Activity permit – what activities do you need one for?

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Activity permit might be necessary to open a business in Slovenia. Usually you will need proof of education to practice regulated and craft activities. That can be a permit, licence, etc. In this article we will go through different activities and show some examples. That is an important part of starting a business. Before registration, you need to choose your main activity. However, during your business journey you can add new ones or remove them. Are you not sure which activity to choose? Would you like to know more about the conditions? You can consult with our experts. Contact us on Viber/WhatsApp +386 40 530 718 or via e-mail: Start a business at Data. It is easy and quick, and you will be supported all the way!

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Different types of activities

There are different types of activities. Some of them require an activity permit, others don’t. Basically, the first step when choosing the right one for your business is looking into SKD. That is a document, called “Standard Classification of Activities”. All activities are listed in there. Each one of them has a unique number. In order to look at them, click here. Furthermore, they are divided into 3 categories.

We know unregulated activities that have no conditions, so they can be done by anyone. An example of that is accounting. Anyone can do it, so choose your accounting service carefully. We can help you with that too. In the next paragraphs we will explain regulated and craft activities. For those there are different conditions.

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Regulated activity – get a permit

Regulated activities require meeting certain conditions. That can be a permit, licence, certificate etc. Let’s look at some examples. What are those activities? What are the conditions?

For example to open a travel agency, you will need a licence. The same goes for real estate agency. In this case all agents need a certificate. They have to be part of the directory. However, you do not need a special activity permit to open a beauty salon. But what you have to do is meet the sanitary conditions.

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Craft activity permit requirements

Craft activities are the third type of activity. There are special conditions to make an activity a craft. First of all, you have to obtain a permit from the Chamber of Crafts in Slovenia. It also has to be quite small. That is because it cannot have mass production. No conveyer belts are allowed. That is not part of craft activities. Additionally, the work is based on individual orders.

Let’s see when you need an activity permit. Usually, you learn the craft in formal or informal settings. Craft activities are, for example:

  • Manufacturing bread, fresh pastry goods and cakes
  • casting metal,
  • repairing machines and equipment,
  • construction,
  • selling glasses,
  • cleaning houses,
  • hair & beauty salons …

As mentioned above, you will need a permit to do a craft activity. You get that from the Chamber of Crafts. They give you the permit after checking, whether you fulfill the conditions or not. You can get it with formal education (high school). However it is also possible to do it with national vocational training. Check the SKD for requirements.

Do you need help understanding the legislation? Call our legal consultants. Additionally, you can talk to our business experts, before opening a business in Slovenia. We are a one stop shop. We help people open businesses. From the beginning to the end. You can rely on us by all means, even after starting the company. Use our accounting services! To start your business journey in Slovenia, call +386 40 530 718 (Viber/WhatsApp), send us an e-mail: or fill out this form. We would also be happy to see you on our Facebook page!

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