FAMILY REUNIFICATION FOR PERSONS GRANTED INTERNATIONAL PROTECTION
- WHEN TO BEGIN THE PROCEDURE
Persons granted subsidiary protection for one year get the right to reunification with family members when their status is extended. Persons granted subsidiary protection for more than one year and persons with refugee status get the right to family reunification on the day they receive their status.
- BEGINNING OF THE PROCEDURE
You have to file a claim for family reunification at the Ministry of the Interior.
During the procedure you must present ORIGINALS of requested documents along with TRANSLATIONS of submitted documents. It is the responsibility of the person applying for family reunification to provide translations and the Ministry does not cover translation expenses. The submitted documents will be sent by the Ministry to the National Forensic Laboratory, where authenticity will be tested.
The Ministry might also conduct an interview with you.
- DECISION IN THE PROCESS
The Ministry can approve your request for family reunification, which means residence permits for your family members will be entered into the registry of foreigners. This means your family can join you in Slovenia.
If the Ministry rejects your claim, you can file a legal appeal at the Administrative Court.
If you do not provide the required document by the due date, the Ministry will halt your procedure.
- ARRIVAL OF THE FAMILY IN SLOVENIA
The organization of the family’s arrival includes obtaining necessary travel documents, plane tickets and assistance in certain cases, which is provided by the IOM – International Organization for Migration. The expenses of organizing the arrival need to be covered by you or your family members. The Ministry of the Interior does not cover organizational expenses for the arrival of the family members in Slovenia.
- WHICH RIGHTS AND PERMITS WILL YOUR FAMILY MEMBERS HAVE?
Family members who arrive in Slovenia based on family reunification are, with regard to health, social security, education and employment equal to Slovene citizens.
If you have refugee status, your family members will reside in Slovenia based on the permanent residence permit of a family member of a refugee. If you have subsidiary protection, they will receive permit for temporary residence of a family member of a person under subsidiary protection, which will be in force in accordance with your subsidiary protection.