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Aliens and Slovenia 2019-04-09T11:27:14+00:00

Aliens and Slovenia

Aliens in Slovenia are divided into two larger groups which differ according to the manner of entry in the country, namely:

  • European Economic Area Member States’ nationals (EEA members are the European Union Member States, Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein)
  • Nationals of third countries, non-members of EEA/EU.


General information on aliens in the Republic of Slovenia in 2018.

On 31.12.2018 there were more than 176.000 aliens in Slovenia who had valid residence permits or certificates of registered residence. 24.000 aliens had permanent residence permits and 28.000 aliens had temporary residence permits. The largest number of aliens, holders of permanent residence permit (permanently and temporary) were the citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina, followed by the citizens of Kosovo and Serbia. Within the European Economic Area  the most residence permits or certificates on registered residence in Slovenia were issued to the citizens of Croatia, following citizens of Bulgaria and Italy.

In the field of international protection – compared to 2017 – we noted a 95 % increase in the number of submitted international protection applications. In 2018 there were altogether 1.399 international protection applications filed by persons who came from Pakistan, Algeria and Afghanistan. A special category of international protection applicants are persons who came to Slovenia under the EU relocation procedure from Italy, those were 21 citizens from Eritrea and  3 citizens from Syria, all applied for international protection. From 1995 – 2018 there were altogether 818 persons granted international protection status. In 2018 refugee status were granted 99 and subsidiary protection to 3 persons . Among the persons under international protection the majority were men. The largest number of international protection statuses were granted to the citizens of Syria and Eritrea.

For more information on activities of the Migration Office in 2018 and Slovenian National Contact Point EMN please click on document Report on the work of the Migration Office for 2018.