Slovenia – Dependents of Non-EU Nationals Must Wait One (1) Year Before Joining Work Permit Holder

What has changed

A recent amendment to the Act on Residence of Foreign Nationals and on Employment Services has restricted dependents of non-EU nationals from joining Work Permit holders until the permit holder has worked in Slovenia for one (1) year.  This change became effective in January, 2015.

Previously dependents were able to join the Work Permit holder at the start of the assignment.

Who is affected?
What to expect

  • Non-EU nationals who are wishing to bring their family with them immediately on assignment in Slovenia.

There are some exception categories where the one (1) year requirement for dependents will not apply:

  • EU Blue Card Holders

Some High Skilled Workers

What you need to do
Planning ahead

  • Companies who wish to send non-EU nationals to Slovenia should discuss this regulation with their prospects prior to proceeding with obtaining the work permit.
  • Contact your Emigra Worldwide attorney or representative for further details on how these updates may impact you or your clients.

The information above was provided by Emigra Worldwide, our global network partners, and relevant government authorities. The information herein is for general purposes only and not intended as advice for a particular matter. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the global immigration professional with whom you work.