Visa requirements depend on the nationality/citizenship of the applicant; not on their immigration status (eg. indefinite leave to remain).
British citizens do not need a visa to visit Slovenia or the Schengen area.
A list of third countries whose nationals must hold a short-stay visa is available on the following HERE
If you are a family member of an EU citizen, the below does not apply to you. Please click HERE for more information.
Please note that all visa applications must be submitted in person.
RULES OF JURISDICTION – WHERE TO APPLY?
You can enter and leave the Schengen zone through any country; HOWEVER you have to apply for your visa at the correct embassy or consulate and not simply at an embassy or consulate of your convenience.
- If you are planning to visit only one country you need to apply at that Member State's embassy or consulate.
- If your visit includes more than one country, you need to apply at the Member State that is the main destination of your visit: either the one where you are going to stay longest or the one where the main purpose of your visit lies.
- If no main destination can be determined (because you are travelling to several countries for the same periods of time or for various purposes), the member state whose external border you intend to cross first for entering the Schengen zone (e.g. the first airport) is responsible for your visa application.
If it is determined that you are not applying at the correct embassy or consulate the application will NOT be accepted. If you manage to get the visa issued nonetheless, there is a serious risk that you will be refused entry at the border.
An appointment is necessary. Please request one by email to consular.london(at)gov.si
You are welcome to suggest a day and time during our office hours (Monday, Thursday 10:00 - 13:00, and Wednesday 10:00 – 13:00 and 14:00– 16:00).
If the suggested appointment is not available, we will offer you a different slot.
DURATION OF VISA PROCEDURE
Please start your visa procedure on time – no more than three months and no less than 15 days before the start of the intended visit. We recommend you submit your application about 3 - 4 weeks before the day of departure.
The visa procedure at the Embassy takes up to 15 calendar days after the submission of a complete application.
Please note that visa processing time for some nationals is longer than 15 but not longer than 60 calendar days.
THIRD COUNTRIES WHOSE NATIONALS OR SPECIFIC CATEGORIES OF SUCH THIRD COUNTRY NATIONALS WHO ARE SUBJECT TO PRIOR CONSULTATION
A Member State may require the central authorities of other Member States to consult its central authorities during the examination of visa applications lodged by nationals of specific third countries or specific categories of nationals.
Please note that visa processing time for such nationals is usually longer than 15 calendar days.
A single visa fee of 60 EUR (payable in GBP in cash only – approximately 54 GBP) is applied for all types of short-term visas regardless of the duration and/or number of entries. Payment is due with the application; there is no refund in case of a visa refusal. Payments should be made only with cash.
There is a lower fee of 35 EUR (payable in GBP in cash only – approximately 32 GBP) for citizens of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Russia, Serbia and Ukraine.
- Filled out and signed visa application form. 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 (section 37) and the second is the Schengen consent that follows.
- Valid national passport. In order to apply for a visa:
- Your passport must be valid at least 3 months longer than the intended stay.
- Passport issued more than 10 years ago cannot 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.
- Size of the photograph: 3,5 x 4,5 cm;
- Facial image shall not comprise more than 70% of the photograph (on all of the four sides has to be 3 to 5 mm of empty space from head to the edge);
- The photograph can be black and white or color, the background light brown or light blue, but in any case not white or dark blue;
- The person must not show his or her teeth;
- Head has to be leveled, nose in the middle of the photograph;
- Sharpness and contrast are important;
- Face has to be evenly brightened and without shadows;
- A person, who wears glasses, must ensure that the frames do not cover eyes and that there is no visible reflection on the glasses;
- On the photographs of children, hands of parents or toys must not be seen (the best way to photograph them is lying down);
- Best photograph for fair-haired or white-haired persons is black and white.
- Applicants for a visa for one or two entries must prove that they are in possession of travel medical insurance covering the whole period of their stay in Schengen area.
- Applicants for a visa for multiple entries shall prove that they are in possession of travel medical insurance covering the period of their first intended visit. The insurance must only cover the period of effective stay, not the validity of the visa. However, in cases of multiple entry visas, the insurance must be bought for each trip to the Schengen area – failure to provide proof of insurance at the border is grounds for denial of entry into the Schengen area countries. We suggest the insurance coverage is a couple of days longer than the intended stay, for cases of delayed flights or similar.
- Make sure that your insurance coverage letter will meet all the requirements and all information clearly shown.
- Full policies will not be studied.
- PLEASE NOTE: the insurance coverage letter is a compulsory document*. If the Medical insurance document is missing, the visa application will not be accepted.
- *This does not apply to holders of diplomatic passports
ADDITIONAL SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS by category:
- Personal visit / Family and friends visit
- Letter of guarantee - signed by the person inviting you to Slovenia and certified by the administrative unit in Slovenia (called Upravna enota). The form can he obtained HERE and must be completed by the person inviting you to Slovenia - guarantor.
- If you will be staying with a guarantor (and will therefore not be staying in a hotel), please ensure you also provide the documents as required by the letter of guarantee, depending on the guarantee given (i.e. ownership or lease of the property where you will be staying if they are providing you with accommodation and guarantor's bank statements if they are covering your costs while staying in Slovenia).
- Letter of guarantee signed by the company/organization inviting you to Slovenia or by the organizer of the conference and certified by the Administrative unit in Slovenia (called Upravna enota).
- If the organization inviting you to Slovenia is not a Slovenian organization, we appreciate this may be difficult to obtain. In this case, please provide the formal invitation, confirming the name of the conference, dates of the conference and any additional details you have.
- Birth certificate of the minor.
- If traveling alone, a notarized parental authorization signed by both parents (this condition shall not apply if there is only a single parent or he/she holds the parental authority alone) or signed by 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 second parent (this condition shall not apply if there is only a single parent or he/she holds the parental authority alone).
Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia may in justified individual cases request additional documents during the examination of an application.
REFUSAL OF VISA AND POSSIBILITY TO APPEAL
In case of a negative decision on application, the applicant is notified in writing, including statement of grounds for refusal.
Applicants refused a visa have the right to appeal. The person concerned can appeal the decision within 8 days from the receipt of the notification of refusal/annulment/revocation of the visa.
The appeal must be lodged in writing in Slovene language. A consular fee for the appeal will apply. During the appeals procedure a new visa application cannot be processed.
The appeal must be filed at the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in London and is decided upon by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia.
The possession of a valid Schengen visa enables the holder to enter one of the Schengen Member States and travel within Schengen area. Check any limitations on the territorial validity of the issued visa prior to travel – if the visa is limited to one country or group of countries, the movement is limited to those countries.
A mere possession of a visa does not confer an automatic right of entry into the country.
The holder of visa can be requested to present proof that he/she fulfills the entry conditions at the external border (such as medical insurance). If the circumstances under which a visa was issued have changed, border authorities may refuse entry and revoke the visa. A visa may also be revoked if it is subsequently established that the data submitted during the visa issuing procedure was incorrect or that important facts were concealed.
If you have additional questions please send an e-mail inquiry to: consular.london(at)gov.si.