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Visa information of the Embassy Abu Dhabi

Coronavirus disease COVID-19

Current information, instructions and entry restrictions are available on the Coronavirus disease COVID-19 website

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Travel Advice: COVID-19

As the probability of infection with COVID-19 remains present, Slovenian citizens wishing to travel abroad are advised to follow the news on the spread of the virus, especially on the planned route, to check the conditions of entry into the country of destination, and to comply with local rules. Slovenian citizens returning from abroad are advised to follow the recommendations of the National Institute of Public Health (NIJZ).

Current information on border crossings, measures at the border upon entry into Slovenia and the lists of countries can be found on the special page Border Crossing.

Visa issuance restrictions

The Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Abu Dhabi is from 23. August 2021 again accepting applications for short-stay and long-stay visas.  Visa applications can only be submitted in person on the basis of a prior appointment.

Request a handover date via the E-mail address: sloembassy.abudhabi@gov.si

More information about the travel conditions can be found on the Police website and on the European commission website about Travel during the coronavirus pandemic.

Residence permits

The Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Abu Dhabi is from 23. August 2021 accepting applications for temporary residence permits and performs other procedural actions related to obtaining a residence permit only by prior appointment.

Consular office hours in Dubai

Currently we don't offer consular office hours in Dubai.

Visa requirement for entering Slovenia

United Arab Emirates nationals

Citizens of the United Arab Emirates do not need a short-stay visa (C Type) for short-term visits to the Schengen Area.

The bilateral agreement between the European Union and the United Arab Emirates signed on 6 May 2015 allows UAE citizens to stay in the Schengen Area without a visa for up to 90 days within any 180-day period.

Third-country nationals

A national of a third country who wishes to enter and reside in the Republic of Slovenia for tourist, business, personal, or other purposes should obtain a visa prior to their entry into the country, unless they are citizens of countries that do not require a visa, or already hold one of the permits described below:

  • Holders of a short-stay visa (C type) issued by a Schengen country may, during the visa validity period, enter the Republic of Slovenia and stay in its territory, provided that the total length of their stay in Schengen countries does not exceed 90 days in any 180-day period, or until the expiry of the visa, whichever is sooner. The permitted number of days of your stay can be calculated by using this online calculator.
  • Holders of a long-stay visa (D type) issued by a Schengen country may enter the Republic of Slovenia with this visa and a valid travel document and stay in its territory, provided that the total length of their stay in Schengen countries, except in the territory of the Schengen country that issued the long-stay visa, does not exceed 90 days in any 180-day period, or until the expiry of the long-stay visa, whichever is sooner.
  • Holders of a residence permit issued by a Schengen country may enter the Republic of Slovenia with this residence permit and a valid travel document and stay in its territory, provided that the total length of their stay in Schengen countries, except in the territory of the Schengen country that issued the residence permit, does not exceed 90 days in any 180-day period, or until the expiry of the residence permit, whichever is sooner.

Short-stay Visa (C type) application requirements

All requested documents have to be submitted and translated into English or Slovenian. 

General requirements

  1. Valid passport or travel document. Must be valid for minimum 3 months after the journey and issued within the previous 10 years and have at least 2 blank pages. A copy of passport or travel document.
  2. Application form duly completed, dated and signed by the applicant.
  3. One (1) recent photograph.
  4. Travel medical insurance covering the entire duration of the trip valid in the whole Schengen area. The minimum coverage of 30.000 euros, covering: emergency medical expenses, hospital treatment, repatriation for medical reasons, or repatriation of remains. Multi-entry visa applicants must have insurance for the duration of the first trip.
  5. Copy of flight ticket or flight reservation including return flight.
  6. Verifiable evidence of sufficient means of subsistence during intended stay:
    • payslips for the last 3 months,
    • valid international credit card accompanied by bank statements,
    • bank account statements for the last three (3) months or
    • a national form for proof of sponsorship and/or accommodation.
  7. Proof of accommodation:
    • hotel reservation,
    • proof of rental or ownership of real estate in the member state of destination,
    • confirmation of private accommodation, mentioning that the host will cover the accommodation costs,
    • confirmation of accommodation by the company inviting the applicant, mentioning that the company will cover the accommodation costs.
  8. Minors traveling without their parents/legal guardian: Original authorisation signed by their parents/legal guardian in front of a visa officer or dully legalised and copy of the passport(s) of parents/legal guardian.
  9. Residence permit valid three months beyond the intended date of departure from the territory of the Member States or, for GCC citizens, a UAE ID-card, valid for three months after the intended departure date from the territory of the Member States.
  10. Employees:
    • Original letter from employer stating the applicant's employment status, position, length of the contract and salary.
    • Self-employed persons: valid original trade license.

Documents to be submitted relating to the purpose of the journey

I. Business trip

  1. Invitation from the inviting company (Letter of Guarantee) or an authority to attend a meeting, conference or event (The invitation must be certified by a Slovenian administrative unit. A copy of the certified letter of guarantee with the seal of the administrative authority and the registration number clearly visible is sufficient.) and other documents for work purpose (e.g. confirmed registration for trade fairs or congresses).

II. Official delegation/mission

  1. Letter issued by the authority (-ies) concerned confirming identity of the applicant(s), purpose of the journey (meeting, consultation, negotiations or events held by intergovernmental organizations), period of intended stay and accommodation details.

III. Tourism

  1. Full travel itinerary.

IV. Private visit

  1. Invitation letter signed (Letter of Guarantee) by the host covering the period of the intended stay (The Invitation Letter must be certified by a Slovenian administrative unit. A copy of the certified letter with the seal of the administrative authority and the registration number clearly visible is sufficient.).

V. Medical treatment

  1. A document issued by the medical institution in the Member State of destination confirming that the applicant will receive medical care in that institution.
  2. Pre-payment or other proof of sufficient financial means to cover the medical treatment and related expenses, such as insurance coverage.

VI. Study or training

  1. A certificate of enrollment at an educational establishment for the purpose of attending vocational or theoretical courses within the framework of basic and further training.
  2. Student cards or certificates of the courses to be attended.

Consular fees

Consular fees are determined by the Administrative Fees Act (in Slovene).