Company Registration

When you decide to expand your business in Slovenia and European Union (EU), you would need to go through Company Registration process in Slovenia, EU.

Consultants in DATA Company know the local environment and all procedures for company registration. Therefore, we can help foreign entrepreneurs and companies with creating and expanding their business in Slovenia as smoothly as possible. To point out, we will guide you through all the procedures before, during and after company registration. In addition, we would help you with subsequent business operations of your company in Slovenia.

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The key questions before company registration:

Who would be the owner of the company?

The process of company registration in Slovenia is tightly in general linked to who would be the owner of the new legal entity.

If the company would have an owner who is a natural person, then you could choose to register an LTD or sole proprietorship. But, in the latter case, the owner should be citizen of European Union (EU) or have been living in Slovenia for at least a year. If the owner would be a foreign legal entity, you could also consider registering a subsidiary or branch office.

Furthermore, the form of the company also determines on how much responsibility you will assume as an entrepreneur.

How long would it take to register a company in Slovenia?

Prior to your decision about the most appropriate way for you to open a legal entity in Slovenia, EU, we can explain to you the length of each procedure.

In general the fastest way to start working as a legal person in Slovenia, EU, is to register a sole proprietorship. However, as we mentioned before, this is only possible for EU citizens or people who have been living in Slovenia for at least one year.

Then, it would take up to a week to open a LTD.

While it would take a little longer than a week to open a subsidiary or branch office.

The length of the process to obtain the single work and residence permit overall depends on what basis you would like to do business immigration.

How much would it cost to open a company in Slovenia?

As you know, when you decide to register a company in Slovenia, EU, you should consider various costs.

We need to point out, that at DATA Company we will do our best to protect you from unnecessary and unplanned expenses.

In general, all costs of obtaining necessary documents, identification numbers, company name reservation, documentation for company registration and finally company registration, are already included in our package. Additionally, we included one month of legal and accounting consultations and support and three months of virtual office. Furthermore, some packages also include full assistance with obtaining work and residence permit.

However, final costs for a foreign entrepreneur, who would like to work and live in Slovenia, EU are also linked to the path you choose to obtain a single work and residence permit.

Check list to go through:

  1. Company’s shareholders and representatives
  2. Form of the company.
  3. Name of the company.
  4. Activities of the company (SKD).
  5. Who would help you establish a company in Slovenia?
  6. Business address of the company.
  7. Accounting services.
  8. Legal services.
  9. Obtaining single work and residence permit.

What do you need to register a LTD., Sole proprietorship (SP), Subsidiary or Branch office in Slovenia?

Company registration LTD. Sole Proprietorship Subsidary Branch Office
What does it mean? legal person, owned by natural person(s) natural person (citizens of EU; third country citizens, living in Slovenia for at least one year) @Legal person, owner is a legal entity Not a legal person, part of existing company
Form d. o. o. s. p. d. o. o. d. o. o.
Taxation 19 % of profit 16 %, 27 %, 34 %, 39 %, 50 % (personal income taxation) 19 % of profit
responsibility limited by share capital unlimited limited by share capital Legal entity, owner of the company.
What do I need? LTD. Sole Proprietorship Subsidary Branch Office
tax number for natural persons
tax number for company (owner)
valid passport
business address
Founding Company Act
extract from the business registry
business report for last fiscal year
articles of association
share captial /min. 7.500 EUR
bank account in Slovenia

Other possible forms according to Slovenian legislation are: Unlimited Liability Company, Public Limited Company, Limited Partnership and a Limited Partnership with Share Capital.

How to register a company in Slovenia?

  1. Registering a limited liability company.

What documents and capital you should provide in detail:
  • A copy of your and representatives passport, permanent address, date and place of birth.
  • Certificate of tax residency from your country (where you are a taxpayer).
  • Signed power of attorney that we will prepare for you all the necessary identification numbers in Slovenia.
  • Name and activities of the future company.
  • 7.500 EUR of share capital.
What we then provide for you:
  • Slovenian tax number (for you and representatives).
  • Official address and virtual office.
  • Company name reservation.
  • Documentation needed to register a company.
  • Founding Company Act.
  1. Registering a Sole Proprietorship.

What documents you should provide in detail:
  • Copy of your passport, permanent address, date and place of birth.
  • Certificate of tax residency from your country (where you are a taxpayer).
  • Signed power of attorney that we will prepare for you all the necessary identification numbers in Slovenia.
  • Name and activities of the future company.
What we then provide for you:
  • Slovenian tax number (for you and representatives).
  • Slovenian Identity number (EMŠO).
  • Official address and virtual office.
  • Company name reservation.
  • Documentation needed to register a sole proprietorship. 
  1. Registering a subsidiary in Slovenia.

What documents should you provide in detail:
  • Copy of your and representative’s passport, permanent address, date and place of birth.
  • Certificate of tax residency from your country (where you are a taxpayer).
  • Extract from the business registry from the parent company, which must be duly verified and translated to Slovene language by court translator and cannot be older than 3 months.
  • Signed power of attorney so that we will prepare for you all the necessary identification numbers and other documents in Slovenia.
  • Name and activities of the future company.
  • 7.500 EUR of share capital.
What afterwards we provide for you:
  • Slovenian tax number (for representatives and parent company).
  • Official address and virtual office.
  • Company name reservation.
  • Documentation needed to register a company.
  • Founding Company Act.
  1. Registering a branch in Slovenia.

Expanding your existing business is also possible by registering a branch in Slovenia. In this case, you do not need founding capital for branch registration and you do not need to open a corporate bank account in Slovenia.

In this case, a representative or an authorised person registers a branch at a notary. However, at DATA Company, we can help you deliver all documentation of the parent company in time, on the basis of which a notary performs the procedure of branch registration.

The documentation needed in the process in detail:
  • Extract from the business registry of the parent company, which is not older than three months and properly authenticated in accordance with the Verification of Documents in International Trade Law. However, the statement must be translated to Slovene language by court translator. To be sure, we can order the translation.
  • Business report for the last financial year (the abridged version). As other documents, also the business report must be signed by a representative and a responsible accountant. In addition, the representative’s signature must be certified by a notary. Furthermore, an Apostille is needed if the country is a signatory of the Hague Convention. Provided that the document must be translated to Slovene language by court translator.
  • Information on the parent company bank account.
  • Copy of branch representative identity document, therefore a passport for non-EU citizens.
  • Articles of association. They must be certified in accordance with the Verification of Documents in International Trade Law and translated to Slovene language by court translator.

Finally we prepare a branch registration decree for the parent company, a representative statement and authorisation. While documents will be in Slovene language, you will need to translate them into the official language of your country. In conclusion, documents are signed by a representative of parent company and then are duly authenticated and translated to Slovene language by court translator.

After that, according to an issued decision, the branch must inform the Financial Administration of Slovenia on their expected revenue in the current year within 8 days from registration.

   What is included in our package (different combinations)?

  • Obtaining Slovenian tax identification number for all natural persons in the company.
  • Reservation of the company name.
  • All the necessary documentation needed to register a company, including Act of Establishment.
  • Organizing a meeting at the chosen bank.
  • Obtaining VAT number for company.
  • Give you consultation with our experts about accounting, legislation, marketing in Slovenia.
  • Offer you legal support.
  • Accountancy.
  • Virtual office with business address.
  • Registration to compulsory insurance.
  • Full assistance with obtaining work and residence permit.

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