Looking to establish a company or business footprint in the EU to obtain EU Residency from South Africa? As SA’s leading experts in EU residency applications, Maiden & Associates can facilitate you achieving these outcomes in as little as three months. Contact us now for a free emigration consultation, or find out more about the process and costs of EU business immigration to Slovenia (EU member country) below:


About the EU immigration process

For non EU nationals wishing to establish a foothold in Europe, obtaining permanent residency is typically the first step. In this particular context, you have two paths to business residency:
1) By establishing a Slovenian company, with an initial capitalization requirement of €7,500, and then by making an eligible investment of no less than €50,000, either in the form of a property purchase (commercial or residential) or by acquiring qualifying fixed assets.
2) Applying on the basis of your company’s turnover, providing that your business’ turnover is higher than €10,000 per month.

1) Company establishment and investment scenario

In this scenario, you will have a series of mandatory steps, including obtaining a bank account and tax number. You will need to make a qualifying investment of €50,000, and typically around €100,000 or more, as soon as possible, and ideally within a week of registering your Slovenian company.
After these steps have been completed, you will start applying for your residency and work permits.  You would also be required to prove financial self-sufficiency, and be of good standing. In this case, you could complete your EU residency application process in as little as 3 months.

2) EU residency application based on business turnover

In order for this option to be viable for you, your business will need to be able to prove turnover of €10,000 per month for at least 6 consecutive months. Given this requirement, your residency application will likely take up to 9 months to complete.


Why obtain EU business residency in Slovenia?

ULTIMATE PLAN B: Gain the peace of mind that your business and family will have a foothold in Europe, should socio-economic conditions in South Africa deteriorate even further and more rapidly.

FREEDOM OF MOVEMENT: Having EU Residency means no more Schengen visa applications, ever. Study, live and travel anywhere in the EU, visa free, at a moment’s notice.

AFFORDABILITY: Obtaining EU business residency through Slovenia is one of the most affordable ways of establishing a foothold in Europe. The investment requirement associated with this path to residency is up to %66+ less than the investment requirement associated with the conventional Golden Visa Programmes of Portugal (from €350,000) and Spain (from €500,000).

OWN THE LIFESTYLE: Slovenia is fast becoming one of the world’s most sought after tourism destinations, and with good reason. Enjoy the culture, cuisine and security of one of Europe’s most beautiful countries.


Why choose Maiden & Associates?

SA BASED: Maiden and Associates are conveniently headquartered in Cape Town’s V&A Waterfront, and we trade countrywide

PROVEN EXPERTISE: As South Africa’s EU business residency experts, our consultants ensure that your company formation and residency application process is fast and efficient. Over the past decade, we’ve assisted several hundred families and businesses in establishing a foothold in Europe.

100% Success Rate: Our track record of success with applicants meeting the requisite criteria is 100%.

SPOUSE & CHILDREN CAN BE INCLUDED: You can also apply for permanent residency for your spouse and dependent children up to the age of 24 years.