Guideposts for notification of licensed trades in the CR

19. 3. 2011

Guideposts for obtaining trade licences in the Czech Republic provide information on all obligations that applicants for licensed trade must comply with. The guideposts are prepared by professionals from the Ministry of Industry and Trade and include all four types of trade (permitted, vocational, professional and unqualified) for both natural and legal persons. The seat of the business (place of residence/domicile in the Czech Rep., EU member state, outside the EU) is also taken into account.

Guideposts for obtaining unqualified trade licences

Guidelines for notification of unqualified trade. No professional competence is set as a condition for carrying on the unqualified trade; the entrepreneur must only meet the general conditions for conducting trades.

For natural person

Notification of unqualified trade for foreign natural persons from the EU countries, EEA and Switzerland – in Czech only
In Czech: Ohlášení živnosti volné pro zahraniční fyzické osoby ze států Evropské unie, EHP a Švýcarska

Notification of unqualified trade for foreign natural persons (excluding the EU, EEA and Switzerland) – in Czech only
In Czech: Ohlášení živnosti volné pro zahraniční fyzické osoby (státy mimo EU, EHP a Švýcarska)

Notification of unqualified trade for Czech natural persons – in Czech only
In Czech: Ohlášení živnosti volné pro české fyzické osoby

For legal persons

Notification of unqualified trade for foreign legal entities domiciled in the EU, EEA and Switzerland – in Czech only
In Czech: Ohlášení živnosti volné pro zahraniční právnické osoby se sídlem v Evropské unii, EHP a Švýcarsku

Notification of unqualified trade for foreign legal entities domiciled outside the EU, EEA and Switzerland – in Czech only
In Czech: Ohlášení živnosti volné pro zahraniční právnické osoby se sídlem mimo EU, EHP a Švýcarska

Notification of unqualified trade for Czech legal entities – in Czech only
In Czech: Ohlášení živnosti volné pro české právnické osoby

Guideposts for obtaining professional trade licences

Guidelines for notification of professional trade. For performing a professional trade the entrepreneur must prove a professional competence consisting in completion of relevant education, in some cases also in the duration of experience.

For natural persons

Notification of professional trade for foreign natural persons from the EU countries, EEA and Switzerland – in Czech only
In Czech: Ohlášení živnosti vázané pro zahraniční fyzické osoby ze států Evropské unie, EHP a Švýcarska

Notification of professional trade for foreign natural persons (countries excluding the EU, EEA and Switzerland) – in Czech only
In Czech: Ohlášení živnosti vázané pro zahraniční fyzické osoby (státy mimo EU, EHP a Švýcarska)

Notification of professional trade for Czech natural persons – in Czech only
In Czech: Ohlášení živnosti vázané pro české fyzické osoby

For legal persons

Notification of professional trade for foreign legal entities domiciled in the EU, EEA and Switzerland – in Czech only
In Czech: Ohlášení vázané živnosti pro zahraniční právnické osoby se sídlem v Evropské unii, EHP a Švýcarsku

Notification of professional trade for foreign legal entities domiciled outside the EU, EEA and Switzerland – in Czech only
In Czech: Ohlášení živnosti vázané pro zahraniční právnické osoby se sídlem mimo EU, EHP a Švýcarska

Notification of professional trade for Czech legal entities – in Czech only
In Czech: Ohlášení živnosti vázané pro české právnické osoby

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Guideposts for obtaining vocational trade licences

Guidelines for notification of vocational trade. For performing a vocational trade the entrepreneur must prove a professional competence, either by a certificate of apprenticeship, a school-leaving examination, a university degree, or recognition of professional qualifications.

For natural persons

Notification of vocational trade for foreign natural persons from the EU countries, EEA and Switzerland – in Czech only
In Czech: Ohlášení živnosti řemeslné pro zahraniční fyzické osoby ze států Evropské unie, EHP a Švýcarska

Notification of vocational trade for foreign natural persons (countries excluding the EU, EEA and Switzerland) – in Czech only
In Czech: Ohlášení živnosti řemeslné pro zahraniční fyzické osoby (státy mimo EU, EHP a Švýcarska)

Notification of vocational trade for Czech natural persons – in Czech only
In Czech: Ohlášení živnosti řemeslné pro české fyzické osoby

For legal persons

Notification of vocational trade for foreign legal entities domiciled in the EU, EEA and Switzerland – in Czech only
In Czech: Ohlášení řemeslné živnosti pro zahraniční právnické osoby se sídlem v Evropské unii, EHP a Švýcarsku

Notification of vocational trade for foreign legal entities domiciled outside the EU, EEA and Switzerland – in Czech only
In Czech: Ohlášení živnosti řemeslné pro zahraniční právnické osoby se sídlem mimo EU, EHP a Švýcarska

Notification of vocational trade for Czech legal entities – in Czech only
In Czech: Ohlášení živnosti řemeslné pro české právnické osoby

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Guideposts for obtaining permitted trade licences

Guidelines for applying for a permitted trade authorisation. The trade authorisation is to be the authorisation of the state for carrying on the trade specified in the Trade Licensing Act. For obtaining the trade authorisation the entrepreneur must prove a professional competence and in certain cases, also to meet other condictions.

For natural persons

Application for a permitted trade authorisation for foreign natural persons from the EU countries, EEA and Switzerland – in Czech only
In Czech: Podání žádosti o koncesi pro zahraniční fyzické osoby ze států Evropské unie, EHP a Švýcarska

Application for a permitted trade authorisation for foreign natural persons (excluding the EU, EEA and Switzerland) – in Czech only
In Czech: Podání žádosti o koncesi pro zahraniční fyzické osoby (státy mimo EU, EHP a Švýcarska)

Application for a permitted trade authorisation for natural persons domiciled in the CR – in Czech only
In Czech: Podání žádosti o koncesi pro fyzické osoby s bydlištěm na území ČR

For legal persons

Application for a permitted trade authorisation for foreign legal entities domiciled in the European Union, EEA and Switzerland – in Czech only
In Czech: Podání žádosti o koncesi pro zahraniční právnické osoby se sídlem v Evropské unii, EHP a Švýcarsku

Application for a permitted trade authorisation for foreign legal entities domiciled outside the EU, EEA and Switzerland – in Czech only
In Czech: Podání žádosti o koncesi pro zahraniční právnické osoby se sídlem mimo EU, EHP a Švýcarska

Application for a permitted trade authorisation for legal entities domiciled in the CR – in Czech only
In Czech: Podání žádosti o koncesi pro právnické osoby se sídlem na území ČR

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Legislation

Act No. 455/1991 Coll., on licensed trade (Trade Licensing Act) as amended

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