U.S. Visas

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U.S. Visa: Reciprocity and Civil Documents by Country

Slovenia

Slovenia
Republic of Slovenia

Reciprocity Schedule

Select a visa category below to find the visa issuance fee, number of entries, and validity period for visas issued to applicants from this country*/area of authority.

Explanation of Terms

Visa Classification: The type of nonimmigrant visa you are applying for.

Fee: The reciprocity fee, also known as the visa issuance fee, you must pay. This fee is in addition to the nonimmigrant visa application fee (MRV fee).

Number of Entries: The number of times you may seek entry into the United States with that visa. "M" means multiple times. If there is a number, such as "One", you may apply for entry one time with that visa.

Validity Period: This generally means the visa is valid, or can be used, from the date it is issued until the date it expires, for travel with that visa. If your Validity Period is 60 months, your visa will be valid for 60 months from the date it is issued.

Visa Classifications

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V
Visa
Classification
Fee Number
of Entries
Validity
Period
A-1 None Multiple 60 Months
A-2 None Multiple 60 Months
A-3 1 None Multiple 24 Months
B-1 None Multiple 120 Months
B-2 None Multiple 120 Months
B-1/B-2 None Multiple 120 Months
C-1 None Multiple 120 Months
C-1/D None Multiple 120 Months
C-2 None Multiple 12 Months
C-3 None Multiple 48 Months
CW-1 11 None Multiple 12 Months
CW-2 11 None Multiple 12 Months
D None Multiple 120 Months
E-1 2 None Multiple 60 Months
E-2 2 None Multiple 60 Months
E-2C 12 None Multiple 24 Months
F-1 None Multiple 60 Months
F-2 None Multiple 60 Months
G-1 None Multiple 60 Months
G-2 None Multiple 60 Months
G-3 None Multiple 60 Months
G-4 None Multiple 60 Months
G-5 1 None Multiple 24 Months
H-1B None Multiple 60 Months 3
H-1C None Multiple 60 Months 3
H-2A None Multiple 60 Months 3
H-2B None Multiple 60 Months 3
H-2R None Multiple 60 Months 3
H-3 None Multiple 60 Months 3
H-4 None Multiple 60 Months 3
I None Multiple 60 Months
J-1 4 None Multiple 60 Months
J-2 4 None Multiple 60 Months
K-1 None One 6 Months
K-2 None One 6 Months
K-3 None Multiple 24 Months
K-4 None Multiple 24 Months
L-1 None Multiple 60 Months
L-2 None Multiple 60 Months
M-1 None Multiple 60 Months
M-2 None Multiple 60 Months
N-8 None Multiple 60 Months
N-9 None Multiple 60 Months
NATO 1-6 10 None Multiple 60 Months
NATO-7 1 None Multiple 24 Months
O-1 None Multiple 60 Months 3
O-2 None Multiple 60 Months 3
O-3 None Multiple 60 Months 3
P-1 None Multiple 60 Months 3
P-2 None Multiple 60 Months 3
P-3 None Multiple 60 Months 3
P-4 None Multiple 60 Months 3
Q-1 6 None Multiple 15 Months 3
R-1 None Multiple 60 Months
R-2 None Multiple 60 Months
S-5 7 None One 1 Month
S-6 7 None One 1 Month
S-7 7 None One 1 Month
T-1 9 N/A N/A N/A
T-2 None One 6 Months
T-3 None One 6 Months
T-4 None One 6 Months
T-5 None One 6 Months
T-6 None One 6 Months
TD 5 N/A N/A N/A
U-1 None Multiple 48 Months
U-2 None Multiple 48 Months
U-3 None Multiple 48 Months
U-4 None Multiple 48 Months
U-5 None Multiple 48 Months
V-1 None Multiple 60 Months
V-2 None Multiple 60 Months 8
V-3 None Multiple 60 Months 8

Country Specific Footnotes

Although care has been taken to ensure the accuracy, completeness and reliability of the information provided, please contact the U.S. Embassy or Consulate where you plan to apply if you believe this information is in error or if you have further questions.

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Visa Category Footnotes

  1. The validity of A-3, G-5, and NATO 7 visas may not exceed the validity of the visa issued to the person who is employing the applicant. The "employer" would have one of the following visa classifications:

    • A-1
    • A-2
    • G-1 through G-4
    • NATO 1 through NATO 6

  2. An E-1 and E-2 visa may be issued only to a principal alien who is a national of a country having a treaty, or its equivalent, with the United States. E-1 and E-2 visas may not be issued to a principal alien if he/she is a stateless resident. The spouse and children of an E-1 or E-2 principal alien are accorded derivative E-1 or E-2 status following the reciprocity schedule, including any reciprocity fees, of the principle alien’s country of nationality.  

    Example: John Doe is a national of the country of Z that has an E-1/E-2 treaty with the U.S. His wife and child are nationals of the country of Y which has no treaty with the U.S. The wife and child would, therefore, be entitled to derivative status and receive the same reciprocity as Mr. Doe, the principal visa holder.  

  3. The validity of H-1 through H-3, O-1 and O-2, P-1 through P-3, and Q visas may not exceed the period of validity of the approved petition or the number of months shown, whichever is less.

    Under 8 CFR §214.2, H-2A and H-2B petitions may generally only be approved for nationals of countries that the Secretary of Homeland Security has designated as participating countries. The current list of eligible countries is available on USCIS's website for both H-2A and H-2B visas. Nationals of countries not on this list may be the beneficiary of an approved H-2A or H2-B petition in limited circumstances at the discretion of the Department of Homeland Security if specifically named on the petition.  

    Derivative H-4, L-2, O-3, and P-4 visas, issued to accompanying or following-to-join spouses and children, may not exceed the validity of the visa issued to the principal alien.

  4. There is no reciprocity fee for the issuance of a J visa if the alien is a United States Government grantee or a participant in an exchange program sponsored by the United States Government.

    Also, there is no reciprocity fee for visa issuance to an accompanying or following-to-join spouse or child (J-2) of an exchange visitor grantee or participant.

    In addition, an applicant is eligible for an exemption from the MRV fee if he or she is participating in a State Department, USAID, or other federally funded educational and cultural exchange program (program serial numbers G-1, G-2, G-3 and G-7).

    However, all other applicants with U.S. Government sponsorships, including other J-visa applicants, are subject to the MRV processing fee.

  5. Under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), Canadian and Mexican nationals coming to engage in certain types of professional employment in the United States may be admitted in a special nonimmigrant category known as the "trade NAFTA" or "TN" category. Their dependents (spouse and children) accompanying or following to join them may be admitted in the "trade dependent" or "TD" category whether or not they possess Canadian or Mexican nationality. Except as noted below, the number of entries, fees and validity for non-Canadian or non-Mexican family members of a TN status holder seeking TD visas should be based on the reciprocity schedule of the TN principal alien.

    Canadian Nationals

    Since Canadian nationals generally are exempt from visa requirement, a Canadian "TN' or "TD" alien does not require a visa to enter the United States. However, the non-Canadian national dependent of a Canadian "TN", unless otherwise exempt from the visa requirement, must obtain a "TD" visa before attempting to enter the United States. The standard reciprocity fee and validity period for all non-Canadian "TD"s is no fee, issued for multiple entries for a period of 36 months, or for the duration of the principal alien's visa and/or authorized period of stay, whichever is less. See 'NOTE' under Canadian reciprocity schedule regarding applicants of Iranian, Iraqi or Libyan nationality.

    Mexican Nationals

    Mexican nationals are not visa-exempt. Therefore, all Mexican "TN"s and both Mexican and non-Mexican national "TD"s accompanying or following to join them who are not otherwise exempt from the visa requirement (e.g., the Canadian spouse of a Mexican national "TN") must obtain nonimmigrant visas.

    Applicants of Iranian, Iraqi or Libyan nationality, who have a permanent resident or refugee status in Canada/Mexico, may not be accorded Canadian/Mexican reciprocity, even when applying in Canada/Mexico. The reciprocity fee and period for "TD" applicants from Libya is $10.00 for one entry over a period of 3 months. The Iranian and Iraqi "TD" is no fee with one entry over a period of 3 months.

  6. Q-2 (principal) and Q-3 (dependent) visa categories are in existence as a result of the 'Irish Peace Process Cultural and Training Program Act of 1998'. However, because the Department anticipates that virtually all applicants for this special program will be either Irish or U.K. nationals, the Q-2 and Q-3 categories have been placed only in the reciprocity schedules for those two countries. Q-2 and Q-3 visas are available only at the Embassy in Dublin and the Consulate General in Belfast.

  7. No S visa may be issued without first obtaining the Department's authorization.

  8. V-2 and V-3 status is limited to persons who have not yet attained their 21st birthday. Accordingly, the period of validity of a V-2 or V-3 visa must be limited to expire on or before the applicant's twenty-first birthday.

  9. Posts may not issue a T-1 visa. A T-1 applicant must be physically present in the United States, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands or a U.S. port of entry, where he/she will apply for an adjustment of status to that of a T-1. The following dependents of a T-1 visa holder, however, may be issued a T visa at a U.S. consular office abroad:

    • T-2 (spouse)
    • T-3 (child)
    • T-4 (parent)
  10. The validity of NATO-5 visas may not exceed the period of validity of the employment contract or 12 months, whichever is less.

  11. The validity of CW-1 and CW-2 visas shall not exceed the maximum initial period of admission allowed by DHS (12 months) or the duration of the transition period ending December 31, 2014, whichever is shortest.

  12. The validity of E-2C visas shall not exceed the maximum initial period of admission allowed by DHS (24 months) or the duration of the transition period ending December 31, 2014, whichever is shortest.

 

 

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General Documents

There is no general document information

Birth, Death, Burial Certificates

Birth Certificates

Available

Fees: The first certificate of birth is free, but subsequent copies require payment of a small fee.

Document Name: Izpisek iz matičnega registra o rojstvu

Issuing Authority: Administrative Unit (Upravna Enota) office in the country

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: round seal/violet or blue color/coat-of-arms in the middle and name of issuing authority in the inner circle

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: The Civil Registrar (Matičar)

Registration Criteria: Births in Slovenia are entered in the register. Births abroad to at least one Slovene citizen parent-child acquires Slovene citizenship and birth is entered in the register in Slovenia.

Procedure for Obtaining: Applicants and their authorized representatives may apply for all certificates in person or by mail, or online, if no fee is required. Individuals may also request the international version of the certificate which can be issued according to the Vienna Convention dated 8 September 1976 or acc. to the Paris Convention dated 27 September 1956 (issued in Slovene, English and eight/six other languages).

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are not available. Duplicates are issued.

Exceptions: None

Comments: Birth Certificate can be issued in Slovene and Italian or Hungarian language if the Italian or Hungarian minority lives in the area.

 

Death Certificates

Available

Fees: The first certificate of death is free, but subsequent copies require payment of a small fee.

Document Name: Izpisek iz matičnega registra o smrti

Issuing Authority:  Administrative Unit (Upravna Enota) office in the country

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Round seal/blue or violet color/ coat-of-arms in the middle and name of issuing authority in the inner circle

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: The Civil Registrar (Matičar)

Registration Criteria: Death in Slovenia and abroad is entered in the register in Slovenia.

Procedure for Obtaining: Applicants and their authorized representatives may apply for all certificates in person or by mail, or online, if no fee is required. Individuals may also request the international version of the certificate which can be issued according to the Vienna Convention dated 8 September 1976 or according to the Paris Convention dated 27 September 1956  (issued in Slovene, English and eight/six other languages.)

Certified Copies Available:  Certified copies are not available. Duplicates are issued.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents

Exceptions: None

Comments: Death Certificate can be issued in Slovene and Italian or Hungarian language if the Italian or Hungarian minority lives in the area.

Marriage, Divorce Certificates

Marriage Certificates

Available

Fees: The first certificate of marriage is free, but subsequent copies require payment of a small fee.

Document Name: Izpisek iz maticnega registra o sklenjeni zakonski zvezi

Issuing Authority: Administrative Unit (Upravna Enota) office in the country

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: round seal/blue or violet color/coat-of-arms in the middle and name of issuing authority in the middle

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: The Civil Registrar (Maticar)

Registration Criteria: Marriage in Slovenia and abroad is entered in the register in Slovenia

Procedure for Obtaining: Applicants and their authorized representatives may apply for all certificates in person or by mail, or online, if no fee is required. Individuals may also request the international version of the certificate which can be issued according to the Vienna Convention dated 8 September 1976 or according to the Paris Convention dated 27 September 1956is (issued in Slovene, English and eight/six other languages.)

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are not available; duplicates are issued

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents

Exceptions: None

Comments: Same sex partners can conclude a partner union not conjugal union. They have the same rights and obligations with exception of adoption and artificial insemination. Marriage Certificate can be issued in Slovene and Italian or Hungarian language if the Italian or Hungarian minority lives in the area.

 

Divorce Certificates

Available

Fees:  EUROS 0.20 per page

Document Name: Divorce Decree (Sodba o razvezi zakonske zveze)

Issuing Authority: Copies of divorce judgments are available from the Family Law Division of the District Court (Družinski oddelek okrožnega sodišca) which decided the case. Marriage is terminated only with a divorce decree issued by the court.

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: round seal with the coat-of-arms in the middle and the issuing authority within the inner circle/blue color

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Recording clerk (vpisničar)

Registration Criteria: There is no registration criteria

Procedure for Obtaining: Applicants must apply in person

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are available.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents

Exceptions: None

Comments: If divorce is not mutual one of the married partners must file a lawsuit with the court for divorce.

Identity Card

Available

Fees: EURO 12.46 for 3 year-validity, EURO 18.86 for 10 year-validity and permanent card, EURO 12.06 for 1 year-validity, EURO 14.26 for 5 year-validity

Document Name: National ID Card (Osebna izkaznica)

Issuing Authority: Administrative Unit (Upravna enota)

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: The identity card contains the applicant's photograph, date and place of birth, permanent address, personal identification number, registry number, and signature.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: There is no issuing authority personnel title

Registration Criteria: Citizenship

Procedure for Obtaining: Applicants must apply in person for an identity card at any Administrative Unit (Upravna Enota) office in the country. In emergency cases, such as an urgent business trip, personal medical treatment, or the death or illness of a close relative, one can also apply for an identity card at the Ministry of Interior.

Certified Copies Available:  Certified copies are not available

Alternate Documents:  There are no alternate documents

Exceptions: Slovene Passport

Comments: While Slovenes are not required by law to carry the identity card, the cards are proof of citizenship and permanent residence, so most Slovenes have one. The National Identity Card enables travel to every EU country.

Police, Court, Prison Records

Police Certificates

Available

Fees: There are no fees

Document Name: Certificate of No Criminal Record (Potrdilo o nekaznovanosti)

Issuing Authority: Criminal Records Office (Kazenska evidenca) within the Ministry of Justice (Ministrstvo za Pravosodje) Zupančičeva 3, 1000 Ljubljana.

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: round seal with the coat-of-arms in the middle and the name of issuing authority within the inner circle/blue color

Issuing Authority Personnel Title:  Analyst (Analitik)

Registration Criteria: There is no registration criteria

Procedure for Obtaining: The application can be mailed, emailed or submitted in person with the security guard at the Justice Ministry

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are not available. A new certificate would be issued.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents.

Exceptions  None

Comments: Immigrant visa applicants should request this document along with certified English translations.

Note: Both the Certificate of No Criminal Record (Potrdilo o nekaznovanosti) and Certificate of No Current Penal Proceedings (Potrdilo da oseba ni v kazenskem postopku, see Court Records) are required for immigrant visa purposes.

 

Court Records

Available

Fees: There are no fees

Document Name: Certificate of No Current Penal Proceedings (Potrdilo da oseba ni v kazenskem postopku)

Issuing Authority: Issued by the County Court/District Court (Okrajno sodišce/Okrožno sodišče) with jurisdiction over their place of residence.

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: round seal wit coat-of-arms in the middle and name of issuing authority within the inner circle

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: District Court Judge/Female District Court Judge (Okrožni sodnik/Okrožna sodnica), County Court Judge/Female County Court Judge (Okrajni sodnik/Okrajna sodnica)

Registration Criteria:  There is no registration criteria

Procedure for Obtaining: Certificate of No Current Penal Proceedings can be obtained in the Criminal Office of each county or district court.

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are not available. A new certificate would be issued.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents

Exceptions:  None

Note: Both the Certificate of No Criminal Record (Potrdilo o nekaznovanosti, see Police Certificates) and Certificate of No Current Penal Proceedings (Potrdilo da oseba ni v kazenskem postopku) are required for immigrant visa purposes.

 

Prison Records

Available

Fees: There are no fees

Document Name: Certificate  (Potrdilo)

Issuing Authority:  Criminal Records Office (Kazenska evidence) within  the Ministry of Justice (Ministrstvo za pravosodje), Zupančičeva 3, 1000 Ljubljana

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: round seal with the coat-of-arms in the middle and the name of issuing authority within the inner circle-blue color

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Analyst/Clerk/ Senior Counsellor (analitik/ referent/ višji svetovalec)

Registration Criteria: There is no registration criteria

Procedure for Obtaining: A statement of the time spent in a criminal institution and the relevant charges can be obtained from the Criminal Records Office (Kazenska evidenca) within the Ministry of Justice (Ministrstvo za Pravosodje).

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are not available. A new certificate would be issued.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents

Exceptions: None

Comments: Evidence of imprisonment can be erased, e.g. 1-3 years of imprisonment can be erased after 5 years. Imprisonment above 15 years cannot be erased.

Military Records

Available

Fees: There are no fees

Document Name: Certificate of Military Service (Potrdilo o služenju vojaškega roka)

Issuing Authority: The branch office of the Department of Defense (Uprava za Obrambo) located in the applicant's municipality.

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: round seal with coat-of-arms in the middle and name of issuing authority in the inner circle/blue color

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Counsellor/Female Counsellor (Svetovalec/Svetovalka)

Registration Criteria: There is no registration criteria

Procedure for Obtaining: Applicants must apply in person.

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are not available. A new certificate would be issued.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents

Exceptions: None

Comments: Slovenia terminated the mandatory military service in 2003. The system has been replaced by a professional army.

Passports & Other Travel Documents

Types Available (Regular, Diplomatic, Official, etc.): Regular Passport/Diplomatic Passport/Official Passport (Potni list/Diplomatski potni list/Službeni potni list).

Fees: EURO 39.30 for 5-year validity passport, EURO 35.20 for 3-yar validit passport, EURO 46.10 for 10-year validity passport, EURO 3480 for 1-year validity passport. The same fees apply for diplomatic and official passports.

Document Name: Regular Passport/Diplomatic Passport/Official Passport (Potni list/Diplomatski potni list/Službeni potni list). Emergency Travel Document (ETD) can be issued for return only in case of loss/theft/destruction or other unavailability of an EU citizen’s passport. It can be obtained at another EU Country Consulate where there is no Slovene Embassy/Consulate in that country.

Issuing Government Authority: Administrative Unit (Upravna enota). If a citizen lives abroad and cannot come to Slovenia, a passport can be issued by the Slovene Consulate. Diplomatic and official passports are issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: Slovenia started to issue machine-readable passports with digital photos and dark red covers on March 1, 2001.

In August 2006, Slovenia began issuing an e-passport with a chip that contains the biographic data as well as the digital image of the bearer. The biometric passports bear a red cover, but are distinguishable from non-biometric passports by the ICAO-mandated e-passport symbol on the front.

Slovenia also issues dual-language passports in both Hungarian and Italian to its citizens who are members of those ethnic minorities. The format and security features of these documents are identical to the non-dual-language versions, except that all text, including that on the cover, is written in both Slovene and the other language.

Slovenia began to issue a new additionally protected e-passport on 12 December 2016. Old passports remain valid until expiration date.  One of the new security features is an additional photograph of the passport bearer on page 3.

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: There is no issuing authority Personnel Title

Registration Criteria: There is no registration criteria

Procedure for Obtaining: Applicants have to apply in person. In emergency cases, such as urgent business trip, personal medical treatment, or the death or illness of a close relative, one can also apply for a passport at the Ministry of Interior.

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents

Exceptions: None

Comments: 1-year passport is issued if a person has lost two or more passports in five years. 3-year validity passports are issued for children under age of 3. 5-year validity passports are issued to persons between the ages 3-18. Diplomatic and official passports are issued for duration of one’s assignment but for 5 years maximum.

Other Documents Available: National ID for travel in the EU.

Other Records

Statement of Unmarried Status

Available

Fees: Payment of a small fee required.

Document Name: Certificate of Being Single ( Potrdilo o samskem stanu)

Issuing Authority: Administrative Unit (Upravna Enota) office in the country

Special Seal(s) / Color / Format: There is no special seal(s)/color/format

Issuing Authority Personnel Title: Registrar ( Matičar)

Registration Criteria: There is no registration criteria

Procedure for Obtaining: The civil registrar of any Administrative Unit will issue a certificate (Samski List) stating that the applicant is free to marry and that there are no legal impediments to the marriage.

Certified Copies Available: Certified copies are not available

Alternate Documents: There are no alternate documents

Exceptions: None

Comments: None

Visa Issuing Posts

Post Title: U.S. Embassy Ljubljana, Slovenia

Address:

Prešernova 31, 1000 Ljubljana
 

Phone Number:  +386 (1) 2005500

Email: USEmbassyLjubljana@state.gov

Comments / Additional Information: Residents of Slovenia may also apply for NIVs in Zagreb, if physically present in Croatia.

Visa Services

Nonimmigrant and Immigrant visas for all of Slovenia. 

 

 

Additional Information for Reciprocity

Although care has been taken to ensure the accuracy, completeness and reliability of the information provided, please contact the U.S. Embassy or Consulate where you plan to apply if you believe this information is in error or if you have further questions.