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Citizenship of the Republic of Slovenia

1. REGISTRATION OF SLOVENIAN CITIZENSHIP

Registration of Citizenship is possible, if one or both parents are registered Slovenian Citizens. Parents' marriage must be registered with Slovenian Authorities, as well as an updated status (address, change of name…), prior to the submission of the application.

1.1. Registration of a child (under the age of 18)

Documents to be submitted:

* Completed and signed application form (download here). The application must be filed by a parent, who is a Slovenian Citizen. If both of them are Slovenian Citizens, it can be filed by one or the other.

* Child's Birth Certificate, with notarization and notarized translation (please use the services of official translators in Slovenia)

* Consular fee of 26 EUR.

* Prepaid DHL envelop, addressed to you, to receive a Slovenian Birth Certificate by mail.

Please, do not forget to enclose a cover letter with your contact information, stating what you are applying for, and a complete list of enclosed documents.

 

1.2. Registration of an adult (age 18 to 36)

Documents to be submitted:

* Completed and signed application form (download here). The application must be filed by the applicant, not by parents.

* Birth Certificate, with notarization and notarized translation (please use the services of official translators in Slovenia)

* Consular fee of 26 EUR.

* Prepaid DHL envelop, addressed to you, to receive a Slovenian Birth Certificate by mail.

Please, do not forget to enclose a cover letter with your contact information, stating what you are applying for, and a complete list of enclosed documents.

If you are 36 or older you can not be registered as an Slovenian citizen any more. You can however apply for Citizenship under article 13 of the Law on Citizenship of Slovenia – Extraordinary naturalization.

 

2. EXTRAORDINARY NATURALIZATION (Article 13)

For individuals of Slovenian descent (ethnic Slovenian expatriates and their direct descendants of up to the second generation), who can not register to citizenship (older than 36 or none of the parents is a registered Slovenian Citizen), it might be possible to obtain Slovenian citizenship by applying according to the Article 13 – extraordinary naturalization, provided all the required conditions are met. These conditions are detailed in the Decree on criteria for establishing the compliance of national interest for acquiring the citizenship of the Republic of Slovenia through article 13 of Act on the Citizenship of the Republic of Slovenia (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia no. 41/07, 45/10 and 24/13). All relevant information with regards to the above mentioned conditions and criteria should be gathered prior to filing the application; it can be obtained through the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Slovenia, the Office of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia for Slovenians Abroad or the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Cairo.

Documents to be submitted are listed in the application form:

* The completed application form (download here) must be filed and signed by the applicant himself.

* Consular fee of 354 EUR.

 

All the documents, which you will submit, must be translated to Slovenian language.

As the citizenship application can be time consuming and as all the documents are required to be translated to Slovenian, we do recommend you to have a legal representative in Slovenia (family member, friend, legal advisor). With a power of attorney, this person can file the application in your name. In this case, you do not need to file the application with the Slovenian Embassy, as we do not process applications. Also, administrative fees are different (lower, as no postage and additional cost are necessary), and to be verified with Administrative Units in Slovenia by your representative.

If you decide to file your application at the Embassy, please contact the Embassy prior to sending the application to make sure you have all the documents.

Please, do not forget to enclose a cover letter with your contact information, stating what you are applying for and a complete list of enclosed documents.