Get Your Slovenian Citizenship by Descent

If you have Slovenian ancestors, you may be eligible to obtain Slovenian citizenship by descent. Take this opportunity to claim your right to citizenship and enjoy the benefits that come with being a Slovenian citizen.

What is Slovenian Citizenship by Descent?

Slovenian citizenship can be granted in a number of ways: Slovenian origin; by birth in Slovenia; and by naturalization. Citizenship by origin or descent refers to the right of blood (known as “jus sanguinis”), which essentially means having at least one parent or grandparent who is or was a Slovenian citizen.

Who is Eligible for Slovenian Citizenship?

A child acquires Slovenian citizenship by birth if they are:

  • Born in Slovenia and either parent is a Slovenian citizen, or
  • Born outside of Slovenia and both parents are Slovenian citizens; or one of the parents is Slovenian and the other is stateless; or the child has no other citizenship.

A person born abroad with a Slovenian parent, who is not automatically Slovenian, can acquire Slovenian citizenship if they:

  • Submit an application for registration as a citizen of the Republic of Slovenia before the age of 36; or
  • Establish permanent residence in the Republic of Slovenia before the age of 18.

Children adopted by Slovenian citizens can also be granted Slovenian citizenship.

Slovenian law provides that persons of Slovenian descent up to the second generation, who cannot register for citizenship, may make a discretionary application under a specialized provision. This application requires the applicant to demonstrate that they have active links with the Republic of Slovenia and can provide evidence of a minimum of five years of activity in Slovenian organizations.

Why Should I Apply for Slovenian Citizenship?

Enjoying dual citizenship is undoubtedly an advantage, whether you want to move to Slovenia, reside in a country in the European Union or simply spend some time in Europe. From a personal or financial point of view, an entire continent full of opportunities opens up. There are many reasons to consider obtaining Slovenian citizenship.

By obtaining Slovenian citizenship, you acquire rights and privileges, such as the right to reside and work in Slovenia and any other country in the European Union. Slovenian citizenship will give you access to many job opportunities in Slovenia and in other countries of the European Union.

Open the door to a continent of possibilities, for you and your family!!

By becoming a Slovenian citizen, you will be able to study and work legally throughout the European Union, in countries such as Portugal, Germany, Spain, France, Bulgaria, and the Netherlands, without special permits. As an EU citizen, you will automatically have the right to advanced medical care and treatment in any EU country.

Learn more about the benefits of holding citizenship with an EU Member State here.

What do I need to Apply for Slovenian Citizenship?

With the right help, applying for your Slovenian citizenship is easy! Unlike some other countries, a birth certificate from the ancestor is not enough to prove citizenship in Slovenia.

At least one passport from the ancestor is also required, and ideally other documents to prove citizenship. With the help of our network of genealogists, we are able to search for documents to prove ancestry.

Take the first step today by taking our free Initial Eligibility Assessment by clicking below.

Why Become a Citizen of Slovenia?

Slovenia’s economy is largely based on manufacturing, construction, trade and tourism. It is known for being one of the most prosperous countries in Central Europe and has experienced steady economic growth since its independence in 1991.

This small but beautiful country has a high quality of life, with a high-quality health and education system, low levels of crime and a balanced work culture. By acquiring Slovenian citizenship, the stability and legal security of a member country of the European Union is guaranteed.

Slovenia’s central European location offers easy access to neighbouring countries including Italy, Austria, Hungary, and Croatia, providing abundant opportunities to explore diverse cultures.

It is a small country but full of natural beauty, from the Julian Alps to the Adriatic Sea. There are many natural parks, lakes and rivers where you can enjoy nature.

The cost of living in Slovenia is relatively low compared to most other European countries, meaning it is more affordable. It is a safe and stable country, with low levels of crime and a culture of tolerance and respect. Slovenia has it all, majestic landscapes, a huge cultural heritage, good food and friendly people.

Don’t miss the opportunity to claim your Slovenian citizenship by descent!

Contact us today to learn more and take the first step towards obtaining your Slovenian citizenship.


Why EuroPassport?

EuroPassport is the first Canadian company to offer people an easy and affordable way to obtain legal European citizenship. Based in Toronto, Canada, we are a team of trusted immigration lawyers, genealogists and documentation specialists who have pioneered an efficient process for our clients to obtain the Slovenian Citizenship they seek. Our experts take care of all the paperwork, in optimal deadlines.

  1. We take away the paperwork hassle, bureaucracy, legal complexity – and work on your behalf, using the most efficient route to obtain the citizenship you seek.
  2. Our streamlined process cuts out lengthy waits and confusing roadblocks to citizenship. Look to us to expedite your Slovenian citizenship and deliver in optimal timelines.
  3. Skip the exorbitantly high legal fees. Our migration experts and a team of Canadian and European legal advisors have refined a process that is considerably more cost-efficient, especially for those with family roots in Europe.
  4. We are a respected Canadian company based in Toronto – so you won’t have to deal with distant overseas law firms. Our track record is remarkable, as the first and only fully registered European Immigration services business in Canada.

Frequently Asked Questions

The process of applying for and obtaining your Slovenian citizenship is unique to each case, however the average time is 12-18 months.

When you apply for citizenship, any previous denial may hamper your chances on subsequent applications. An example of this would be declaring a date that is incorrect according to laws and legislations.

Immigration laws are constantly changing, and we are keeping up with every change, which may affect the required documents.

We also have a network of lawyers and genealogists in Europe who will prepare and supervise your application. We have the potential to prepare the most formidable citizenship application you can have.

Don’t risk submitting an unsuccessful application. EuroPassport does everything for you! Our team cooperates with top-tier lawyers in Slovenia; we first put together your application locally, and then your documents are sent to Slovenia to continue the rest of the citizenship process. You won’t even have to visit your local embassy or consulate for the process of getting your citizenship certificate as this will be completed in Slovenia.

However, once your citizenship process is completed, you will have to visit the nearest Slovenian consulate to apply for the passport.

You may be eligible to apply for Slovenian citizenship if you have at least one parent, grandparent or even great-grandparent who was born in Slovenia. Being Slovenian automatically qualifies you as being a European citizen with access to the many benefits/freedoms guaranteed in all EU countries.

Learn more about the benefits of holding citizenship with an EU Member State here.

This will depend on the complexity of your specific case and how many documents you require to prove your Slovenian ancestry. Our pricing starts from $6,000 for the first adult applicant, approximately $5,200 for subsequent adults of the same family, and approximately $4,800 for minors under 18 years old.

We do offer a 4-payment schedule for individuals and 6-payment schedule for families, and a discount of 5% for families of 2-4 people and 10% for families of 5 or more people.

Contact us to learn more about the pricing structure and payment options.

You do not need to speak the language to reclaim citizenship.

Yes, we also conduct genealogy research in Slovenia. If you are interested in finding out more about your Slovenian ancestors, contact us for details.

You will only need to pay taxes in Slovenia if you move and live there at least 6 months of the year. If you move to another EU member country, you may not have to pay taxes in Slovenia, but you may still have to pay taxes in the European country in which you decide to live, so you would need to consult with the local tax authorities in that country.


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