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///Extending or issuing a subsequent temporary residence permit on the grounds of receiving unemployment benefit to a foreigner with a valid temporary residence permit in Slovenia
Extending or issuing a subsequent temporary residence permit on the grounds of receiving unemployment benefit to a foreigner with a valid temporary residence permit in Slovenia

A foreigner who resides in Slovenia on the basis of a valid temporary residence permit and is unemployed and who was issued a decision on the granting of the right to unemployment benefit and a decision on the suspension of this right due to non-compliance with the condition of having a permanent residence permit, may apply at the administrative unit in the area of which he or she resides, before the expiry of the temporary residence permit, for an extension or issue of a subsequent temporary residence permit on the grounds of unemployment benefit, which is deemed to be another justified reason for the issuing of a temporary residence permit. Since the entry into force of the amendment to the Agreement, a temporary residence permit on the grounds of receiving unemployment benefit may be issued to a foreigner who was issued a decision on the granting of the right to unemployment benefit and a decision on the suspension of this right due to non-compliance with the condition of having a permanent residence permit in the Republic of Slovenia. The reason for the suspension of the right to unemployment benefit in case of foreigners who have a valid temporary residence permit and are unemployed, ceased to exist on 2 September 2011, when the amendment to the Agreement entered into force.

In the application for an extension or issue of a subsequent temporary residence permit for other justified reasons, a foreigner must indicate the unemployment benefit as the reason for the issuing of a permit. The following must be enclosed to the application:

  1. a valid passport the validity of which exceeds the intended period of stay in the Republic of Slovenia by at least three months except if the foreigner does not have a valid passport and cannot obtain it and his or her identity is not disputed, and
  2. a photograph which is a true likeness of the applicant.

When applying for an extension or issue of a subsequent temporary residence permit at the administrative unit, a foreigner must also provide two fingerprints, which are captured digitally.

Upon filing an application for the above permit, a foreigner may enclose a decision recognising the right to unemployment benefit, but has no obligation to do so. If a foreigner does not submit such a decision, the administrative unit shall seek the information on the decision recognising the right to unemployment benefit, on the period of entitlement and the amount of benefit to be received by the foreigner under this decision, from the Employment Service, on an ex officio basis.

Upon filing an application for the issue of a temporary residence permit, a foreigner does not need to submit any proof of sufficient means of subsistence because the unemployment benefit itself, as granted by the decision recognising the right to unemployment benefit, shall be deemed to be sufficient means of subsistence. It shall also be deemed that a foreigner maintains an appropriate health insurance on the grounds of unemployment benefit which includes compulsory health insurance. A foreigner holding a valid temporary residence permit at the time of entry into force of the amendments to the Agreement who has been granted the right to receive the remaining part of the entitlement to unemployment benefit shall therefore be entitled to unemployment benefit and shall automatically be included in compulsory health insurance for the period of entitlement to unemployment benefit which shall begin to run on the 2nd of September 2011.

Upon fulfilling all conditions for the issue of a temporary residence permit on the grounds of receiving unemployment benefit, a foreigner’s temporary residence permit shall be extended or he or she will be issued with a subsequent permit with the same period of validity as that of the entitlement to the right of unemployment benefit, subject to a maximum of one year. If a foreigner’s period of entitlement to unemployment benefit is longer than the validity of his or her temporary residence permit, a foreigner’s temporary residence permit may be extended on the grounds of receiving such benefit. If, on the grounds of receiving unemployment benefit, a foreigner’s temporary residence permit is extended or a subsequent temporary residence permit is issued to him or her before the Employment Service actually renders a decision on his or her claim for the remaining/unused part of the unemployment benefit, and if, in the outcome of such decision, the foreigner is not granted this right, the administrative unit shall revoke his or her residence permit because of non-valid grounds for the issue of such a permit.