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Apply for a permit to carry mail commercially

You always need a licence for the commercial transport of letters if you collect, forward or deliver letter mail items. For this permit, you must prove that you have the necessary reliability, capability and expertise.

If you want to carry letters commercially, you must apply for a permit to do so.

You always need a licence for the commercial transport of letters if you collect, forward or deliver letter mail items. To obtain this licence, you must prove that you have the necessary reliability, ability and expertise.

If you are only carrying mail as an assistant for a licensed postal service provider, you do not need a license. You also do not need a licence if you are transporting letters that are enclosed with another item and relate exclusively to its contents (for example, an invoice).

Requirements

  • You must have registered your business
  • You must not be overindebted or insolvent
  • You must prove that you meet the requirements for reliability, efficiency and expertise

What documents do I need?

  • Extract from the commercial register

    If the owner of a property is a legal entity (GmbH, or similar), then you need - in addition to the power of attorney - an extract from the commercial register for the inspection of the building file, which identifies the person giving the power of attorney as the authorised owner/authorised signatory of the company.

  • Business registration
  • further documentation

    Additional documents may be required in individual cases.