How to apply for a Slovenia Work Permit

A work permit in Slovenia is issued by the Employment Office of the Republic of Slovenia.

Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to apply for one.

Applying for a work permit in Slovenia can be a trying process.

If you’re planning to work in Slovenia, it’s essential to know that your employer will need to get a work permit for you.

To do so, they must first be registered with the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs Department of Employment and receive approval from the Employment Agency.

Once this is done, they can issue work permits for their employees.

Suppose your employer isn’t registered with the Ministry or doesn’t have an approved employment agency license (which requires a minimum number of hours worked each week).

In that case, it might not be able to issue a valid work permit for you until further notice—and even then, there may still be restrictions on what kind of job positions are available in certain areas due to political reasons and local regulations regarding foreign workers’ rights within Slovenia’s labour market.

Proof of Funds

You first need to prove that you have enough money to support yourself in Slovenia.

This can be done by showing a bank statement or an official letter from your employer confirming your salary and how much of it has been paid into a bank account.

If this is not possible, then consider using another source of funds, such as:

  • Assets (such as property) that are owned by yourself
  • Savings account with more than €5,000 in them.

Employment Contract

You must be able to produce a signed employment contract. This can be in either Slovenian or English, but you must sign it yourself.

The contract should be signed by both parties and contains details about your job duties and compensation package.

The employer will also need to prove that they are registered as an employer in Slovenia (such as pay slips).

If you want to apply for a work permit on behalf of another person, such as your spouse or parent who is not yet working in Slovenia, then this person needs their employment contract with their company name printed on it too!

Copy of Passport

Also, for the other documents, you must have a copy of your passport.

It must be valid for at least 90 days after the end of the work permit, and it must be issued by a country that is a member of the EU, EEA, or Switzerland.

The passport must have at least two blank pages (1 page for your photo).

If it doesn’t have any blank pages, you won’t be able to apply for this type of visa until they are obtained.

The passport should be in its original language and stamped with an official seal/stamp from Slovenia’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA).

Travel Insurance

Travel insurance is required.

You must buy travel insurance before leaving your country of origin and have it valid for your stay in Slovenia.

This includes medical coverage, repatriation, cancellation, and loss of documents.

If you’re unsure about which sort of insurance to get or how much it costs when travelling overseas—or if you’ve never used an online travel agent before—it’s a good idea to check out our guide on how to find cheap European health care abroad.

Non-EU Passport Holders Only

You must submit a visa application if you are from a country outside the EU.

The Embassy or Consulate will ask for your passport and other documents to verify your identity and citizenship.

You may be required to pay an application fee now. You must also submit a photo ID (passport or driver’s license).

Visa Application Fees

The fee for a work visa application varies depending on your nationality. Please note that the fees are payable in cash and not online.

The Last Word

Now that you’ve all the information you need to apply for a work permit in Slovenia, it’s time to start.

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