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Court interpreters are persons appointed for an unlimited time with the right and duty to interpret at hearings or translate documents for the court at its request.



  • A decision to appoint a court interpreter is issued by the minister responsible for justice.

    A person who wishes to be appointed should submit an application for the appointment of an interpreter on the prescribed form to the Ministry of Justice after an open call to submit applications for the appointment of court experts, certified appraisers and court interpreters has been published in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia and on the website of the Ministry.

    A court interpreter may commence work when they have taken an oath before the minister. The ministry provides a stamp and a card for a court interpreter at the interpreter's costs.

    A court interpreter is entered in the directory of court interpreters managed by the ministry responsible for justice.



Recognition of qualifications acquired abroad

There are following systems for the recognition of professional qualifications acquired in the EU:

Cross-border provisions of profession

Performance of the profession in Slovenia is not possible on Cross-border/temporary basis.
Last modified:
8. 9. 2021