Schengen Visas - Slovenia

Embassy address:
17 Dartmouth Street

Telephone: +44 (0)20 7222 5700

Fax: +44 (0)20 7222 5277

Online: Embassy website


Do I need a visa to visit Slovenia?
Some countries have special relationships with other countries which enables their residents to travel freely between the two without a visa. Check if you definitely need a visa to travel by checking the website.

How can I apply?
Unfortunately, you can only apply for a Schengen visa to Slovenia by visiting the Embassy in person. Instructions on how to do this are outlined below.

How do I book an appointment?
You can make an appointment via email or by ringing the following telephone numbers: 020 72225700.

Make sure that you have all your required documentation with you. And before you go, check that the Embassy will be open, and that it hasn’t closed for any special holidays or any other reason.

Please note: It may take you several weeks to get an appointment at an Embassy, especially before the Christmas, Easter and summer vacations. Therefore, you should be making your application at least 8-12 weeks before you intend to travel. This embassy will not consider applications made less than 15 days before intended date of travel.

What documents do I need?
The University has a checklist to assist you in collecting the required documents, however for a for a full list of documentation required, you should check the Slovenian Embassy website as requirements may change.

How do I get to the Embassy?
Information on how to get to the Slovenian Embassy and a map

A map of the London Underground is available.

The nearest underground stations are Westminster and St James’ Park.

If you have a morning appointment, you will probably have to book overnight accommodation in London to ensure that you arrive in time. Make sure you plan your route across London on a map before you go. If your appointment is early in the morning, try and have a practice walk of the route the day before your appointment. You will not be seen or offered a later appointment if you miss your slot.

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See or for cheap hotels and hostels. In London, you may also be able stay at The International Students House Contact them direct for details.

How long will it take?
The procedure on the Embassy (considering that all requested documentation was delivered and interview was done) takes from 10 to 14 working days.

When you have had your documents checked at your appointment, the Embassy official will retain your passport (and the copies of your documents) for a decision to be made. Your passport will then be posted back to you. You can check the prospective time that you will have to wait by contacting the Embassy directly, either by telephone or email. Most embassies aim to return your passport within a few days.

How can the Immigration & International Student Advice team help me with my Schengen visa?
The IISA does not offer a service whereby they make your Schengen visa application or appointment for you. This is because generally travelling outside of the UK during your studies is for your personal pleasure. They can however check through your documents before sending/your appointment.

If you would like an adviser to check your documents for you, you should email stating which country you are applying to and the date of your appointment. Please note that this service is not guaranteed and is subject to staff availability and IISA commitments.

You should start making your Schengen visa application at least 8-12 weeks before your proposed travel date.