Embassy of the RS Washington /Consular Services, Visas /Long stay national visa information /

General Information

Long stay national visas or visas "D" are issued for periods exceeding 90 days and up to one year, to persons entering the Republic of Slovenia for specific, legislatively prescribed purposes: education, family reunification, diplomatic accreditation, business people or academics because of the national interest, professional athletes and coaches, reporters and priests or humanitarian workers.

If the applicant wishes to stay in Slovenia for more than 1 year or engage in gainful occupation or does not fall under the above categories, they need to apply for a RESIDENCE PERMIT.

DIPLOMATIC MISSIONS/CONSULAR POSTS AUTHORIZED TO ISSUE A LONG STAY VISA

Applicants from the following states should apply at the Consulate General in Cleveland: Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin.

Consulate General of the Republic of Slovenia in Cleveland, OH
1100 Superior Avenue, Suite 720
Cleveland, OH 44114
Tel: + 1 (216) 771 7010
Fax: + 1 (216) 771 7701
E-mail: sloconsulate.cleveland(at)gov.si

Applicants from all other States, District of Columbia and Puerto Rico should apply at the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Washington D.C.

Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Washington, D.C.
2410 California Street
Washington, D.C. 20008
United States of America
Tel: + 1 (202) 386 6601
Fax: + 1 (202) 386 6633
E-mail: sloembassy.washington(at)gov.si  

VISA APPLICATION CENTERS

US residents traveling to Slovenia may submit applications for a long term visa also at the following Visa Application Centers: 

Washington DC VFS Services USA Inc.
1025 Vermont Ave NW, Floor 2, Washington, DC 20005
Submission of Applications: 09:00 – 15:00 (Monday – Friday except declared holidays)
Collection of Passports: 09.00 – 16.00 (Monday-Friday except declared holidays)

New York VFS Services USA Inc.
145 West 45th St, Floor 4, New York, NY 10036
Submission of Applications: 09:00 – 15:00 (Monday – Friday except declared holidays)
Collection of Passports: 09.00 – 16.00 (Monday-Friday except declared holidays)

Houston VFS Services USA Inc.
2425 West Loop S, Suite #330, Houston, TX 77002
Submission of Applications: 09:00 – 15:00 (Monday – Friday except declared holidays)
Collection of Passports: 09.00 – 16.00 (Monday-Friday except declared holidays)

Miami VFS Services USA Inc.
2655 S LE JEUNE ROAD PENTHOUSE 1A CORAL GABLES FL 33134
Submission of Applications: 09:00 – 15:00 (Monday – Friday except declared holidays)
Collection of Passports: 09.00 – 16.00 (Monday-Friday except declared holidays)

San Francisco VFS Services USA Inc.
110 Sutter Street, Floor 05, San Francisco, CA 94104
Submission of Applications: 09:00 – 15:00 (Monday – Friday except declared holidays)
Collection of Passports: 09.00 – 16.00 (Monday-Friday except declared holidays)

Chicago VFS Services USA Inc.
142 E Ontario St., 17th Floor, Chicago, IL 60611
Submission of Applications: 09:00 – 15:00 (Monday – Friday except declared holidays)
Collection of Passports: 09.00 – 16.00 (Monday-Friday except declared holidays)

Applicants from the following states may apply at the Chicago Visa Application Center: Colorado, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin. Visa applications will be sent to the Consulate General of the Republic of Slovenia in Cleveland for decision making.

Applicants from all other States and District of Columbia may apply at the Visa Application Centers in Washington D.C., New York, Houston, Miami and San Francisco. Visa applications will be sent to the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Washington, D.C., for decision making.  

For information on visa submission procedure at the Visa Application Centers visit the following website:  

https://www.vfsglobal.com/Slovenia/USA/index.html

PERSONAL APPEARANCE AND INTERVIEW

Visa D application procedure may require an in-person interview with the applicant.

An appointment is necessary. Please request one by email to sloembassy.washington(at)gov.si
Suggest a day and hour within official hours (Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Wednesday 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM).
If the suggested date is not confirmed, we will offer you another date.

Appointments are usually scheduled at least 5 days after the request has been received.

A personal interview may be required upon receipt of the complete visa application by mail. You will be notified promptly if an interview is to take place or not.

If the personal interview is not required you will receive your passport back by mail using the prepaid envelope provided with the application once the visa is issued.

VISA FEES

Consular fee for the visa "D" is 77 EUR, which is calculated into USD monthly. It is currently 86 USD.

Consular fee has to be paid in cash or by Money Order payable to » The Embassy of Slovenia« (NO PERSONAL CHECKS, NO CARDS!). Please double check the fee before submitting application.

If you are a direct family member of a Slovenian or EU citizen please verify with the Consular office, if you are eligible for a visa fee waiver.

PASSPORT REQUIREMENTS

In order to apply for a visa:

1. The passport must be valid at least 3 months longer than the intended stay.
2. Passport issued more than 10 years ago cannot be considered for the application (regardless if the passport is still valid/was prolonged).
3. At least two pages must be empty in the visa section of the passport.

MEDICAL TRAVEL INSURANCE REQUIREMENTS

Applicants must submit travel medical insurance with the minimum coverage of 30.000 EUR for the period of the validity of visa, valid in the entire Schengen area, covering: emergency medical expenses, hospital treatment, repatriation for mediacl reasons, or repatriations of remains.

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 proves that you meet ALL requirements above. Photocopy of your insurance card is not sufficient evidence of adequate medical insurance.

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 medical insurance for the trip.

PLEASE NOTE: the insurance coverage letter is a compulsory document*. If the Medical insurance document is missing, the visa will be denied.

*This does not apply to holders of diplomatic and service passports.

SUFFICIENT FINANCIAL MEANS

As proof of financial means of support you may submit different documentation:

If receiving financial support from parents or other person, you have to submit:
1. Signed and notarized statement of support - statement must list the duration of support (whole stay in Slovenia) and the monthly amount the parent/person will be providing to applicant.
2. Bank account statements for the last six months for the parent/person providing financial support. 
3. Proof of regular income for the parent/person providing financial support (employer's certificate or salary slips for the last six months).

If employed, you have to submit:
1. Bank account statements for the last six months.
2. Proof of regular income (employer's certificate or salary slips for the last six months).

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR ALL APPLICANTS:
1. Completed and signed application form for visa D.
2. Original valid passport, see requirements.
3. A copy of passport's personal details page(s) and of previous Schengen visas.
4. One recent photo, US passport size. The photo cannot be older than six months. 
5. Travel medical insurance, see requirements.
6. Evidence of sufficient means of subsistence, see requirements.
7. Proof of accommodation.
8. Signed statement that you allow us to copy the passport and other documents submitted with the application.
9. Statement of permission to mail passport.
10. 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 REQUIRED BASED ON A PURPOSE OF STAY

Family reunification (for family members of Slovenian and EU citizens who intend to reside in Slovenia for the purpose of family reunification, if they require a visa to enter Slovenia):
- Original marriage certificate or civil union certificate issued by the competent Slovenian authority.
- Birth certificate (for family reunification with a minor child).
- In case of integration of minor with non-biological parents, the consent of the biological parent or the decision of the Center for Social Work or court decision.

Work/mandate at a diplomatic or consular representation or international organization in Slovenia (longer than 3 months):
- Note Verbale by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the sending state or international organization with information about the applicant's post and accompanying family members, if they are holders of diplomatic or official passports.

Courses or other forms of education (such as language courses, summer schools, or student exchange programs exceeding 90 days): 
- Certificate of admission to study in Slovenia.
- Confirmation of payment for the course, if payment is required.

Erasmus students:
- Certificate from receiving institution.
- Certificate from sending institution.
- Learning agreement (Erasmus+ form).

Economic interest:
- Evidence of applicant's employment in Slovenia.
- Letter of approval by the Ministry of Economic Development and Technology of the Republic of Slovenia.

Interest in the field of higher education:
- Certificate of admission to study or employment contract.
- Letter of approval by the Ministry of Education, Science and Sport of the Republic of Slovenia.

Interest in the field of culture:
- Employment or collaboration contract.
- Letter of approval by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia

Sport activities:
- Contract with sports club (training, coaching, employment).
- Confirmation of the competent sports organization from the applicant's country of origin stating that the applicant is a professional athlete or sports coach.

Reporter/Correspondent:
- Written confirmation of applicant's assignment in Slovenia by media company in the applicant's country of origin.
- Valid press card.
- Confirmation of accreditation in Slovenia issued by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia.

Religious and humanitarian service:
- Confirmation of applicant's assignment in Slovenia by the religious institution or humanitarian organization in the applicant's country of origin stating date of arrival, length of stay and type of activity in Slovenia.
- Accreditation of religious entity by the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia - Office for Religious Communities.

During the application process the Embassy may call the applicant for an interview and request additional documents.

BACKGROUND CHECKS

The visa also serves as a basis for application for the residence permit in Slovenia. In this case, the FBI background check or country-specific equivalent is required with the visa application.

Please note: if you are applying for a RESIDENCE PERMIT on the basis of visa D, the FBI background check can only be three months old on the date of lodging a residence permit application in Slovenia. FBI background check should be certified with Apostille.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Visa applications have to be submitted at least one month before the day of departure but no more than three months before the start of the intended visit.
Once you collect requested documents please send them by mail to the Embassy of Slovenia address:

Embassy of Slovenia
Consular Section
2410 California Street, NW
Washington D.C. 20008

Questions?
If you have additional questions send an e-mail inquiry to: sloembassy.washington(at)gov.si. Please indicate your name, purpose and duration of stay in Slovenia, and contact info. Inquiries will be answered ASAP.