With a highly educated workforce, a well-developed infrastructure, and perfectly placed in the middle of the major European trade routes, starting a business and taking part in business-activities is easy in Slovenia. The Slovenia business visa has aided businessmen in entering the country and doing business.
Also known as the Slovenia Schengen business visa, this is issued for people entering Slovenia for the purpose of engaging in business-related activities. The permit is issued for a maximum stay duration of 90 days in a 180-day period. The granted stay duration and validity depends on the decision of the consular officer processing your application. The permit can be issued as single-entry, double-entry, or even multiple-entries.
The process of applying for a Slovenia business visa from India can be done directly at the Embassy of Slovenia in New Delhi, or you can apply at one of the VACs (Visa Application Center) situated across India. However, before starting the application, you must ensure that you check if you are eligible for the business category. After that, you can proceed to make the application as follows -
Please note that if you have submitted your biometrics to a Schengen permit in the past 5 years, you do not have to submit them again. You must ensure that you provide only genuine documents and true information. Failure to follow this can lead to visa rejection.
To be able to apply for this permit, you must meet the following eligibility criteria -
As per the embassy requirements, the following are the list of documents you would need for a business visa -
Proof of occupation such as employment letter, Copy of business license, etc
Financial documents such as bank statements of the past 3 months, Passbook copy, ITR, etc.
The processing time for the Slovenian business permit is dependent on the validity, the number of entries, the volume of visa applications at the embassy, as well as your previous travel history. Normally, you can expect a processing time of about 15 working days. However, this can even take up 30 days to 60 days in extreme cases. As a result, it is suggested that you apply well in advance.
The application fees for the Slovenian business visa is dependent upon the currency exchange rates, as well as the embassy. The embassy has the right to change the exact fees without prior notice. Apart from the application fee, there are biometric charges, delivery charges, as well as any service charges levied by the VAC. As a result, you must check the exact amount before starting the application.
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Once you have submitted the business visa application at one of the VACs, it is then forwarded to the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in New Delhi for processing. Note that even if you have submitted the application at a VAC, the processing is in the hands of the embassy alone. The VAC has no influence on the processing.
If your visa has been approved, you can collect the passport directly from the VAC, or have it delivered to you for an additional charge
You can check the status of your business visa application by clicking here and entering your reference number and date of birth. Alternately, you can check your status by contacting your travel agency and have them track it for you.
Once you have this permit, you must keep in mind the following points before and during your travel to make sure that you have a pleasant stay.
It is not possible to extend the Slovenian business permit under normal conditions as it is a Schengen short term category. However, in certain extreme cases such as a Force Majeure, or other humanitarian reasons, you may be granted an extension. In all other cases, you must not try to extend the visa and must leave the country before expiry.
After you have expired the Slovenian business permit, you are not allowed to stay back in the country for any amount of time. As per the Schengen laws, you must leave the country before the expiry date. Staying back after this period is considered as an offence, and can get you deported, and in some other cases, you might even be banned from entering the Schengen zone again.
Since the Slovenian business visa is issued only for a short duration of fewer than 90 days, there are no mandatory medical test requirements. The long term D permits will require medical tests as per the exact type. Either way, it is recommended that you get a health checkup before travelling to a foreign country.
No, it is not possible to convert the Slovenian business permit into another type. You are also not allowed to take part in paid work while you are on this permit. You can take part in unpaid charity or voluntary work. If you do require to work, you must apply for a work permit once you are back in your home country.
Yes, you are allowed to travel to other Schengen countries on this permit. Being a Schengen country, Slovenia participates in a visa-free agreement with other Schengen countries. However, you can only travel to European countries that are a part of the Schengen. Although, there are a few non-European countries that allow you entry with a Schengen visa. Eg:- Croatia.
As per the Slovenian embassy, it takes around 15 working days to process the application under normal conditions excluding the transit time. As a result, it is suggested that you apply at least 15 days before the date of travel. However, you are not allowed to apply for more than 3 months before the travel date.