Visas fo Slovenia
- Tourists and visitors to Slovenia do not require a visa if they intend to stay for less than 3 months.
- For a stay of over 3 months in Slovenia, or if entry to Slovenia is for work purposes, a "temporary work permit" is required.
The permit is issued for the period of work required but for no more than one year with an option to extend.
- A permanent resident's permit is issued to a person who has lived in Slovenia for a continuous period of 8 years.
Slovenia Work PermitsAn application for a work permit will be submitted by the employer through an employment center in Slovenia.
No work permit is needed by any of the following:
- A person whose work has its origin in an agreement between 2 states.
- A diplomat or a person who work for certain international bodies.
- Senior employees in businesses that are in partnership with overseas bodies.
- Students and lecturers in institutes for higher education.
- Church workers
Slovenia Residential PermitForeign residents may work in Slovenia only if they can produce a work permit. In general, there are 3 classes of work permits:
- A permit for an employer - This is issued at the request of an employer. The permit is granted when there is no Slovenian citizen who can fill the position.
The permit is usually granted for a year with an option to extend.
- A personal work permit - Granted for up to 3 years on the terms specified in Slovenian law.
This applies as well in the case of work as a self-employed person in Slovenia, for uniting families, for refugees or when a foreign resident has parents who are Slovenian citizens.
- A permit for an employee - The permit is given to directors and employees of foreign companies that operate in Slovenia.
Further information is available at www.ess.gov.si.