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Long term national visa "D"

Article 19 of Slovenia's Foreigner law requires that foreigners qualify for a long-term national visa »D« if they fulfill legal conditions and intend to stay in Slovenia for more than 3 months up to 1 year.

Consular fee for the visa "D" is JPY 9,330 payable only in person or by overseas remittance to Embassy's account.

If you apply from overseas, international courier fee will also be required in order to receive your passport back by mail. Please make an inqury for the cost before you send your application to the Embassy. Please also be advised that the Embassy does not bear the costs of the remittance charges (transfer costs), therefore you should check about the remittance charges with your bank in advance.

Visa »D« can be issued to:

1. Close family member of Slovenian citizen/EU citizen that wants to enter the country with intention of reuniting with the family (if the foreigner is citizen of a state needing a visa for entering Schengen area as well as close family member or registered partner or partner of Slovenia's/EU citizen with whom it shares log-term life community – at least 2 years).

Following documentation is needed:

  • filled form for visa “D”;
  • original passport;
  • color photography (3,5 x 4,5 cm, face must cover 70-80% of area);
  • evidence of marriage (extract from registry) or evidence of extramarital community (statement of both partners that they live together at least 2 years, verified by notary or competent authority in home country and signed by 2 witnesses or document verifying extramarital community in accordance with local law);
  • verified confirmation of impunity not older than 3 months (because of later arrangement for residence permit at administrative unit);
  • evidence of sufficient funds for supporting*, except in case if foreigner executes principle of free movement based on Directive 2004/38/ES (uniting foreigner's family with a citizen of other EU country living in Slovenia);
  • travelling health insurance made for at least 30.000 EUR and valid for the time of validity of the visa.

2. Diplomats and administrative-technical personnel and their family members as defined in article 47 that are arriving to Slovenia to take their posts (longer than 3 months in period of 6 months) as members of diplomatic mission or consulate of foreign country or international organization with seat in Republic of Slovenia or as personal staff of diplomats (baby sitters, cooks, etc.). Personal staff of diplomats, owners of ordinary passports, is issued with visa D, which is a basis for acquiring residence permit at administrative unit (working permit is not needed).

Following documentation is needed:

  • filled form for visa “D”;
  • color photography (3,5 x 4,5 cm, face must cover 70-80% of area);
  • diplomatic note of Ministry of Foreign Affairs with data about their posts and eventual family members travelling with diplomats and own diplomatic or official passport.

For personal staff:

  • verified confirmation of impunity;
  • guarantee that diplomats will secure sufficient funds for supporting them and stated length of staff’s term (funds in height of at least the minimal personal income in Republic of Slovenia).

3. Members of courses, studies or other similar forms of education (such as language courses, summer schools) in length of at least 3 months and 1 year at most – for courses shorter than 3 months, visa D is not issued.

Following documentation is needed:

  • filled form for visa “D”;
  • original passport;
  • color photography (3,5 x 4,5 cm, face must cover 70-80% of area);
  • evidence of enrolment;
  • evidence of payment for the course;
  • evidence of eventual scholarship or evidence of sufficient funds for supporting*;
  • travelling health insurance made for at least 30.000 EUR and valid for the time of validity of the visa;
  • travel itinerary.

4. Economists and businessmen with interest for economical cooperation with Republic of Slovenia demonstrated with opinion of Ministry for Economy.

Following documentation is needed:

  • filled form for visa “D”;
  • original passport;
  • color photography (3,5 x 4,5 cm, face must cover 70-80% of area);
  • written opinion of Ministry for Economy;
  • evidence of employment and status of foreigner in foreign company;
  • evidence of sufficient funds for supporting*;
  • travelling health insurance made for at least 30.000 EUR and valid for the time of validity of the visa.

5. Foreign students and employees in higher education with interest for cooperation with Republic of Slovenia in the field of higher education and science demonstrated with opinion of competent ministry.

Following documentation is needed:

  • filled form for visa “D”;
  • original passport;
  • color photography (3,5 x 4,5 cm, face must cover 70-80% of area);
  • written opinion of Ministry of Higher Education;
  • evidence of registration of the applicant in ministry records;
  • evidence of eventual scholarship of RS or evidence of sufficient funds for supporting*;
  • verified confirmation of impunity not older than 3 months (because of later arrangement for residence permit at administrative unit);
  • travelling health insurance made for at least 30.000 EUR and valid for the time of validity of the visa.

6. Sport trainers, professional athletes or private sport workmen, that intend to sign employment contract or cooperation contract with club or sport organization with seat in Republic of Slovenia.

Following documentation is needed:

  • filled form for visa “D”;
  • original passport;
  • color photography (3,5 x 4,5 cm, face must cover 70-80% of area);
  • evidence from club/sport organization in RS that will employ athlete/trainer (register of sportsmen)
  • evidence of status of professional athlete or sport trainer from competent sport organization in home country
  • verified confirmation of impunity not older than 3 months (because of later arrangement for residence permit at administrative unit);
  • evidence of sufficient funds for supporting*;
  • travelling health insurance made for at least 30.000 EUR and valid for the time of validity of the visa.

7. Reporters of foreign media or foreign correspondents.

Following documentation is needed:

  • filled form for visa “D”;
  • original passport;
  • color photography (3,5 x 4,5 cm, face must cover 70-80% of area);
  • written attestation from media house of assignment in Slovenia;
  • valid press card;
  • verified confirmation of impunity not older than 3 months (because of later arrangement for residence permit at administrative unit);
  • evidence of sufficient funds for supporting*;
  • travelling health insurance made for at least 30.000 EUR and valid for the time of validity of the visa.

8. Priests and other persons practicing clerical profession as members of registered religious community and foreigners, organizing or leading charitable and humanitarian activities as part of acknowledged humanitarian organization or registered religious community.

Following documentation is needed:

  • filled form for visa “D”;
  • original passport;
  • color photography (3,5 x 4,5 cm, face must cover 70-80% of area);
  • written attestation from religious institution/humanitarian organization from home country of assignment in Slovenia (stating date of arrival and length of stay in RS);
  • written attestation of competent religious institution/humanitarian organization in RS stating time of arrival, length of stay and type of activity in RS;
  • verified confirmation of impunity not older than 3 months (because of later arrangement for residence permit at administrative unit);
  • evidence of sufficient funds for supporting*;
  • travelling health insurance made for at least 30.000 EUR and valid for the time of validity of the visa.

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

1. If receiving financial support from parents or other person you have to submit:
• 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;
• evidence of employment for parent/other person - original letter from  employer and paychecks for most recent 3 months or 3 most recent bank statements showing regular deposits.

2. If employed you have to submit:
• evidence of employment – original letter from employer;
• paychecks for most recent 3 months or 3 most recent bank statements showing regular deposits.

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.

Application for national visa "D"

http://www.mzz.gov.si/fileadmin/pageuploads/Konzularne_informacije/vizne_informacije/obrazci/vloga_za_dolgorocni_vizum_SI-EN.pdf

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