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How to open a company in Slovenia

Where to begin?

The starting point for any operations or actions in Slovenia is opening of a legal entity. The most popular form for investors is d.o.o. - a limited liability company.

The minimum authorized capital for registration of a limited liability company in Slovenia is 7,500 EUR. After registration is completed, you can use this capital to conduct your business.

After registration, you need to deposit the authorized capital into an account opened with one of the banks in Slovenia. Optionally we can choose a bank suitable for this operation.

Opening a company usually takes 5 days.

The procedure for opening a company in Slovenia:

  • Obtaining a tax number
  • Visit to the registration chamber or notary (it is necessary to determine the name of the company, activities, address, appoint a director, etc.)
  • Opening a bank account and paying for the authorized capital
  • Company registration in court within 2 days
  • Signing a bank agreement to open a permanent account in the name of the company

The company registration procedure is handled by one of the law firms recommended by us.


  • classic work of the company - 19% income tax (if there is any), 25% tax on dividends (if you pay dividends), 22% / 9.5% VAT (if the annual turnover of the company exceeds 50 000 EUR)
  • simplified tax system - 4% of the company’s turnover (the entire balance of the company’s account is the net profit), 25% tax on dividends (if you pay dividends), 22% / 9.5% VAT (if annual turnover companies exceed 50 000 EUR) - the condition for working on a simplified system is 1 year of work turnover up to 50 000 EUR, after the first year under the condition of employment of 1 employee the company is allowed to have a turnover of up to 100 000 EUR.

The minimum cost of maintaining the company

  • Maintaining accounting statements from 100 to 200 EUR.
  • Payment of income tax (depending on the total amount of profit) - 19% of profit or 4% of turnover. The minimum recommended level of company turnover is from 20,000 to 25,000 EUR.
  • Payroll taxes (at a minimum wage, deductions are 400 EUR for non-residents or 300 EUR for tax residents + payment of wages to your current account 800 EUR). Total expenditure item 1,100 / 1,200 EUR, actual costs 400/300 EUR.
  • Maintain a bank account of 20 EUR per month.

One-time expenses: the general policy of paying for the opening or purchase of a company by law firms is from 1,500 to 2,000 EUR, depending on the amount of additional advice from a lawyer.

Residence permit

Attention! This information will be provided repeatedly by the lawyer company with updating based on changes in immigration law. Our company provides purely general information!

In the event that a non-EU citizen has a registered legal entity in Slovenia, he is required to have a work permit and, accordingly, a residence permit. The procedure for obtaining a working residence permit takes from 4 months. The first submission takes place through the embassy, ​​further extension directly in Slovenia.

The term for which a residence permit is issued - the first residence permit is always issued for a period of 1 year, then everything depends on the time period for which a work permit was issued. The usual procedure is to issue the first residence permit and a work permit for 1 year, followed by an extension for another year, then all renewals are issued for a period of 2 years. After 5 years, you have the right to request permanent residence, which is issued indefinitely. After 3 years, you can apply for citizenship.

Also, the residence permit gives you the right to stay 365 days a year in the territory of Slovenia - as this document implies that you can stay in the country on business issues without the need to leave its borders.

Considering that your employer pays deductions for you - you get a European insurance card that allows you to use medical services. In addition to insurance, you also have a full social package along with pension contributions.

Any foreigner who has a residence permit card has the right for family reunification to issue a residence permit for his family members he is obliged to support (children, legal spouses). A family reunion can be issued only after a year of having a residence permit or later. Family members can receive permanent residence after 2 years, provided that the family member for which they receive a residence permit already has permanent residence or citizenship. Family members also have insurance and social benefits for a working family member.

To summarize:

  • From 1 year to 5 years - residence permit
  • From 5 years onwards - permanent residence
  • From 8 to 10 years – citizenship

A prerequisite for adult citizens is a certificate of criminal record. For children of school age - school attendance.

The minimum investment for obtaining a residence permit is an investment of 50,000 EUR in the main activities of the company or fixed assets. Also your company should carry out activities. This is an important condition for renewing documents.

One-time expenses: the cost of obtaining a residence permit, depending on the agency, varies from 1,500 to 2,000 EUR per person. For family reunification, the standard payment for 1 person is about 500-1000 EUR. The cost depends on the status of the law office that provides the service.

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