The conditions of pursuit of trade activities and control of compliance therewith regulate Act No. 455/1991 Coll. on Trade Licensing (Trade Licensing Act) as amended.

A trade on the territory of the Slovak Republic can be carried on by a natural person or a legal person who notifies the Trade Licensing Office (Point of Single Contact) and acquires Certificate of Trade Authorisation. Trade shall be notified by filling a form for a natural person or a legal person.


  • natural persons
  • legal persons
  • other forms

Applicant for a Certificate of Trade Authorisation has to meet all general conditions for trading set in Article 6 of Trade Licensing Act (minimum age of 18 years, legal capacity and integrity), or if required by this Act, also special conditions for carrying on trade (professional or other qualification).

In its notification the applicant shall provide data necessary for requesting an extract from the criminal record, data necessary for registration in the system of mandatory health insurance (in case that this person is not yet registered in the system of mandatory health insurance in any of the EU Member States, Member State of the European Economic Area or Swiss Confederation) and data required for registration with the tax administrator.

Trade shall be notified at the Trade Licensing Office appropriate to the seat of the legal person or residential address of the natural person. For a foreign natural or legal person the appropriate Trades Licensing Office is in the seat of the region of the address of place of business of the foreign person or the address of place of business of the organisational unit of a foreign person.

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