Slovenian Citizenship Through Descent

If you are a direct-line descendant of a Slovenian citizen, you can have your Slovenian citizenship status registered in Slovenia (through confirmation or naturalisation).

This means that you qualify for a second passport and can live, work and study in any of the 28 EU member countries with no restrictions.

How does it work?

You can register your Slovenian citizenship status by proving your heritage and satisfying eligibility criteria set by the Slovenian government. Your application form needs to include your ancestral and personal documents, translated and notarised. Your parent’s marriage certificate and your birth certificate will also need to be registered in Slovenia. You will need to have someone in Slovenia to act on your behalf. 

How do I know if I qualify?

Many people whose parents or grandparents were born in Slovenia qualify for Slovenian citizenship through descent. Here are the possible scenarios:

Scenario 1 – confirmation of citizenship:

  • Your parents or grandparents held Slovenian citizenship at the time of your birth and they have never lost or renounced their Slovenian citizenship. AND
  • You are under 36 years of age.

Scenario 2 – confirmation of citizenship:

  • One of your parents or grandparents held Slovenian citizenship and they have never lost or renounced their citizenship and the other parent was stateless at the time of your birth. AND
  • You are under 36 years of age. 

Scenario 3 – naturalization through ancestry:

  • Your parents or grandparents held Slovenian citizenship at the time of your birth and they have never lost or renounced their Slovenian citizenship. OR
  • One of your parents or grandparents held Slovenian citizenship and they have never lost or renounced their Slovenian citizenship and the other parent was stateless at the time of your birth. AND
  • You are over 36 years of age.

How can Polaron help me?

  • We offer a free and confidential eligibility assessment.
  • If you are eligible, we can provide you with a no-obligation quote.
  • Should you decide to proceed with us, we provide you with linguistic, administrative and legal support and navigate through Slovenian regulations on your behalf, including representation. 

What’s next?

Would you like to set up a time to talk about whether European citizenship makes sense for you and your family with one of our citizenship consultants?