Slovenia Visa Policy

Discover the visa policy of Slovenia and check the requirements for your nationality.

Visa Policy for Slovenia

The visa policy of Slovenia establishes the requirements and travel restrictions for every nationality around the world, and whether visitors need a visa, an online authorization, or only a passport to gain entry.

Slovenian visa law differs not only by the nationality of the visitor, but also by the reason of the visit and the expected period of stay.

As it is a member of the European Union and has signed the Schengen Agreement for passport-free travel, Slovenia shares the same visa policy as the other 25 Schengen countries.

Therefore, all Schengen zone citizens are able to gain freedom of movement to Slovenia without a passport or a visa, simply by presenting a valid ID card at an immigration checkpoint.

A number of other visa-exempt countries may gain entry to Slovenia by furnishing a valid passport upon arrival, for a stay up to 90 days for tourism, business, or transit purposes.

However, an additional requirement for visa-free visitors to Slovenia outside the Schengen zone will become mandatory by 2022: the ETIAS electronic travel authorization.

This online visa waiver program is being implemented by the European Commission in order to pre-screen those who can travel visa-free to Slovenia, in order to strengthen the external borders of the entire Schengen Area.

Holders of an approved Slovenian ETIAS will be able to travel to the Schengen Area for multiple short stays, up to 90 days with each entry, during its 3-year validity. Check the boxes below to find more information about this electronic authorization for Slovenia.

All other foreign citizens, as well as visa-exempt citizens who wish to stay for longer consecutive periods or other purposes, need an embassy visa for Slovenia. This needs to be obtained from the nearest Slovenian overseas diplomatic mission in advance of travel.

Further familiarize yourself with the visa policy of Slovenia by browsing the comprehensive information below.

Tourist Visa Policy for Slovenia

Tourists planning a trip to Slovenia should first check if they need to apply for a visa before departure from their country of residence.

The current tourist visa policy of Slovenia states that nationals of over 90 countries can travel to and gain entry to the country without a visa for tourism, by presenting a valid passport at Slovenian border control.

Additionally, all tourists arriving in Slovenia from one of the other Schengen Area member states are able to present a valid ID Card to gain an unlimited stay for tourism in the country.

Other citizens who do not need a tourist visa for Slovenia, including visitors from the United States, Canada, Japan, and Brazil, must present a valid passport upon arrival, for a permitted stay up to 90 days for tourism purposes.

However, by 2022, these same passport holders will be required to meet a new travel requirement when the ETIAS visa waiver program is introduced.

Once this online system is implemented, it will become mandatory for all visa waiver travelers from outside the Schengen Area to obtain an ETIAS electronic travel authorization before they can undertake tourist travel to Slovenia.

An additional 150 nationalities must apply for a Schengen tourist visa from the nearest embassy or consulate of Slovenia in order to visit the country for leisure purposes.

Read on for further information about the different tourist visa types for Slovenia.

ETIAS for Slovenia

The European Union is expected to implement a new electronic visa waiver program by 2022, ETIAS, which, once introduced, will become a compulsory requirement for eligible citizens wishing to travel to Slovenia and the other 25 Schengen countries.

ETIAS (European Travel Information and Authorization System) has been approved by the European Parliament with aim of improving security for both travelers and residents of the Schengen Area, by pre-screening visa-exempt travelers against several security databases in Europe.

To obtain this mandatory multiple entry online visa waiver, eligible citizens will need to complete an electronic application form with personal, passport, and travel information, as well as answer a few security-related questions. The process will take only a few minutes.

Once approved, an ETIAS authorization for Slovenia will be electronically linked to the applicant’s passport and is valid for 3 years from approval.

During its validity, Slovenian ETIAS holders will be allowed to spend a maximum of 90 consecutive days in any Schengen country per entry, within every 180-day period, for purposes of tourism, business, transit, or medical treatment.

Travelers are recommended to periodically check this page for more information about ETIAS for Slovenia once updates are made available.

Check the list below to see the nationalities that will be require to hold an approved ETIAS once the system is implemented.

Embassy or Consular Visa Required

Although some nationalities are able to travel to Slovenia without a visa, all travelers from other countries are required to obtain a Slovenian Schengen visa in advance, also known as an embassy visa.

The list of visa-required countries for Slovenia is composed of around 150 nationalities across the world. These passport holders must obtain a Slovenian embassy visa to travel to the country no matter the purpose of stay or intended duration.

In order to apply for a consular visa, these individuals must locate their nearest Slovenian government diplomatic office and make a visa appointment.

Applicants will then need to print and complete an embassy visa form with personal and passport information to bring to the consular interview.

When completing the application, it will be necessary to select the purpose of the trip and whether a tourist visa, work visa, student visa, business visa, or other visa option is required.

Depending on the type of visa selected, varying supporting documents will be requested. However, all applicants will need to hold a valid passport containing at least 2 blank pages.

A Schengen visa for Slovenia can be approved as a single, double, or multiple-entry visa depending on the traveler’s needs.

Individuals are recommended to apply several weeks before the expected departure date as a correctly processed Schengen visa can take up to 2 weeks or more to receive approval. .

Unlike ETIAS, an approved Schengen visa only allows entry to one selected Schengen country, in this case Slovenia.

See the list below of the nationalities that require an embassy visa to gain entry to Slovenia.

Embassy or Consular Visa Required: Country list

Click on the links below to find out more about each country

Visa Not Required

The visa policy of Slovenia establishes that foreign visitors from over 90 countries who are planning a trip to the country do not require a visa to do so.

As Slovenia is one of the countries that form the Schengen passport-free zone, all travelers from Schengen countries are permitted freedom of movement inside the territory by presenting a valid passport or ID Card.

Nationals of other visa-free countries are currently permitted to travel to Slovenia, whether by air, land or sea, by presenting a valid passport at border checkpoints. They are permitted a maximum stay of 90 days, for purposes such as tourism, medical treatment, transit, or business.

However, when the ETIAS visa waiver program is implemented in 2022, these same citizens will need to hold an approved travel authorization, in addition to a valid passport, to gain entry to Slovenia and the Schengen Area.

An approved ETIAS authorization is a multiple entry online visa waiver which permits muñltiple short stays in Slovenia and all of the other 25 Schengen countries during its validity. See more about the protocol of applying for ETIAS in the box above.

If a visa not required citizen wishes to visit Slovenia for other purposes or stay longer in the Schengen Area, they will have to submit a consular visa application at a Slovenian embassy.

Below you can find a full list of the countries whose residents do not need a visa to enter Slovenia.

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