Travel trade; application for a permit by EU citizens

If you wish to sell or purchase goods, offer services or operate as a showman on a commercial basis outside of a commercial establishment without prior appointment, you generally need a permit (traveling trade license).



The prerequisite for a license is the reliability of the trader.

The trader's reliability is checked on the basis of documents issued in the country of origin which prove that the reliability requirements are met. It may be required that a certified copy of the documents and a certified German translation be submitted. If such documents are not issued in the country of origin, they may be replaced by an affirmation in lieu of an oath by the trader or comparable acts under the law of the country of origin.


Duration of the procedure approx. 2 - 4 weeks

Required documents

  • valid identity card or passport

  • Proof of good character from the country of origin in the form of a certified copy and a certified German translation;

    where appropriate, replacement by affirmation in lieu of oath or similar act

  • for registered companies: Commercial register excerpt or comparable registration documents from abroad (with German translation)

  • in the case of a power of attorney: a written power of attorney and identification of the grantor of the power of attorney and the authorized representative


    • Travel trade license: 25 to 400 EURO in accordance with the list of costs under the Costs Act (Tariff No. 5.III.5/23)
    • Certificate for notification according to § 55c GewO: 12.50 to 50 EURO (Tariff No. 5.III.5/27)


Administrative court proceedings; information

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