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Business in Europe – step by step guide for foreigners

In company Data we are aware how complex is process of starting business in Europe for foreigners. That is why we decided to simplify it and we present you step by step guide to start business in Europe and company registration in Slovenia by answering your major and most important questions.

What type of company can I register as foreigner for business in Europe?

As foreigners from non EU country and without residency in Slovenia, you can register limited liability company. For opening this type of company you need initial capital in amount of 7.500 euros which you can start spending for business in Europe immediately after company is registered. That is in approximately one week. 

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You can also open branch office or subsidiary company if you have existing business in your country. After one year of residency in Slovenia you have also possibility to become sole proprietor.

What documents do I need to prepare for company registration in Slovenia?

You need Slovenian tax number and statement of owner of the place where you will use business address. Don’t worry! We will obtain Slovenian tax number for you and also offer you business address along with accounting services for your future business in Europe.

Not only that: we will also make name reservation of your future company. The only thing you have to do is to send us scan of passport and information on your permanent or temporary address where you live. We will have documents ready in 2 working days.

If you are looking to start business in Europe, contact us. Write us an e-mail at data@data.si or call us on phone number, +386 1 6006 270, Viber/WhatsApp: +386 40 530 718.

Do I have to come to Slovenia in order to register company and how long do I have to stay?

Yes, you have to come. It will take you only one day. Documents will be waiting for you in our company Data. You will have your registration procedure in our premises since we have state permission – One stop shop – to register companies.

We will organize you meeting in the bank, with real estate agency, our tax consultants and of course with our legal consultants. You will get all services in one place – at Data!

When can I apply for work and residence permit?

If you invest in your business 50.000 euros immediately after company is registered, you can also start with process immediately and get work and residence permit in two months. For example, if your business in Europe is subletting real estate, buy real estate. Or you can buy business place if your future business in Europe is clothing business. If you want to establish Truck Company, buy yourself trucks.

Of course that is not the only possibility. If you have finished university in your country, you have possibility to get work and residence permit without investment.

Third option is based on active business – you  are obliged to have one employed person for full time for 6 months. Proof of active business is also 10.000 euros of income on your businesses bank account every month in last 6 months before submitting application.

As you can see, you have many possibilities not only to start business in Europe, but also to get work and residence permit. Our legal department will guide you through the process of obtaining work and residence permit, prepare all documents and communicate will all necesarry institutions.

How can I bring my family to live in Slovenia?

While you are doing business in Europe, of course you need your support standing by you – your family. After one year of your residency you have possibility to also obtain residency for your family.

But if you want to bring them immediately, you can do that by for example employing your wife in your company. If your children still have to go to school, they can obtain residency based on study. We will guide you through process of family reunification, find school for your children and prepare all documents.

Let’s start business in Europe together! Open company in Slovenia with our full support!

If you are looking to start business in Europe, contact us. Write us an e-mail at data@data.si or call us on phone number, +386 1 6006 270, Viber/WhatsApp: +386 40 530 718.

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