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Misleading advertisement on citizenship or residence permit acquisition

Embassy would like to inform all foreign citizens that several advertisements for schemes that enable the acquisition of Slovenian citizenship/passport or residence permit were noticed. Such advertisements and websites are usually misleading, as there are no special schemes specified by Slovenian legislation at the moment.

All foreigners are advised to check the information they obtain from various consulting agencies and lawyers at the Embassy: consular-beijing.mzz(at)gov.si or on the following websites:
- https://infotujci.si/en/third-country-nationals/
- https://www.gov.si/en/policies/state-and-society/immigration-to-slovenia/
- https://www.policija.si/eng/areas-of-work/border-matters-and-foreigners/conditions-of-entry-and-residence-of-aliens


On 2 February 2020 amendements to the visa code regulation which will improve conditions for legitimate travellers came into force. Read more >>>



Applicants should make an appointment by sending e-mail to:

E-mail: consular-beijing.mzz(at)gov.si


Short-stay visa allows the holder to stay in the Schengen area no more than 90 days in the last 180 days.

Since 6 February 2017 Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Beijing cooperates with the outsourcing partner VFS Global which, under Embassy supervision, manages 15 Visa Application Centres on the territory of People's Republic of China where applications for Schengen visa can be lodged. More info at: http://www.vfsglobal.cn/Slovenia/China/English/index.html

From 12 October 2015 all applicants applying for a Schengen visa must submit biometric data - ten fingerprints and a photo.

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Schengen visa with notice "ADS-TURIZEM" enables members of the tourist group to travel throughout the Schengen area. Tourist group should consist of five or more members, the validity of the visa is limited to a maximum of 30 days.

Submission of visa applications
Chinese citizens who wish to travel as a member of the ADS group have to apply for visa through designate travel agencies in China which have been authorised by the China National Tourism Administration (CNTA) to operate outbound travel of Chinese citizens to the EU Member States.

Special features of the procedure for issuing visas by the special ADS rules:
1. The travel document of a group member who decides not to travel with the group, has to be submitted to the Embassy before departure of the group.
2. If planned itinerary changes between the day of submission of visa applications and the time of departure of tourist groups, the travel agency must immediately inform the embassy.
3. All group members must travel in a group and must stay in the same hotel.
4. Any changes to the itinerary while traveling have to be communicated to the Embassy within 24 hours.
5. After the return of the group to China, the representative of the agency must present at the Embassy airline tickets and travel documents of the group members.

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A Long-stay visa "D visa" with a maximum validity of 1 year can be issued to an alien who meets the legal requirements and intends to stay in Slovenia for more than 90 days.The Aliens Act of the Republic of Slovenia in Article 20 regulates in which cases D visa can be issued.

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An alien who wishes to enter and reside in Republic of Slovenia, for reasons other than those possible on the basis of a visa, must obtain a residence permit. The first residence permit in Slovenia may only be issued as a temporary residence permit.

The application for a permit should be submitted by an alien at a diplomatic mission or consular post of the Republic of Slovenia abroad, which will then send it to the competent administrative unit in the Republic of Slovenia. An application for a residence permit may also be submitted at the administrative unit by another natural or legal person in Slovenia in the cases stipulated by the Aliens Act.

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Foreigners that stay or reside in Slovenia have a duty and responsibility to report their address of residence to the competent authority in Slovenia. 

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