Civil registration


Country Report: Civil registration Last updated: 28/05/24


The birth of a child is registered automatically and free of charge for a beneficiary of international protection, same as for all children born in Slovenia. A state registrar visits the hospital and carries out the procedure. The parents are given a copy of the birth certificate.

One identified problem in relation to marriage registration is that partners cannot be registered as married in official records if they do not present the requisite documentary evidence from their country of origin. If they get married in Slovenia, they are registered as married based on the marriage certificate issued in Slovenia. This posed a problem when a child is born in Slovenia and the Administrative unit would not list the father of the child on the birth certificate until original proof of marriage from the country of origin was submitted although extramarital unions are equal to marriages under the law. This practice changed in 2022 after the PIC brought the issue before the Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry for Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities. Both Ministries issued new guidelines to the administrative units stating that foreigners should be processed equally as citizens and that their extramarital unions should be recognised. Since then, a father may be listed on a child certificate solely based on the statement of the parents to that end.

Access to social welfare and integration rights for beneficiaries of international protection, as well as their reunited family members, do not depend on civil registration.

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  • 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