Live in Europe through business immigration – options in Slovenia

Live in Europe through business immigration – options in Slovenia

Europe is one of the most popular destination for business worldwide. As Slovenia is one of the prosperous countries for doing business in Europe, it came on the radar of entrepreneurs outside of the EU. If you plan to live in Europe to oversee your business, find out which conditions you need to fulfill in order to both open a company and relocate to Slovenia for business purposes.

Do you want to start a business in Slovenia? Are you also having trouble understanding what is best for the success of your business? Apply for our free webinar on company registration and business immigration!

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Data d.o.o. has been offering support to foreign citizens with their business in Slovenia In addition to company registration services, we also provide professional accounting services. Additionally, we also have specialized legal advisors that support business owners with every aspect of business Slovenian legislation. Also, you can follow us on Facebook.

Live in Slovenia through business immigration – first step: open a company

In order to be able to live in Slovenia, the first step would be to open a company. What company type you open, depends on your previous business experience. The simplest company type to open is limited liability company (LTD) as a natural person. For that you only need 7500€ share capital, a Slovenian tax number and a business address in Slovenia. At DATA, we can guide you through the whole process as we are a licensed VEM point.

Experienced entrepreneurs can also decide to open a branch office or a subsidiary. The main difference between them is that branch office requires no share capital because it is not a separate legal entity. A subsidiary, however, is an independent legal entity and hence also a limited liability company with 7500€ share capital. But here, the owner is a foreign legal entity not a natural person.

All three company types have to abide by the same regulation if they want to employ the representative in order for them to live in Slovenia.

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Live in Slovenia through business immigration – conditions for employing the representative

The representative of the company cannot live in Slovenia just by opening a company here. Each company that wants to employ foreigners in Slovenia, has to fulfill one of the conditions of active business conduct. What is active business conduct? It can mean one of the three following possibilities:

  • invest 50.000€ into fixed assets of the company,
  • or employing an EU citizen for 6 months and paying them salary,
  • or 10.000€ monthly revenue each month for 6 consecutive months.

In order to apply for the residence permit and live in Slovenia, your company only needs to fulfill one of these conditions. Once your company fulfills it, you can submit your application which takes 2-3 months to be reviewed. The issued permit would allow you to live in Slovenia and work in your company.

Fulfilling those conditions would also enable you to employ other non-EU staff.

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Are you planning to start your business in Slovenia? Contact DATA for full support!

Do not miss the unique opportunity to learn about business immigration and support of company DATA with business in Slovenia! Contact us to for more information. Send us an email to You can also call us on +386 1 6006 270, Viber/Whatsapp +386 40 530 718 or skype data.business7.

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