Travel trade; application for a permit by non-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).

Description

Prerequisites

In principle, a residence permit is required that allows self-employment.

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

To assess reliability, the applicant is generally required to submit an official certificate of good conduct or good character or an extract from the criminal record of his/her home country or an equivalent document and/or a certificate of good conduct for authorities (Section 30 (5) of the Federal Central Criminal Register Act) and information from the Central Trade Register (Section 150 (5) of the Trade Regulation Act). If, based on the foreigner's previous residence, it can be assumed that the aforementioned certificates and proofs no longer or not yet contain facts of significance under trade law, the foreign or German certificates may be waived.

Deadlines

Duration of the procedure approx. 2 - 4 weeks

Required documents

  • Non-EU foreign nationals: Residence title permitting self-employed (independent) activities

  • valid identity card or passport

  • Proof of reliability

    Official certificate of good conduct or extract from the criminal record of the home country or an equivalent document and/or a certificate of good conduct for public authorities (Section 30 (5) of the Federal Central Register Act) and information from the Central Trade Register (Section 150 (5) of the Trade, Commerce and Industry Regulation Act).

  • for registered companies: Excerpt from the commercial register; for civil law companies: articles of association

  • 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

Fees

    • 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)

Status:03.01.2024

Responsible for editing:Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Wirtschaft, Landesentwicklung und Energie

Contains machine translated content. Show the original content

  • Online transactions, Bavaria-wide
  • Online transactions, locally limited
  • Form, Bavaria-wide
  • Form, locally limited
  • Prefillable Form, Bavaria-wide
  • Legal bases, Bavaria-wide
  • Legal bases, locally limited
  • Fees, Bavaria-wide
  • Fees, locally limited
Bild zur Leistungsbeschreibung

Responsible for you

If you select a location under "Localization" the contact details of the responsible authority and, if applicable, locally valid information will be displayed.