Trade license

Start doing business in the Czech Republic. We’ll help you arrange everything needed to get a trade license

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Trade license

Do you want to do business in the Czech Republic but are lost in the conditions and legislation? Leave it up to us

  • We’ll arrange the trade license for you. An easy start to doing business. Simply tell us which field you want to focus on and we’ll take care of the rest.
  • Fully remote. All you need to do is call or email us about wanting to register for a trade license. We can handle everything remotely.
  • You don’t need a permanent address in the Czech Republic. You only need a Czech registered office, which you can order from us.
  • Taxes and paperwork? No problem! Do taxes have you all turned around? Use the services offered by our accounting department.
  • We speak your language. Our specialists speak Czech, English, German, and Polish.

Czech trade licenses for foreigners: what do you need?

We’ll register a trade license for you within 5 working days of the documents being submitted. The documents differ depending on whether you have a permanent address in the European Union or not.

Foreigners with a permanent address in the EU:

  • Proof of identity. Send us a copy of your ID or passport.
  • Criminal record. It can’t be older than 90 days. You can get yours at a CzechPoint (located at Czech post offices).
  • Consent to the place of business. To receive a trade license, you need a business address in the Czech Republic as well as the property owner’s consent; or you can simply use one of our virtual offices. You do not need a permanent address in the Czech Republic.

Foreigners with a permanent address outside the EU:

  • Proof of identity. Send us a copy of your ID or passport.
  • Criminal record. It can’t be older than 90 days and must be officially translated into Czech (we can take care of the translation for you). For some countries, you’ll also need an apostille (proof of signature and stamp). We’ll inform you of the precise requirements.
  • Consent to the place of business. To receive a trade license, you need a business address in the Czech Republic as well as the property owner’s consent; or you can simply use one of our virtual offices. You do not need a permanent address in the Czech Republic.
  • Long-term Residency Permit. You can request this permit at the Ministry of the Interior.

Note: Criminal records for Ukrainian citizens are currently unavailable. These records can be replaced by a Declaration of Impunity, which we write in the form of a notary deed. Unfortunately, this can't be done remotely, so please visit our office to handle it.


Types of trade licenses

There are 4 types of trade licenses in the Czech Republic:

Unqualified trade license

Unqualified trade license

The most common type of business; anyone over the age of 18 and with a clean record can request it. Neither education nor experience in the field are required.

For example:

retail and wholesale, marketing, the graphic arts, translation and interpreting services, preliminary and finishing construction work, accommodation services

Vocational trade license

Vocational trade license

You’ll need to meet the professional competency (education in the field, professional qualification, re-qualification, or work experience), or you’ll need to establish a responsible guarantor who fulfils the conditions on your behalf.

For example:

hairdresser, baker, painter, carpenter, bricklayer, vehicle modifications, cosmetic services

Professional trade license

Professional trade license

Here you need to prove your professional competency (education in the field, professional qualification, re-qualification, work experience), or you to establish a responsible guarantor.

For example:

massage services, real estate, driving school, psychological counselling

Permitted trade license

Permitted trade license

To get the trade license for permitted trades, you’ll need a special permit issued by the state or municipality.

For example:

road motor transport up to 3.5 t or up to 9 people (i.e., trade licenses for Uber drivers, taxi drivers), liquor sales

Unsure which trade license you need? We can help!


Use our services and register for a trade license worry-free

Instead of running from office to office, order our trade license registration services and focus solely on getting your business off the ground. Turn to us for help via the form below; give us a call, or stop by our branch office in Prague.


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