Slovenia Digital Nomad Visa - Legal Advice for Foreigners
Digital Nomad Visa in SloveniaUpdated on Wednesday 16th November 2022
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At the moment, the Slovenia digital nomad visa program has not yet been introduced, but the Slovenian authorities are interested in creating a digital nomad program.
However, foreigners who want to live for a limited period of time in Slovenia while developing work activities can still apply for different types of visas, based on the duration of stay and their nationality. This program is highly favorable for those interested in immigration to Slovenia.
If you want to apply for a digital nomad visa in Slovenia, our team of Slovenian lawyers are ready to help you.
Is there a Slovenia digital nomad visa?
The idea of a digital nomad visa appeared following the social effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, when most people were forced to work remotely.
Thus, more and more countries across the world started creating a legal framework regulating remote work, including Slovenia, a country that is actively working at creating a visa program for digital nomads.
Although Slovenia does not have a digital nomad visa program, there are some visas foreigners can use for this purpose. Our immigration lawyers in Slovenia can help foreigners in selecting a suitable visa program.
Here, there are 2 main categories: 1) visas issued for short-term stays, which are defined by any visit with a duration of maximum 90 days in a period of 180 days and 2) visas issued for stays longer than 90 days.
Our team of Slovenian lawyers can provide in-depth information on the visas that one can obtain which can serve the purpose of the Slovenia digital nomad visa. In case you want to obtain a digital nomad visa in Spain or maybe you would like to work remotely from Portugal and need assistance in getting a digital nomad visa for one of these countries, we can put you in contact with our partners.
When is a visa required in Slovenia?
Please mind that Slovenia is one of the 27 member states of the European Union (EU), which implies that EU citizens arriving here as digital nomads are not required to apply for any immigration document.
However, even EU citizens can be asked to apply for a residence permit in the case in which they are interested in immigration to Slovenia on a long-term basis.
Also, foreigners from third party countries can arrive here without completing visa formalities as long as their country is included in the visa waiver list.
This applies only for short-term stays (of maximum 90 days in a 180 days period). Most of the third party countries, including the United States of America, Canada, Australia etc., are included in the visa waiver list.
This means that if a person who is a citizen of these countries will arrive here for short-term visits, the foreigner will not be required to comply with any visa formalities.
However, the nationals of countries such as Bahrain, Oman, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Congo or Cuba will have to apply for a visa in order to stay here. Please contact our immigration lawyers in Slovenia for more information concerning these nationalities.
Our law firm in Slovenia can present more details on the visa formalities, depending on the nationality of the applicant.
Important things to know for digital nomads in Slovenia
Persons who want to arrive here under a Slovenia digital nomad visa will most likely be interested in knowing information about the digital environment provided by this country.
This is why our team of Slovenian lawyers have prepared a short presentation on matters such as the internet speed, the best cities to develop digital nomad activities, and so on.
Thus, any Slovenia digital nomad visa holder should know the following:
- there are 2 main cities suitable for digital nomads – the capital city, Ljubljana, and Maribor;
- in Maribor, the internet speed (for fixed broadband) is of 69.60 Mbps, while the mobile speed is of 34.04 Mbps;
- at a national level, the speed for fixed broadband is of 79.34 Mbps (for download) and 33.16 Mbps (for download) – the estimates are calculated for April 2022;
- with regards to the mobile speed, the national average speed is of 51.51 Mbps (for download) and of 9.88 Mbps (for upload), measured for the same period;
- the fibre internet can cost EUR 35 per month.
Please contact our law firm in Slovenia if you need further information on how to select an immigration document that can be used as a Slovenia digital nomad visa.
Our Slovenian lawyers can help you prepare the application file and assist in the formalities of applying for a residence permit, where necessary.