Residence registration is the registration of the address in the Republic of Slovenian where you reside permanently or temporarily. If you do not reside in Slovenia due to the nature of your work (posting abroad), registration of temporarily residence is not necessary. False registration at an address where you do  not reside is not allowed. If you reside in the territory of the Republic of Slovenia, you can register your residence at any administrative unit in the Republic of Slovenia. You can authorise another person to register residence on your behalf by means of a signed power of attorney.

You must register your temporary residence in at an administrative unit as follows:

  • If you have a valid temporary residence permit, residence registration certificate or long-stay visa (i. e. a document proving the legality of your temporary residence), you should register your residence at the address of your temporary residence within eight days of the day of taking temporary residence;
  • If you are already residing at an address when you acquire a temporary residence permit, residence registration certificate or long-stay-visa, you should register your residence within eight days of being served the document;
  • If you temporarily reside outside of the registered temporary residence address though not with an accommodation provider (e. g. hall of residence for university students, a hostel for single workers) or a host (e. g. a hotel), you must register your new temporary residence to an administrative unit within eight days of the day of taking temporary residence at the new address.

If you take a residence with an accommodation provider for more than seven days (e. g. hall of residence for university students, a hostel for single workers or a care home, etc.) your registration will be taken care by the accommodation provider.

If you do not need a residence permit or a visa to enter Slovenia, you should register with the nearest police station within three days of entering Slovenia. You should also report to the police station any change of accommodation and deregister before leaving the Republic of Slovenia. If you take residence with an accommodation provider (e. g. hall of residence for university students, a hostel for single workers) you will be registered by the accommodation provider or host.

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 temporary residence is valid for a maximum of two years or for the period of permitted residence if this is shorter 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 within eight days of its service, at the address of your permanent residence.

For example: you entered Slovenia with a valid identity card or passport, and you stayed with friends. Within three days of entering Slovenia, you went to 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 eight days of the delivery of the permit at the administrative unit provided you really temporarily reside at an address in the Republic of Slovenia.