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Short-term Visa Information

U.S. citizens do not need a visa to enter Slovenia for tourist or business travels of up to 90 days within 6 month. Travel document must be valid at least three months after the traveler’s anticipated departure date from the Schengen territory. 

Citizens of Mexico do not need a visa to enter Slovenia for tourist travels of up to 90 days and for business travels of up to 30 days. Travel document must be valid at least three months after the traveler’s anticipated departure date from the Schengen territory.

To check visa requirement for all other countries follow the link to the main page of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia (http://www.mzz.gov.si/en/)
 
1. Who can apply?

In order to be eligible to apply for a Schengen visa at the Embassy of Slovenia the main destination of your visit must be Slovenia. If you are visiting more Schengen Countries, and Slovenia is not the main destination of the visit, you should direct your visa application to the country where you will be staying for the longest period of time. If you will be spending an equal period of time in more than one Schengen Country please direct your application to the Schengen Country that is the first port of entry of your visit. 
                                                            
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If the purpose of your visit is work or study or if you intend to visit Slovenia for more than 90 days, you will need a temporary residence permit or long-term national visa D (if qualified).

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Holders of B1 / B2 visas please apply in your home country. The contact information of Embassies that are authorized to issue visas to Slovenia can be found at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs web page

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Aliens residing in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming, Pacific Islands (under administration of United States of America):

On the basis of the agreement between the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Austria and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia, aliens residing in above mentioned States may apply for an entry visa for the Republic of Slovenia at the Consulate General of the Republic of Austria in Los Angeles. If you decide to apply with them, please contact directly the Consulate General of the Republic of Austria for visa requirements and procedures.

Consulate General of the Republic of Austria
11859 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 501,
Los Angeles, California 90025
Tel:  (+1/310) 44 49 310
(+1/310) 47 34 721
Fax:  (+1/310) 47 79 897
E-mail: los-angeles-gk(at)bmaa.gv.at
Internet: www.aussenministerium.at/losangeles
www.austria-la.org

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Aliens residing in Mexico may apply for an entry visa for the Republic of Slovenia at the Belgian Embassy Mexico in Mexico D.F. If you decide to apply with them, please contact directly the Belgian Embassy for visa requirements and procedures. 

Belgian Embassy Mexico
Avenida Alfredo Musset, 41
Colonia Polanco
11550 Mexico D.F
Tel.: + (52) (55) 52.80.07.58
Fax: + (52) (55) 52.80.02.08
E-mail: mexico(at)diplobel.fed.be
Internet: http://www.diplomatie.be/mexico/


2. Duration of Visa Procedure

Please, start your visa procedure on time. We recommend you submit your application at least 3 - 4 weeks before the day of departure but no more than three months before the start of the intended visit. The visa procedure at the Embassy takes 15 calendar days after the submission of a complete application. Please note that visa processing time for some nationals is longer than 15 calendar days (see point 9). Inquiries about the status will not be answered earlier than 10 days from the submission of a complete application.
When complete application is received, applicant’s travel document is stamped. The stamp has no legal implications.


3. Visa Fees

A single visa fee of 87 USD
is applied for all types of visas regardless of the duration and/or number of entries. Payment is collected with the application; there is no refund in case of a negative decision. Payments should be made only with money order payable to the Embassy of Slovenia. Personal checks or money are not accepted.

There is a lower fee of 50 USD for citizens of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, Moldova, Russia, Serbia and Ukraine.

The visa procedure is free of charge for:
- children up to 12 years old,
- diplomatic and official passport holders.

If you are a direct family member of an EU citizen please verify with the Consular office at vwa(at)gov.si if you are eligible for a visa fee waiver.


4. Passport Requirements

In order to apply for a visa, the passport must be valid at least 3 months longer than the intended stay. Passport issued more than 10 years ago can not be considered for the application (regardless if the passport is still valid/was prolonged). At least two pages must be empty in the visa section of the passport.


5. Medical Travel Insurance Requirements

Applicants must submit a letter from the insurance company stating that you will be covered outside the United States, for a coverage of at least 30.000 EUR  ($50.000), valid in Europe/Schengen countries for medical emergencies, urgent care and repatriation expenses. You have to be insured for your whole stay. Make sure that your insurance coverage letter will meet ALL the requirements and all information clearly shown. Photocopy of your insurance card will not be sufficient enough to meet the above requirements. Full policies will not be studied. If you don’t succeed to get the required coverage letter from your insurance company, you must purchase an international insurance for the trip. We kindly remind you that the insurance coverage letter is a compulsory document. Applicants missing this document will systematically have their visa denied.


6. Required Documents

a) For Tourism:

• Filled out and signed visa application form (available here). All sections must be filled out. State that an item is not applicable with N/A. Please indicate your e-mail address and a contact phone number. Please note that the application form must be signed in two places, the first refers to the application (No. 37) and the second is the Schengen consent that follows.

• Visa fee (see point 3).

• Valid national passport. Please note important regulations above (point 4).

• One recent color photo, passport size. The photo cannot be older than 6 months. Please refer to the ICAO recommendations to ensure that the photograph meets required standards:  http://www2.icao.int/en/MRTD/Downloads/Technical%20Reports/Annex_A-Photograph_Guidelines.pdf

• Proof of resident status in the USA: Original valid US permanent resident card (notarized copy if applying by mail) or valid US resident visa – i.e. type A, E, F plus endorsed I-20 by competent authority , G, H, I, J plus J1 documents, L, O, R). The visa or US permanent resident card should be valid at least 3 months after the last day of stay in the Schengen area.

• Proof of employment / Proof of student status: Reference letter from employer stating your position and salary. / Certificate from home university on enrolment (student cards are not sufficient).

• Proof of travel arrangements: Flight (roundtrip)/travel reservations or other proof of intended transport and full itinerary (if several Schengen States will be visited OR if the trip covers several Schengen States and non-Schengen countries).

• Proof of accommodation: Confirmed hotel reservations, stating name, address and telephone number of the hotel, including confirmation number. For groups – certificate of the travel agency stating same information OR other proof of accommodation (i.e. rental agreement).

• Medical travel insurance document: Please note important regulations above (point 5).

• Proof of sufficient means of subsistence for the intended journey:
- Bank account statements during the last three months: Bank statements must show the name and address of owner(s). Electronic printouts are accepted. Proof of regular income e.g. pay slips of the last three months;
- If self employed: Also tax return from previous fiscal year or proof of previous economic activity and of an income during previous fiscal year;
- If retired: Also copy of pension certificate or a letter of previous employer or a pension check stub or confirmation from the responsible authority about the amount of pension;

• Signed statement requesting the passport to be returned by mail (available here).

• Signed statement that you allow us to copy documents submitted with the application (available here).

• Prepaid express courier 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 courier envelope is not provided with the application, the passport must be collected in person at the Embassy. No exceptions!

Additional documents may be required.

 
b) For Business, Conference and for Students/Researchers:

• Filled out and signed visa application form (available here). All sections must be filled out. State that an item is not applicable with N/A. Please indicate your e-mail address and a contact phone number. Please note that the application form must be signed in two places, the first refers to the application (No. 37) and the second is the Schengen consent that follows.

• Visa fee (see point 3).

• Valid national passport. Please note important regulations above (point 4).

• One recent color photo, passport size. The photo cannot be older than 6 months. Please refer to the ICAO recommendations to ensure that the photograph meets required standards:  http://www2.icao.int/en/MRTD/Downloads/Technical%20Reports/Annex_A-Photograph_Guidelines.pdf

• Proof of resident status in the USA: Original valid US permanent resident card (notarized copy if applying by mail) or valid US resident visa – i.e. type A, E, F plus endorsed I-20 by competent authority , G, H, I, J plus J1 documents, L, O, R). The visa or US permanent resident card should be valid at least 3 months after the last day of stay in the Schengen area.

• Proof of employment / Proof of student status: Reference letter from employer stating your position and salary. / Certificate from home university on enrolment (student cards are not sufficient).

• Proof of accommodation: Confirmed hotel reservations, stating name, address and telephone number of the hotel, including confirmation number. Confirmed accommodation if different than hotel, stating name, address and telephone number of the lodging place.

• Proof of travel arrangements: Flight (roundtrip)/travel reservations or other proof of intended transport and full itinerary (if several Schengen States will be visited OR if the trip covers several Schengen States and non-Schengen countries). 

• Medical travel insurance document: Please note important regulations above (point 5).

• Proof of sufficient means of subsistence for the intended journey:
- Bank account statements during the last three months: Bank statements must show the name and address of owner(s). Electronic printouts are accepted. Proof of regular income e.g. pay slips of the last three months;
- If self employed: Tax return from previous fiscal year or proof of previous economic activity and of an income during previous fiscal year.
- If retired: Copy of pension certificate or a letter of previous employer or a pension check stub or confirmation from the responsible authority about the amount of pension.
- Student / Researchers: Letter stating that all expenses are fully covered by (if applicable). 

• Letter of guarantee for business visits signed by the person/organization inviting you to Slovenia and notarized only by the administrative unit in Slovenia (called Upravna enota)  (available here). Note: students/researchers should submit certificate from the receiving institution stating: length and purpose of stay, contact information, coverage of expenses.

• Signed statement requesting the passport to be returned by mail (available here).

• Signed statement that you allow us to copy documents submitted with the application (available here).

• Prepaid express courier 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 courier envelope is not provided with the application, the passport must be collected in person at the Embassy. No exceptions!

Additional documents may be required.

 
c) For Personal visit - applicant is not a spouse/child of an EU Citizen:

• Filled out and signed visa application form (available here). All sections must be filled out. State that an item is not applicable with N/A. Please indicate your e-mail address and a contact phone number. Please note that the application form must be signed in two places, the first refers to the application (No. 37) and the second is the Schengen consent that follows.

• Visa fee (see point 3).

• Valid national passport. Please note important regulations above (point 4).

• One recent color photo, passport size. The photo cannot be older than 6 months. Please refer to the ICAO recommendations to ensure that the photograph meets required standards:  http://www2.icao.int/en/MRTD/Downloads/Technical%20Reports/Annex_A-Photograph_Guidelines.pdf

• Proof of resident status in the USA: Original valid US permanent resident card (notarized copy if applying by mail) or valid US resident visa – i.e. type A, E, F plus endorsed I-20 by competent authority , G, H, I, J plus J1 documents, L, O, R). The visa or US permanent resident card should be valid at least 3 months after the last day of stay in the Schengen area.

• Proof of employment / Proof of student status: Reference letter from employer stating your position and salary. / Certificate from home university on enrolment (student cards are not sufficient).

• Proof of travel arrangements: Flight (roundtrip)/travel reservations or other proof of intended transport and full itinerary (if several Schengen States will be visited OR if the trip covers several Schengen States and non-Schengen countries).

• Medical travel insurance document: Please note important regulations above (point 5).

• Proof of sufficient means of subsistence for the intended journey:
- Bank account statements during the last three months: Bank statements must show the name and address of owner(s). Electronic printouts are accepted. Proof of regular income e.g. pay slips of the last three months;
- If self employed: Also tax return from previous fiscal year or proof of previous economic activity and of an income during previous fiscal year.
- If retired: Also copy of pension certificate or a letter of previous employer or a pension check stub or confirmation from the responsible authority about the amount of pension. Bank account statements during the last three months.

• Letter of guarantee for personal visit signed by the person inviting you to Slovenia and notarized only by the administrative unit in Slovenia (called Upravna enota) (available here)

• Signed statement requesting the passport to be returned by mail (available here

• Signed statement that you allow us to copy documents submitted with the application (available here).

• Prepaid express courier 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 courier envelope is not provided with the application, the passport must be collected in person at the Embassy. No exceptions!

Additional documents may be required.
 

d) For Personal visit - applicant is a spouse/child of an EU Citizen:

• Filled out and signed visa application form (available here). All sections must be filled out. State that an item is not applicable with N/A. Please indicate your e-mail address and a contact phone number. Please note that the application form must be signed in two places, the first refers to the application (No. 37) and the second is the Schengen consent that follows.

• Valid national passport. Please note important regulations above (point 4).

• One recent color photo, passport size. The photo cannot be older than 6 months. Please refer to the ICAO recommendations to ensure that the photograph meets required standards:  http://www2.icao.int/en/MRTD/Downloads/Technical%20Reports/Annex_A-Photograph_Guidelines.pdf

• Proof of resident status in the USA: Original valid US permanent resident card (notarized copy if applying by mail) or valid US resident visa – i.e. type A, E, F plus endorsed I-20 by competent authority , G, H, I, J plus J1 documents, L, O, R). The visa or US permanent resident card should be valid at least 3 months after the last day of stay in the Schengen area.

• Marriage / Birth certificate of applicant and proof of citizenship of family member with EU citizenship.

• Signed statement requesting the passport to be returned by mail (available here).

• Signed statement that you allow us to copy documents submitted with the application (available here).

• Prepaid express courier 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 courier envelope is not provided with the application, the passport must be collected in person at the Embassy. No exceptions!

Additional documents may be required.

 
e) If the applicant is minor (under 18) and travels without parents or with one parent:

• Submit all requested documents depending on the purpose of the visit as listed in either points a), b), c) or d).

• Birth Certificate of minor.

• If traveling alone, a notarized parental authorization signed by both parents or legal guardian. In the case of guardianship please present the court documents naming the guardian.

• If the minor travels with one parent, a notarized parental authorization signed by the 2nd parent.

Additional documents may be required.


7. Personal interview

A personal interview may be requested upon receiving the complete visa application by mail. You will be notified promptly if an interview is requested or not. If the personal interview is not required you will receive your passport back by mail with the prepaid envelope provided once the visa is issued.


8. Refusal of visa and possibility to appeal

In case of a negative decision on application, the applicant is notified in written form. The information also states the reasons on which the decision was based.
Applicants who have been refused a visa have the right to appeal in accordance with the Regulation (EC) No 810/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 July 2009 establishing a Community Code on Visas (Visa Code) published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 15 September 2009. In accordance with Aliens Act (Official Journal of the Republic of Slovenia No. 50/2011) the person concerned can appeal in 8 days from the receipt of the notification of refusal/annulment/revocation of visa. The appeal must be lodged in written form in Slovene language. Consular fee for appeal is 209 USD. During the procedure for resolving the appeal, a new visa application cannot be processed.

The appeal must be lodged to the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Washington. The competent authority, which decides about the appeal is Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia.


9. Additional information

Schengen visas are issued by: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland and Sweden. The possession of a valid Schengen visa enables the holder to enter one of the Schengen Member States and travel within Schengen area. When receiving a visa please check if the visa is valid for whole Schengen territory or limited to some countries.  If the visa is limited only for one country or group of countries, the movement is limited only on those countries.

A mere possession of a visa does not confer an automatic right of entry to the country. The holder of visa can be requested to present proof that he/she fulfils the entry conditions at the external border, as provided for in Article 5 of the Schengen Borders Code. If the circumstances under which a visa was issued have changed, border authorities may refuse entry and cancel the visa. A visa may also be cancelled if it is subsequently established that the data submitted during the visa issuing procedure were incorrect or that important facts were concealed.

The list of third countries whose nationals or specific categories of whose nationals are subject to prior consultation or information: http://ec.europa.eu/home-affairs/doc_centre/borders/docs/Annex%2016_Prior%20consultation_EN.pdf
Please note that visa processing time for nationals listed is longer than 15 calendar days.

The European Commission implementing decision establishing the lists of supporting documents to be presented by visa applicants in the United States of America can be viewed here

10. Questions?

If you have additional questions please send an e-mail inquiry to: vwa(at)gov.si. Please indicate your name, U.S. State of residence and contact info. Inquiries will be answered at earliest convenience. Do not leave phone voicemails on visa inquiries.