Slovenia advocates an update of the visa system at the EU level. The idea is to simplify different phases of the visa procedure and make it more user-friendly. The first step was the introduction of online visa applications, which are available in third countries where the application procedure goes through visa centres.
In the coming years, the system should become available for all countries. In step two, Slovenia is planning to update the procedure itself by discontinuing visa stickers and using electronic visas. This decision must receive support by all the countries in the Schengen Area and by EU institutions.
Until further notice, applicants must print out the visa form and lodge it at embassies or visa centres.