How to Apply for a Schengen Slovenia Visa for Filipinos

By Lyza Paloma November 16th, 2020 Posted in Guide for Filipinos, Travel Blog, VISA Application Guides No comments

Want to visit one of the Greenest Country in the World? Check out our guide for Filipinos about applying for Schengen Slovenia Visa with your Philippine Passport.

15 Best Things To Do in Piran and Portoroz, Slovenia

About 15 years ago, the first PBB (Pinoy Big Brother) Swap done with Big Brother Slovenia. Zanjoe Marudo was sent to Slovenia and Tina came in. That made me curious about the country. Slovenia was part of Yugoslavia which was now divided into 7 countries, including Montenegro and Croatia. With fascinating caves, historic buildings and cities, and scenic places; you would want to spend more time here.

There is a consulate in the Philippines, but they don’t accept visa applications. The nearest Slovenian Embassy is in China. However, it is represented by Belgium in giving short-stay visas. Read more about how to apply a Tourist Visa to Slovenia.

Slovenia Fun Facts

  • Slovenia became independent from Yugoslavia since 1991
  • Want to have a unique wedding? Get married at the Church of the Assumption located in an isolated island in Lake Bled
  • Ljubljana (Lyoo-blee-an-nuh), Slovenia’s capital, is probably tough to remember, but it’s meaning isn’t – this means “the loved one.”
  • There are 4 UNESCO Heritage Sites in Slovenia; the Skocjan Caves are the most intriguing and famous (there are more than thousands in Slovenia)
  • Slovenia and Slovakia are often confused with each other; they are not neighbors, Slovakia is near Italy and Croatia while Slovakia is near the Czech Republic and Poland

Things to do in Piran, Slovenia

Slovenia Consulate in the Philippines

Slovenia Consulate in Manila
Address: 2/F, CATS Corporate Center 1008 EDSA Greenhills, 1502 San Juan City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Contact number: +6327272781
Email Address: slovenianconsulate.ph@gmail.com

Embassy of Slovenia in Beijing
Address: LC 04-02, 7 Liangmaqiao Beixiaojie Street, Beijing, China
Contact number: +861085326191
Email Address: sloembassy.beijing@gov.si

Visa Application is at the VFS Center in Manila or Cebu rather than at the Belgium Embassy.

Who can apply for a Schengen Slovenia Visa in the Philippines

  • If you are only visiting Slovenia, Belgium, or Luxembourg in the Schengen Area;
  • For those who are traveling around the Schengen Area but stays in Slovenia the longest
  • Or if your first entry is in Slovenia and you’ll go other Schengen Countries in equal length

Main Requirements in Applying for a Schengen Slovenia Visa for Tourists

You’ll need to have 2 sets – an original and a copy.

1. Schengen Visa Application Form – fill it up online, don’t mind if it’s the Belgium site as they represent Slovenia

2. Valid Passport – valid for a minimum of 3 months after the end of your journey

Philippine Passport

3. Passport copy – copies of bio-page and pages with visas and stamps

4. 1 Passport-Sized Photo – with white background not older than 6 months

Supporting Documents

1. Roundtrip Airline ticket reservation – with passenger name and registration number. You are not required to buy a ticket until a visa is granted. We have rent a flight service for only 29 that will be enough for this.

Rent A Flight

2. Travel Medical Insurance – valid during your stay and for all Schengen countries. This must cover at least EURO 30,000. AXA Schengen is highly recommended.

AXA Schengen Insurance

3. Applicant’s Proof of Means

  • Bank Certificates
  • Bank Statement, Credit Card Statements or Balance for the last 6 months
  • For minors: proof of means of parents or legal guardian and notarized affidavit of support

4. Proof of Occupation

  • Employed – Certificate of Employment and Certificate of Leave of Absence
  • Self-Employed – DTI/SEC Registration, Income Tax Returns, Business Financial Statements
  • Student – proof of enrolment and if leaving during the school year – Certificate leave of absences.

5. Hotel Confirmation or Hotel Voucher

6. Copy of domestic flight, bus, or train ticket(s) – if you are planning to go to other Schengen Countries

7. Travel Itinerary – Detailed day-to-day planned trip

How to Apply for Schengen Slovenia Visa with your Philippine Passport

STEP 1: Go to this website.

On the site:

1. Register to a new account by clicking “Not Registered Yet.”

How to Apply for Belgium Schengen Visa with your Philippine Passport

2. Type details. Check your e-mail for a link.

3. When you are logged in, click “create a new electronic visa application form.”

How to Apply for Belgium Schengen Visa with your Philippine Passport

4. Enter details in the electronic visa application. Review before you “Submit.”

How to Apply for Belgium Schengen Visa with your Philippine Passport

5. Check your e-mail as you will receive a confirmation with a PDF form of the application. Print and sign this form.

STEP 2: Gather the rest of the requirements required

STEP 3: Schedule an appointment at the Visa Application Center of your choice. You can click this link.

 

Visa Application Center – Manila
Ground Flr., Ecoplaza Building
2305 Don Chino Roces Ave, Extension,
Makati, Metro Manila

Visa Application Center – Cebu
Unit 503, 5th Floor, Keppel Center
Samar Loop cor. Cardinal Rosales Avenue
Cebu Business Park, Cebu City

STEP 4: Proceed to the Visa Application Center with your documents on your scheduled date. Biometrics will be captured. Don’t forget to pay for the Visa Fee and VFS Service fee.

STEP 5: Wait for the decision. You will be contacted once a decision has been made.

STEP 6: Claim your passport at the Visa Application Center. You can also get it through courier for an additional price.

VISA APPLICATION BUNDLE SERVICE

Fee for Schengen Slovenia Visa in the Philippines

VFS Service Fee: PHP 1,260 for the logistics fee

Visa Fee: EURO 80
For 6-12 years: EURO 40

Processing time: It is usually 15 days. However, the Embassy may take up to 45 days to process your application and may ask for additional documentation and further verifications.

Frequently Asked Questions About Schengen Slovenia Visa

1. How long can I travel with my Short Stay Visa?

You can stay in Slovenia and the Schengen Area for a maximum of 90 days for a 180 day period.

2. Is an interview mandatory?

It is not necessary. However, you may be called for an interview at the Embassy if they see something wrong with your documents, or they want some clarification with the purpose of your stay.

3. Should I submit a cover letter?

It is not a requirement, but it’s highly recommended. A Cover Letter can help you explain your situation and circumstances to the Visa Officer.

4. Do I need to buy a plane ticket before my application?

No, you only need a confirmed booking with a PRN. Renting a flight is highly recommended; we have this service available.

5. What is the best insurance to use?

AXA Schengen is highly recommended. They will completely refund your payment in case your visa doesn’t get approved. No risk at all.

6. What if my visa gets rejected? What should I do?

You can file a Remonstrance Letter or file another application from another EU Embassy.

15 Best Things To Do in Piran and Portoroz, Slovenia

I hope you now know how to apply for a Schengen Slovenia Visa. Explore the caves, walk the streets, check out historic buildings, and enjoy nature and the beauty of Slovenia. In case you need help with your visa application, you can get our visa application bundle service. Good luck!

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About the Writer

Lyza Paloma

Hey, I’m Lyza! I once was a person who just imagined going to places “one day” but decided to pursue my dreams. My first travel abroad was in Japan, solo, last 2018, and fell in love with the journey since. I’m aiming to visit 10 countries before turning 30 and 2 new places in the Philippines every year. Besides traveling, I love organizing trips, photography, reading, and making new friends. Follow my adventures through my Instagram.

 

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Written by Lyza Paloma

Lyza is a native of Leyte who spent 10 years studying and working in Cebu before working for Two Monkeys Travel. She decided to stop daydreaming and started to pursue her dreams of traveling to the Philippines and the world. She has already been to 4 countries in Asia and 18 provinces in the Philippines. She’s flexible and can travel solo, with friends, or family. Besides traveling, she loves organizing trips, taking pictures, reading, and making new friends.

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