Veliki Otok 44 Z,
6230 Postojna

+386 5 701 34 40
+386 5 726 52 63

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Head of the Centre: Jo┼że Konec, M.A.


One of the pillars of the effective migration policy of the European Union is refoulement of citizens of third countries who do not or no longer meet the conditions for residing in its territory. A person is usually provided with the option of leaving the EU on their own and voluntarily, otherwise refoulement must be executed. In Slovenia, theCentre for Foreigners, based in Veliki Otok near Postojna, is specialised in the refoulement of foreigners.

Refoulement itself is a very complex activity that includes identification procedures, acquisition of personal documents in consular representations of third countries, cooperation with airlines, and coordination between the EU member states and other agencies, such as Frontex. Of course, voluntary return is encouraged in all forms of refoulement, and it may also include reintegration programmes after the return to the country of origin.

This enables a refouled person to assimilate again in the home environment and to get their life back on track. Foreigners are never forcefully returned to countries where their life or freedom could be threatened. Movement of persons residing in the Aliens Centre is restricted. The centre thus constantly improves the living conditions and quality of residence for foreigners while their refoulement is being prepared. At the same time, it provides for high standards of human rights and constantly monitors migration trends and adjusts to them.


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Police Activities in Connection with Current Migration Flows

The webpage contains information on the duties and responsibilities of the police that refer to illegal immigrants. It also provides information on arrivals and accommodation of foreigners in Slovenia.

Useful links

The Slovenian Government Office for the Support and Integration of Migrants

Leaflet - Selected information and advice for refugees  (4.4 MB) (in english and arabic)