VISAS, ENTRY RULES, CUSTOMS REGULATIONS in Slovenia
On December 21, 2007, Slovenia joined the ranks of the Schengen countries. To obtain a short-term tourist visa for up to 90 days, Russian citizens need the following documents:
– a foreign passport (valid for at least 3 months from the end of the trip);
– a copy of the civil passport;
– 2 color photographs (including for children entered in the passport) 3.5×4.5 cm in size, clear, on a white background, corresponding to the real age, without corners, not in an oval, the face image should occupy 80% of the photo area;
– a completed application form (you can download the application form here);
– an invitation certified by the local administration of internal affairs in Slovenia or a tourist voucher (a fax about hotel reservations is not a sufficient basis for issuing a visa);
– certificate from the place of work (translation and certification are not required) on a form with all the coordinates of the enterprise, indicating the position and salary, signed by the director of the enterprise and the chief accountant with a seal;
– for individual private entrepreneurs – a photocopy of the certificate of registration of the individual entrepreneur and an extract from the Tax Inspectorate on income;
– for non-working pensioners – a photocopy of the pension certificate, a certificate from the place of work of the person paying the travel expenses and a statement signed by this person that he pays the expenses for his stay in Slovenia;
– for students – a photocopy of a student card and a certificate from the institute, a certificate from the place of work of the person paying the travel expenses and a statement signed by this person that he pays the expenses for his stay in Slovenia;
– if the person sponsoring the trip is not a relative, the sponsorship letter must be notarized.
– for schoolchildren – a certificate from the school;
– the original insurance policy in the amount of at least 30,000 euros and its photocopy;
– a photocopy or original of air or railway tickets;
For children under 18 years of age, the original power of attorney (in case he travels with one of the parents or other adults) + a photocopy of the power of attorney certified by a notary
– a copy of the birth certificate;
The export of the national currency is limited to the equivalent of 50 US dollars. Duty-free imported up to 200 cigarettes or 50 cigars, or 250 gr. tobacco, up to 2 liters of wine, up to 1 liter of alcohol or spirits, up to 50 ml of perfume, up to 250 ml of eau de toilette, as well as personal items and gifts up to 100 US dollars. The import and export of weapons and ammunition, narcotic substances, as well as non-bottled wine materials, art objects and products made of precious metals are prohibited.
Embassy in Slovenia
Slovenia, embassy in Moscow
st. Malaya Dmitrovka, 14, building 1. Metro Pushkinskaya, Chekhovskaya or Tverskaya.
Tel.: +7 495 694-15-68
Fax: +7 495 694-15-68
Slovenia, Embassy website: http://moscow.embassy.si/index.php?id=36&L=1
Slovenia, Russian Embassy in the country:
Ljubljana, Tomshicheva street, 9,1000.
Embassy: (+ 386-1) 425-68-75, 425-68-80
Consular Department: (+ 386-1) 422-49-20
Embassy: (+ 386-1) 425-68-78
Consular department: (+ 386-1) 425-41-41
Communication in Slovenia
Automatic telephones work on tokens and cards, the former being designated by the letter “A” and the latter by the letter “K”. Tokens and cards can be purchased at post offices and kiosks.
In order to call Slovenia, you need to dial 8 – 10 – 386 – area code – subscriber’s number. The code of Ljubljana is 1.
Emergency Phones in Slovenia
Police – 113;
fire service, ambulance – 112;
information desk – 981.
HOLIDAYS AND WEEKENDS
January 1 and 2 – New Year
February 8 – Day of Slovenian Culture
March-April – Easter
April 27 – Freedom
Day May 1 and 2 – Labor Day
June 25 – Sovereignty
Day October 31 – Reformation Day
November 1 – All Saints Day
December 25 – Christmas
December 26 – Independence Day
At the beginning of June every year, the world-famous International Fair of Viticulture and Wine takes place, a large number of musicians and fans of modern music from all over the world gathers a jazz music festival.
Restaurants and catering establishments in Slovenia are divided into several classes. At the highest level are “restorations” (restavracija), a little lower is “gostilna” (gostilna) or “gostishche” (gostisce), eateries are called “krepcevalnica” (okrepcevalnica), beer – “pivnitsa”, coffee houses – “kavarna” (kavarna), in “slashchicharna” (slascicarna) serve ice cream and sweets.
According to thembaprograms, shops are open from 8 am to 7 pm Monday to Friday and close at 1 pm on weekends. The shops at the resorts are open until late throughout the week.
In restaurants and hotels it is customary to leave a tip of about 10% of the amount indicated on the bill.
Local people are very good-natured, but very reserved.
There are no special vaccination requirements for tourists, but it is recommended to get vaccinated against typhoid, hepatitis A and rabies. Encephalitic ticks are found in the forests of Slovenia, so tourists should take precautions – wear trousers and hats. Before the trip, it is better to take out medical insurance, in case of contacting a doctor, you will have to pay in cash.