Trade License.cz / Set up as Self-employed / Freelancer / Sole Proprietor

Registering a Czech Trade License, VAT, Visa / Residence Permit, Tax, Social, Health - all in 1 go!

Getting a trade license in Prague / Czech Republic is quick and easy when using our services, because we will guide you through the entire process from initial trade license registration, visa / residence permit, to the first invoice, how to pay monthly social / health contributions, opening a bank account etcetera. We will thoroughly prepare you for being an entrepreneur in Czech Republic with consultations (Visit, Email, Skype / Phone) and email support.

Remote Formation before Arrival, before Visa Application

It is even possible to register a Trade License *before you arrive to Czech Republic*. We send you the PoAs by email, you send us your Police Clearance + signed PoAs, and we'll send back the Trade License (and any other documents you might need for your business visa application, such as Proof of Health Insurance)

Do not start an SRO - become self-employed on a Trade License (Zivnostensky List)

In >80% of the cases, you are better of registering as self-employed compared to opening an sro: faster & easier to set up, lower setup- and closing costs, easier / cheaper visa extension, accounting less demanding (so cheaper), LESS TAXES and number of other benefits.

We can't emphasize it enough: get yourself properly informed before deciding between an sro and trade license - book a consultation with us. Not getting an sro will save you 10.000CZKs, not only in setup- but also on accounting- and salary costs. You will thank us later!

No time for reading all details? Go right to the Trade License Order / Cost Calculation Form

The Registration Process

We register your Trade License but ALSO at the Tax Office, Social Office and sort out Health Insurance. Note that for some non-EU citizens is is possible (or in some cases even obligatory) to enroll into Public Health Care.


In case you do not have a (Business) Visa or Residence Permit yet, we have several options, ranging from documents-only to full-service.

Since as Alexio.cz Expat Accountant our core business is Accounting, VAT and Taxes, we are very capable of solving complex issues with (foreign) income, invoicing clients abroad / in the EU, Tax optimization, VAT issues and alike.

We have several Trade License Registration Packages, to suit the different needs of different clients. Included in the price are always 2 consultations:

Consultation before we register your the trade license:

  • We'll look at your your visa / residence permit possibilities (obligations),
  • whether the trade license is the best option for you (or an sro instead?),
  • social / health insurance questions,
  • accounting / tax / VAT questions etc. etc.
Consultation after we register your trade license
  • we'll teach you how to create an invoice,
  • how to invoice clients Europe / abroad,
  • how to deal with payments from abroad, cash payments,
  • how to pay the monthly social- and health charges,
  • how to comply to the czech visa (extension) requirements.


Questions? Are you hesitating whether this is the right choice for you? Book a single Consultation first!

On the next pages we explain what the Trade License requirements are, and give you an introduction of the registration process, including important facts about Czech Visas & Residence Permits, Social Charges, Health Insurance, Income Tax and VAT.


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