Start a food business in Slovenia – business migration to EU

Start a food business in Slovenia

Start a food business in Slovenia – company registration

To start your food business in Slovenia, you Will have to register your company first. For the procedure you Will need required documents: slovenian tax number and certificate of non-criminal record from Slovenia. We can, based on the power of attorney, obtain the documents for your before the registration.

You can register your company at Data in the capital of Slovenia. The procedure is free of charge! We have many experts who can help you before, between and after the procedure of registering food business. They Will also advice you which activities you have to register in order to start your food business.

The minimum starting capital to open an LTD company in Slovenia is 7.500 eur.

Start a food business in Slovenia – want to open a restaurant?

Under the name of the restaurant we understand:

  • Preparation and sale of food and drinks in the bar – in restaurants, pizzerias and restaurants with national cuisine.
  • Sale of food on vehicles or restaurant on the ship as independent units.

The object where the restaurant is distributed should be in accordance with the minimum requirements for accommodation. You have to obtain the permission to use the space for the purpose of the restaurant business. Also, the external surfaces must meet the minimum requirements.

Start a food business in Slovenia – migration to Slovenia

After the company registration you Will have the chance to obtain work and residence permit for yourself and family members. The company has to meet one of the following conditions:

  • invest in the fixed assets of your company min. 50.000 eur in the first 6 months from the registration
  • have at least 1 person employed in your company for at least 6 months
  • have min. 10.000 eur of turnover every month for at least 6 month

If you have university diploma, you can obtain the permit without meeting the above mentioned conditions.

The documents that you have to submit have to be in slovenian language. That is is why our referents and legal advisors who know the language and legislation, Will be happy to help you in the procedure!

Start a food business in Slovenia – why to choose Slovenia?

To begin with, Slovenia is one of the safest countries in the world. The life here is pleasant, with exceptionally low crime rates.

Secondly, the country has an advantageous strategic position. It is located at the crossroads of the main European cultural and trade routes. This is why this location is a strategic advantage, especially for entrepreneurs. From the capital, Ljubljana, you need about an hour drive to all neighboring countries – Italy, Austria, Croatia and Hungary.

Healthcare is available to all citizens and registered long-term residents. Medical staff is extremely well trained. All citizens have the right to equal access to healthcare.

Basic education is mandatory and free also for all other under-age foreign citizens residing here and children without citizenship.

Slovenians speak a large number of different languages. That is why it will be easy for you to start a life here and adapt quickly.

Start a food business – contact us!

We Will be happy to help you with starting your food business in Slovenia! We can provide you with accounting service, legal and tax advice, business address and all other support that you Will need. Our experts can help you with all the steps of starting your food business.

If you have more questions on food business, write us an email:, call us on: +386 1 6006 270 or leave us a message on Viber / WhatsApp +386 40 530 718.

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