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Due to the current migration situation we have decided to post some information on the work of the Slovenian police in the area of border issues and foreigners. It contains especially explanation on those tasks and responsibilities that refer to foreigners who cross the state border illegally.

More information is available on Slovenian page.


Statistical dataalt

From 1 January to 30 September 2018, the police recorded a total of 6,667 persons illegally crossing the state border of the Republic of Slovenia. Last year’s comparative figure stood at 1,305. The current figure represents a 401.3 per cent increase on the number reported during the first nine months of 2017. Pakistani, Algerian and Afghan nationals constitute the three largest nationality groups reported this year. Their numbers have gone up significantly. More:

The number of received requests for international protection:

The number of international protection seekers, accomodated in Slovenia, and persons granted international protection status:



Press releasesalt

Published are only selected press releases - those translated into English. All press releases are available on Slovenian page.

19. 7. 2018: The work of the Slovenian police is professional and legal (press release of Ministry of the Interior)

5. 6. 2018: Home affairs ministers meet in Luxemburg to discuss the reform of the Common European asylum system and migration (press release of Ministry of the Interior)

15. 5. 2018: Györkös Žnidar: We have to focus on pursuing common goals and promoting mutual trust (press release of Ministry of the Interior)

12. 4. 2018: The Minister discusses border control with Austrian colleague (press release of Ministry of the Interior)

8. 3. 2018: Ministers discuss PNR Directive, Western Balkans and migrations in Brussels (press release of Ministry of the Interior)

26. 1. 2018: European asylum policy the main topic of the ministerial meeting in Sofia (press release of Ministry of the Interior)



Press releases - archive

Archive of press releases in connection with current migration flows




Tasks and duties of Slovenia's policealt

Among other tasks Slovenia's police force is also entrusted with conducting state border control and managing illegal migration and foreigner affairs. Police tasks are as follows: control of cross-border movement, state border protection, investigation of criminal offences and violations taking place at the state's border and investigation of border incidents, prevention of illegal migration, performance of operational tasks related to immigrant/foreigner legislation, decisions related to crossing of the state border and coordination of activities of the Centre for Foreigners.




Useful linksalt





Notice for media representatives

Visits to border crossing points, reception centres and other locations for the accommodation of migrants are limited, i.e. have to be arranged in advance with the Public Relations Division at the General Police Directorate - contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

When accessing the areas where movement of persons is temporarily restricted, media representatives and any other visitors must get accredited. Media representatives obtain press passes.

Photographing and recording is only allowed from publicly accessible areas. Please make sure that you do not obstruct the police and other services in doing their job and that you precisely follow all instructions of police representatives.




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