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Do you wish to reside and work in Slovenia as a third country national?

You have to obtain single residence and work permit. Find more information how to do it ...

Working in Slovenia

The Info point for foreigners has stopped working

We would like to inform you that the Info point for foreigners stopped working on 30 September 2015.
  • If you have any questions regarding the employment procedures for foreigners, the single residence and work permit, we advise that you contact administrative units or go there personally.
  • Alternatively, and for questions regarding Croatian and Bosnian citizens, as well as seasonal workers, you can contact the Office for employment of foreigners on the following number: 01 300 49 41.

Where to submit an Application for a Work Permit?

The Employment Service of Slovenia issues work permits at the Office for the Employment of Foreigners, Rožna dolina, Cesta VI/7, Ljubljana.

Applications for the issue of a seasonal work permit up to 90 days, work permit for Bosnia and Herzegovina citizens and employment permit for Croatian citizens during the transitional period can be submitted:

  • by mail, sending the application to Zavod Republike Slovenije za zaposlovanje, Rožna dolina, Cesta IX/6, 1000 Ljubljana,
  • in person at the Employment Service of Slovenia, the Office for employment of foreigners, Rožna dolina, Cesta VI/7, Ljubljana (where all information is available to foreigners) or at all organisational units of the Employment Service.

Single residence and work permit for foreign nationals in Slovenia

FROM 1.9.2015

In September 2015, a single residence and work permit was introduced for foreign nationals in Slovenia.

It is issued by administrative units, the Employment Service of Slovenia (ESS) needing to approve it beforehand.

Work permits continue to be issued for:

  • the employment of citizens from Bosnia and Herzegovina (pursuant to the Agreement on the Employment of Bosnia and Herzegovina Citizens in Slovenia), and
  • seasonal farming work lasting up to 90 days.

Read more about employment of foreign workers in Slovenia.

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