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Source: BUS Sachsen-Anhalt (Linie6PLus)

Apply for a permit for commercial mail transport


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

You need a licence for the commercial transport of letters whenever you collect, forward or deliver letters. For this permit, you must prove that you have the necessary reliability, performance and expertise.
If you only transport mail as an assistant for a licensed postal service provider, you do not need a license. Even if you are transporting letters that are attached to another item and only concern its contents (for example, an invoice), you do not need permission.

  • 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
  • Detailed description of your business idea
  • Business registration (copy, up-to-date)
  • Excerpt from the commercial register
  • Further documents (e.g. certificate of good conduct, central trade register information) upon request

Depending on the scope of the services requested and the type of company: EUR 175 - 700

a maximum of 6 weeks after submission of all documents

Form: Application for a postal licence

Online procedure possible: yes

Written form required: yes

Personal appearance required: no

You can apply for a licence to transport letters 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 letter of advice in which you will be asked to submit further information and documents.
  • You will be assigned a contact person for the licensing process who will accompany you through the process
  • The Federal Network Agency will inform you in writing whether you will receive the license.

If you deliver letters of no more than 1,000 grams without permission, this can be punished with a fine of up to 500,000 euros.

Federal Network Agency for Electricity, Gas, Telecommunications, Post and Railways

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