Given the Moratorium the Ministry of the Interior changed its opinion on the treatment of citizens of other republics so that all citizens of other former Yugoslav republics should be considered as citizens of FSRY and not as foreigners during the three-month Moratorium, and by the end of the Moratorium their status should not be changed against their will.
The Ministry of the Interior underlined that this applies also to citizens who registered their permanent or temporary residence between 23 December 1990 (the date of plebiscite) and 25 June 1991 (adoption of the independence legislation).
Citizens of other republics who registered their permanent residence before 23 December 1990 and actually lived in Slovenia were by the Constitutional Act in their rights and obligations still equal to the citizens of RS.
This meant that the people of both groups could still assert the rights they already had by then, and could still keep their legally regulated status in Slovenia. At the end of the moratorium the temporary residence registrations were immediately erased and all the people affected by this measure had to regulate their status anew – or they continued living in Slovenia without any status and were exposed to all the negative consequences, including deportation.