Recently we have been notified about the problems of Slovenian citizens using personal documents reported as lost or stolen.

The documents reported lost or stolen by their owners are entered in the Schengen Information System and the Interpol information system used by foreign security authorities in their everyday work.

Several checks in both systems, especially in Croatia, have revealed that some Slovenian citizens carry documents still recorded as "stolen or missing" because these citizens had failed to report the found documents to an appropriate authority, or had failed to revoke the search.

Therefore we advise: if you reported your documents lost or missing, having later found or retrieved them, please notify the authorities where you reported the lost or missing documents as soon as possible.

If you lost your documents abroad and reported the loss there, please address in the case of their subsequent retrieval the administrative unit which issued your documents.