The Registration Process For Imported Vehicles In Slovenia
This guide addressed the main aspects of registering an imported car, truck, or motorcycle in Slovenia. The rules, regulations, and formalities mentioned here apply to vehicles that are permanently imported into the country and may no apply to temporary imports.
- Current driver’s license & passport
- Registration & road tax
- Valid insurance
- Proof of ownership paperwork
- Roadworthiness certificate
- VAT (value added tax) payment
Vignette Tolling System
To drive on toll roads in Slovenia, of which there are many, you will need to pay for and display a vignette. All vehicles must have a current vignette displayed, as it is required for toll roads, as well as some expressways and other roads managed by the local motorway authority (DARS).
You can find more information about the vignette in the resources section at the bottom of this page. Payment for the vignette should be taken care of upon bringing your vehicle into the country and you’ll receive a sticker to display on the windshield. Rather than paying tolls with each use as is customary in the U.S., the vignette system means that everyone pays for the toll costs with a yearly payment, which is mandatory for each vehicle.
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Driving In Slovenia & Helpful Motor Vehicle Resources
This section has some basic driving tips for getting around Slovenia and some of the main differences from driving in the U.S. The resources section at the bottom of the page offers more information about driving and the vignette toll system of Slovenia.
Driving In Slovenia
Headlights must be used every time you drive in Slovenia, regardless of time of day, which also goes for neighboring Croatia. There is a fine if you are not compliant with the headlamp law.
Another key difference from other countries is that Slovenia has a very strict approach to driving while intoxicated and the laws reflect that. You are technically allowed to drive with a very small of alcohol in your system, but it’s so low that you’re taking a risk any time you do it.
As with other European countries, Slovenian law requires that you have the following items in the vehicle while in operation: a safety or hazard triangle, fire extinguisher, and a medical kit. You’ll also need a spare set of head lamps in the vehicle, as well as winter tires from mid-November through mid-March.
Slovene Vehicle & Registration Resources
Driving & Vehicle Registration Tips – Information and helpful tips for registering a car in The Republic of Slovenia that covers topics such as insurance requirements, rules of the road, and how to handle a traffic accident.
Tolling Stations & Vignette Information – You can find information here about the location of toll stations in Slovenia, as well as costs and payment methods for the vignette.
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