10 Mars 2021
Slovenia is a small country in Central Europe, lying between the Mediterranean Sea and the Adriatic sea. Slovenia has a varied landscape, with rolling hills, dense forests and beautiful lakes. As a result of this landscape, its ecosystems are highly diverse and prone to natural disasters such as earthquakes and floods. It has been proposed that Slovenia must be thought of as a high risk destination for illegal immigrants.
What exactly does ETAS mean? ETAS refers to the European Travel Information and Authorization System, which can be used by governments to spot tourists that have irregular immigration status and apply for a visa. Slovenia is one of the eligible countries in the European Union for obtaining this system. The European Union is also working on collecting data from international travelers and use it to detect possible unlawful activity relating to irregular migration. Slovenia is among the countries within the monitoring programme, hence the citizens are counseled to report anything that may pose a threat to their safety, either through death or offense.
So, how is it that Slovenia becomes eligible countries for the EU's visa programme? Slovenia is a very low crime country with low unemployment rate and a medium growth rate. This usually means that there is a high need for work and for tourists (visitors from beyond the EU). This consequently means that the authorities can attract people from all around the world to apply for a Slovenia visa.
So how do you get a Slovenia visa and what's involved with the application procedure? The very first point to understand is that there are three types of Slovenia visas: Schengen visa, Inter visa and EU passitaire. A Schengen visa is granted if you're arriving into Slovenia by travelling through a state that is part of the Schengen visa area. This usually means that you are not required to leave your country in order in order to legally enter a different one. People who are applying for a Slovenia visa must however leave their country before attaining the Schengen area.
When applying for a Slovenia visa you'll need to provide evidence of citizenship or naturalization so as to be eligible for your Schengen visa. If you are travelling within the Schengen area then you will also need to provide evidence of home in Ljubljana, the Croatian capital. Evidence of citizenship or naturalization will also let you stay in Slovenia for an infinite period.
The next thing to know about the Slovenia visa and its Schengen zone eligibility is that the visa cannot be renewed. It's possible however to expand your stay once you've received a visa, for example as soon as you have entered the European Union for five decades or more. In this scenario your visa will last until the year after the year in which you apply for another one. The same applies in the event that you want to submit an application for a long-term visa.