Compared to other EU countries, Slovenia has the simplest 
process of obtaining the work permit and residence
through business migration. 
In their last article, our members from Slovenia, Kirm Perpar Ltd., gave their review and shared some very useful information on this topic. The information provided are relevant for non-EU residents while EU member states are excluded from this article.

This process of obtaining residence and work permit based on business has three steps: 
1. A non-EU national firstly has to open a company in Slovenia with a starting capital of 7.500,00 EUR
2. After the company is registered in the Slovenian Business Register it will have to prove its active business
3. The application for a Single residence and work permit can be submitted

There are another two options for business migration for persons having a higher education while not having to prove active business:
- Employment with labour market control: with this option it is possible to open a company, but appoint someone else to be its representative.
- European Union Blue Card

It is important to note that business immigrants (and their families) can apply for a permanent residence permit after they’ve spent five years in Slovenia with a temporary residence permit and after ten years of residence the request for a Slovenian citizenship can be submitted.
For more details on how to get your work permit and residence the easiest way click here.