Single Registration Form

26. 8. 2019

The article provides basic information on Single Registration Forms designed both for legal and natural persons in order to simplify the process of starting up and conducting a business in the Czech Republic. Forms can be used for example for trade notification, licence application, or tax registration (VAT, road tax, real estate tax, etc.). Available are forms, instructions and annexes.

Form for natural persons

The Single Registration Form (SRF) replaces different forms entrepreneurs had to fill in before starting up and even when conducting the business at trade licensing offices, revenue authorities, competent social security administration, employment offices, and health insurance companies. Requirements of these authorities have been integrated into a single form which is more entrepreneur-friendly and makes the administration for entrepreneurs easier. Natural persons may use the form, for example, for trade notification, application for licence, tax registration (VAT, road tax, real estate tax, etc.) or notification of commencing self-employment to social security administration and health insurance company.

The forms can be filled in on-line via web application SRF or JAVA application see Other option for filling in SRF forms). In case you possess an e-identity or data box, you can fill in the from via Citizen Portal. The printed form in PDF format can be filled in manually.

Single Registration Form for Natural Persons (In Czech – use Google translator) – on-line form, downloadable PDF file for printing and filling in manually, other forms such as List of Modifications

English translation of Instructions

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Form for legal persons

The Single Registration Form (SRF) replaces different forms entrepreneurs had to fill in before starting up and even when conducting the business at trade licensing offices, revenue authorities, competent social security administration, employment offices, and health insurance companies. Requirements of these authorities have been integrated into a single form which is more entrepreneur-friendly and makes the administration for entrepreneurs easier. Legal persons may use the form, for example, for trade notification, application for licence, or tax registration (VAT, road tax, real estate tax, corporate income tax, etc.).

The forms can be filled in on-line via web application SRF or JAVA application (see Other option for filling in SRF forms). In case you possess an e-identity or data box, you can fill in the from via Citizen Portal. The printed form in PDF format can be filled in manually.

Single Registration Form for Legal Persons (In Czech – use Google translator) – on-line form, downloadable PDF file for printing and filling in manually, other forms such as List of Modifications

English translation of Instructions

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Annexes to forms

The following annexes are for both natural and legal persons.

Annex – Statutory Body – on-line form (In Czech – use Google translator)
In Czech: Příloha – Statutární orgán

Annex for Financial Office – on-line form (In Czech – use Google translator)
In Czech: Zvláštní příloha pro Finanční úřad

Annex for Social Security Administration – on-line form (In Czech – use Google translator)
In Czech: Příloha pro správu sociálního zabezpečení

Annex – Subject of Business – on-line form (In Czech only – use Google translator)
In Czech: Příloha – Předmět podnikání

List of Businesses Activities falling within Unqualified Trade – on-line form (In Czech – use Google translator)
In Czech: Seznam oborů činností náležející do živnosti volné

Annex – Authorised Representative – on-line form (In Czech only – use Google translator)
In Czech: Příloha – Odpovědný zástupce

Statement of Authorised Representative – on-line form (In Czech – use Google translator)
In Czech: Prohlášení odpovědného zástupce

Annex – Business Premises – on-line form (In Czech only – use Google translator)
In Czech: Příloha – Provozovny

Branch – on-line form (In Czech – use Google translator)
In Czech: Odštěpný závod

List of Modifications – on-line form (In Czech – use Google translator)
In Czech: Změnový list

For other annexes visit Single Registration Form for Natural Persons or Single Registration Form for Legal Persons.

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Other options for filling in SRF forms

The Single Registration Form (SRF) may be submitted either in a paper or in an electronic way. Both ways are equal, the electronic way makes it more comfortable to entrepreneurs who can send it directly to the electronic register of the Register of Trade Business or to a trade license office via data boxes.

The electronic form may be created through the SRF application which can be downloaded free of charge:

If you have any questions regarding filling–in the SRF, it is suggested to contact the nearest trade license office where its employees will help you. If you have any problems with installation, start up or operation of the SRF application, you can contact the technical support of the SRF application by e–mail: jrf@i.cz.

Sending the filled-in submission

After downloading and successful installation of the SRF on your computer, you can generate the EPO and submit it, according to the instructions, directly to the electronic registry of the Register of Trade Business or by means of IS data boxes to the data box of the relevant trade license office.

Register of Trade Business

An approved electronic signature is required. Qualified certifications of the following licensed certification authorities may only be used (alphabetically ordered, as of 21. 5. 2010): Česká pošta, s. p.; eIdentity a. s.; První certifikační autorita, a. s.

The up-dated list of qualified providers of certification services is available on the website of the Ministry of Interior of the ČR.

Data box of the relevant trade license office

A person sending the submission is obliged to own an activated data box. The relevant trade license office designated to handle the EPO processes it in the Register of Trade Business according to the law and settles it in an electronic way if possible.

List of trade license offices where electronic submissions may be sent by means of data boxes(in Czech only)

Finding the status of the electronic submission

The following description applies solely to submissions sent to the electronic registry of the Register of Trade Business. The submission may be searched by the number of the submission which was allotted by the Register in the "Ennnn" or only the number "nnnnn" formats (i. e. for example "E1111" or "1111"). This number is written in the head of the PDF form printed after sending the submission.

Finding the state of the electronic submission (in Czech only)

The status may be the following:

  • not found – the given submission number was not found,
  • being delivered to the Trade License Office (TLO) – the submission was sent, it is being delivered to the TLO,
  • delivered to the Trade License Office – the submission was delivered to the Trade Register system of the relevant trade license office, its handling has not started yet,
  • received by the Trade License Office – the TLO received the submission and it is being processed,
  • settled – the submission was processed by the Trade License Office.

If the submission was successfully delivered to the Trade License Office data box, an electronic advice of delivery is sent to the data box of the submitter.

More information can be found on the website of the Ministry of Interior in the following documents: Information on transition to safer cryptographic algorithms of electronic signature (in Czech only) and Change in cryptographic algorithms used for generating electronic signature (in Czech only).

Related information:

Step by step guidelines for starting a business – over 180 detailed guideposts for procedures on starting up a business.

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