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Approval to provide cross-border services — private detective profession

Foreign legal and natural persons with a registered office in an EU or EEA Member State or the Swiss Confederation or in a country bound by a relevant international agreement (hereinafter: foreign private detectives) may perform private detective services in the Republic of Slovenia under the same conditions as those applying to private detectives with a registered office in the Republic of Slovenia based on the Private Detective Services Act, unless otherwise provided in this Act.

Foreign private detectives who have acquired the right to perform private detective services in their country of origin may perform private detective services in the Republic of Slovenia permanently, through a branch office registered in the Republic of Slovenia (hereinafter: permanently), or occasionally (hereinafter: cross-border), but before performing detective services in the Republic of Slovenia for the first time it should be checked whether they meet the required conditions.

Prior to performing permanent or cross-border private detective services for the first time, establishing a private detective agency, the entry of a sole trader in a business register or employment, the competent authority (the Detective Chamber of the Republic of Slovenia) shall verify, upon receipt of an application, compliance with the requirements and professional qualifications of the foreign private detective under the Private Detective Services Act.

The purpose of ex ante verification of compliance with the requirements and professional qualifications shall be to ascertain whether the person possesses the necessary knowledge, skills and competences, thereby preventing serious damage to the safety of clients and the rights of other persons.

An application to verify fulfilment of the conditions and professional qualifications of a foreign detective and an application for the cross-border/occasional provision of services is to be submitted by an individual to the Detective Chamber of the Republic of Slovenia. When the Chamber of Detectives of the Republic of Slovenia finds that a candidate meets the conditions, it temporarily enters the candidate in the list of detectives and informs the individual and the ministry thereof. Upon entry in the register, the person shall be considered to have been granted approval to perform private detective services and shall inform the competent authority of his or her country of origin thereof.

Conditions

These terms apply to the profession Private detective

  • The individual concerned must be a citizen of the Republic of Slovenia or any other Member State of the European Union (EU), European Economic Area (EEA) or the Swiss Confederation.

  • A foreign private detective wishing to perform private detective services in Slovenia must enclose with his or her application proof issued by the country in which the person has permanently resided over the last five years confirming that he or she has not been convicted of an intentional criminal offence which is prosecuted ex officio or a minor offence involving violence or related to illicit drugs.

    Evidence

    Proof of a clean criminal record: the original of the proof of a clean criminal record with a translation into Slovenian.

  • An individual must have completed at least education in a first-cycle professional study programme or equivalent education abroad that has been recognised in accordance with the Act governing the recognition and evaluation of education.

    Evidence

    Proof of having completed at least education in a first-cycle professional study programme or equivalent education abroad that has been recognised in accordance with the Act governing the recognition and evaluation of education (a certified copy of the diploma).

  • Before registering a particular profession, a citizen of another EU Member State, an EEA Member State or the Swiss Confederation must present a certificate stating that he or she is not temporarily or permanently prohibited from practising that profession at the time of the issuance of the certificate.

    Evidence

    Proof that he or she is not permanently or temporarily prohibited from providing services at the time of the issuance of the certificate.

  • An individual must meet all the prescribed conditions for exercising a regulated profession in his or her country of origin.

    An individual must have appropriate professional qualifications for performing private detective services in the Republic of Slovenia.

    If the profession is not regulated in the country of origin, the individual must have provided the services to be provided in the Republic of Slovenia continuously or cumulatively for at least two years in the last 10-year period before he or she may start providing these services in the Republic of Slovenia.

    Evidence

    A diploma, a certificate and other documents confirming the applicant's level of education, professional competence, experience and other competencies, and certificates attesting to the type and content of training completed.

  • Prior to and at all times during the performance of private detective services, a legal or natural person must have damage liability insurance for any damage that may be suffered by a client or a third party as a result of the performance of private detective services.

    The sum insured may not be less than EUR 42,000 for individual insured events or EUR 84,000 for all insured events in the year of insurance.

    The insurance referred to in paragraph one of this Article must cover liability for the actions of all persons performing private detective services.

    Evidence

    An insurance contract entered into in the Republic of Slovenia or in a Contracting State, provided that this insurance contract covers damage caused in the Republic of Slovenia.

    Legal basis

    Administrator of Legislation

    Ministry of the Interior

    Štefanova 2
    1501 Ljubljana

  • An individual possesses a permit issued by his or her country of origin to perform private detective services.

    Evidence

    The country-of-origin document proving the performance of private detective services (a permit to perform private detective services issued by the country of origin, including the name and address of the competent authority).

Last modified:
18. 11. 2022