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Within the Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities, labour migration falls under the authority of the Division for Employment, Social Enterpreneurship and Migrations, which cooperates closely with other Ministry divisions, the Employment Service of Slovenia, and other ministries, in particular the Ministry of the Interior.


The Labour Migration Division draws up regulation and legislative proposals relating to the employment and work of third country nationals in Slovenia, monitors the implementation of rules and regulations, and handles complaints against the decisions of the Employment Service of Slovenia to refuse an issue of a work permit to an alien. The Labour Migration Division also participates in the preparation of the EU legislative proposals relating to the free movement of workers and services, and the entry, stay and employment of third country nationals. In addition, its representatives actively participate in the Advisory and Technical Committee on the free movement of workers, Council of Experts for the Posting of Workers, and the Migration Working Groups of the Council of the European Union.


The basic act applicable to labour migration in the Republic of Slovenia is Employment, Self-employment and Work of Foreigners Act (Official Gazette of RS, No. 1/18 - official consolidated text 31/18), which sets out the terms and conditions for the employment and work of aliens and the related tasks of the State to regulate and protect the domestic labour market. Under the Employment and Work of Aliens Act, which introduces the applicable EU legislation to Slovenia’s acquis, two fundamental regimes apply to the employment and work of aliens, namely:

Additional information:

Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities

Štukljeva cesta 44, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia
contact person: Nuša Majhenc
phone: + 386 1 369 76 15
fax: + 386 1 369 76 69
e-mail: nusa.majhenc(at)