Entering Slovenia

U.S. Citizens

U.S. citizens must have a valid passport to enter Slovenia, but do not require a visa for tourist or routine business travel of less than 90 days within a 180 day period.  Your passport must be valid for at least 90 days beyond your intended departure from the Schengen Zone; we recommend that you have at least six months of validity whenever you travel abroad to avoid unintended travel disruptions.  Note: The 90 day visa-free time-frame starts as soon as you enter the Schengen Zone – a border-less area made up of a number of European countries including Slovenia, Austria, Hungary and Italy.  Once this 90-day ceiling is reached, the traveler must leave the Schengen Zone and remain outside the region for a minimum of 90 days.  For information on the Schengen Zone, please see the Department of State’s Schengen Fact Sheet.

U.S. Military Personnel

U.S. military personnel need passports to enter Slovenia.

U.S. Permanent Residents

U.S. green card holders should check with the nearest Slovene Embassy or the Slovene Ministry of Foreign Affairs to see whether a visa is needed.   Depending on your country of citizenship and status within the EU, it may be necessary to obtain a visa before traveling to Slovenia.

Stays over 90 days

If you wish to stay in Slovenia for longer than 90 days, you will require a residence and/or work permit.

Registration Requirement

All non-EU citizens staying longer than 3 days in Slovenia must register with the local police within 72 hours of arrival.  The police must also be informed of any change in address.  If you stay in a hotel, the hotel management will take care of the registration on your behalf.   If you are staying in a location other than a hotel (such as a private residence, campground, etc.), it is your responsibility to register with the local station. Registration is available 24 hours a day at police stations and is free of charge.  Failure to register can result in a 400€ fine.

If you are driving to Slovenia from Italy, Austria, Croatia, or Hungary, please make sure you stop at the border and purchase a vignette for your car.  Using Slovene highways without a valid and properly-displayed vignette in a vehicle is considered a violation of the law; drivers may be fined between EUR 300 and 800.
  For more information, please see our page on Driving & Auto Accidents.

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