Canadian travellers who wish to go to Slovenia for vacations or business for short trips can do so without having to previously visit an embassy or consulate to obtain an approved visa. This is due to the fact that Canada and the European Union share a visa-waiver agreement.
Travelling to the Schengen Area is scheduled to change for all visa-exempt individuals, including Canadian passport holders, from 2022, onwards. From then on, the implementation of the European Travel Information and Authorisation System (ETIAS) is expected to be fully completed. Although ETIAS is not a visa, it will become a mandatory requirement for Canadians.
Travelling to Slovenia from Canada with an ETIAS authorisation
As soon as ETIAS is fully functional, nationals from about 60 countries, including Canadians, will be required to register online and request an ETIAS travel authorisation for Europe in order to enter Slovenia —or any other of the Schengen member nations.
The ETIAS visa waiver for Canadians is being introduced to increase and enhance internal security within the Schengen member nations —including Slovenia. As soon as its setup is achieved, Canadian travellers heading to Slovenia and the rest of the region will be screened prior to departing towards the Schengen Area.
The electronic travel authorisation for Europe will make Slovenia safer for both its residents and tourists. This will be accomplished by cross-checking all visa-exempt travellers.
The ETIAS visa waiver will also grant immigration authorities an improved understanding and knowledge about eligible visa-exempt passengers who wish to enter any member nation.
Finally, ETIAS will make travelling easier as it is expected to streamline document checks and reduce waiting times for visitors at the border.
Applying for the ETIAS visa waiver to visit Slovenia
Canadian nationals will be able to request an ETIAS travel authorisation very easily by accessing the ETIAS application form for Canadian citizens from their smartphone, tablet, or personal computer.
The quick and straightforward request can be completed in under 10 minutes. Applying for an ETIAS for Slovenia from Canada does not require visiting a Slovenian embassy or consulate in Canada as the entire application process takes place online.
The online form for ETIAS Slovenia for Canadian citizens will require applicants to provide the following information:
- Personal biographical information: first name, family name, date, and place of birth
- Passport data: the date and country of issuance, as well as the expiration date and passport number
- Travel plans: including travel dates
- Background questions on health, security, and any history of deportation
- Contact details: a mobile phone number and email address
All applicants are advised to reply to the simple questions on the ETIAS form honestly and accurately. Additionally, Canadian citizens will have the opportunity to carefully revise the information they enter on their application form prior to finalising their ETIAS request.
Verifying that the data coincides exactly with the information printed on the biographical page of a citizen’s passport will ensure a trouble-free application. Any errors or inconsistencies between the data submitted in the form and the information that appears on the passport may delay the processing of the ETIAS application, or even result in a refusal.
Passport and document requirements to visit Slovenia
Canadian passport holders need to meet the following ETIAS travel authorisation requirements on hand while filling out the visa waiver application:
- Holding a current and valid Canadian passport
- Completing the ETIAS application form with the citizen’s personal and passport details including the passport number, country, and date of issue as well as its expiration date
- Providing a legitimate email address at which applicants will receive a digital copy of their ETIAS once it has been processed
- Paying the ETIAS issuance fees with a credit or debit card
Once approved, the Canadian applicant will receive their ETIAS travel authorisation to their designated email address entered in the visa waiver request form. An approved ETIAS will be electronically linked to a single passport.
Canadian citizens with dual nationality must choose which passport they wish to travel on and submit this passport’s number in their ETIAS application. The visa waiver may not be transferred to another passport, either due to dual citizenship or when the passport used to apply for ETIAS expires.
Travelling to Slovenia from Canada with the ETIAS visa waiver
Canadian ETIAS holders can enter Slovenia and all other Schengen nations multiple times and spend up to 90 days per visit within a 180-day period.
The ETIAS visa waiver for Canadian citizens has a total validity of 3 years so long as the passport used to apply remains valid. In the event that the passport expires while the ETIAS travel authorisation is still valid, the Canadian citizen will have to request a new ETIAS using their new passport number.
Basic information about Slovenia
The Republic of Slovenia is one of the successor states of the former Yugoslavia. It is located in southern Central Europe. Slovenia shares borders with Italy to the west, Austria to the north, Hungary to the northeast, Croatia to the southeast, and the Adriatic Sea to the southwest.
Slovenia has a population of 2.084 million and its capital and largest city is Ljubljana. This mountainous country boasts a mostly continental climate, with certain exceptions, with Mediterranean or Alpine climates predominate.
Slovenia tourist information
Health information for travellers to Slovenia
Slovenia —like most European destinations— boasts a quality healthcare system. Notwithstanding, it is always a wise idea to take out travel or health insurance since it grants visitors peace of mind in case of an emergency. Canadian travellers touring Slovenia are encouraged to remember the following:
- Carry whatever medication you may need during your trip in its original box
- In case of emergency dial 112
- Use insect repellent with DEET if spending time in the wilderness
- Wear sunscreen with UVA and UVB protection of at least SPF 15 when taking part in outdoor activities
Canadian embassies and consulates in Slovenia
The vast majority of Canadian citizens visiting Slovenia enjoy a hassle-free stay in the European nation. Although there is no Canadian Embassy in Slovenia, visitors may wish to keep the Canadian Consulate of Ljubljana’s contact details at hand just in case they require any assistance during their stay in Slovenia:
Consulate of Canada in Slovenia:
Street Address: Linhartova Cesta 49a. 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
Telephone: 386 1 252 44 44
Fax: 386 1 252 33 33