Foreign businessmen who are interested in the catering industry in Slovakia should know that if they want to establish a restaurant here they can incorporate the restaurant according to the general registration process available for any other type of company.
However, companies set up in this industry have to obtain special permits and licenses which will regulate their activity according to the stipulations of the local law. Investors who need to receive more information on the registration of a restaurant in Slovakia can address their requests to our team of Slovakian company formation specialists, who can provide their assistance for various corporate matters.
With a vast experience in company registration in various industries, our local consultants can help foreign and local entrepreneurs interested in setting up restaurants in Slovakia.
The food industry is quite developed in Slovakia and not only in terms of restaurants, as many other businesses offering food services can be set up here. This why, foreign businessperson must consider the best type of structure for their restaurants. One of the most important things to consider when opening a restaurant in Slovakia is its size.
The following business forms are available in Slovakia and among them, foreign enterprisers will find it easy to consider one when opening a restaurant here:
It is possible for a foreign entrepreneur to use the sole trader for starting a restaurant in Slovakia and then change the business form into a limited liability company. Our company registration consultants in Slovakia can help with the procedure.
Entrepreneurs who want to open a Slovakian company carrying activities as a catering provider will have to register a trading name at the Commercial Register where the company will be situated.
The next step is to choose a legal entity representing the restaurant and draft the statutory documents of the company, which will offer information on the activities of the company, its shareholders and the liabilities they have in respect to their company and many other aspects. The documents will have to be notarized by a public notary in Slovakia; our Slovakian company formation agents can assist you with information on the company’s documents.
After this, it is compulsory to register for trade licenses, income tax and health insurance, a process which can be completed by submitting one document at the Trade Licensing Office; the entrepreneur should then register for the local taxation system at the Tax Authority Office.
Another necessary aspect is to open a bank account and establish a business address.
Companies established as restaurants in Slovakia are required to obtain various licenses, which will testify that the establishment respects the provisions of the local legislation. The establishment will need to obtain a license attesting that the employee handles the food in accordance with legal requirements.
The food products and alcohol sold in the restaurant will also require permits. In the situation in which the restaurant will offer entertainment services for weddings or other events, they have to be carried out in accordance with specific regulations, on which investors can receive assistance from our company formation specialists.
As mentioned earlier, a restaurant business is subject to various licensing criteria in Slovakia. One of them refers to obtaining a food license which is also known as a catering and preparation od ready meals permit.
There are various conditions to obtain such a license under the Trades Law in Slovakia. These conditions imply the following:
The special license for a restaurant in Slovakia can be used for the following:
In order to obtain the trade license, the Slovak company will need to pay a fee, however, this does not exceed 20 euros.
The following documents need to be filed with the Slovak tax authorities when paying the trade license fee:
If you decide to start a restaurant business in Slovakia and need assistance, our agents are at your disposal with specialized services.
Slovakia attracts many tourists every year which is why the number of restaurants has increased substantially in the last few years. Among all Slovak cities, the capital Bratislava is by far the most prolific in this industry. According to statistics, the restaurant industry in Slovakia looks like this:
The requirements for obtaining a food catering license are not very extensive, however, one must pay attention to the documents which need to be prepared. Our Slovak company formation specialists can advise in these matters.
If you need further information on the restaurant industry in Slovakia, please contact our team of Slovakian company incorporation consultans.