Swiss citizens can reside in Slovenia for up to three months without any special permit. If you stay longer than 3 months, you have to obtain a residence permit. The procedure is very similar to the procedure for EU & EEA citizens, however, the application form is different and some documents might differ.

    Who needs it?

    Swiss citizens

    How can you get it?

    File an application at the Administrative Unit where you will live & supply the following documents:

    • Application form: SLO-EN
    • Signature form: signature form, example,
    • Biometric color photograph (see requirement here),
    • Copy of Passport (page with biographic data) / ID,
    • Confirmation of address (e.g. rent contract, registration of temporary address of proof of ownership),
    • Proof of purpose of stay, e.g.: 
      • Certificate of enrollment, 
      • proof of admission to studies, vocational training or other form of education issued by an educational institution, 
    • Proof of sufficient means of subsistence (statement provided by the student is enough) and a signed statement of the length of the intended stay in Slovenia – fill out this form
    • Proof of health insurance (European Health Insurance Card – blue card or travel insurance covering emergency services with coverage at least EUR 30,000).

    How soon should you arrange it?

    Within three months after arriving to Slovenia.

    Time needed and cost

    A few of months

    Payment via a bank transfer or in person at the Administrative Unit:

    • Fee for the issue of a certificate of registration: EUR 9.10 – at submission
    • Application fee: EUR 4.50 – at submission
    • Printing for the card: EUR 12.32 – when collecting the card


    At the administrative unit, where you live:

    Administrative Unit Koper:
    Piranska cesta 2 6000 Koper-Capodistria (next to Arena Bonifika)

    Administrative Unit Piran:
    Lucija, Obala 114a, 6320 Portorož (next to main bus station)

    Administrative Unit Izola:
    Cesta v Pregavor 3a, 6310 Izola


    Office hours:
    Monday: 8 am – 12 noon and 1 pm – 3 pm
    Tuesday: 8 am – 12 noon and 1 pm – 3 pm
    Wednesday: 8 am – 12 noon and 1 pm – 6 pm
    Friday: 8 am – 1 pm

    Important information to know

    About visiting the Administrative Unit:

    • They might speak only Slovene, so visit with a tutor or a buddy,
    • Leave your telephone number and a telephone number of the person speaking Slovene (tutor, buddy) and e-mail address,
    • Check your e-mail (including spam) regularly,
    • Pick up the certificate when they call you,
    • Register your address when you will pick up the permit,
    • The residence registration certificate is valid for five years or less, if you indicate that at the time of the application submission. If you want to prolong the permit, you should do that in the last month of the permit validity.