EMPLOYMENT



WORKING IN SLOVENIA

1. The right to free access to the Slovenian labour market have:

  • Citizens of EU member states
  • Citizens of European Economic Area (EEA)
  • Citizens of Switzerland

Only they can work, get employment or self-employed without a permit for work.

 

2. For third-country nationals, there is a single permit that provides entrance, residence and work in Slovenia.

The single permit can be obtained at the Administrative Unit Maribor (see more at - DOCUMENTS)

Find out more (detailed information available only in Slovenian language): WORKING IN SLOVENIA

 

Exceptions:

3. For citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina and citizens of Serbia, Agreement on the Employment of Citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the Agreement on the Employment of Citizens of Serbia  in Slovenia are valid. It regulates the employment conditions and procedure for the issue of work permit, but it does not include the residence permit for Slovenia.

 

ATTENTION: How to acquire work permit following the Agreement on the Employment of Citizens of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Slovenia – read here:

ATTENTION: How to acquire work permit following the Agreement on the Employment of Serbia in Slovenia – read here:

 

Where do I get all the necessary information for entering the labour market?


ZAVOD REPUBLIKE SLOVENIJE ZA ZAPOSLOVANJE - ZRSZ (EMPLOYMENT SERVICE OF SLOVENIA)

Območna služba Maribor (Regional Office Maribor)

Gregorčičeva ulica 37

2000 Maribor

T: 02 23 57 700

E: gpzrszmaribor@ess.gov.si

W: www.ess.gov.si

Office hours:

Monday and Tuesday::             8:00 - 12:00 & 13:00 - 15:00

Wednesday:                               8:00 - 12:00 & 13:00 - 17:00

Friday:                                         8:00 - 13:00

No office hours on Thursday!

 

More on working in Slovenia at INFORMATION FOR FOREIGNERS

TAX RESIDENCE STATUS IN THE REPUBLIC OF SLOVENIA

Residents of Slovenia are liable to personal income tax on their worldwide income. The status of a resident of Slovenia is, as a rule, valid for those who have registered permanent residence in Slovenia.

Non-residents are liable to pay personal income tax on income the source of which is in Slovenia.

 

Determination of the residency status – Entering the Republic of Slovenia (available only in Slovenian language): Questionnaire

 

  1. Acquiring the tax residence status

For the formal arrangement of the residency status in Slovenia (entry of the adequate residency status into tax registry) an individual needs to submit an application for determination of the residency status with all the necessary evidence with the financial office.

  1. Procedure for acquiring tax number for natural persons without permanent residence in the Republic of Slovenia

To gain a tax number, a foreign natural person should submit the DR-02 form to any financial office.  This is the case for natural persons without temporary or permanent residence in Slovenia who need a tax number and who achieve taxable income or are the owners of taxable movable or immovable property in the Republic of Slovenia.

Application for entry of a natural person in the tax register (available only in Slovenian language): DR-02 Form

Ministrstvo za finance (Ministry of Finance) 

Finančna uprava Republike Slovenije (Financial Administration of the Republic of Slovenia)

Finančni urad Maribor (Finance Office Maribor)

Titova cesta 10

2502 Maribor

T: 02 235 65 00

E: mb.fu@gov.si

W: www.fu.gov.si

Office hours:

Monday and Tuesday:                    8:00 - 12:00 & 13:00 - 15:00

Wednesday:                                     7:00 - 12:00 & 13:00 - 17:00

Friday:                                               8:00 - 13:00

No office hours on Thursday!!

ESTABLISHMENT OF EMPLOYMENT HISTORY (FROM ABROAD) – EMPLOYMENT HISTORY PROOF

Foreigners that are employed in Slovenia can submit a request for employment history proof and for the implementation of other rights with the Zavod za pokojninsko in invalidsko zavarovanje (Pension and Disability Insurance Institute of Slovenia).

Contributions for pension and invalidity insurance are also paid with student work which means information of pension qualifying period can also be obtained for students.

All foreigners that had performed student work in the Republic of Slovenia can submit a request for the statement of the insurance length for insurance holders from the 18th article which is established in the current year for the previous year.

The most common applications, regulated by the Pension and Disability Insurance Institute that are submitted by the foreigners employed in Slovenia:

  • Application for establishing the employment history from abroad
  • Preliminary written information on the completed pension qualifying period (the recommended form replacing the above - this process can take from 1 month to up to 6 months!) It is recommended that in addition to the completed form, the following should also be submitted together with the application:
    • list of employers (companies where the individual was employed);
    • from when until when was the individual employed;
    • insurance number;
    • personal number (Bosnia and Herzegovina);
    • OIB (Croatia) – a special number that joins tax number and personal identification number (EMŠO);
    • personal number (Serbia)
  • Application for the statement of the insurance periods in the Republic of Slovenia (you can claim the document in person and you can receive it instantly!)
  • Invalidity pension (it is essential that you first contact your personal doctor who will explain the possibilities for obtaining the invalidity pension)
  • Family and bereavement allowance

 

IMPORTANT!

Russia and Ukraine do not have any agreements with the Republic of Slovenia, and consequently, as a foreigner, you cannot claim any rights from the pension or invalidity insurance in the Republic of Slovenia.

 

For foreigners from Ukraine, only the employment relationship concluded in the Republic of Slovenia is counted.

 

Where do I get all the necessary information for establishing years of service from abroad?

Zavod za pokojninsko in invalidsko zavarovanje Republike Slovenije -ZPIZ (Pension and Disability Insurance Institute of Slovenia)

Območna enota Maribor (Regional Office Maribor)

Služba za mednarodno zavarovanje (International Insurance Department)

Zagrebška cesta 84

2000 Maribor

T: 02 250 71 00

E: oemb@zpiz.si

W: www.zpiz.si

 

Contact:

Mr. Dejan Juhart, vodja službe za mednarodno zavarovanje (head of international insurance department)

T: 02 250 71 50

 

Help with filling in the forms:

Glavna pisarna (Main office)

Information: Mr. Dragan Vukelić

 

Office hours:

Monday and Tuesday:                       8:00 - 12:00 & 13:00 - 15:00

Wednesday:                                        8:00 - 12:00 & 13:00 - 17:00

Friday:                                                  8:00 - 13:00

No office hours on Thursday!