Information on the regulations and procedures pertaining to civil marriages, on whether foreigners who marry Slovenian citizens automatically acquire permanent residence status in Slovenia, and if not, on which ministry or administrative office foreigners (who have married Slovenian citizens) must contact in order to apply for permanent residence status [SLO28272.E]

A 9 December 1997 letter sent to the Research Directorate by the second secretary of the Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia in Ottawa states:

The law that regulates civil marriages is the law of civil marriage and family relations, #SRS 15-644/76. Unfortunately, I will have to send you the text at a later date. Foreigners who marry Slovenian citizens do not automatically acquire permanent residence status in Slovenia. They should apply for permanent residence at the municipality of their residence.

Additional or corroborating information on the above-mentioned topics could not be found among the additional sources consulted by the Research Directorate.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the Research Directorate within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of additional sources consulted in researching this Information Request.


Embassy of the Republic of Slovenia, Ottawa. 9 December 1997. Letter sent to the Research Directorate by the second secretary.

Additional Sources Consulted

Electronic sources: IRB databases, Internet, REFWORLD (UNHCR database), WNC (World News Connection).

Resource Centre country file on Slovenia.

Unsuccessful attempts to contact other oral sources.