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PROVIDE PRIVATE SECURITY

 

Conditions for foreign persons who wish to provide private security in the Republic of Slovenia

 

A foreign legal or natural person with registered office in a Member State of the EU, European Economic Area, Swiss Confederation or a country with which Slovenia has concluded a suitable international agreement may, under the conditions specified in Private security Act and regulations issued on the basis thereof, provide private security in the Republic of Slovenia permanently, through a subsidiary established in the Republic of Slovenia, from time to time (cross-border, temporary) or on the basis of an employment relationship. A foreign person shall provide private security on the basis of a licence or an official identity card acquired in the Republic of Slovenia or on the basis of the right to provide private security acquired in the country of origin and with the approval of the Ministry of the Interior. The work of private detective is regulated by special law - Private Detective Services Act, general conditions for foreign person are manly the same as for the private security services. The supreme interest of the Republic of Slovenia is to ensure a high level of security and quality of life for all citizens. Therefore Republic of Slovenia prepared Strategy in the field of Private Security and adopts it in March 2010.
 
A foreign person from a third country who acquired the right to provide private security in their country of origin may provide private security in the Republic of Slovenia under the same conditions that apply for foreign persons but with the additional condition of reciprocity.
 
For the decision procedure regarding the entitlement of a foreign person to provide private security in the Republic of Slovenia, for the definition of terms and for the procedure of awarding the certificate of approval, the Ministry applies regulations governing the field of services of the internal EU market and regulations governing recognition of vocational qualifications for the performance of regulated professions in the Republic of Slovenia, unless otherwise provided by this Act and regulations issued on the basis thereof.
 
Obtaining approval for performing the activity of private security in the Republic of Slovenia
 
A foreign person who acquired the right to provide private security in the country of origin, prior to first performing private security tasks in the Republic of Slovenia, must obtain the approval of the competent authority in the Republic of Slovenia.
 
A foreign person who wishes to provide private security in the Republic of Slovenia shall submit an application for obtaining approval, in written or electronic form to the Ministry of the Interior. The application shall be accompanied by proof of the fulfilment of the conditions in accordance with this Act and regulations issued on the basis thereof.
 
An application for a certificate of approval must include the following elements:

1. name of legal person and personal details of the legal person's legal representative who will provide private security in the territory of the Republic of Slovenia (name and surname, date, place and country of birth or name and registered office of the legal person, citizenship, place of residence and postal code, country of origin, telephone number, e-mail address);

2. evidence of the applicant's provision of private security issued by the country of origin (licence awarded by the country of origin stating the name and address of the competent authority) or other documents confirming that the applicant was performing an individual form of private security continually or in total for at least two years during the last ten years;

3. proof of liability insurance against damage that may occur during the performance of services in an amount equivalent to or higher than the amount specified in this Act.

4. proof that the applicant has his/her own SCC (security control centre) or one guaranteed by contract (not required for design of technical security systems, implementation of technical security systems, and operating a SCC);

5. internal act specifying insignia, working clothing, equipment and vehicles for the provision of private security (only for directly performing private security tasks of a security watchman, a security guard, a security supervisor or a security technician);

6. proof that the applicant owns or rents business premises in the Republic of Slovenia (not required for occasional performance of services);

7. certificate confirming that the person concerned has not been prohibited from providing private  security in the country of origin;

8. filled out and signed application forms for security checks for legal representatives, authorised clerks, management board members and owners or shareholders who own at least 25 percent of equity or controlling shares of the company applying for a licence. If at least 25 percent of the company applying for a licence is owned by another company, security reservations shall be ascertained for the associated persons of this company as well;

9. filled out and signed application forms for the issue of official identity cards for the security manager acting as a person in charge and for the security personnel who will directly perform private security tasks (name and surname, date, place and country of birth, citizenship, place of residence and postal code, country of origin, number and photocopy of their personal identity document and of their official identity card including contact details of the authority having issued them, certificates of professional qualifications, medical certificate not older than one year, and proof of active command of the Slovenian language);

10. documents issued by the country of origin certifying that owners, legal representatives, authorised clerks and management board members of the legal person, as well as the security manager and the security personnel who will directly perform private security tasks in the Republic of Slovenia have not been convicted of a premeditated criminal offence for which an offender is prosecuted ex officio and sentenced to an unconditioned prison sentence of no less than three months, or convicted of offences of violating public order and peace with elements of violence or of violating regulations governing the production and trafficking of illicit drugs, as well as the consent of those persons that the competent authority may conduct security checks and gather data on potential security reservations in line with this Act.

Those elements shall be proven with certificates and other supporting documents issued in compliance with regulations of applicant's country of origin. The documents required for acquiring a licence, official identity card or for obtaining approval for performing the activity of private security in the Republic of Slovenia, must be accompanied by a Slovene translation.
 
In relation to the provision of private security and acquisition of a licence or official identity card in the Republic of Slovenia, a foreign person shall have the same rights as legal and natural persons from the Republic of Slovenia. Within the procedure of awarding approval for performing the activity or service of private security in the Republic of Slovenia, it shall be verified whether the foreign person fulfils equal conditions, has equal qualifications and meets the same standards as provided for the provision of private security on the basis of this Act.
 
If the performance of the activity or profession of private security in the country of origin is not governed by law, the foreign person must, among other evidence, submit evidence that they were performing an individual form of private security continually or in total for at least two years during the last ten years.
 
If the foreign person fulfils all the conditions, the Ministry of the Interior shall grant them approval for performing the activity of private security in the Republic of Slovenia and enter them in the register of licensees and the register of official identity card holders.
 
The competent authority shall ex officio grant an official identity card to security personnel who have no official identity card acquired in their country of origin, in order to them to be able to prove the right to perform private security tasks in the Republic of Slovenia in accordance with this Act.
 
Security personnel who have an official identity card issued in their country of origin must carry either a Slovene translation of that official identity card or the official identity card that has been granted to them by the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Slovenia.
 
Rejection and withdrawal of approval
 
If a foreign person or a foreign person from a third country does not fulfil the conditions specified by this Act, approval shall be rejected.
 
Approval shall be withdrawn under the conditions for withdrawing a licence and official identity card specified in this Act.
 
Recognition of vocational qualifications acquired abroad
 
At their request, the vocational qualification of a foreign person acquired abroad shall be recognised in accordance with the act regulating the procedure for recognising vocational qualifications of citizens of Member States of the European Union, European Economic Area or Swiss Confederation for the performance of regulated professions or regulated activities in the Republic of Slovenia and with the act regulating private security.
 
Prior to the commencement of providing private security in the Republic of Slovenia, on the basis of the person’s application the competent authority shall compare the acquired qualifications with those valid in the Republic of Slovenia.
 
A procedure shall be conducted at the request of the applicant who files an application with the Ministry of the Interior for a regulated private security profession listed in the Register of regulated professions or regulated professional activities in the Republic of Slovenia; the application shall be accompanied by relevant documents and an administrative fee shall be paid in accordance with the act regulating administrative fees. Upon receiving the application, the Ministry of the Interior shall inform the applicant of any missing supporting documents and, where appropriate, require additional documents such as:
• photocopies and Slovenian translations of a citizenship certificate and of certificates of professional qualifications and experience and any other relevant documents proving professional qualification,
• photocopies and Slovenian translations of a diploma, certificates and other documents conforming the level of education, professional qualifications and experience as well as any other relevant documents proving professional qualification,
• curriculum of the professional training translated into Slovenian,
• photocopy of applicant's valid personal identity document with their photo (passport, identity card, etc.),
• original copy and Slovenian translation of a certificate concerning any criminal offences subject to prosecution ex officio issued by a competent authority of the country of origin on the basis of its criminal record and its record of minor offences with elements of violence,
• original copy and Slovenian translation of a document certifying that the applicant exercised the profession in his/her country of origin for at least two years during the last ten years (in case the profession is not regulated), 
• certificate of applicant's active command of the Slovenian language,
• original copy and Slovenian translation of a document issued by a competent authority certifying that the applicant has medical capacity to provide security services,
• proof of payment of an administrative fee.
 

More information about services on web page in Slovenian language:

http://www.mnz.gov.si/si/mnz_za_vas/zasebno_varovanje_detektivi/zasebno_varovanje/    
 

Contact:
Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Slovenia
Police and Security Directorate
Division for Private Security and Municipal Warden Services
Štefanova 2
1501 Ljubljana
T: 00386 1 428 54 09
F: 00386 1 428 50 61
E: szv.mnz(at)gov.si