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LONG-STAY VISA – VISA D TYPE

- Application for national Visa »D«

Consular fee for a long-stay visa is EUR 77 and is paid in EUR cash. Visa applications must be submitted at the Embassy in person.

Article 19 of the Aliens Act of the Republic of Slovenia states that a foreigner who meets the legal conditions and intends to stay in Slovenia for more than 90 days in the next 180-day period may be issued a long-stay visa (visa D type) valid for up to 1 year. Article 20 of the same act specifies that a long-stay visa may be issued to:

1. A close family member of a Slovenian or EU citizen who wishes to enter the country with the intention of family reunification (if the foreigner requires a visa to enter the Schengen area) and a close family member or registered partner or partner of a Slovenian or EU citizen in a long-term domestic community (at least 2 years).

Required documents:
• Filled in application for a long-stay visa;
• Colour photograph (3.5 x 4.5 cm, face should cover 70–80% of the surface area);
• Proof of marriage (marriage certificate) or proof of civil partnership (a statement by both partners that they have lived together for at least two years, which must be duly notarised and signed by two witnesses or a document confirming the civil partnership in accordance with the local law);
• Legalised certificate of no criminal record, which may not be older than 3 months (required for a subsequent residence permit application in Slovenia);
• Proof of sufficient means of subsistence (the amount of the minimum income in the Republic of Slovenia on a monthly basis), unless the principle of free movement is applied according to Directive 2004/38/EC (family reunification with a citizen of an EU Member State who is residing in Slovenia);
• Travel medical insurance policy covering the entire period of the foreigner's intended stay in Slovenia. The minimum coverage is EUR 30,000;
• Copy of Russian internal passport.

2. Diplomats and administrative or technical staff and their family members as defined under Article 47 of the Aliens Act who are travelling to Slovenia to take up a post at a diplomatic mission or consulate of a foreign country or international organization in the Republic of Slovenia or will be employed as personal staff of diplomats, e.g. baby sitters and cooks (the intended stay will be longer than 90 days in the following 180-day period). The personal staff of diplomats who are holders of ordinary passports may be issued a long-stay visa, which allows them to apply for residence permit in Slovenia (in this case, work permit is not required).

Required documents:
• Filled in application for a long-stay visa;
• Colour photograph (3.5 x 4.5 cm, face should cover 70–80% of the surface area);
• A diplomatic note from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the sending state listing the information about the diplomat or administrative and technical staff and their family members who will reside in Slovenia and are holders of diplomatic or service passports.
For personal staff:
• Legalised certificate of no criminal record;
• Guarantee that the diplomat will secure sufficient financial means to the personal staff and the information regarding the term of employment (the amount of the minimum income in the Republic of Slovenia on a monthly basis);
• Copy of Russian internal passport.

3. Foreigners attending courses or other similar forms of education or training (e.g. student exchange programmes, language courses and summer schools) for a period from 90 days to a maximum of one year. For courses shorter than 3 months, long-stay visa may not be issued. The courses or other similar forms education or training must consist of at least 20 hours a month.

Required documents:
• Filled in application for a long-stay visa;
• Colour photograph (3.5 x 4.5 cm, face should cover 70–80% of the surface area);
• Proof of enrolment;
• Proof of payment of enrolment fees where appropriate;
• Proof of scholarship or proof of sufficient means of subsistence (the amount of the minimum income in the Republic of Slovenia on a monthly basis);
• Travel medical insurance policy covering the entire period of the foreigner's intended stay in Slovenia. The minimum coverage is EUR 30,000.
• Copy of Russian internal passport;
• Proof of accommodation for the entire duration of a course (this does not apply to students planning to participate in student exchange programmes at Slovenian universities).

4. Economists and business people in case of economic interest of the Republic of Slovenia demonstrated by the opinion of the Slovenian ministry responsible for economy.

Required documents:
• Filled in application for a long-stay visa;
• Colour photograph (3.5 x 4.5 cm, face should cover 70–80% of the surface area);
• Written opinion of the Slovenian ministry responsible for economy;
• Proof of employment and proof of status of the foreigner in a foreign company;
• Proof of sufficient  means of subsistence (the amount of minimum income in the Republic of Slovenia on a monthly basis);
• Travel medical insurance policy covering the entire period of the foreigner's intended stay in Slovenia. The minimum coverage is EUR 30,000;
• Copy of Russian internal passport.

5. Foreign students and employees in higher education in case of interest of the Republic of Slovenia in the area of higher education and science demonstrated by the opinion of competent Slovenian ministry.

Required documents:
• Filled in application for a long-stay visa;
• Colour photograph (3.5 x 4.5 cm, face should cover 70–80% of the surface area);
• Written opinion of the Slovenian ministry responsible for higher education;
• Proof of the applicant's registration in the ministry's records in Slovenia;
• Proof of scholarship offered by the Republic of Slovenia or proof of sufficient means of subsistence (the amount of minimum income in the Republic of Slovenia on a monthly basis);
• Legalised certificate of no criminal record, which may not be older than 3 months (required for a subsequent residence permit application in Slovenia);
• Travel medical insurance policy covering the entire period of the foreigner's intended stay in Slovenia. The minimum coverage is EUR 30,000;
• Copy of Russian internal passport.

6. Sports trainers, professional athletes or private sports operators intending to sign an employment contract or work contract with a club or sports organization headquartered in the Republic of Slovenia.

Required documents:
• Filled in application for a long-stay visa;
• Colour photograph (3.5 x 4.5 cm, face should cover 70–80% of the surface area);
• Contract with a club or a sports organization in Slovenia for which the foreigner will work or train (training contract, employment or work contract);
• Certificate issued by a relevant sports organization in the home country confirming that the foreigner is a professional athlete or sports trainer;
• Legalised certificate of no criminal record, which may not be older than 3 months (required for a subsequent residence permit application in Slovenia);
• Proof of sufficient  means of subsistence (the amount of minimum income in the Republic of Slovenia on a monthly basis);
• Travel medical insurance policy covering the entire period of the foreigner's intended stay in Slovenia. The minimum coverage is EUR 30,000;
• Copy of Russian internal passport.

7.  Foreign media reporters or correspondents.

Required documents:
• Filled in application for a long-stay visa;
• Colour photograph (3.5 x 4.5 cm, face should cover 70–80% of the surface area);
• Certificate issued by the media company in the country of origin confirming that the foreigner is assigned to the Republic of Slovenia;
• Valid press card;
• Legalised certificate of no criminal record, which may not be older than 3 months (required for a subsequent residence permit application in Slovenia);
• Proof of sufficient  means of subsistence (the amount of minimum income in the Republic of Slovenia on a monthly basis);
• Travel medical insurance policy covering the entire period of the foreigner's intended stay in Slovenia. The minimum coverage is EUR 30,000;
• Copy of Russian internal passport.

8. Priests and other clerical professionals within a registered religious community and foreigners organizing or leading charitable and humanitarian activities within a recognised humanitarian organization or a registered religious community.

Required documents:
• Filled in application for a long-stay visa;
• Colour photograph (3.5 x 4.5 cm, face should cover 70–80% of the surface area);
• Certificate issued by a relevant religious institution/humanitarian organization in the country of origin regarding the foreigner's assignment in Slovenia (stating the date of arrival to and duration of stay in the Republic of Slovenia);
• Certificate issued by a competent religious institution/humanitarian organization in the Republic of Slovenia regarding the foreigner's arrival, duration of stay and type of activity in Slovenia;
• Legalised certificate of no criminal record, which may not be older than 3 months (required for a subsequent residence permit application in Slovenia);
• Proof of sufficient  means of subsistence (the amount of minimum income in the Republic of Slovenia on a monthly basis);
• Travel medical insurance policy covering the entire period of the foreigner's intended stay in Slovenia. The minimum coverage is EUR 30,000;
• Copy of Russian internal passport.

*Please note that passports may only be returned directly to the foreign nationals who have applied for long-stay visa.