What are the common grounds for receiving a residence permit for family members? In case of spouses, a spouse already residing in Slovenia must meet the following requirements:
- be registered at the place of residence;
- work as a professor in a college or university, obtain a blue card, be a researcher or employee of a university;
Alternatively another spouse
- should enroll in a Slovenian university or college, thus receiving a student residence permit;
- or get an employment in Slovenia.
An elderly parent immigration is possible in case of health problems or employment in the country.
For minor children, reunification is possible if both parents have a residence permit, based on school attendance or after two years on a general basis. It is worth mentioning that subsidies and other benefits are provided for all children in Slovenia, including foreigners. The amount depends on the type of educational institution, family income and other factors.
If a child was born in Slovenia, provided that one of the parents already has a residence permit, it is possible to immediately apply for reunification. For example, what would be the right solution if a pregnant spouse is in another country, and her spouse does not yet have the right to reunite? A spouse can come to Slovenia with a D visa, enrolling in Slovenian language courses or Slovenian college or university. Immediately after birth, the child will be issued a residence permit.