We will be happy to assist you with applying for a replacement passport. Before coming to the Embassy, it is a good idea to report the loss/theft to the nearest police station. Filing a police report will assist you if someone else finds your passport and tries to use your identity.
All full-validity passports are printed in the U.S. and are mailed by courier service back to the Embassy. It typically takes between 7 to 10 working days for us to receive a passport. In emergency cases, we may be able to issue a limited-validity passport here at the Embassy.
If you are driving to Ljubljana 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.
Step One: Assemble all the Documents
For the Embassy to replace your passport, we will need to verify your citizenship and identity. If possible, please be prepared to submit a photocopy of your lost/stolen passport, your U.S. birth certificate, Consular Report of Birth Abroad, or Naturalization Certificate. We also will need some proof of your identity such as a foreign passport, a national identity card, a driver’s license, a military ID card, school ID card, etc. If you are traveling and have copies of these items back in the States, please ask a family member of friend to scan them and send them to us by email or fax at +386-1-200-5535.
On the day of your passport appointment, please bring the following items with you to the Embassy (in addition to the documents listed above):
- Complete the form using the electronic passport wizard, print the form, and bring it to the interview. Please do not sign the form until you are at the Embassy, in front of the consular officer.
- Statement regarding Lost/Stolen Passport form DS-64. Complete the form using the electronic passport wizard, print the form, and bring it to the interview.
- One passport photo – 2 by 2 inches (5×5 cm) against a white background and without glasses. There are several photo studios close to the Embassy that are familiar with our passport photo requirements.
- Police report, if you have one.
- The fee for a passport is US$145. We accept U.S. dollars or euros, payable in cash or by credit card.
Step Two: Make an Appointment
Step Three: Appear at the Embassy
Please note: due to security procedures, we are only able to admit visitors who have business with the consular section, their minor children, or a companion to provide necessary physical assistance. We are not able to admit other visitors without prior special arrangement. If there will be someone accompanying the primary applicant, like parents of a minor child or a companion to provide physical assistance, please email the consular section and provide the name of the primary applicant, the names of anyone accompanying the primary applicant, and the date of the appointment.
On the day of your appointment, please bring all of the required items listed above in Step One. Make sure you have the photo and the passport fee BEFORE you enter the Embassy.
Once the passport has been printed in the U.S. and couriered to the Embassy, you can either pick it up in-person or we can mail it to you. If you prefer the mailing option, please bring us an A5-sized padded envelope (podložena kuverta) with €.1.15 in Slovene postage stamps affixed to it. Please note that we only mail documents within Slovenia. If you live in Italy, Croatia or Austria, you will either need to pick up the passport at the Embassy or use a friend’s address in Slovenia for the mail. For emergencies only the Embassy can issue the same day a locally-printed passport valid for one year.
Once your passport has been printed in the States and couriered to the Embassy, you can either pick it up in-person or we can mail it to an address in Slovenia. If you prefer the mailing option, please bring us an A5-sized padded envelope (podložena kuverta) with €1.15 in Slovene postage stamps affixed to it. Please note that we only mail documents within Slovenia. If you live in Italy, Croatia or Austria, you will either need to pick up the documents at the Embassy or use a friend’s address in Slovenia for the mail. If you have emergency travel plans, please consult with the Consular Officer at the time of your interview.