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Short-stay visa – Schengen visa C Type

A short-stay visa (C Type) is an authorisation permitting a foreigner to enter and temporarily stay in the territory of the Republic of Slovenia/Schengen Area under the conditions specified in the Visa Code.

The visa is issued in the passport (or other travel document) of a foreigner in the form of a visa sticker. Successful applicants, including children, are issued an individual visa sticker. If a child does not have his or her own travel document and is inscribed in a parent’s travel document, two visa stickers are issued in the travel document of the parent.

A short-stay visa (C Type)  may be issued by any Schengen country. A short-stay visa (C Type) allows an individual to:

  • Transit through or stay in the territory of the Schengen Area for up to 90 days in any 180-day period, and

  • Transit through the international transit areas of airports in the Schengen Area.

 

The Schengen Area covers 26 countries (“Schengen countries”) without internal border controls. These countries are currently the following: Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.

 

If you have a valid visa issued by a Schengen country, you may also visit any other Schengen country, unless you have been issued a visa with limited territorial validity, which is shown in the visa sticker.

The visa shows how many times you may enter the Schengen Area (one, two, or multiple entries). If your visa is only valid for one entry, you should remember that if you leave the Schengen Area, for example to go to the UK, Ireland, Croatia, Russia, or Turkey, you cannot re-enter the Schengen Area without a new visa. It is therefore important that you state in your visa application how many times you will be travelling in and out of the Schengen Area during your visit. 

If your visa is valid for more than one entry (a multiple entry visa), you are allowed to stay in the Schengen Area for up to 90 days in any 180-day period. The stay can be divided into as many separate trips as you wish. The validity of a multiple-entry visa is up to 5 years.

The application process for obtaining a short-stay visa (C Type) for entry into the Republic of Slovenia is subject to the Schengen rules applicable to all Schengen countries.

Legal sources:

  • Regulation (EC) No 810/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 July 2009 establishing a Community Code on Visas (Visa Code)