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Informacije o vizumskem postopku (v angleščini)

GENERAL INFORMATION ON VISA PROCEDURE

You can make an appointment to apply for a visa at the Embassy of Slovenia by telephone (+972 3 629 3572) or e-mail (sloembassy.telaviv(at)gov.si). Our business hours are Monday to Friday between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m.

A visa application should be lodged at least 15 calendar days before the intended visit and cannot be lodged earlier than three months before the start of the intended visit.

Visa applicants need to appear in person at the Embassy. Fingerprints are collected from visa applicants above the age of 12. However, for subsequent applications within 59 months, fingerprints can be re-used from the VIS information system unless there is reasonable doubt regarding the identity of the applicant.

The processing time of the visa application may take up to 15 calendar days after all the required documents have been submitted.

During the examination of an application, the Slovenian Embassy may, in justified cases, call the applicant for an interview and request additional documents.

LIST OF DOCUMENTS TO BE PRESENTED BY VISA APPLICANTS IN ISRAEL:

- 1 application form, completed and signed (available at: www.mzz.gov.si/fileadmin/pageuploads/Konzularne_informacije/vizne_informacije/obrazci/Vloga_za_kratkorocni_vizum_SI-EN.pdf)
- 1 recent photograph
- Passport or Travel Document and copy of its biometric data page; copy of previously issued Schengen visas (if any)
- Proof of residence rights stay in Israel valid minimum 3 months after the intended departure from the territory of the Schengen area
- Travel medical insurance (insurance policy covering the entire period of intended visit(s) with the minimum coverage of EUR 30,000, valid throughout the territory of the Schengen Member States)
- Document that proves accommodation in the Member State: booking of hotel for the whole period of stay in the Member State or a letter of guarantee confirming accommodation by host
- Information about travel arrangements: booking of round-trip flight with intended dates of travel
- Proof of solvency or any evidence of income confirming that they cover all costs related to travel and stay: bank statements for the last 3 months and/or copy of salary slips of the last 3 months and/or a letter of guarantee by inviting company/institution
- Proof of studies/retirement/employment with a confirmation of possibility to return to work (the person signing the proof should be identified by name, last name, position and contact details)
- Document to be submitted for business visit, visit of a friend/relative, seminar/course/scientific, cultural, sports or religious events: Signed letter of guarantee from inviting company/institution/friend/relative, certified by the Administrative unit in Slovenia (available at: http://www.mzz.gov.si/fileadmin/pageuploads/Konzularne_informacije/vizne_informacije/obrazci/garantno_pismo.pdf)
- Optional document to be submitted for tourist visit: Travel itinerary
- Additional document to be submitted for minors travelling alone or with only one parent/legal guardian: The consent of the parental authority or legal guardian (except if the single parent/legal guardian with whom the minor is to travel holds the parental authority alone)
- Visa fee
35 EUR payable in ILS according to the exchange rate (Citizens of Albania, Armenia, BIH, Georgia, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Kosovo, Russia, Serbia, Ukraine)
60 EUR payable in ILS according to the exchange rate (other third country nationals)
Gratis for minors under the age of 6 / 12; pupils, students, postgraduate students and accompanying teachers who undertake stays for the purpose of study or educational training; researchers travelling for the purpose of carrying out scientific research; representatives of non-profit organisations aged 25 years or less participating in seminars, conferences, sports, cultural or educational events organised by non-profit organisations; holders of diplomatic and service passports; family members of EU or Swiss citizens covered by the Directive 2004/38/EC.

VISA PROCEDURE FOR FAMILY MEMBERS OF EU CITIZENS

1.1. No visa fee.
1.2. The following facilitations are granted: 
– visa applications from family members of EU citizens as defined by Article 3(2) of Annex to the Directive 2004/38 and persons with whom the EU citizen has contracted a registered partnership are examined as soon as possible;
– the persons referred to above are not required to present proof of personal means of subsistence (e.g. cash, travellers cheques, credit cards);
   – the persons referred to above are not required to present an invitation or proof of sponsorship and/or accommodation.
1.3. Type of visa issued: Third country family members may only be required to have an entry visa in accordance with Regulation 539/2001.
1.4. Supporting documents In order to benefit from the facilitations provided for by the Directive 2004/38, the visa applicant must prove that he/she is a family member of an EU citizen (e.g. a marriage certificate, birth certificate, proof of dependency...)
1.5. Burden of proof: The burden of proof applicable in the framework of the visa application under the Directive 2004/38 is twofold: Firstly, it is up to the visa applicant to prove that he/she is a beneficiary of the Directive. The applicant must be able to provide documentary evidence foreseen above as he/she must be able to provide evidence to support his/her claim. If the applicant fails to provide such evidence, the consulate can conclude that the applicant is not entitled to the specific treatment under the Directive.

REFUSAL OF VISA AND POSSIBILITY TO APPEAL

In case of a negative decision on application, the applicant is notified in written form. The information also states the reasons on which the decision was based.
Applicants who have been refused a visa have the right to appeal in accordance with the Regulation (EC) No 810/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 July 2009 establishing a Community Code on Visas (Visa Code) published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 15 September 2009. In accordance with Aliens Act (Official Journal of the Republic of Slovenia No. 50/2011) the person concerned can appeal in 8 days from the receipt of the notification of refusal/annulment/revocation of visa. The appeal must be lodged in written form in Slovene language. Consular fee for appeal is 153 EUR (Administrative Fee Act, Official Journal of the Republic of Slovenia No. 88/10). During the procedure for resolving the appeal, a new visa application cannot be processed.
The appeal must be lodged to the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Tel Aviv. The competent authority, which decides about the appeal is Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Slovenia.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Schengen visas are issued by: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Norway, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland and Sweden. The possession of a valid Schengen visa enables the holder to enter one of the Schengen Member States and travel within Schengen area. When receiving a visa please check if the visa is valid for whole Schengen territory or limited to some countries. If the visa is limited only for one country or group of countries, the movement is limited only on those countries. Validity is written on visa sticker.
If a visa applicant wishes to visit one Schengen country, he/she should apply for visa to the Embassy or Consulate of that country. If he/she wants to visit several Schengen countries, he/she should apply to the Embassy or Consulate of the country of the main destination. If applicant intends to visit several Schengen countries but does not have a main destination, he/she should apply to the Embassy or Consulate of the Schengen country of first entry.
A mere possession of a visa does not confer an automatic right of entry to the country. The holder of visa can be requested to present proof that he/she fulfils the entry conditions at the external border, as provided for in Article 5 of the Schengen Borders Code. If the circumstances under which a visa was issued have changed, border authorities may refuse entry and cancel the visa. A visa may also be cancelled if it is subsequently established that the data submitted during the visa issuing procedure were incorrect or that important facts were concealed.
The holder of a visa is obliged to report his or her residence to the nearest police station in the period of 3 days after arriving to Slovenia. This is not obligatory if the holder of the visa stays in a hotel, camp or any other tourist accommodation.
The holder of a visa can stay in the Republic of Slovenia in accordance with the purpose of the visa. He or she has to leave the Republic of Slovenia and the Schengen area before the visa is expired.
The list of third countries whose nationals or specific categories of whose nationals are subject to prior consultation or information: ec.europa.eu/home-affairs/doc_centre/borders/docs/Annex%2016_Prior%20consultation_EN.pdf

Information on Data in the National Schengen Information System in Slovenia (N.SIS):
According to Art. 109 of the Convention implementing the Schengen Agreement, Official Journal of the European Union L 239/2000, articles 30 and 31 of Personal data protection Act (Official Journal of Republic of Slovenia No. 94/2007) and Information commissioner act any person has the right to ask the supervisory authorities (Information Commissioner is the national supervisory authority in Slovenia) to check data entered in the SIS which concerns them and the use made of such data. Anyone has the right to request the correction of substantially incorrect data or the deletion of illegally obtained data entered into the SIS pertaining to him/her. The request for review may be refused if this should prove necessary due to the execution of a measure, protection of rights and liberties of third parties and always when a clandestine recording is in place. For example, a person wanted for arrest in a Schengen country should not be able to judge in advance the risk of being arrested when crossing the border. Verbal confirmation and information given in Slovenia shall be free of charge, and any other services may only be charged according to an existing price list. The request to review personal data pertaining to you, and the request to correct or delete the incorrect illegal personal data pertaining to you, may be submitted by any individual at the competent body of any country within the SIS contracting parties' area (competent body in the Republic of Slovenia is Policija, Ministrstvo za notranje zadeve, Štefanova 2, 1000 Ljubljana, SLOVENIA/EUROPE, Telefax: +386 (0)1 428 47 33). The request for review, correction or deletion may be submitted without time limitation. The Police shall be obliged to allow for review or provide a response regarding the correction or deletion of incorrect illegal data in 15 days. Link to a form for request for Information on Data in the National Schengen Information System in Slovenia (N.SIS): www.ip-rs.si/fileadmin/user_upload/Pdf/obrazci/obrazec_zahteve_za_seznanitev-SIS_II-FINAL.pdf Information Commissioner web page: www.ip-rs.si/index.php