Open a clothing store and obtain work and residence permit in Slovenia

Open a clothing store in Slovenia, EU

How to start a clothing store?

You can open a clothing store in Slovenia through company registration, such as LTD, branch office, subsidiary or sole proprietor.

Before opening a clothing store, you have to make a business plan. You have to know what kind of cloths you will sell in your store and who will be your target audience (women, men, kids, teenagers, etc.).

Finding the right location is one of the most important decisions you will have to make when opening a clothing store. It can be mall, a private building, boutique the city center, etc. That also depends on what kind of cloths you want to sell.

It is also good to choose the name of your company in advance. Think about what kind of a name would attract your clients and would still describe your products.

How can you register a company in Slovenia and start a clothing store business?

You can register a company at our offices in the capital of Slovenia, Ljubljana. The registration procedure is free of charge! Before you arrive, you can consult with our referent about the activities that you have to register in order to start your clothing store in Slovenia (such as: Agents involved in the sale of textiles, clothing, fur, footwear and leather goods).

Also, we can offer you a legal consultation before and after the registration of your company. Our legal advisors are helping foreign clients for more than 26 years and can answer to all your questions.

If you already have your company name in mind, we can make a reservation in advance. If you are struggling with it, we can help you can give you ideas.

To register a company in Slovenia and start a clothing store you will need a Slovenian tax number (for all the directors) and the certificate of non-criminal record from the territory of Slovenia. We can obtain these documents for you based on the power of attorney already before the registration procedure.

What about the starting capital?

To register an LTD company in Slovenia and open a clothing store, you will need minimum 7.500 eur of starting capital. After the registration procedure we will arrange you a meeting in one of the Slovenian banks, where you will open your business bank account and deposit the capital. The money can be used after the registration for your clothing store business.

How can you obtain a work and residence permit in Slovenia thought clothing store business?

To obtain a single work and residence permit in Slovenia and employ yourself in your clothing store you have to meet one of the following conditions:

  • Invest in the fix assets of your company min. 50.000 eur in the first 6 months from the registration of your business
  • Employ for at least 6 months a Slovenian, any other EU citizen or someone who already has a work and residence permit in Slovenia or citizenship
  • Have min. 10.000 eur of turnover in your business every month for 6 months
  • If you have a university diploma, you can obtain the work and residence permit based on that

In the case of opening a clothing store, the best option is to invest in the fix assets of your company and you can immediately submit the documents for the permit. You can invest in property, which you can later use as your home or as your clothing store. You can also invest in material or cloths, accessories and other products that you want to sell in your clothing store.

As a foreign citizen, we believe that you are not familiar with Slovenian law and language. Therefore, our referents and legal advisors can help you prepare all the needed documents to submit for your permit. We can also help you to reunite your family in Slovenia!

What the company Data can offer to foreign entrepreneurs?

As already mentioned before, you can register your company at our offices free of charge.

Also we offer all kind of consultation, such as legal and tax consultation. If you want to import cloths or materials from your country, it is recommended to consult with our tax advisors in advance.

We also offer accounting service and virtual office. If you do not have a business address in Slovenia for your company, we can borrow you ours!

Our referents can guide you through the procedure of obtaining work and residence permits for you and your family members. They will prepare the documentation and communicate with the institutions, who will issue the permit.

At Data you can get all in one place! If you are considering moving to Slovenia, one of the safest and most beautiful countries in Europe, do not hesitate to contact us! You can reach us via email:, phone: 00386 1 6006 270, or 00386 40 530 718.

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