike 3, Ljubljana, 1000,
Opening times:

Mon-Fri 0800-1600; 0900-1100 and 1200-1400 for consular services.

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