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Third-country nationals

Registration of residence

Residence registration is the registration of your place of residence on Slovenian territory and is mandatory for all residents.
You must register your temporary residence in Slovenia as follows:

  • If you have been served a document showing the legality of your temporary residence (residence permit, visa, residence certificate), register your residence at the administrative unit where you reside within eight days of entering Slovenia or receiving the document;
  • If you do not need a residence permit or a visa to enter Slovenia, register your residence at the nearest police station within three days of entering Slovenia.

If you are staying with an accommodation provider or in another accommodation facility (e.g. student dormitory, hotel etc.), your application will be arranged by the accommodation provider; otherwise arrange it personally or it will be arranged by the owner of the
accommodation.

What documents do you need to submit when registering your residence?

When registering a temporary residence, you must submit a valid identity card or passport, proof of the legality of your temporary residence in Slovenia (if you have it) and proof that you have the right to reside at the address you are registering (a statement of ownership or co-ownership, a lease or sublet contract, consent of the owner, one co-owner or an accommodation provider – the owner’s consent does not need to be certified).

The registration of a temporary residence is valid for a maximum of two years or for the period of permitted stay if this is less than two years. You or your accommodation provider must register your temporary residence again before its termination if you plan to continue to reside temporarily at the address after the expiry of the deadline.

If you obtain a permanent residence permit in Slovenia, you must also register your permanent residence at the administrative unit of the area where you reside.

For example: you entered Slovenia with a valid identity card or passport, and you stayed with friends. Within three days of entering Slovenia and settling, you contacted the nearest police station and registered your residence. Subsequently, you obtained a temporary residence permit, and therefore you must arrange registration of temporary residence within 8 days of the delivery of the permit at the administrative unit of the area where you reside.