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The Republic of Slovenia
Embassy of the Republic of Bulgaria in the Republic of Slovenia
Address: Slovenia, 1000 Ljubljana, Opekarska cesta 35
Telephone: +386 1 28 32 899; +386 1 28 32 900
Fax: +386 1 28 32 901
Out-of-hours hotline: + 386 41 722 238
Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Sofia
Bacho Kiro Str. 26-30, 1000 Sofia
Phone: +359 2 833 3207
Fax: +359 2 846 8260
Honorary Consul of Slovenia in Bulgaria
1000 Sofiq, 96A rue G. S. Rakovski
Tél: +359 2 980 18 81
Crime and security
• The minor rate of street crime and its accompanying phenomena (prostitution, drugs, etc.) are no threat to the security of foreign nationals and local residents.
• Caution should be exercised with regard to unauthorized companies of local and foreign entities promising to provide work in Slovenia.
• There are no geographic regions where natural conditions present a danger to human life. When traveling by motor vehicle off the highway in mountainous areas one should pay attention to traffic signs that indicate the possibilities of falling stones or landslides.
• At officially designated and strictly controlled by the authorities places are traditionally practiced extreme sports - such as climbing, skiing on glaciers, rafting along swift currents, where fatal accidents have been registered.
• According to the legislation of the Republic of Slovenia upon arrival in Slovenia Bulgarian nationals are obliged within three days to register their address of temporary residence with the competent Slovenian authorities.This can be done by the administration of a hotel or dormitory, by the Slovenian lessors or by the Bulgarian national in person at the local police department. Failure to comply with the Address Registration Act of the Republic of Slovenia is sanctioned with a fine, which is payable immediately, otherwise identity documents will be temporarily withheld.
• In the event of staying for more than three months, administrative formalities citizens to re-register with the relevant authorities. The latter shall issue a certificate of up-to-date address registration containing the name and the address of the registered person and date of registration. Failure to comply with the requirement for registration could lead to imposition of proportional and non-discriminative sanctions against the person in question. A valid identity card or passport should be produced, a confirmation by the employer that the person has been hired, employment certificate or evidence of self-employment; evidence of enrollment in accredited educational institution and document for concluded full medical insurance.
• In many cases, Bulgarian nationals turn to the embassy for protection of their labor rights in Slovenia. It is necessary to know that the legislation in both countries, Bulgaria and Slovenia, is consistent with European standards and labor relations are governed by the relevant employment contracts between employee and employer. Consular staff can not mediate in labour disputes for the protection of the rights of Bulgarian nationals or to represent them in the event the disputes are referred to the court.
• For more information, please visit the site of the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy: www.mlsp.government.bg
Bulgarian nationals travelling for the Republic of Slovenia should observe the customs regulations of the country.
• Since 01.07.2008 the Republic of Slovenia has introduced a vignette system for highways in the country.Three types of vignettes are in circulation: for a week, for a month and for a year. The price for the vignette stickers for vehicles weighing up to 3,5 tons is as follows:
- For one week (7 days): 15 euro;
- For one month(30 days): 30 euro;
- For one year: 110euro.
• The company in charge of the highways in the Republic of Slovenia (DARS) at the beginning of each year recalls the vignettes of the previous year and puts on the market vignettes in a new colour.
• We would like to remind that vignette stickers have to be purchased immediately after entry into the territory of Slovenia. This can be done at the borders with Croatia as well as in the areas of the former border check points of Slovenia with Italy, Austria and Hungary and from the majority of gas stations. Control over compliance with the requirement for mandatory purchase of vignettes is performed by mobile teams of the company in charge of the highways in the Republic of Slovenia (DARS AD), the police, the Transport Inspectorate of Slovenia and the Customs Administration of Slovenia.
• Fines regulated in the Official Journal of the Republic of Slovenia (No. 33/06 and 45/08) amount between 300 and 800 euro.
• If the fine is not paid on the spot, the Slovenian authorities withhold the identity documents of the offender and the documents of the motor vehicle.
• For more details and samples of the new vignettes, please visit the English language site of DARS AD at: http://www.dare.si/Dokumenti/Vignette 308.aspx
• It should be noted that the Slovenian police strictly monitorsthe observationof two basic requirements of the Road Traffic Law of the Republic of Slovenia – traveling with headlights on all day and night and mandatory use of the seatbelts for the passengers’ safety in the vehicle.
• We recommendthosetraveling by car to be careful to protect theirpersonal documents and luggage, not leave them unattended even for short breaks along the road,near gasstations, restaurants, when stopping to help other cars or to show directions to other people, etc.
Epidemiological situation is normal. Upon entry into the country special vaccinesarenot required.
Travel papers and visas
As citizens of the European Union, fromJanuary 1, 2007 Bulgarian nationals have the right to reside in the Republic of Slovenia for a period of 90 days without any conditions or formalities other than the requirement to have a valid identity card or passport.
Slovenia does not have an Embassy in Sofia. Bulgarian nationals are recommended to use the services of the embassy in Hungary.
According to the acting legal framework between the Republic of Bulgaria and the Republic of Slovenia, any documents compiled and certified by a competent authority in accordance with the established format, are recognized on the territory of the other country without additional legalization (‘apostil’ stamp is not required)
• Documents certified on the territory of the Republic of Bulgaria or the Republic of Sloveniaby the authorities within their competence, in accordance with the prescribed format and bearing a seal, shall be accepted by the other country without any further certification.
• The same applies to signatures placed on private documents if they are certified in accordance with the procedure of the respective country. Documents, whichon the territory of one of the two countries, Bulgaria orSlovenia are considered official documents, have equivalent probative value of official documents in the other country. They only need a translation by a sworn translator which should be certified by the respective embassy. The same applies to transcriptsof official documents,which have been certified by the court or other governmental authority.
• For certification of personal documents like declarations, powers of attorney, etc., relevant fees are payable in accordance with the going rate for consular services.
The parents of Bulgarian nationals born in Slovenia submit within six month a birth certificate issued by the relevant Slovenian authorities to be sent to the municipality by address of residence in Bulgaria for the purpose of registration and issuance of Bulgarian birth certificate.
Civil marriages where at least one of the spouses is Bulgarian national are also registered with the municipality by permanent address of the husband.
Death certificates of Bulgarian nationals deceased on Slovenian territory are registered with the municipality by the permanent address of the deceased in Bulgaria.