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Particularly known for its mountainous landscapes, affordable ski hotspots, and scenic lakes, Slovenia has a rich and unique culture to become engulfed in. In an area where 1 in 20 citizens keep bees, traditional celebrations, home to the world’s longest stone-arch bridge railway, thousands of caves, breathtaking Lake Bled, and traditional cuisine, this small country is a unique destination to make it on anyone’s to-do list.
Keep reading to learn more about how you can reclaim your Slovenian citizenship through your family lineage.
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Number of Ways to Apply

Generations Removed

Travel Required?


The Slovenian government you to reclaim your family’s citizenship within two generations of your family’s lineage. This means that if you have a Slovenian parent or grandparent, you could be eligible to receive a Slovenian passport, with which you would be able to live, work, and study in any of the 28 countries throughout the European Union with no restrictions. 

There are currently three ways to apply for Slovenian citizenship using your family lineage.

If you know that you have an ancestor from the Czech Republic, we would be happy to discuss whether you can apply for citizenship. Below you will find a brief summary of what is required in order to apply.


Many people whose parents or grandparents were born in Slovenia qualify for Czech citizenship through descent. Below are the personal requirements you must meet, as well as the documentation you must be able to present.

Lineage Requirements

To meet the requirements for Slovenian citizenship, you must:
  • Have at least one parent or grandparent that held Slovenian citizenship when you were born, and has never lost or renounced it.

Paperwork Requirements

To apply for Slovenian citizenship, you must have the appropriate documents in order,  and of which must be translated into Slovenian. You must be able to provide translated copies of:
  • Your own birth certificate
  • The birth certificate(s) and other relevant documents of your direct Czech ancestor
  • Your parents’ marriage certificate

Are you required to travel?

Some countries require you to travel in order to receive your citizenship once you have proven to be related to a citizen, however, this is not required by the Slovenian government, but you must have someone there to represent you on your behalf.  You can receive your Slovenian citizenship without ever leaving your home country.

Find out if you are eligible to regain your family’s Slovenian citizenship.

Fill out our contact form to the best of your ability to speak with one of our experienced associates about how we can help to guide you through the citizenship process!