The transfer of the directive into national law introduces the principle of a ‘one-stop shop’, to which a foreigner or their employer submits a single application for a single permit (for residence and work) at a single place, i.e. the administrative unit or the authorised diplomatic representation or consulate of the Republic of Slovenia abroad, without prior application for a working permit.
When the proposal has been approved by the National Assembly, the changes will apply not only to foreigner nationals who apply for a residence permit for the purposes of employment or work, but also to foreigners doing seasonal work, self-employed and posted foreigners in cross-border situations, which are categories otherwise not included in the application of the directive.
The single permit will be issued as a card. A foreigner who changes employers and wishes to continue working based on another civil-law contract or be employed by a second employer will only be issued a written approval and will not have to change the card until it expires.