Travel documents


Country Report: Travel documents Last updated: 28/05/24


Refugees are issued a passport for refugees, which is a Convention travel document.[1] Beneficiaries of subsidiary protection can use their national passport; in case they do not have one, the Migration directorate issues them a passport for foreigners. Reunited family members of beneficiaries without a valid passport from their country of origin can also obtain the passport for foreigners.[2]

Refugees are normally issued a passport with a validity period of 10 years. Passports for foreigners issued to beneficiaries of subsidiary protection are issued for the time period for which subsidiary protection was granted.[3]

A person holding a refugee status applies for the refugee passport with the Ministry of the Interior,[4] which must issue the document within 15 days.[5] A beneficiary of subsidiary protection applies for their passport with the Administrative Unit of their place of residence.[6]

In 2023 the authorities issued 173 passports to persons with international protection.[7]




[1] Article 111 IPA. More detailed provisions are set out in Rules on the content, format and method of issuing passports to refugees.

[2] Article 113 IPA and 98 Foreigners Act.

[3] Articles 111(3) and 113(2) IPA.

[4] Article 6 Rules on the content, format and method of issuing passports to refugees.

[5] Article 111(1) IPA and Article 25(1) Passports of the Citizens of the Republic of Slovenia Act, Official Gazette of RS, No. 65/2000 and subsequent amendments.

[6] Article 98(3) Foreigners Act.

[7] Official statistics provided by the Migration directorate, March 2024.

Table of contents

  • Statistics
  • Overview of the legal framework
  • Overview of the main changes since the first report
  • Asylum Procedure
  • Reception Conditions
  • Detention of Asylum Seekers
  • Content of International Protection
  • ANNEX I – Transposition of the CEAS in national legislation