Short-stay visa (C Type) applicants must submit an application at the diplomatic mission of the Schengen country that is their only or main destination. When visiting several Schengen countries, the main destination is the country in which the stay will be the longest. If the duration of one’s stay in several Schengen countries is equal, the main destination is deemed to be the country most connected to the main purpose of the trip (for example, conference participation, participation in a fair, a business meeting, etc.). If it is impossible to establish the main destination based on these criteria, the application has to be submitted with a diplomatic mission of the Schengen country that will be entered first.
If the Republic of Slovenia is the only or main destination, the application must be submitted at a diplomatic mission of the Republic of Slovenia.
Applicants must submit an application in the country where they are either citizens or holders of a residence permit. If there is no diplomatic mission of the Republic of Slovenia in such country, the application must be submitted with the diplomatic mission accredited for that country (usually located in a neighbouring country) or at the diplomatic mission of another Schengen country if the Republic of Slovenia has concluded a representation agreement with that country.
When to apply for a short-stay visa (C Type)
You may submit an application no earlier than 90 days and generally no later than 15 days before your intended journey. If you apply less than 15 days before the journey, your application may not be processed in time. We suggest that you plan your trip and apply for a visa well in advance, as in peak seasons we may not be able to arrange an appointment at which you can submit an application immediately.
As a general rule, visa applications are decided on within 15 calendar days. In individual cases this period may be extended to 30 days and, exceptionally, to 60 days, if a more detailed examination of the application and/or additional documents are required.
Some Schengen countries require that they be consulted regarding visa applications submitted by citizens of certain countries. This consultation process may delay the visa procedure by several days. Such consultation is currently required for nationals of the countries listed here. Similarly, some Schengen countries may require that they be informed when a visa has been issued to nationals of certain third countries, which are listed here.
Furthermore, it is also recommended that you lodge a visa application with due consideration of the national holidays of the Schengen country of destination and of the country in which you apply for a visa. Holders of a multiple-entry visa (valid for a period of at least six months) may lodge an application for a new visa before the expiry of such visa.
The visa procedure carried out at the Slovenian Embassy in Moscow (assuming all required documents have been submitted) takes up to 15 days. The average processing time is 5 working days.
If any documents are missing but the visa application is otherwise admissible, applicants will receive a notice regarding the missing documents and the deadline for their submission (3 working days).
In the event of an emergency (death, an accident involving a family member, etc.) when you urgently need to travel as soon as possible, please contact the Embassy of Slovenia by phone or email to make the necessary arrangements to facilitate your visa application process.
Where to apply for a short-stay visa (C Type)
The Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Moscow accepts short-stay visa (C Type) applications from citizens and residents of the Russian Federation, Turkmenistan, and Tajikistan, who must have a visa when entering the Schengen Area and who intend to visit the Republic of Slovenia.
You may apply for a visa:
• Without prior appointment – at 19 Visa Application Centres of the Republic of Slovenia across the Russian Federation:
Please note that using visa application centre services is voluntary and that you will be charged a EUR 25.5 service fee.
• With prior appointment – directly at the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Moscow.
You can request an appointment via our visa application centre by phone at +7 499 703 34 56, +7 499 705 12 26 or online.
Please note that if you are a family member of an EU citizen, you are entitled to a priority appointment at which you may submit an application.
Contact information of the Republic of Slovenia visa application centres in the Russian Federation: http://www.vfsglobal.com/slovenia/russia/english/contact_us.html
For more information on visas, service fees, and the application process, please go to: http://www.vfsglobal.com/slovenia/russia/english/index.html
Visa application centres follow the instructions of the Embassy. Applications are processed by the Embassy, which also makes all decisions concerning visas.
The following groups may submit short-stay visa (C Type) applications (after having previously booked an appointment by phone at + 7 495 730 95 04, + 7 495 730 95 06 or email at consmoscow.mzz(at)gov.si at the Consular Section of the Slovenian Embassy:
• Holders of diplomatic or service passports;
• Family members of EU and Swiss citizens covered by Directive 2004/38/EC.
If you submitted your visa application via Slovenia's visa centre managed by VFS Global you can track the status of your application online or by calling the VFS Global call centre at +7 (499) 703-34-56, +7 (499) 705-12-26. For any visa related questions write to info.slovenia(at)vfshelpline.com or call +7 (499) 703-34-56, +7 (499) 705-12-26 from Monday to Friday between 9.00 and 18.00.
If you submitted your visa application directly at the Slovenian Embassy in Moscow you can track the status of your application by writing to consmoscow.mzz(at)gov.si or by calling +7 495 730 95 04 or +7 495 730 95 06 from Monday to Friday between 14.00 and 17.00.
Please note that residence permit applications and applications for national long-stay visas (D Type) are not accepted at the Slovenian visa application centres operated by VFS Global. The Consular Section of the Slovenian Embassy accepts residence permit applications and applications for national long-stay visas (D Type) by appointment only according to the schedule available here: http://www.moscow.embassy.si/index.php?id=4780&L=1
How to apply for a short-stay visa (C Type)
Applications must generally be submitted by the applicant in person. Simply follow this three-step plan:
1 Check whether you need an appointment to submit a visa application. If so, make an appointment.
2 Download, print, complete, and sign the application form and compile all the required documents (see the lists in What do I need to submit with an application for a short-stay visa (C Type)).
Carefully check if you have prepared all of the required documents. Then arrange the documents according to the order stated in the list in What do I need to submit with an application for a short-stay visa.
Please note that if you fail to submit the minimum required documents (application form, travel document, photograph, fingerprints (where required), or visa fee (where charged)), the application will not be accepted. Failure to submit other required documents might also lead to visa refusal.
3 Submit your application together with the supporting documents
Upon submitting an application, you will be informed when you should come to collect your travel document with a decision (either a visa is issued or information on the visa refusal is provided).
Upon submitting an application at one of Slovenia's visa centres, managed by VFS Global, you will be informed about the processing time. You can also track the status of your application online using the reference number printed on your receipt issued by VFS Global.
Tourist trips with an accredited travel agency
The Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Moscow does not cooperate with any travel agency.