Documents and visas: Visa procedures
Before going abroad you must find out whether you need a visa to enter the country where you are travelling.
Citizens of the Republic of Slovenia need a visa to enter into certain countries. Citizens of some foreign countries may stay in Slovenia only with a valid visa.
A visa is a permit for entry and temporary stay issued by the state to a foreign citizen.
Slovenian state authorities may issue three types of visas:
- an airport transit visa which allows the holder to transit through the international transit areas of the airports in the Member States of the European Union, but not to enter into their territory;
- a uniform Schengen visa which allows the holder the movement throughout the territory of the Member States of the European Union;
- a long-stay visa entitling the holder to reside in the Republic of Slovenia for the purpose of family reunification.
Visas for the citizens of the RS
You should check on the website Representations worldwide (Ministry of Foreign Affairs - MFA) whether you need a visa to travel to a foreign country. There you will also find contact details for individual diplomatic and consular representations which you should contact personally to obtain a visa.
Visas for foreign citizens
On the website Representations worldwide (MFA), you can also check whether foreign citizens need a visa to travel to Slovenia. There you should locate the country of origin of the traveller and check at which diplomatic and consular representation in the Republic of Slovenia can you personally obtain a visa to stay in Slovenia.
Useful information on entry and stay of foreigners can be found on the website Information for foreigners.