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Do you aspire to live a stress-free life? Do you want to get out of the daily madness in your city? Do you want to have a better quality of life than what you have?
Who among us did not wish for some change? The difference between happy and a little less happy people is that the former really make the change and the latter only wish it. Maybe you yearn to leave noise and concrete for green landscape and quiet? Do you dream of worry-free evening stroll through the city? Do you wish to go somewhere where everything beautiful is gathered: sea, mountains, caves, spa resorts, forests, fields, lakes?
Occupying a favourable geographical position in the EU, having a smooth-running economy and a high level of social security, Slovenia is a country that provides an extremely high degree of protection of investments in the EU. According to Forbes magazine, Slovenia is among the top 20 best countries for doing business.
Slovenia ranks No.1 place in the world for children to grow up (Slovenia shares 1st place together with Singapore)
Where do children live best? Among the 172 countries of the world, the international organization Save the Children ranked Slovenia together with Singapore in the first place. The US is for comparison at 36th place.
With the end of childhood index, they measure the health and well-being of children around the world, taking into account nutrition, access to education, infant mortality, child marriage, child labour, teenage pregnancy and regional conflicts.
“The fact that Slovenia is in the first place together with Singapore is the reason why we are proud, but it is always a place for improvement,” said the Minister of Labor, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities Ms. Anja KopačMrak.
The European Commision Report on the Health of Pregnant and Newborns 2015 marks Slovenia among the safest countries for birth in the world.
According to the Institute of Economics and Peace from Swizerland , Slovenia ranked seventh among the safest countries among 163 competitors.
The Institute published the global peace index for the 11th consecutive year. The survey covered 163 countries around the world and ranked them according to the degree of security.
Among the 10 most secure, Slovenia ranked 7th. It reached the record ranking in 2010 and 2011, when it was the 5th safest country in the world.
The Institute measures the level of security based on 23 criteria (crime, neighbourhood relations, political terror, import and export of weapons, number of refugees, number of murders, suicides …) and estimates them with grades from 1 to 5, in which lower assessment means higher security.
Slovenia is one of the safest countries for travellers, together with – Denmark, Finland,Iceland,, Luxembourg, Norway and Switzerland. As in other Western countries, health care is one of the best in the world. We made a little worse off traffic safety.
International SOS and Control Risks, which provides travel and health insurance services to multinationals, has mapped the world’s safest and most dangerous countries, assessing the quality of health care, the level of general safety of travelers and road safety, and taking into account the political situation and terrorist threats to countries.
As the United Nations heralds 2017 as the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development, one place rises above the rest: Slovenia. This Adriatic enclave, nestled amid emerald fields, snowy peaks, and sparkling waters, was declared the world’s most sustainable country. Slovenia achieved an eye-opening 96 out of 100 detailed sustainability indicators (think environment and climate, culture and authenticity, nature and biodiversity, among others.) And its quaint capital Ljubljana was also anointed Europe’s Greenest Capital in 2016 by the European Union.
Why Slovenia ?
Slovenia is a safe and stable country to invest or live. Slovenia is known to have a low crime rate and the people are also friendly and welcoming.
Those who visit Slovenia once usually become regular visitors and many decide to buy a second home here. Slovenia’s vicinity to attractions such as Venice, Vienna and Prague can attract visitors from far-flung places touring Europe, as well as investors in tourist infrastructure for value added and tapping new market segments. It has one of the highest per capita income in Europe. It is one of the most heavily forested countries in the world, according to the World Bank. Over half of the country (11,823 sq km) is covered by forests. This makes Slovenia the third most forested country in Europe, after Finland s Sweden.
By starting a business in Slovenia, one gets direct access to the European Union Markets. Also, with its strategic location, transportation, and communication to the rest of Europe is much easier. Most of the population is multilingual, infrastructure is modern and efficient, and the quality of human resources is high. The tax regime is investment friendly. Major European cities like Vienna, Venice, Munich, Zurich are a few hours drive from Ljubljana, Slovenia’s capital.
You can bring your family members to join you in Slovenia. Your family members include your spouse, your minor unmarried children, your spouse’s minor unmarried children, and since 27 October 2011 your registered partner or your cohabiting partner and their minor unmarried children.
Slovenia was the first country in Europe to declare itself COVID19 free. On the 14th of May 2020, the Slovenian PM told the parliament, “Slovenia has tamed the epidemic over the past two months… Today Slovenia has the best epidemiologic picture in Europe”.
Slovenia has a nationalised public healthcare system which provides a high-quality level of care to citizens and residents. All employees and businesses contribute to the system through tax, and healthcare is available to all citizens and long-term residents. Slovenia’s average life expectancy is above that of the EU. The compulsory health insurance system is characterised by low public funding, with a significant role played by complementary health insurance
All emergency services are provided for free, including the cost of the ambulance. Emergency rooms are open all day, every day of the year. For people who are not Slovene citizens, emergency care may also be provided, usually free of charge.
Slovenia’s education ranks as the 12th best in the world and 4th best in the European Union, being significantly higher than the OECD average, according to the Programme for International Student Assessment.
All children residing in the Republic of Slovenia, irrespective of the fact that they are children of foreign citizens, have a right to compulsory general education under the same conditions as the Slovenes that is free of charge if they study in one of the public schools.
Slovenia has plenty of top-ranked universities that take their rightful place next to some of the biggest international university names out there.
Slovenian universities, colleges, engineering schools, medical schools, and law schools are highly respected and well-known in the education and academic communities and offer prestigious Bachelor’s, Master’s and Ph.D. programmes.
In addition to Slovenian, most people in Slovenia speak English.
There is also differentiation in the university fees. For EU/EEA students, tuition fee is usually around 350 EUR/semester. Tuition costs starts at 727 EUR and can reach upto 7,500 EUR/semester for international students. At private universities, all international students pays between: 6,000 – 15,000 EUR/academic year for a bachelor’s degree.
MOVING TO SLOVENIA
STARTING YOUR BUSINESS IN SLOVENIA
Currently, there is a wide range of basis for obtaining a residence permit in Slovenia, and the procedure for obtaining it is simpler than in other countries of the European Union.
We will help you to obtain work and residence permit in Slovenia based on your business activities, family reunification or schooling
Have a Great Idea For a Business? Want to extend your business to EU market?
We help our clients launch and develop their business in Slovenia, countries of the former Yugoslavia and other EU countries.
Our specialists provide a wide range of services for Slovenian based businesses.
- the most efficient and transparent way to obtain a residence permit in Slovenia
- stable monthly passive income
- This option is optimal for people already holding a diploma of higher education.
- The average waiting period for a temporary residence permit from when the company was opened is 3-5 months
- Allowing high-skilled non-EU citizens to work and live in Slovenia
- No delay family reunification
- You will need Higher Education Diploma with an apostille and other documents confirming work experience and professional qualifications.
- study your project’s nuances inside and out;
- estimate the relevant statistics, forecast analyses, or contact professionals in the chosen field to evaluate the financial prospects of the project;
- determine the formal requirements for this type of activity;
- check whether the selected land lots, buildings or territories are suitable for your project’s implementation;
- contact the regulators and officials responsible for the final decision on whether the project will be approved
To properly evaluate the feasibility of entering the Slovenian market with new products, to find out and use the possibility of increasing sales volumes, and to evaluate the effectiveness of investing in a concrete business and the potential of developing this business idea taking the Slovenian context into account, we offer our own market research services.
Due to the specific nature of its activity, our company has a lot of contacts in the Slovenian and Russian-speaking business communities in Slovenia.
If you plan to develop your business in this wonderful country, we can offer you services for finding investors most likely to be interested in your idea; we can also help prepare a business plan, presentation, and provide support during meetings.
Plus, we can help you find reliable business partners, including ones who already work in your niche, and also undertake any legal issues regarding your cooperation through a mutually beneficial partnership agreement.
Based on our own experience, we know how crucial it is to choose a suitable business partner and build proper relations from a legal standpoint as well. We are always ready to share our expertise with clients, and also put our knowledge into practice through helping you expand and develop your business in Slovenia and the EU
When starting a new company you must select the respective types of its activities from the standard classification of activity types 2008 (SKD). When opening a company there are no legally stipulated requirements to the choice of activity types, but there are such requirements for certain types of activities that have to be met before the business is launched.
The key requirement for selling goods in Slovenia and other EU countries is the confirmation of their safety and harmlessness for people, animals and the environment.
These requirements must be fulfilled for products imported or manufactured in the EU. Requirements for product certification (CE) are stipulated in various EU directives on the types of products, sectors of products, and European and International standards
According to the current legislation of the Republic of Slovenia, legal entities must maintain accounting records and submit reports to governmental authorities (Tax Service, Pension Fund, Central Bank, Statistics Agency, etc.). In practice, this means the company’s accounts are best handled by a qualified specialist.
Outsourcing accounting services, or hiring third-party services to maintain records and submit reports, is a widely spread practice for smaller companies in Slovenia.
Indeed, it is quite convenient, as for a moderate monthly sum you get the services you need, all while saving on social costs, workplace engineering, wages for a full-time employee, training, insurance and other expenses.
Any company or individual entrepreneur in Slovenia needs a legal address to receive corporate correspondence, and which will be indicated in the company’s registration documents.
Our company can offer assistance renting an office or workplace that can be adjusted to fit your individual needs.
In the end, you receive both an officially registered company, and also our service to accept, process, store and promptly deliver all of your corporate correspondence. Plus, if the need arises, you can also use our office space (Internet, copy machines, conference hall, etc.) for your own operations.
Why choose us ?
While we specialise in understanding the Indian population and providing appropriate solutions. Our partner, Sibiz, is a licensed Slovenian Government representative on matters related to residency by investment and other similar programs which enables us to provide legitimate solutions.
MRK Intercontinental is headquartered in Bangalore and Sibiz is headquartered in Ljubljana, Slovenia. With our local expertise of the respective countries we can suggest the best migration and investment opportunities.
We are an organisation born out of the belief that living beings are global citizens. With first-hand experience with 40+ countries we guide people on all pros and cons before making the final decision on matters related to residency and investments in the European Union and Slovenia in particular. Our Slovenian partner, Sibiz has a AAA rated organisation by the Government of Slovenia on matters related to investments in Slovenia. Transparency in every part of our dealings enables us to have a shorter turnaround time.
Get In Touch With Us!
No. 2 A Square, 2nd Floor
P & T Colony
R T Nagar
SIBIZ Business Services Ltd.
119 SI-1000 Ljubljana
Republic of Slovenia