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WHAT YOU NEED FOR

living and working in the European Union and Slovenia

If you want to come to Slovenia for more than just a visit and stay here for a longer period, you need a permit for residing in Slovenia. Slovenia has two types of residence permits, namely:

a single permit for temporary residence and work and
a permanent residence permit.

A SINGLE PERMIT FOR TEMPORARY RESIDENCE AND WORK IN SLOVENIA

After we register a company on your behalf in Slovenia, we will also obtain a single permit for residence and work on your behalf. A single permit will allow you to reside and work in Slovenia, move freely in the EU countries and conduct business with the EU countries. You will obtain a single permit for temporary residence and work in Slovenia on the basis of the employment in your company, which we will previously register for you. As a company owner, you will be able to obtain the permit in a significantly simpler and faster manner.

PERMANENT RESIDENCE PERMIT

If you have been continuously residing in Slovenia for at least 5 years on the basis of a single permit, you may apply for a permanent residence.

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DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR OBTAINING A SINGLE PERMIT FOR RESIDENCE AND WORK

1. A certified photocopy of a valid passport

A passport issued in the last 10 years in the country of your origin must be valid for another three months after your departure from the Republic of Slovenia.

2. Proof of adequate health insurance

If you do not have compulsory health insurance in the Republic of Slovenia, you must have some other health insurance that covers at least the urgent medical services in the Republic of Slovenia.

3. Proof of sufficient means of subsistence

During your stay in Slovenia, you must have sufficient means of subsistence. Sufficient means of subsistence means that you have funds provided on a monthly basis, at least in the amount that is equal to the basic amount of the minimum income in the Republic of Slovenia, that is EUR 667.00 (the amount may increase). You must provide proof of disposing of such assets.

4. Employment contract or a contract on the performance of work

An employment contract or a contract on the performance of work must be signed by the employer (in this case, the company which you own).

5. Certificate of impunity issued in the country of origin

The certificate of impunity must be issued by the competent authority in your country of origin and must not be older than 3 months.

6. Proof of education or professional qualification

Proof of the adequate education or professional qualification must be issued in the country of origin by a recognized institution in the field of education or vocational training. Such a certificate is required especially if you apply for a “Single Permit for Residence and Work”, based on the fact that you have a higher education qualification.

7. Translations of documents

Foreign documents, which are submitted to our national authorities, must be translated into the Slovenian language, which is the official language in the Republic of Slovenia. Some documents need only be translated, while certain translations also require certification by an official sworn translator. We arrange both types of translations for you.

8. Certification of documents

Foreign documents may be used in the Republic of Slovenia if, after prior certification in the country of origin of the document, they are also certified by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or an embassy or a consulate of the Republic of Slovenia abroad, unless a bilateral agreement, an international treaty or a legal act of the European Union stipulates otherwise. In these links, you can view the List of bilateral agreements in Slovenia and the list of countries that signed the Hague Convention Abolishing the Requirement of Legalisation for Foreign Public Documents. Foreign documents issued in the member states of the Convention shall be certified by the authorities determined by the country of origin of the document in accordance with Article 6 of this Convention; further certifications by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or by an embassy or a consulate of the Republic of Slovenia abroad are not necessary.

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CONDITIONS FOR OBTAINING A SINGLE PERMIT FOR RESIDENCE AND WORK

The procedure for obtaining a single permit for residence and work is more favourable in the Republic of Slovenia than in the comparable countries of the European Union. The Republic of Slovenia is trying to promote foreign investment. However, certain conditions must be fulfilled in order to apply for a “Single Permit for Residence and Work” in the Republic of Slovenia. As the owner of a company registered in the Republic of Slovenia, you can start the request process when the conditions listed below are met. It is sufficient that one of the listed conditions is fulfilled. It is not necessary to meet all four.

1. Employing a Slovenian citizen for a period of at least 6 months

After the registration of your company, you may employ a Slovenian citizen for full working time in your company and include them in compulsory social insurance. After 6 months, your company will meet this condition. With the documentation that we have described above and which you provide, we begin arranging the procedure for obtaining a Single Permit for Residence and Work.

2. Your company must have, in each of the last six months, inflows from its activities in a minimum amount of EUR 10,000.00 to the transaction account of your company opened in the Republic of Slovenia

If you will generate in your company, in six months, revenues and inflows to the bank account of your company in the amount of at least EUR 10,000.00 per month, your company will fulfill this condition. With the documentation we have described above and which you provide, we begin arranging the procedure for obtaining a Single Permit for Residence and Work.

3. An investment in the amount of EUR 50,000.00 in your company's activity

If you invest at least EUR 50,000.00 after the registration of your company in the purchase of real estate, the purchase of shares etc. you have fulfilled the condition to apply for a Single Permit for Residence and Work. With the documentation we have described above and which you provide, we begin arranging the procedure for obtaining a Single Permit for Residence and Work.

4. Having at least a higher education qualification

If you have at least higher education and can prove it by a relevant document, you can become employed in the company immediately, but not as a legal representative – director of the company. With the documentation that we have described above and which you provide, we begin arranging the procedure for obtaining a Single Permit for Residence and Work. For this purpose, you need a person who will be a legal representative for at least six months. After six months, you may also act as a legal representative – director of the company.

If you want to obtain a Single Permit for Residence and Work, you can establish a company in Slovenia with our help. On this basis, you will be able to obtain the single permit.

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PERMANENT RESIDENCE PERMIT

If you have been continuously residing in Slovenia for at least 5 years on the basis of a single permit, you may apply for a permanent residence.

Applications for permanent residence must be accompanied by the following documents.

1. Photograph

Your photograph or reference number from the electronic clipboard.

2. Passport

A certified photocopy of your passport is sufficient.

3. Proof of adequate health insurance

This insurance must cover at least the urgent medical services in the Republic of Slovenia, if you state that you do not have compulsory health insurance in the Republic of Slovenia.

4. Proof of sufficient means of subsistence

5. Certificate of impunity from the criminal record in your country of origin.

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