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  • As a highly developed, albeit small, country in central Europe, Slovenia is a popular destination for those seeking work visas.  
  • Slovenian work visas are categories within the sole ‘Single Permit’ immigration category. 
  • To make sure you apply in the correct category, it is worth considering how an international EOR company can support you with visas and employment in Slovenia. 

With a highly-educated workforce, excellent infrastructure, and situated at a major transport crossroad in the center of Europe, Slovenia is a rising star amount EU economies. 

As the Slovenian economy has moved on from primary and heavy industries, into mid-to high-tech manufacturing, chemical engineering and electronics, the demand has increased for highly-skilled workers.  And with its high rating on most well-being metrics, it is no surprise that many applicants wish to move to Slovenia to improve their quality of life. 

Note, as an EU country, applicants from EU or common market countries do not require a visa or permit to reside and work in Slovenia. 

In this article, find out the key requirements for Slovenia work visas, and which steps you need to take in order to apply for these visas. 

What are the different types of Slovenia work visa?

There are several types of work visas available in Slovenia, including the:

  • Single Permit, available where applicants have a valid work offer with a Slovenian employer. So-called as it is a “single permit” for both work and residence (Slovakia names its work visas similarly), you can apply for this visa through a Slovenian embassy or consulate abroad. It is available for up to two years and is renewable. The Single Permit is also available as a self-employment visa, or for seasonal work.
  • EU Blue Card, which is technically still a category of the Single Permit in Slovenia. 
    It is available only to “highly qualified individual” in certain fields. It is valid for up to two years, and renewable for a further three.
  • The Intra-Company Transfer Visa for employees of a multinational, transferred to Slovenia for work. The company must have a subsidiary or branch in Slovenia, and applicants must be senior managers, specialists or designated trainees. 

What is the application process for the Slovenia Work Visa?

The process for applying for a Slovenia work visa is: 

  • Find a job advertisement which is eligible for a Slovenia work visa 
  • Select the correct visa, including the correct category within the ‘Single Permit’
  • Obtain a valid job offer from a Slovenian employer
  • Gather documents and submit the application at a Slovenian embassy or consulate. The employer can also apply from within Slovenia.  Make sure to include the fee for the visa. 

Key documents for the Slovenia Work Visa

Key documents you will need when submitting your application include: 

  • The passport, valid for at least three months after the Slovenia departure date
  • A photo in the right format, with biometric data
  • The employment offer and contract (where that is the category applicable to the Single Permit) 
  • Evidence that health insurance has been obtained
  • A Police certificate/criminal record check showing that the applicant is of good character.

Slovenia work visa costs in 2023, according to Slovenia immigration authorities

See the image below summarising the cost of a Slovenia work visa

Slovenia work visas — apply in the correct category 

The Slovenia visa process is different than many other EU countries in only having one primary type of permit — the ‘Single Permit’ — with multiple valid categories.

In order to ensure that you apply for the correct type of work visa, it is worth consulting an international support agency, such as a global EOR company for appropriate advice. Read here for our ranking of the best EOR companies in 2023


Yes, where the Single Permit is being applied for as a work visa, several of the categories require sponsorship. This includes the EU Blue Card visa. Some, such as the self-employment category, do not need a sponsor. 

With a relatively streamlined process, the work visa is often processed within two months, but can take up to six months in some cases. 

Reece Robertson

Fact checked by Travis Kliever

Reece is RemotePad’s finance and accounting specialist. Reece is the go-to contributor when RemotePad advises on the financial implications of remote work and hiring employees, locally and internationally. Based in the southern New Zealand city of Dunedin, Reece has a Bachelor of Commerce degree, majoring in Accounting, from the University of Otago.