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Slovenian Citizenship Requirements

Guide to Slovenian Immigration and Citizenship Services with Citizensl

Slovenia forms part of the European Union. The Slovenian citizens are also citizens of the European Union under European Union law thus enjoy rights of free movement and have the right to get consular protection from the embassy of any other EU country where there is no Slovenian embassy present in a non EU country.  Slovenian citizens can live and work in any country within the EU. With Slovenian citizenship, you can run your own business in Europe and the Balkan region. Apart from it, you get entitled to various social benefits: insurance, social security, credit. 

Slovenian nationality is ranked 17th in the Nationality Index which contributes to external factors as well as internal factors such as travel freedom, peace & stability, economic strength, and human development.

Slovenian passport is ranked 11th in the world according to the Visa Restrictions Index. Slovenian citizens had visa-free or visa on arrival access to 180 countries and territories.

Slovenian Citizenship

An individual can acquire Slovenian citizenship by birth or by naturalisation. The basis of blood ties applies in Slovenia. According to which a child acquires citizenship at birth through their parents, that is, not on the basis of place of birth. Children acquire Slovenian citizenship if at least one of the parents is a Slovenian citizen.  The simplest procedure for acquiring Slovenian citizenship is based on the Slovenian citizenship law of Jus sanguinis (right of blood), which allows foreign nationals to acquire the right to citizenship, regardless of their place of birth. For this, you don’t have to know Slovenian language thoroughly; you just need to have a basic knowledge of the history of the state, its culture and traditions.

There are three ways of obtaining Slovenian citizenship through a repatriation method: automatically, by application, and by adoption.

  • A child automatically acquires Slovenian citizenship upon birth if at the time of their birth the father and mother are citizens of Slovenia.
  • If the child is born abroad, then the child can acquire Slovenian citizenship if the parent(s) apply for Slovenian citizenship on its behalf.
  • Children adopted by Slovenian citizens may be granted Slovenian citizenship.

Through the repatriation method, one can obtain a Slovenian passport in less than one year.

NOTE: In Slovenia, dual citizenship is restricted but not prohibited.

Slovenian Citizenship Application Requirements with Citizensl

Applying for Slovenian citizenship may seem easy and straightforward but the process can be complex and confusing as it requires submission of detailed paperwork. Citizensl offers expertise, time and commitment to the application process, and ensure that everything is completed correctly and efficiently.

Citizensl can advise you on the eligibility of Application for Slovenian citizenship by origin, to assist in the sourcing, clarification and preparation of the supporting documents, to put together the application and submit and represent in front of the responsible authorities.  We will also assist you to obtain evidence of your Slovenian origin. These could be birth or death certificates, primary or high school diplomas, marriage or military service certificates. 

When you satisfy requirements to get Slovenian citizenship, Citizensl can help you with the procedure on your behalf

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