Embassies and Consulates in Slovenia

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In most of the countries you will find diplomatic missions, which usually refers to an embassy and/or a consulate. Diplomatic bodies represent other country interests in Slovenia, with the aim of strengthening international relations between the states and providing services for their citizens in Slovenia.

Embassies and consulates are considered legal territories of their home countries. They are not "foreign territory" but they are protected and considered the property of the country using them, meaning that Slovenia does not have jurisdiction over the embassy or consulate of another country.

What is the difference between Embassy and Consulate

The Vienna Convention on Consular Relations international treaty defines the diplomatic mission’s purpose and framework. The various diplomatic missions offer several services and carry out different missions. For example:

  • Embassy: This is the primary diplomatic representation of a country’s government and is headed by an ambassador. An embassy is the main location for a diplomatic presence of one country in another. A country has at most one embassy in another country, and is always established in the capital city of the host country. In the absence of a consulate in a country, the embassy has also a consular section to carry out all the relevant consular services (see below).
  • Consulate General: This is a diplomatic mission, headed by a consul that provides a full range of services such as: issuing passports/visas, keeping birth and marriage records, assisting expats, providing legal information, translations etc. It can be located in any major city of the host country, although often in the capital city (in certain cases, in the same building as the embassy). In major countries and large territories, you often have more than one consulate.
  • Honorary Consulate: It supplements the Consulate to provide a limited range of consular services and is headed by an honorary consul. They help nationals abroad. For example, in the event of a hospital stay, missing person, death, natural disaster or other emergency. They can also issue emergency travel documents and consular declarations for which the applicant is required to appear in person.

NB: You will usually apply for a visa at the Consulate of the country you want to visit. However, if there is no such representation in Slovenia, you can apply for a visa at the embassy.

Where to find Consulates and Embassies in Slovenia

Not all countries have an Embassy and/or a Consulate as it depends of the political situation, the relationship with the host country, the size of the country, and the number of foreign citizens living there.

In some cases, countries can share representations and you can be assisted by the services of another embassy or consular service to get the information you need.

We recommend you register/contact your country’s embassy at your destination. It is a free service provided by any diplomatic mission and it will allow them to record information about your upcoming trip abroad. It can be used to assist you in case of an emergency.

Registration will also allow you to get routine information from your nearest embassy or consulate, as citizen residing abroad.

The Slovenian capital, Ljubljana hosts 36 embassies.

There are also 35 consulates and one other representation in Slovenia: European Union - Ljubljana, Representative Office.

All consulates and honorary consulates are located in Ljubljana, except for those countries who own an embassy in the capital of Slovenia and might have another diplomatic mission outside the capital.

You will find below a list of selected countries (the list is not exhaustive) that have a diplomatic mission in Slovenia. The list includes embassies, consulates, honorary consulates and sometimes other official representations for you to be able to get information and services.

Embassies and Main Consulates in Ljubljana


Embassy of China in Slovenia
Address: Koblarjeva 3, 1000 Ljubljana
Tel: (+386) 1 420 2850
E-Mail: chinaemb_si@mfa.gov.cn   
Opening hours: 08:30-11:30, every Tuesday and Thursday

The consular section provides a range of consular services such as document authentication and legalization processing, as well as notary certification and marriage registration.


French Embassy in Slovenia
Address: Barjanska cesta 1, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Tel: (+386) 1 888 8636
E-Mail: contact@ambafrance-si.org
Social Media: https://twitter.com/FranceSlovenie and https://www.facebook.com/France.Slovenie/
Opening hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

The French General Consulate in Slovenia provides reception of the public (consular affairs), register of French nationals established outside France, identity cards and passports, civil status: marriages, births ..., other steps (legalization of signature, driver's license...), elections, national service and assembly of French nationals abroad.


Embassy of Germany in Slovenia
Address: Prešernova cesta 27, 1000 Ljubljana
Tel: (+386) 1 479 0300
E-Mail: germanembassy-slovenia@siol.net
Social Media: https://twitter.com/auswaertigesamt and https://www.facebook.com/AuswaertigesAmt/ and https://www.instagram.com/auswaertigesamt/
Opening hours: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Tuesday from 09:00 to 12:00 and 14:00 to 16:00. Friday from 09:00 to 11:00.

The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Slovenia provides passports and ID cards’ services, nationality, family and inheritance matters, criminal records, visa and entry, lawyers, doctors and translators and customs service, etc.


Embassy of the Japan in Slovenia
Address: Trg republike 3/XI, 1000 Ljubljana
Tel: (+386) 1 200 82 81/82
E-Mail: info@s2.mofa.go.jp
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/Embassy.of.Japan.in.Slovenia/ and https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQXCvXGd_HA8jI6NJ30mviw
Opening hours: Office hours (visas and other information): 9:00 - 12:30 and 13:30 -16:30

The Japanese consulate shares the same details as the embassy. They provide a range of consular services such as visa and passport processing as well as document legalization.


Embassy of Russia in Slovenia
Address: Windischerjeva ul. 3, 1000 Ljubljana
Tel: (+386) 425 6875 and 425 6880
E-Mail: ambrus.slo@siol.net / rusembslovenia@mid.ru
Opening hours: Monday - Thursday: 8.00 – 12.30, 14.15 – 18.00 and Friday: 8.00 – 12.30, 14.15 – 16.45

Address: Povšetova 40, Ljubljana 1000
Tel: (+386) 1 432 90 31 and 1 425 41 42
E-Mail: rusconsulslovenia@mid.ru
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/RusEmbassySlovenia and https://www.instagram.com/ambrusslovenia/ and https://twitter.com/AmbrusSlo
Opening hours: Monday – Friday:   8.30 - 11.00

For services such as issues of citizenship of the Russian Federation, visa and passport processing as well as document legalization, it is requested to visit the Consular Section under appointment.

United Kingdom (Great Britain)

British Embassy in Slovenia
Address: Trg republike 3, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Tel: (+386) 1 200 39 10
E-Mail: info@british-embassy.si
Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/ukinslovenia and https://twitter.com/ukinslovenia and https://www.youtube.com/user/UKinSlovenia

The British Embassy in Slovenia provides services to British nationals living in and visiting the country. Some of the services are: emergency travel document replacement, notarial and documentary services, marriage, consular fees, etc.
*If you are in need of urgent consular assistance, please call +386 1 200 39 10 (press 1 for English, and then select the ‘Consular Services’ option).

USA (United States of America)

Embassy of the United States of America in Slovenia
Address: Prešernova 31, 1000 Ljubljana
Tel: (+386) 1 200 5500
E-Mail: LjubljanaACS@state.gov
Social Media: https://twitter.com/USEmbassySLO and https://www.facebook.com/slovenia.usembassy  and https://www.instagram.com/usembassyslo/
Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

The US representation in Slovenia provides a range of consular services such as regular passport applications and renewals, Consular Reports of Birth Abroad (CRBA), and notarial services, assistance on death of a U.S. Citizen and emergency financial assistance, etc.

Honorary Consulates in Slovenia

Contact directly the Embassy/Consulate website for more information.

For countries with no consulates or embassies in Slovenia, the Honorary Consulates are supervised by diplomatic representations located in other country, often Vienna, in Austria or Budapest, in Hungary for Slovenia.

Honorary Consulates in Ljubljana

Honorary Consulates in Maribor

  • Austria
  • Lithuania
  • Brazil