All applicants, including children and infants, must personally submit their Schengen visa application on their scheduled appointment date, which can be booked online.
For non-EU citizens who are unsure if a Schengen visa is required for travel to the Schengen Area, please click on “Do I need a visa?“ to find out.
Applicants who plan to visit Slovenia solely for tourist purposes, such as leisure, recreation, or sightseeing, and will arrange their own accommodation (hotel, hostel, B&B, camping, etc.), should apply as tourists.
To be eligible to submit a Schengen visa application, the applicant must meet the following criteria:
– Possess a valid passport or travel document.
– Hold a valid UK residence permit. If the applicant holds a short stay visa for the UK (C type visa), they must apply for a Schengen visa from their country of residence.
– Apply for a short stay visa for purposes such as tourism, visiting family/friends, business, EEA/EU and Swiss national family member, or airport transit.
Personal Data Protection Information
VFS Global processes personal data on behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia and is obligated to provide the same level of personal data protection as the Ministry under the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679), following standard contractual clauses (Commission Decision 2010/87/EU).
Personal data is processed for visa applications in administrative procedures conducted by the competent embassy or consulate-general of the Republic of Slovenia.
Your personal data, including photographs and fingerprints where applicable, are mandatory for a visa application. Failure to provide the requested personal data may result in your application being deemed inadmissible or rejected.
The legal foundation for the processing of personal data is established by Regulation (EC) No 810/2009 of the European Parliament and the Council of 13 July 2009, which sets forth the Community Code on Visas (Visa Code), as well as Regulation (EC) No 767/2008 of the European Parliament and the Council of 9 July 2008, which pertains to the Visa Information System (VIS) and the exchange of data between Member States on short-stay visas (VIS Regulation).
As an individual, you possess the right to request access to, as well as the rectification or erasure of, your personal data. Additionally, you may request a restriction on the processing of data concerning you or object to such processing. Furthermore, you have the right to data portability, all in accordance with Articles 15 through 20 of the General Data Protection Regulation.
Should you wish to lodge a complaint regarding the processing of your personal data, you may do so with the Information Commissioner of the Republic of Slovenia. The Information Commissioner’s office is located at Dunajska cesta 22, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia.
The following list of documents is not exhaustive, and the Mission may request additional information or documents from the applicant if necessary.
Both the standard and supporting documentation must be recent, not older than one month, and must be provided for every Schengen visa application.
Applicants are required to bring and present their original documents, but they only need to submit photocopies unless specified otherwise in the requirements.
Before gathering the necessary documents listed below, applicants are advised to review the requirements in the Overview section to ensure eligibility for the chosen visa category.
Please provide the documents according to the enclosed Check List. Click here for the Check List.
A completed and signed visa application form.
All sections must be filled out, and if an item is not applicable, please indicate with N/A. Please include your email address and contact phone number.
A valid national passport:
– Your passport must be valid for at least three months longer than the intended stay.
– Passports issued more than ten years ago cannot be considered for the application, regardless of their validity or extensions.
– The visa section of the passport must have at least two empty pages.
Proof of residency in the UK: A valid UK residence card is required. The residence card should remain valid for at least one month beyond the planned departure from the Schengen area.
Proof of Purpose of Travel – Tourism
To demonstrate the purpose of your trip, you must provide either a confirmed hotel booking for the entire duration of your stay in the Schengen area or any other suitable document that verifies your planned accommodation. Alternatively, you may submit a booking confirmation for a European tour or any other relevant document.
Proof of travel arrangements: A comprehensive travel itinerary from departure to return, including roundtrip flight/train/bus tickets or any other evidence of intended transportation. If traveling by car to Slovenia, please provide vehicle and driver details (rent-a-car confirmation, proof of vehicle ownership, driving license), as well as ferry/Euroshuttle tickets if applicable.
Proof of employment / Proof of student status: A reference letter from your employer, stating your position and salary, or recent pay slips covering the last three months. Alternatively, a recent, officially signed letter from a UK school, college, or university, specifying dates of enrollment, expected completion of studies, applicant’s name, and type of studies.
If self-employed: A recent letter from an accountant, banker, or solicitor (official headed letter with the signatory’s name, date of issue, address, telephone number, position, and UK registration number) confirming self-employment or business ownership in the UK. Alternatively, a letter from the tax authorities can be provided.
Proof of sufficient financial means for the intended journey: Bank account statements for the past three months, clearly displaying the name and address of the account holder(s). Electronic printouts of statements are acceptable.
Medical Travel Insurance Document:
Applicants are required to provide proof of travel medical insurance with a minimum coverage of 30,000 EUR, which must be valid throughout the territory of Schengen member states. This insurance should cover any expenses that may arise in connection with urgent medical attention, emergency hospital treatment, repatriation for medical reasons, or repatriation of remains.
For applicants seeking a visa for one or two entries, it is essential to demonstrate possession of travel medical insurance that covers the entire duration of their stay in the Schengen area.
For those applying for a visa for multiple entries, it is necessary to prove possession of travel medical insurance that covers the period of their first intended visit. It is important to note that the insurance should only cover the actual stay and not the validity of the visa. However, in the case of multiple entry visas, insurance must be obtained for each trip to the Schengen area. Failure to provide proof of insurance at the border may result in denial of entry into the Schengen area countries. We recommend obtaining insurance coverage for a few extra days beyond the intended stay to account for potential flight delays or similar circumstances.
Please ensure that your insurance coverage letter meets all the requirements and clearly displays all the necessary information. Full policies will not be reviewed.
Please be aware that the insurance coverage letter is a mandatory document. Failure to provide the required medical insurance document will result in the rejection of the visa application.
Please note that holders of diplomatic passports are exempt from this requirement.
In the case of a minor (under 18) traveling without parents or with only one parent, it is necessary to submit additional documents based on the purpose of the visit, as outlined above. These documents include:
– Birth certificate
– If traveling alone: consent of both parents or legal guardian (notarized)
– If traveling with one parent or legal guardian only: consent of the other parental authority (notarized)
– If traveling alone or with one parent or legal guardian only: original passports of both parents
– If the single parent with whom the minor is traveling holds sole paternal authority: documentation proving their exclusive parental authority, such as the birth certificate of the minor (indicating only one parent), certificate of divorce, or custody agreement.
Please ensure that you include a recent color photograph of yourself, taken within the last six months, adhering to the following specifications:
- Background: The photograph should be taken against a plain light background, preferably white or off-white. This will ensure that your features are clearly distinguishable and stand out against the background.
- Clarity: The photograph must be of high quality, with your face in sharp focus. This will enable us to accurately verify your identity.
- Facial expression: Please maintain a non-smiling expression in the photograph. Additionally, avoid wearing sunglasses, hats, caps, or any head covering, unless it is worn due to religious beliefs or ethnic background.
- Printing: The photograph should be printed on regular photographic paper, as obtained from a camera print. This will ensure that the image is clear and of suitable quality.
- Attachment: Please securely attach (glue) the photograph to the Visa Application Form.
In the event that the submitted photographs fail to meet these requirements, the visa application will be considered incomplete. In such cases, the applicant will be requested to obtain new photographs from the photo booth available at the visa application center.
In order to obtain a Schengen visa for Slovenia, it is necessary for every customer to provide a signed printout of the online Schengen visa application form (VAF). To ensure a smooth process, customers must follow these steps:
- Begin by duly completing and printing the online Schengen visa application form, ensuring that the information matches the details on their passport.
- Click on the Schengen Visa Application form link provided, which will open the form in PDF format.
- Once the form is completed, select “File” on the Menu bar and choose the “Print” option.
- Once the form is completed, select “File” on the Menu bar and choose the “Print” option. Confirm the printing process to obtain a hard copy of the application form.
- After printing the online Schengen visa application form, the customer should proceed to the remaining steps.
- Sign the completed visa application form in the designated places, specifically at number 37 and right under the disclaimer at the end of the VAF.
- On the day of the appointment, the customer must bring the signed visa application form along with all the necessary supporting documents.
By following these instructions, customers can ensure that their visa application process for Slovenia proceeds smoothly and efficiently.
Applicants are welcome to submit their Schengen visa applications up to six months prior to their intended travel date to the Schengen Area. It is important to note that the minimum processing time for a visa application is 15 calendar days. Therefore, it is strongly advised that applicants allow ample time between their appointment date and travel date to ensure the Mission has sufficient time to process their application. However, it is important to understand that delays may occur, and there are no guarantees regarding the return date of the visa application.
For certain nationalities, the visa application may require consultation from other Schengen countries. In such cases, the minimum processing time may be extended up to a maximum of 45 calendar days. This is particularly true when further scrutiny of the application is necessary. To avoid any delays in the visa application process, it is crucial that the application is complete, and all submitted documents adhere to the Mission’s requirements. Please refer to the “Documents Required” section for specific visa categories.
Applicants should also be mindful that during peak seasons, such as Easter, summer holidays (July and August), and Christmas, appointment slots fill up rapidly. So, it is essential to secure an appointment well in advance.
Additionally, applicants must take into account that closures and holidays of Mission may further extend the processing time of visa applications.
Therefore, all applicants need to take the following steps to ensure a smooth and efficient visa application process:
- Promptly schedule an appointment as soon as travel plans are confirmed. This will help avoid any last-minute rush and ensure ample time for the necessary preparations.
- Thoroughly review and double-check all visa application documentation to ensure it meets the specific requirements set forth by the Mission. This attention to detail will help prevent any unnecessary delays or complications.
- Allow for sufficient processing time, taking into account any potential delays that may arise during the visa application process. By allowing for extra time, applicants can minimize any unforeseen setbacks and ensure a timely outcome.
For applicants submitting their visa application in Manchester or Edinburgh, it is important to note that an additional two days should be factored into the minimum processing time.
It is important to understand that the Mission reserves the right to request additional information or documents, as well as invite applicants for an interview, as part of the visa application process. While these requests may cause some delays, it is the responsibility of the applicants to comply and provide the necessary information promptly.
In order to begin your visa application process, we respectfully request that you complete the enclosed sample form (available in either PDF or Word format) in its entirety. If at any point you are unsure about any of the information required, please leave it blank. Once the form is complete, please submit it to us, along with a copy of your passport and BRP card/UK residency documentation, as well as any past Schengen visas that you may have previously obtained.
Please send the required documents via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Upon receipt of these documents, we will arrange a free consultation call to further discuss your application and take the necessary next steps. For any additional inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact us directly at +442035001580.
We place utmost importance on data privacy and protection, ensuring that all your personal information is handled, stored, and deleted in strict accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) policy. You can have complete peace of mind knowing that your data is safeguarded with the highest level of security measures.