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Long-term National Visa "D"

Application for national Visa »D«  

Consular fee for the visa "D" is 100 USD, payable only with Money Order addressed to »Embassy of Slovenia«. Personal checks or credit cards are not accepted.

Article 19 of Slovenia's Foreigner law requires that foreigners qualify for a long-term national visa »D« if they fulfill legal conditions and intend to stay in Slovenia for more than 3 months up to 1 year.

Visa »D« can be issued to:


1. Members of courses, studies or other similar forms of education (such as language courses, summer schools) in length of at least 3 months and 1 year at most – for courses shorter than 3 months, visa D is not issued. For courses longer than 1 year foreigners must obtain a residence permit in addition to visa D. For studies longer than 1 year contact the Embassy for information on residence permit.

Following documentation is needed:

• filled and signed application form for visa “D”;
• consular fee;
• original valid passport which expiry date exceeds the intended period of stay in the Republic of Slovenia by at least three months, moreover at least two pages must be empty in the visa section of the passport;
• 1 copy of passport (biometric page);
• biometric color photograph (3,5 x 4,5 cm, face must cover 70-80% of area), see enclosed samples;
• evidence of enrolment – original enrolment letter from University/Faculty/Organization in Slovenia;
• evidence of payment for the course (if applicable);
• evidence of status in U.S. / Mexico – original enrolment letter from U.S. university / university in Mexico or proof of other status;
• evidence of eventual scholarship or evidence of sufficient funds for supporting*;
• travelling health insurance made for at least 50.000 USD and valid for the time of validity of the visa. The insurance letter must state that the insurance is valid worldwide and/or in Slovenia and Schengen countries;
• prepaid express courrier envelope (i.e. US Postal Service, UPS, etc.; must have tracking number) addressed from the Embassy to your address in order to receive the passport back by mail. If the prepaid express courrier envelope is not provided with the application, the passport must be collected in person at the Embassy. No exceptions!
• signed statement that you allow us to send your passport back by mail (enclosed);
• signed statement that you allow us to copy the passport and other documents submitted with the application (enclosed);
• additional documentation may be requested during the visa procedure.


2. Diplomats and administrative-technical personnel and their family members as defined in article 47 that are arriving to Slovenia to take their posts (longer than 3 months) as members of diplomatic mission or consulate of foreign country or international organization with seat in Republic of Slovenia or as private servants of diplomats (baby sitters, cooks, etc.) or as members of service staff. Private servants of diplomats, owners of ordinary passports, are issued visa D, which is a basis for acquiring residence permit at the Administrative unit (working permit is not needed).

Following documentation is needed:

• filled and signed application form for visa “D”;
• original diplomatic or official valid passport which expiry date exceeds the intended period of stay in the Republic of Slovenia by at least three months, moreover at least two pages must be empty in the visa section of the passport;
• 1 copy of passport (biometric page);
• biometric color photograph (3,5 x 4,5 cm, face must cover 70-80% of area), see enclosed samples;
• diplomatic note of Ministry of Foreign Affairs with data about their posts and eventual family members travelling with diplomats;
• signed statement that you allow us to copy the passport and other documents submitted with the application (enclosed);

For private servants of diplomats and members of service staff:

• filled and signed application form for visa “D”;
• original valid passport which expiry date exceeds the intended period of stay in the Republic of Slovenia by at least three months, moreover at least two pages must be empty in the visa section of the passport;
• 1 copy of passport (biometric page);
• biometric color photograph (3,5 x 4,5 cm, face must cover 70-80% of area), see enclosed samples
• verified confirmation of impunity issued from FBI not older than 3 months with Apostille seal (Apostille seal is needed for later arrangement for residence permit at Administrative unit);
• guarantee that diplomats will secure sufficient funds for supporting them and stated length of staff’s term;
• signed statement that you allow us to copy the passport and other documents submitted with the application (enclosed).


3. Priests and other persons practicing clerical profession as members of registered religious community and foreigners, organizing or leading charitable and humanitarian activities as part of acknowledged humanitarian organization or registered religious community.

Following documentation is needed:

• filled and signed application form for visa “D”;
• consular fee;
• original valid passport which expiry date exceeds the intended period of stay in the Republic of Slovenia by at least three months, moreover at least two pages must be empty in the visa section of the passport;
• 1 copy of passport (biometric page);
• biometric color photograph (3,5 x 4,5 cm, face must cover 70-80% of area), see enclosed samples;
• original written attestation from religious institution/humanitarian organization from home country of assignment in Slovenia (stating date of arrival and length of stay in Slovenia);
• original written attestation of competent religious institution/humanitarian organization in RS stating time of arrival, length of stay and type of activity in RS;
• verified confirmation of impunity issued from FBI not older than 3 months with Apostille seal (Apostille seal is needed for later arrangement for residence permit at Administrative unit);
• verified confirmation of impunity issued from applicant’s state authority not older than 3 months with Apostille seal (Apostille seal is needed for later arrangement for residence permit at Administrative unit);
• evidence of sufficient funds for supporting*;
• travelling health insurance made for at least 50.000 USD and valid for the time of validity of the visa. The insurance letter must state that the insurance is valid worldwide and/or in Slovenia and Schengen countries;
• prepaid express courrier envelope (i.e. US Postal Service, UPS, etc.; must have tracking number) addressed from the Embassy to your address in order to receive the passport back by mail. If the prepaid express courrier envelope is not provided with the application, the passport must be collected in person at the Embassy. No exceptions!;
• signed statement that you allow us to send your passport back by mail (enclosed);
• signed statement that you allow us to copy the passport and other documents submitted with the application (enclosed);
• additional documentation may be requested during the visa procedure.

*As proof of financial means of support you may submit different documentation:

1. If receiving financial support from parents or other person you have to submit:
• signed and notarized statement of support - statement must list the duration of support (whole stay in Slovenia) and the monthly amount the parent/person will be providing to applicant;
• evidence of employment for parent/other person - original letter from  employer and paychecks for most recent 3 months or 3 most recent bank statements showing regular deposits.

2. If employed you have to submit:
• evidence of employment – original letter from employer;
• paychecks for most recent 3 months or 3 most recent bank statements showing regular deposits.

For other categories of foreigners (sport trainers, professional athletes, reporters of foreign media, etc.) please contact the Embassy of Slovenia at vwa(at)gov.si

Visa applications have to be submitted at least one month before the day of departure but no more than three months before the start of the intended visit.

Once you collect requested documents please send them by mail to the Embassy of Slovenia address:
Embassy of Slovenia
Consular Section
2410 California Street, NW
Washington D.C. 20008

Questions?
If you have additional questions send an e-mail inquiry to: vwa(at)gov.si . Please indicate your name, purpose and duration of stay in Slovenia, and contact info. Inquiries will be answered ASAP.