Veleposlaništvo RS Priština /Consular information /Long stay, national visa D and residence permit /


Important information about the consular services offered by the Consular section of the Slovenian Embassy in Pristina, Kosovo (from 1 June 2020)


National, long-stay visas D and residence permits stay in the competence of Slovenian national law. Applications must be submitted to the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia.

A long-stay visa (type D) is issued to a third-country national who intends to obtain a residence permit in the Republic of Slovenia to reunite his/her family. Long-stay visa is issued for a period from three months to one year.

A third-country national who is a national of a country with which Slovenia has established a non-visa regime, or when he/she is in possession of a valid passport and a residence permit issued by another Schengen State, does not need a long-stay visa to enter Slovenia.

Documents required for a visa D:
- completed application for a national visa type D, available here:
- valid passport and a copy of the biometric data page;
- photo size 45 mm x 35 mm (intact, clear and good quality);
- travel medical insurance (which covers medical costs and repatriation to a sum of at least 30.000 Euro for the whole period of visa validity);
- payment of consular fee of 77 EUR, except if the applicant is a close family member of a Slovenian or EU citizen;
- additional specific documents proving the purpose of long-term stay.

Additional obligatory documentation for the D visa on the grounds of family reunification:
- proof of marriage (extract from the Slovenian marriage registry) or evidence of a consensual union (statement of partners that they live together for at least two years, certified by a notary at the competent authority abroad and with the signatures of two witnesses, and documents, which according to local laws prove the consensual union);
- a certified and officially translated certificate of non-criminal record, which cannot be older than 3 months;
- proof of sufficient means of subsistence (revenue of at least the minimum income in Slovenia, which is 261,56 EUR monthly per person).

In the procedure for visa D, simultaneous interviews are carried out with the applicant (at the embassy) and the spouse/partner in Slovenia (at the administrative unit). This is done in order to determine possibility of a fictive marriage.


The Aliens Act stipulates that aliens who wish to stay in the Republic of Slovenia for a longer period of time which is possible on the basis of a visa, or who wish to enter and stay in the Republic of Slovenia for reasons other than those possible on the basis of a visa, must have a residence permit. A residence permit is a permit to enter and reside in the Republic of Slovenia for a definite period of time and for a specific purpose, or to reside in the country for an indefinite period of time.

The application for a temporary residence permit is submitted to the diplomatic-consular mission of the Republic of Slovenia abroad or to the competent authority of the Republic of Slovenia if the law provides so. The application for a permanent residence permit is submitted to the administrative unit in the area of residence of an alien.

The application for residence must be accompanied by evidence of fulfilment of the following conditions: a valid passport whose expiry date exceeds by at least three months the intended period of stay in the Republic of Slovenia, an appropriate health insurance and sufficient means of subsistence during the stay in the country or the subsistence must be otherwise guaranteed.

In order to be granted a temporary residence permit, aliens must also have a legitimate purpose for their residence the Republic of Slovenia. Such legally stipulated purposes are:
• employment or work;
• studies, education, specialization or professional training and acquisition of practical skills, participation in international volunteer exchange programs and other programs which do not fall under the system of formal education;
• family reunion;
• long-term resident status in another EU member state;
• Slovenian origin to the third generation in direct descent,
• other legitimate reasons defined by law, international acts or international principles and customs.

For further instructions regarding residence permit, please contact the Embassy:
- Telephone: +381 38 246 255 (Monday – Thursday from 13.00 to 15.00)
- official e-mail: consular.pristina(at)