Immigrating to Slovenia by establishing a company
Immigrating to Slovenia is possible in many ways. It can be by employment, studying or reuniting with family. The easiest way it to set up your own company. This way will allow you to both do business in Slovenia as well as live here as the director of the company. What do you have to do to get the right to start immigrating to Slovenia based on business? We will explain it in this article.
Reasons to choose Slovenia as your business destination in Europe
Many business people still do not know Slovenia well so it would be good to start with some facts of the country. It is one of the smallest countries in the EU. But it did become a member state in 2004. Since then, it has become a popular choice both for business and life. In 2007 it became a part of the Schengen zone. This allows the borderless travel of goods and people within the states. Also in the same year, we started to use the currency EURO.
Slovenia has a good location in the EU. The countries around it are: Italy, Hungary, Croatia and Austria. Because of this, it is a good hub if you plan to work also with companies in other EU lands. It also has an international port. Because of that it is a good option for transport of goods.
English language is very popular in Slovenia, so it will not be hard to talk to clients. Also, in addition to the good options for business, it gives you one of the easiest way for immigrating to Slovenia. This is compared to other countries in the region. We post updates on similar topics also to our Facebook and Instagram.
Immigrating to Slovenia – first step is to set up a company
In order to be as independent as possible, we suggest immigrating to Slovenia by setting up your own business. Non-EU citizens can open a LTD company. But EU citizens can also become sole traders. The same goes for non-EU citizens who already live in Slovenia at least 1 year.
Immigrating to Slovenia – active business conduct
The process of immigrating to Slovenia starts when your company fulfills one of the options of active business conduct. This is possible in one of three ways:
- investing 50.000€ into the company by buying fixed assets (like buying real estate)
- or employ an EU citizen for 6 months for full-time,
- or 10.000€ monthly revenue for the company for 6 months.
One of these options gives the director the right to apply for temporary work and residence permit. Also, it gives you the right to employ other non-EU staff.
This permit for Slovenia will allow you to travel to all the Schengen states without visas. It would also be a starting point for a permanent residence permit or the citizenship.
Permanent residence permit in Slovenia
After immigrating to Slovenia, you can then later also apply for permanent residence permit. This is possible after 5 years of living in Slovenia. It has to be without any breaks. If you have been living here on the basis of studies, it will count as half toward the permanent residency.