If you’re contemplating a prolonged stay or intend to work in Maribor or elsewhere in Slovenia, understanding visa requirements is essential. These regulations differ based on your nationality and the length and purpose of your stay.

  • Citizens of EU/EEA member states or Switzerland can stay and work in Slovenia sans visa or work permit. If your stay exceeds three months, however, you must register your residence.
  • For non-EU/EEA or Swiss citizens, the process becomes more intricate. Short stays of up to 90 days in any 180-day period are visa-free for citizens of numerous countries, including the U.S., Canada, Australia, and New Zealand, courtesy of the Schengen agreement. Nonetheless, this does not permit you to work.
  • For stays exceeding 90 days, or if you plan to work, you’ll typically need a long-stay (Type D) visa and a residence permit. Residence permits can be issued for several reasons like employment, self-employment, study, research, family reunification, among others.
  • The rules for remote work can be a gray area as they differ by country, hinging on factors like your employer’s location, tax payments, and more. As of my knowledge cut-off in September 2021, Slovenia doesn’t offer a designated digital nomad visa, but it’s always beneficial to check for the latest updates.

In all situations, the optimal course of action is to consult your nearest Slovenian embassy or consulate or visit the official Slovenian government immigration site for the most accurate, up-to-date advice tailored to your circumstances.

Note: Visa rules and regulations change frequently, so always verify the most current information.