It was concluded at the consultation taking place on 28 May 1992 that persons who were not Slovenian citizens cannot be included in the register of permanent residents.
The instruction follows, that a person who was not a Slovenian citizen should be directed to arrange status of a foreigner and then this person should be removed from the register of permanent residents. The change of the status should be adequately marked in computerized records and in the manual files; in the personal file the officials were to write “Became foreigner” in the section “Official remarks” and the date when the person changed the status. Further, the personal files were then moved into a special record of people who have been dismissed from the Slovenian citizenship. In the household file from the register of permanent residents, next to the household member that changed the status, the officials were to write “Became foreigner” in the section “Type of change” and the date, and then they were to cross this member out of the household file. If all family members become foreigners this is to be written in the section “Official remarks” and the file was to be moved into a special record of households that have moved or ceased to exist.
The officials were, of course, aware of the fact that individuals or families that make up the households did not move away or cease to exist, but mostly still lived in Slovenia. Since they remained without a regulated legal status, they ceased to exist only legally in the registers of the Administrative Offices.
In this dispatch there were also instructions to destroy ID cards of these people issued in Slovenia. The file on the issued ID card was to be removed from the record of issued ID cards and was as well to be destroyed. This instruction did not have any legal basis.
In this dispatch there was also an explanation on when a person became a foreigner:
- Persons, that had a permanent residence registered in Slovenia on 23 December 1990 and had, according to the Article 40 of the Citizenship of the Republic of Slovenia Act, the right to apply for citizenship and did so and received a positive decision, became citizens of Slovenia on the day when the decision was served.
- Persons, that had a permanent residence in Slovenia on 23 December 1990 and had, according to the Article 40 of the Citizenship of the Republic of Slovenia Act, the right to apply for the citizenship but did not do so, became foreigners on 26 February 1992 (or if they arranged their status before that, on the day when they arranged their status of a foreigner). Persons that applied for the citizenship and received negative decisions became foreigners two months after the delivery of the negative decision.
- Persons, that registered their permanent residence after 23 December 1990, became foreigners on 26 June 1991.
It is written at the end that the explanations on how the clarification of the register of permanent residents will be carried out, will be forwarded subsequently.