Entry/Exit Requirements for U.S. Citizens
Slovenia is a party to the Schengen Agreement. This means that U.S. citizens may enter and remain in the Schengen Zone, including Slovenia, without a visa for up to 90 days for tourist or business purposes within a six-month period. To enter Slovenia, your passport must be valid for three months beyond your scheduled departure from the country; you may also be required to show that you have sufficient funds and a return airline ticket out of the Schengen Zone. For additional details about travel into and within Schengen countries, please see our Schengen fact sheet.
If you want to remain in Slovenia longer than 90 days within a six month period, you will need to either apply for a visa prior to entering the Schengen Zone or apply for temporary residency prior to entering Slovenia. The temporary residency permit will be issued to the applicant at the Slovene Embassy at which the application was submitted. The process of applying for residency can be quite time consuming and among other documentation requirements, U.S. citizens must submit a FBI criminal records certificate that has been apostilled by the Department of State’s Office of Authentications. Please see the U.S. Embassy’s website for details on obtaining a residence permit and criminal records check. Individuals who remain in Slovenia and the Schengen Zone beyond 90 days without a residency permit may face fines, deportation, and/or criminal charges.