Commercial mail transport; application for a license

If you wish to transport letters commercially, you must apply for a permit.



  • You must have registered your business
  • You must not be over-indebted or insolvent
  • You must prove that you meet the requirements for reliability, performance and expertise


You can apply for a license to transport letter mail in writing or by e-mail:

  • Send the completed form together with the other documents by post or e-mail to the Federal Network Agency.
  • You will then receive a separate consultation letter in which you will be asked to submit further information and documents.
  • You will be assigned a contact person for the licensing procedure who will guide you through the process
  • The Federal Network Agency will inform you in writing whether you have been granted a license.

Special notes

If you deliver letters of no more than 1,000 grams without permission, you may be fined up to 500,000 euros.



Processing time

maximum 6 weeks after submission of all documents

Required documents

  • Required Documents

    • Detailed description of your business idea
    • Business registration (copy, current)
    • Extract from the commercial register
    • Further documents (e.g. certificate of good conduct, information from the commercial central register) on request


  • Form, Bavaria-wide: Antrag auf Erteilung einer Postlizenz (pdf, 1 MB)
    Please note

    This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.


  • Depending on the scope of the services applied for and the type of company: EUR 175 - 700

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