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LONG STAY NATIONAL VISA (VISA D)

WHO CAN APPLY

Foreigner fulfilling legal conditions who intends to stay in Slovenia for more than three months is issued a long-term national visa "D" with validity up to 1 year.

Article 20 of the Aliens Act defines that visa "D" is issued to:

1. Close family member of Slovenian/EU citizen for the purpose of reuniting with his/her family in Slovenia (visa D is issued solely to foreigners with visa requirement for entering Schengen area)

Following documentation should be enclosed to visa application form:

  • original passport - must be valid at least three months after the intended date of departure from Slovenia and other Schengen member states;

  • one color photograph dimension 3,5 x 4,5 cm (face must cover 70-80% of the photograph);

  • evidence of marriage (extract from Slovenian registry) or evidence of extramarital community (document verifying extramarital community in accordance with local legislation);

  • birth certificate (for family reunification with minor children);

  • for integration with non-biological parents, parties must submit a biological parent's consent or a court judgment or the decision of the Centre for Social Work;

  • certified non-criminal record, not older than 3 months (due to subsequent procedure for obtaining residence permit at the competent authority in Slovenia);

  • evidence of sufficient funds for support which should demonstrate sufficient means of subsistence in the amount equal to the minimum income in Slovenia; aliens applying the principle of free movement under Directive 2004/38/EC are exempt from this requirement, i.e. in the case of family reunion of aliens with the citizens of other European Union countries living in Slovenia;

  • travel health insurance in the value of at least 30.000 EUR for the period of the validity of visa.

2. Diplomats and administrative-technical personnel and their family members as defined in Article 47 of the Aliens Act who travel to Slovenia with the purpose to take their posts as members of diplomatic mission or consulate or international organization with a seat in the Republic of Slovenia or as personal staff of diplomats (baby sitters, cooks, etc.)

Following documentation should be enclosed to visa application form:

  • original passport - must be valid at least three months after the intended date of departure from Slovenia and other Schengen member states;

  • one colour photograph dimension 3,5 x 4,5 cm (face must cover 70-80% of the photograph);

  • Note Verbale of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the sending country with information about their posts and eventual accompanying family members, if they are holders of diplomatic or official passports.

For personal staff of diplomats:

  • original passport - must be valid at least three months after the intended date of departure from Slovenia and other Schengen member states;
    one color photograph dimension 3,5 x 4,5 cm (face must cover 70-80% of the photograph);
  • guarantee in diplomatic Note Verbale of sufficient funds for support (by a diplomat) and information on the length of staff’s term (guarantee should demonstrate sufficient means of subsistence in the amount equal to the minimum income in Slovenia);
  • travel health insurance in the value of at least 30.000 EUR for the period of the validity of visa.

Visa D issued to personal staff of diplomats presents a legal basis for acquiring residence permit at the competent authority in Slovenia (working permit is not required).

3. Participants of courses or other similar forms of education (i.e. language courses, summer schools, Erasmus exchange) in the length of at least 3 months and up to 1 year

Following documentation should be enclosed to visa application form:

  • original passport - must be valid at least three months after the intended date of departure from Slovenia and other Schengen member states;

  • one color photograph dimension 3,5 x 4,5 cm (face must cover 70-80% of the photograph);

  • evidence of admission to study;

  • contract between the applicant and institution in Slovenia with information on the purpose of studying, financial arrangement, etc.;

  • evidence of payment for the course, if payment is required;

  • evidence of eventual scholarship or other evidence of sufficient funds for support which should demonstrate sufficient means of subsistence in the amount equal to the minimum income in Slovenia;

  • travel health insurance in the value of at least 30.000 EUR for the period of the validity of visa.

4. Foreigners due to economic interest of the Republic of Slovenia demonstrated with the opinion of the Ministry in charge of economy

Following documentation should be enclosed to visa application form:

  • original passport - must be valid at least three months after the intended date of departure from Slovenia and other Schengen member states;

  • one color photograph dimension 3,5 x 4,5 cm (face must cover 70-80% of the photograph);

  • written opinion of the Ministry of Economic Development and Technology of Slovenia;

  • evidence of employment and status in a foreign company;

  • evidence of sufficient funds for support which should demonstrate sufficient means of subsistence in the amount equal to the minimum income in Slovenia;

  • travel health insurance in the value of at least 30.000 EUR for the period of the validity of visa.

5. Foreigners due to interest of the Republic of Slovenia in the field of higher education and science demonstrated with the opinion of the competent Ministry

Following documentation should be enclosed to visa application form:

  • original passport - must be valid at least three months after the intended date of departure from Slovenia and other Schengen member states;

  • one color photograph dimension 3,5 x 4,5 cm (face must cover 70-80% of the photograph);

  • written opinion of the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport of Slovenia;

  • evidence of admission to study or contract of employment;

  • evidence of eventual scholarship or other evidence of sufficient funds for support which should demonstrate sufficient means of subsistence in the amount equal to the minimum income in Slovenia;

  • travel health insurance in the value of at least 30.000 EUR for the period of the validity of visa.

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      6. Foreigners due to interest of the Republic of Slovenia in the field of culture demonstrated with the opinion of the competent Ministry

      Following documentation should be enclosed to visa application form:

      • original passport - must be valid at least three months after the intended date of departure from Slovenia and other Schengen member states;

      • one color photograph dimension 3,5 x 4,5 cm (face must cover 70-80% of the photograph);

      • written opinion of the Ministry of Culture of Slovenia;

      • contract of employment or cooperation;

      • evidence of sufficient funds for support which should demonstrate sufficient means of subsistence in the amount equal to the minimum income in Slovenia;

      • travel health insurance in the value of at least 30.000 EUR for the period of the validity of visa.

      7. Sport trainers, professional athletes or private sport workmen with training, employment or cooperation contract with club or sport organization with a seat in the Republic of Slovenia

      Following documentation should be enclosed to visa application form:

      • original passport - must be valid at least three months after the intended date of departure from Slovenia and other Schengen member states;

      • one color photograph dimension 3,5 x 4,5 cm (face must cover 70-80% of the photograph);

      • evidence from club/sport organization in Slovenia which will train, employ or cooperate with athlete/trainer (from the register of sportsmen);

      • evidence of status of professional athlete or sport trainer from competent sport organization in home country;

      • evidence of sufficient funds for support which should demonstrate sufficient means of subsistence in the amount equal to the minimum income in Slovenia;

      • travel health insurance in the value of at least 30.000 EUR for the period of the validity of visa.

      8. Reporters of foreign media or foreign correspondents accredited in Slovenia

      Following documentation should be enclosed to visa application form:

      • original passport - must be valid at least three months after the intended date of departure from Slovenia and other Schengen member states;

      • one color photograph dimension 3,5 x 4,5 cm (face must cover 70-80% of the photograph);

      • written attestation from media house in home country of assignment in Slovenia;

      • valid press card;

      • evidence of sufficient funds for support which should demonstrate sufficient means of subsistence in the amount equal to the minimum income in Slovenia;

      • travel health insurance in the value of at least 30.000 EUR for the period of the validity of visa.

      9. Priests and monks practicing clerical profession or monastic activity as members of registered religious community or recognized humanitarian organizations and foreigners carrying our charitable and humanitarian activities as part of acknowledged humanitarian organization or registered religious community

      Following documentation should be enclosed to visa application form:

      • original passport - must be valid at least three months after the intended date of departure from Slovenia and other Schengen member states;

      • one color photograph dimension 3,5 x 4,5 cm (face must cover 70-80% of the photograph);

      • written attestation of religious institution/humanitarian organization in home country of assignment in Slovenia (stating date of arrival and length of stay in Slovenia);

      • written attestation of competent religious institution/humanitarian organization in Slovenia stating time of arrival, length of stay and type of activity in Slovenia;

      • evidence of sufficient funds for support which should demonstrate sufficient means of subsistence in the amount equal to the minimum income in Slovenia;

      • travel health insurance in the value of at least 30.000 EUR for the period of the validity of visa.

       

      VISA FEE

      Consular fee for procedure for Long Stay national visa is 77 EUR which is approximately 70 GBP, payable in GBP only.

      APPLYING FOR VISA

      Since 31 May 2019, the visa department of the Embassy cooperates with the outsourcing partner VFS Global who, under Embassy supervision, manages 3 Visa Application Centres where applications for Long-Stay national visa can be lodged.

      You can find full details on how to apply HERE.

      You are also still able to submit your application for a visa at the Embassy. Please send an email to consular.london(at)gov.si to arrange an appointment during our office hours.

      OFFICE HOURS OF EMBASSY VISA SECTION:

      WEDNESDAY:    10:00 to 13:00

       

      Visa procedure can take up to 15 calendar days.

       

      In line with Article 30 of the Aliens Act a holder of long term national visa D may apply for a residence permit, if he/she wants to reside in Slovenia longer than for a period of issued visa. An application for a residence permit must be submitted at the competent administrative unit in the area where the alien resides before the expiry of visa.

      You can find more information on Residence Permits here.