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Third-country nationals

Long-term resident

The term "long-term resident" refers to a permit for permanent residence of a foreigner which was issued after five years of legal residence in Slovenia.

If you obtained a permanent residence permit before fulfilling the condition of five years’ continuous legal residence in Slovenia, you may obtain the status of a long-term resident only after five years of residence in Slovenia.

Persons granted international protection may also acquire the status of a long-term resident:

  • half of the time spent in Slovenia as an applicant for international protection is also included in the period of five years. If the period of residence has exceeded 18 months, the whole period is included in the period of continuous five-year legal residence;
  • if you have already acquired a long-term resident status as a person with international protection in another EU country and still have it, and at the same time you have legally resided in Slovenia continuously for the last five years.