When you want to obtain or extend a residence permit, you must provide evidence of no criminal convictions or evidence that no criminal proceedings have been initiated against you. By doing so, you will prove that there are no safety reservations against you which could prevent you from entering Slovenia.
If you are applying for a first residence permit, you must enclose evidence of no criminal convictions that cannot be older than three months. Evidence is issued by the state authorities of the country of your citizenship. The certificate must be certified and translated into Slovenian.
If you are applying for an extension or further permit and you have left Slovenia in the meantime and there is a suspicion that you have committed a criminal offence abroad or that criminal proceedings have been initiated against you, you will need to enclose new evidence of no criminal convictions.
If you have not left the territory of Slovenia since the first issued residence permit and there is no suspicion of a safety reservation, there is no need to submit new evidence of no criminal convictions from your country of origin. In such a case, new certificates are then enclosed every three years, while for interim extensions your statement of impunity is sufficient and must be added to the records at the administrative unit.