Immigration to Slovenia, EU – a guide to business immigration

Business immigration to Slovenia, Europe

Are you an entrepreneur and considering relocating to Europe to oversee your business? In that case consider choosing Slovenia as your destination for business immigration.

Immigration to Slovenia, EU – advantages of choosing Slovenia

Slovenia offers good economic climate to develop your business in Europe. It is located in central Europe, neighboring other strong EU countries like Austria, Hungary, Italy and Croatia. It became a member of the European Union in 2004 and entered the Schengen zone in 2007. Also, it starting using EURO currency in 2007.

Doing business in Slovenia is facilitated by good highway connections around the country and to the neighboring states. It also has international airports and a port in Koper connecting it to several other countries.

Its growing recognition and tourism impacted Slovenia by improving its economic position. The gross domestic product (GDP) increased by 5% in the past year and unemployment decreased because of the expansion of the market. Several local and foreign entrepreneurs started to develop their own businesses due to the good economic standing of the country.

Immigration to Slovenia, EU – establishing a company in Slovenia

If you plan on establishing a business in Europe, the first step is to open a company. If your company fulfills certain conditions for employing foreigners you would get the possibility to apply for work and residence permit and employ other non-EU workers as well.

The process of company establishment takes about 10 days to be complete. All shareholders and directors need to come to Slovenia for the company registration. They would all need to obtain a Slovenian tax number. In addition to the tax numbers, you would also need to provide a business address where the company would be registered at in Slovenia and 7.500 € founding capital.

You would have to deposit the founding capital at a temporary bank account in Slovenia. After you made the deposit, it takes the court 3-5 business days to issue a decree that the company is established. At that point, the representative has to go back to the bank to change the temporary bank account to permanent. This would complete the process of company registration.

Immigration to Slovenia, EU – process of business immigration

Only registering a company does not give you automatic right for business immigration. A company that wants to employ non-EU foreigners has to fulfill one of the conditions of active business conduct:

  • Either investing 50.000 € to fixed assets of the company: your company has to spend in the scope of business activity of the company. Depending on the business activity, you can purchase real estate, equipment, a company car, …
  • Or employing an EU citizen for a period of 6 months on a full workday. After the person has been employed 6 months, you have the right to apply for the work and residence permit.
  • Or showing company turnover 10.000 € each month for 6 consecutive months and after the 6 month you can apply for the work and residence permit.

Your company only has to fulfil one of these conditions in order to gain the right to employ non-EU citizens.

Immigration to Slovenia, EU by establishing a company with support of Data!

If you decide to establish a company and consider business immigration to Slovenia, Data can assist you further. We can help you to obtain a Slovenian tax number. You can also do company registration at our One-Stop Shop (VEM/SPOT point) free of charge.

Our legal department can assist you to understand the Slovenian legislation and help you draft contracts. We also have a department, which assists foreigners in the process of business immigration.

Data can handle your company’s accountancy and we also offer tax consultation. If you do not have a business address in Slovenia, we can offer you services of virtual office.

For more information about business immigration, you can write to us on our email You can also contact us over the phone  00386 1 6006 270 or 00386 40 530 718 (Viber, WhatsApp).  You can also follow us on Facebook.

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