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Entry to Slovenia

EU citizens

Regardless of the purpose of entering, and residing in Slovenia, EU citizens may enter Slovenia with a valid personal identity card or passport. This applies also to minors and groups of children. A driving licence does not permit EU citizens to enter Slovenia, although it may be proof of identity.

EU citizens can reside in the territory of Slovenia for three months after entering the country without being registered. For residence in Slovenia for more than three months, foreign nationals have to register with the administrative unit in the area in which they are staying before the expiry of this period.

Third country citizens

Any foreign national who, in accordance with the law, does not need a permit to enter the country, may stay in the Republic of Slovenia or in the Schengen area with a valid travel document for not more than 90 days in a period of six months.

The EU acquis stipulates the list of third countries whose citizens require a visa when crossing the external borders, and of countries whose citizens are free from this requirement. In the first instance, a foreign national wishing to enter the Republic of Slovenia needs a valid passport and a visa or residence permit, unless otherwise stipulated by law.

More information is available at the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia and of the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Slovenia.

The Ministry of the Interior set up a web portal with a wide range of information needed by foreigners to be able to live and work in the Republic of Slovenia.