slovenia tourist visa

Slovenia Tourist Visa - Definitive Guide

With its vast mountainous terrain, ski resorts, beautiful lakes, stunning castles, and green rivers, Slovenia is like a fairytale land. The Slovenia tourist visa has made it easier for people to enter the country and enjoy the vast beauty it has to offer. 

What is the Slovenia Tourist Visa?

Also known as the Slovenia Schengen tourist visa, this is issued for people entering Slovenia for the purpose of tourism. The permit is issued for a maximum stay duration of 90 days in a 180-day period. The exact stay duration and validity depend on the decision of the consular officer processing your application. The permit can be issued as single-entry, double-entry, or even multiple-entry types depending on the number of times you would have to exit the Schengen zone.

How to Apply for Slovenia Tourist Visa?

The process of applying for a Slovenia tourist visa from India can be done in multiple ways. You can apply 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 tourist permit. After that, you can proceed to make the application as follows - 

At Embassy

  1. Obtain all the documents required for the tourist permit. 
  2. Visit the website of the Slovenian embassy and download the Schengen application form. 
  3. Fill in the application form with all the details. Mention your purpose of visit as ‘tourism’.
  4. Visit the portal of the online application of the Slovenian embassy and fill in the online form.
  5. Proceed to schedule an appointment at the embassy. 
  6. With the completed application form, documents, and fees visit the Embassy in New Delhi and submit the application. You will also have to submit your biometrics here.


  1. Obtain all the documents required for the tourist category.
  2. Download the Schengen application form from the website of the VAC, or the embassy.
  3. Fill in all the necessary details. You must mention the purpose as ‘tourism’. 
  4. Proceed to schedule an appointment for the application submission at a VAC. You can do this by using the VAC’s online facility. 
  5. Visit the respective VAC with all the documents, application form, as well as a booking confirmation. You must pay the fees and biometrics here as well. 

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.

Eligibility for Slovenia Tourist Visa

To be able to apply for the tourist permit, you must meet the following conditions - 

  • You must be living in the country you are lodging the application. If you are residing in a residence permit in any foreign nation, you may apply it to the corresponding visa authority in that country.
  • You must possess a valid passport that meets all the regulations.
  • The sole purpose of your visit must be to take part in tourism and related activities.
  • You must possess sufficient funds to cover all your expenses during the entire stay period in Slovenia.
  • You must apply for the permit only if -
    1. Slovenia is your only destination, or
    2. Slovenia is one of your multiple Schengen destinations, in which case you will be spending the majority of the time here, or,
    3. Slovenia is your port of entry into the Schengen region.

Documents Required for Slovenia Tourist Visa

As per the Slovenia tourist visa requirements for Indian citizens, the following are the list of documents you will have to submit - 

  • A valid passport- 
    1. It must contain at least 2 blank pages.
    2. It should not be older than 10 years.
    3. It should be valid for at least 6 months from the date of travel.
    4. Old passports, if any, are to be attached.
  • A covering letter - 
    1. This must include the applicant's details.
    2. It should clearly mention the source of funds.
    3. It should clearly state the purpose of tourism, and the duration of the visit.
    4. It should be signed by the applicant and addressed to the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia.
  • Flight reservation for round trip
  • Detailed travel itinerary
  • Proof of accommodation - hotel bookings/invitation to stay/residence bookings, etc 
  • Medical travel insurance coverage up to at least 30000 Euros
  • Proof of occupation -

Proof of occupation such as employment letter, Copy of business license, etc.

  • Financial documents -

Financial documents such as bank statements of the past 3 months, Passbook copy, ITR, etc.


Photo Specification for Slovenia Tourist Visa

  • Dimensions: 35mm X 45mm
  • Colour: Coloured
  • Head must occupy the central position
  • Must be captured within the last 3 months
  • Background: Solid, plain white or grey
  • 80% face coverage
  • Neutral expression
  • Glasses: Non-thick framed and prescription glasses
  • Headgears - only for religious reasons
  • Facial hair - permitted

Processing Time for Slovenia Tourist Visa

The processing time for the Slovenia tourist visa application is dependent on the validity of the permit, the number of entries, the volume of applications at the embassy, as well as your previous travel history. Normally it takes around 15 working days to process it. However, in certain cases, it takes even 30 or 60 days depending upon the complications.

Slovenia Tourist Visa Fees

The application fees for this tourist permit is dependent upon the currency exchange rates, as well as the embassy decision. Apart from the application fee, there will be 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. 

Entry Stay Duration Validity Fees
Multiple entry Normal 90 days 3 months 6843.0
Multiple entry Normal 90 days 3 months 6843.0
Multiple entry Normal 90 days 3 months 9454.0
Multiple entry Normal 90 days 3 months 9454.0

After Submission

Once you have submitted the application at one of the VACs, it is then forwarded to the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia for processing. Note that even though you have submitted the application at a VAC, the processing is done by the embassy. The VAC has absolutely no power in the processing, and cannot influence it in any circumstances. 

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. 

How to Check Visa Status

You can perform the Slovenia visa status tracking 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.

When you have this visa

Once you have successfully received your visa, you must follow the below points during your travel - 

  • Keep in mind the expiry date, the duration of stay, as well as the number of entries mentioned on the visa sticker. You must not stay longer than the permitted duration.
  • Carry all the travel documents while travelling. You will be denied entry into Slovenia without this. 
  • Ensure that you travel to Slovenia within 6 months of the visa issue date, or as mentioned in the Schengen sticker. After this date, your permit will become invalid and you will not be able to enter the country. 
  • While you are travelling within the country, ensure that you always carry a copy of your travel documents with you. 
  • While you are on a tourist permit, you cannot take part in paid work for a Slovenian company or establishment. 
  • You will not be able to extend the permit under any normal conditions
  • You can move freely within the Schengen zone with this. 

Frequently Asked Questions

How Can I Extend My Slovenia Schengen Tourist Visa?

Normally, you will not get your tourist visa extension approved. The Schengen short term visas cannot be extended. However, under extreme circumstances such as unforeseeable situations in the home country, medical reasons, etc, you may be granted an extension. 

After Expiring My Slovenian Tourist Visa, How Long Can I Stay?

You cannot stay any longer after your tourist permit expires. Staying back after the permit has expired is considered as an offence and may attract legal action and also get you deported. In certain cases, you may even be banned from re-entering the Schengen zone again.

What is the Medical Test for Slovenia Schengen Tourist Visa?

As per the regulations, there are no medical test requirements for the short term Schengen permit. However, you are required to obtain travel insurance of 30000 Euros before travelling. In spite of this, it is suggested that you get a medical test for your own safety.

Can I Convert My Slovenia Schengen Tourist Visa into a Work permit?

No, it is not possible to convert any of the Slovenian Schengen category permits 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 voluntary work. If you do require to work, you must apply for a visa once you are back in your home country.  

Can I Travel to other Schengen and European countries on a Slovenian Tourist Visa?

Yes, you are allowed to travel to other Schengen countries with this permit. However, you cannot travel to all the European nations. You can only visit the countries that are a part of the Schengen region. Nevertheless, there are a few non-Schengen countries that allow you to enter even with a Schengen permit. Eg: - Croatia

How many months before the trip should I apply for a Slovenian Tourist permit?

The normal processing time for the Slovenian tourist visa is around 15 working days excluding the transit time. As a result, it is suggested that you apply well in advance. You must at least apply before 15 days of the travel date. However, you cannot apply more than 3 months before the expected date of travel. 


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