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Important Visa Information


If you are unsure what visa you require, please see the Visa homepage and click on the Visa Wizard. You are responsible for determining what visa class you need based on your purpose of travel and qualifications, paying the fee and scheduling your own appointment at US Embassy Ljubljana. Consular staff cannot provide guidance, consultations or pre-adjudicate your case.

Step 1: Complete U.S. Visa Application
All applicants are responsible for completing their own DS-160 visa application and scheduling a visa interview using the NIV Appointment System. Each applicant requires their own application and fees, including babies.
IMPORTANT: You CANNOT transfer an NIV application or fees from one Embassy to another. If you started a visa application with another U.S. Embassy or Consulate, you will need to create a new Ljubljana application and schedule an interview at U.S. Embassy Ljubljana.

Step 2: Schedule your Visa Interview
You must book an appointment at U.S. Embassy Ljubljana using our NIV Appointment System. Do not email us for an appointment.
Wait Times: See current wait times at U.S. Embassies and Consulates. To avoid disappointment, we strongly recommend you apply long before your intended travel, even if you’re not sure of your final travel plans. You do NOT need confirmed travel dates or airplane tickets to apply for a visa. In fact, we recommend you do not book any travel until your visa has been issued. Please do not contact us regarding the first or earliest available interview appointment slot; all this information is on our scheduling website.
Expedited Appointment Request: If a satisfactory appointment is not available in your visa category, choose any available date, then request for an expedited appointment by emailing LjubljanaVisa@state.gov. Do not request an expedite until you have scheduled the next available appointment. Due to the sheer number of expedited requests, only true emergencies will be considered. Poor planning, such as waiting until the last minute to apply for ESTA or Visa is NOT considered an emergency.

Step 3: Appear for your in-person visa Interview
All visa interviews are held at the U.S. Embassy Ljubljana, located at Prešernova 31, Ljubljana, Slovenia. The entrance is located on Windischerjeva ulica.
What to bring:
• Your DS-160 confirmation
• Passport photo – 2”×2” (5×5 cm) against a white background and without glasses, not older than 6 months. There are several photo studios close to the Embassy that are familiar with our passport photo requirements.
• I-20 form, if applicable
• Academic records showing your progress, if applicable
• Evidence of how you will pay for studies in U.S., if applicable
• If applicable, evidence of payment of SEVIS fee prior to visa appointment.
• Stamped, self-addressed padded envelope (size A5), with €3.00 in Slovene postage stamps (two “c” class stamps). (One envelope per family.)
• Fees: Cash (euro or dollar) for the Application Fee. In addition, certain visa categories require a separate Issuance Fee that can be paid in either cash or with credit card. (For issuance fees for nationals of countries other than Slovenia, see Reciprocity Schedule by Country.) Finally, L1 (intra-company transfer) visa applicants using a blanket petition will need to pay a separate $500 fee, payable in cash or with credit card.
VISA DELIVERY: If approved, you can expect to receive your visa in the local Slovenian mail up to one week after your interview. You must bring a stamped, self-addressed padded envelope with two “c” class stamps. We can only mail passports to addresses in Slovenia. It is not possible to mail them across the border.
Note: Collection from the U.S. Embassy is not possible.

Payment Methods & Details

Visa fees must be paid at the embassy at the time of your interview in cash only (USD or EUR).

Certain applicants may be required to pay additional fees, based on visa class and country of citizenship reciprocity schedules – consular staff will explain this at the time of your interview.  If your visa is approved, any additional fees must be paid in-person at the time of your interview by cash (Euros preferred) or major credit cards. We do NOT accept ATM, Debit or Bankomat cards, or checks accepted.

All visa fees are non-refundable, regardless of decision. All consular officer decisions are final; no appeals are possible.

Appointments & Locations

U.S. Embassy Slovenia

Prešernova cesta 31

Ljubljana, Slovenia


You must book an appointment at U.S. Embassy Ljubljana using our NIV Appointment System.

Security Information

  1. Do not bring mobile phones or any electronic devices, such as Blackberries, iPods, or PDAs as they are not allowed within the Embassy.
  1. Due to limited storage space and to facilitate your entry into the consulate, please do not bring large bags, suitcases, backpacks, and packages.
  2. Baby food and/or essential medications should be brought to the attention of the guards.
  3. Once you enter the screening area, be prepared to remove all metallic items, together with your coat/jacket, belt, handbag/rucksack/briefcase, etc.

Reasonable Accommodation

If you need reasonable accommodation for your appointment, we encourage you to request your accommodation immediately once you schedule your appointment. We make every effort to provide accommodations to persons with disabilities and medical conditions. Reasonable accommodations vary, depending on the situation and the person’s needs.
Examples of accommodations include, but are not limited to:

    • If you require a private appointment due to a medical condition or disability, we may schedule an alternative time for you to come in for your interview.
    • If you or your child has special needs that requires a private appointment in a quiet space without distractions, we may schedule an alternative time for you or your family to come in for your interview.
    • If you are unable to speak, you may be allowed to respond to questions in an agreed-upon nonverbal manner such as using pen and paper.
    • If you are deaf or hard of hearing, you may bring a sign language interpreter to translate during the interview if needed.
    • If you have low vision, we may provide you with communications in large print.

If you are unable to provide fingerprints because of a medical condition, including birth defects, physical deformities, skin conditions, you may qualify for a fingerprint waiver for certain fingers.

  • Interview waivers are only granted in extreme situations, such as having a medical condition that requires flying in an air ambulance.

The waiting room of the Consular Section and its restroom is wheelchair-accessible.