Ease of Doing Business in

Slovak Republic

Slovak Republic Download Profile (1729.4KB, pdf)
Region OECD high income
Income Category High income
Population 5,424,050
GNI Per Capita (US$) 17,310
City covered Bratislava



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Topics DB 2017 Rank DB 2016 Rank info_outline Change in Rank DB 2017 DTF (% points) info_outline DB 2016 DTF (% points) info_outline Change in DTF (% points) info_outline
Overall 33 30 down
75.61 75.44 down
Starting a Business 68 64 down
88.62 88.54 up
Dealing with Construction Permits 103 102 down
67.82 67.81 up
Getting Electricity 53 47 down
80.31 80.30 up
Registering Property 7 5 down
91.00 90.99 up
Getting Credit 44 42 down
65.00 65.00
Protecting Minority Investors 87 85 down
53.33 53.33
Paying Taxes 56 58 up
80.57 79.46 up
Trading across Borders 1 1
100.00 100.00
Enforcing Contracts 82 81 down
58.92 58.92
Resolving Insolvency 35 34 down
70.53 70.04 up

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Legal form Spolocnost s Rucenim Obmedzenym (s.r.o.)
Paid-in minimum capital requirement EUR 2,500
City Bratislava
Indicator Slovak Republic OECD high income
Procedure – Men (number) info_outline 6 4.8
Time – Men (days) info_outline 11.5 8.3
Cost – Men (% of income per capita) info_outline 1.2 3.1
Procedure – Women (number) info_outline 6 4.8
Time – Women (days) info_outline 11.5 8.3
Cost – Women (% of income per capita) info_outline 1.2 3.1
Paid-in min. capital (% of income per capita) info_outline 17.8 9.2
  • No. Procedure Time to Complete Associated Costs

    Check the uniqueness of the proposed company name

    Agency: Commercial Register held by the District Court

    The cost of the certificate is EUR 3. The cost of a certificate issued in electronic form is EUR 0.33. An online check without charge is possible, but the information on the online website of the Commercial Register (www.orsr.sk) is not legally binding and usable for legal acts.

    Less than one day (online procedure) EUR 3 for research in the Commercial Register

    Notarize articles of association and related documents

    Agency: Notary Public

    The fee for the verification of a signature at a Notary Public is EUR 2.39 (excluding VAT), i.e., EUR 11.95 (excluding VAT) for the verification of five signatures. The fee for the verification of a signature at the Registrar´s Office is EUR 1.50, i.e., EUR 7.50 for the verification of five signatures. Both options are commonly available and used in practice.

    The Registrar's Office of a municipality and the District Authority are authorized to verify signatures pursuant to Act No. 599/2001 Coll. on the Verification of Documents and Signatures on Documents by District Offices and Municipalities, as amended. The fee for the verification of a signature is stipulated in Act No. 145/1995 Coll. on Administrative Fees, as amended.

    1 day see procedure details

    Pay capital contributions and receive an affidavit from a custodian of funds

    Agency: Bank

    The minimum shareholder´s contribution is EUR 750. Before registering a company, at least 30% of each shareholder´s contribution and 50% (EUR 2.500) of the minimum registered capital must be paid.

    From 1 January 2016 a paid in capital does NOT have to be paid into the separate bank account set up by the trustee who is liable for paid in capital (according to former paragraph 60 subparagraph 2 of the Commercial Code paid in capital was bound on the bank account until the actual incorporation of a company S.R.O.). Shareholder´s obligation to pay half of the paid in capital minimum still exists.

    An affidavit concerning the paid in capital contribution in written form has to be attached to register a company instead of the bank statement to prove as formerly required according to the Act 513/1991 Coll. Commercial Code as amended, paragraph 60 sub paragraph 4.

    1 day no charge

    Apply at the One-stop shop for trade license, register for income tax and with the District Court

    Agency: One-stop shop

    The One-stop shop created the Trade Licensing Offices, where it is possible to apply for trade licenses, income tax and health insurance with one application form. An individual, who is already registered in the system of mandatory health insurance, submits with the application for trade license also the name of the insurance company, where he/she is registered.

    The hardcopy application for a standard trade license is EUR 5 and for a regulated or craft trade license EUR 15. The electronic application for a regulated or craft trade license signed with a secure electronic signature is reduced to 1/2 of the standard fee is EUR 7.50.

    According to Act No. 455/1991 Coll. Trade Licensing Act, it is possible to apply for trade licenses at the One-stop shop. Similarly, according to Act No. 563/2009 Coll Tax Code, it is possible to apply for income tax registration at the One-stop shop.

    As per Act No. 530/2003 Coll. on Commercial Register, paragraph 5b, sub-paragraph 1 of the Slovak Republic, application to the Commercial Register can be registered at One-stop-shop. Then, the one-stop-shop ensures this application is electronically delivered to Registry Court. The Registry Court must file new company's entry, or changes to the Commercial Register within 2 working days (Act No. 530/2003 Coll. on Commercial register, paragraph 8, subparagraph 1). New 2 days term has been introduced as of January 1, 2014 (amending Act. No 547/2011 Coll., article XVI, subparagraph 1).

    3 days EUR 5 - standard trade license + 150 for Court Registration (electronic)

    Obtain at the tax authority office a form showing the partners tax arrears

    Agency: Tax Authority Office

    According to the Amendments Act no. 246/2012, effective on October 1, 2012, to start up a limited liability company, it is necessary to obtain at the tax authority office a form showing the partners tax arrears. If the tax debits of each partner exceed EUR 170, it is not possible to start up a limited liability company.

    5 days no charge

    Register with pension, sickness, and disability insurance and unemployment insurance at the local social insurance company (Socialna poistovna)

    Agency: Local social insurance company

    For social security, the company must register itself as an employer within eight days following the day it started to employ at least one employee; it must also register all new employees with the Social Insurance Company before they begin to work. However, in practice, the Social Insurance Company will not accept an application for the registration of an employee if the company itself is not yet registered.

    As of January 1, 2013, the employer is further obliged to register for social insurance certain categories of employees working on the basis agreements outside an employment relationship. The category of social insurance for which these employees must be registered depends in particular on the type of agreement and salary.

    1 day no charge