Czechia

Czechia is a member of the European Union (EU). The EU adopts a single market where businesses can trade and move freely within the EU member countries. 19 of the EU countries use the euro as their national currency.

The country information in brief.

CapitalPrague
Date joined the EU1 May 2004
National currencyCzech koruna (CZK).

Czechia is currently preparing to adopt the euro.
Date joined the Eurozone
LanguagesCzech
Czechia businesses wanting to expand into the UK marketTo contact the Department for International Trade Czechia.
Help and support for British nationals in CzechiaTo contact the British Embassy Prague

Doing business with the UK

The UK government encourage UK businesses to trade internationally and also welcome foreign businesses into the UK.

UK businesses expanding into overseas markets

If you are a UK business and would like to expand your business overseas, you may contact the Department for International Trade regional offices in the UK. They provide support and help to businesses.

Overseas businesses expanding into the UK market

If you would like to expand your business in the UK, you may contact the British Department for International Trade in your home country. Click here for the Department for International Trade offices worldwide.

Generally, an overseas company wants to set up a place of business in the UK must register with Companies House. You must register your overseas company within one month of opening for business in the UK.

Our accountants can help you to register your overseas company.

Get information about a UK company

Companies House maintain a public register of businesses registered with them. The information you can get include the following:

Department for International Trade Czech Republic

The Department for International Trade Czech Republic helps UK companies to expand into the Czech Republic and also help Czech companies to trade with the UK.

The Department for International Trade Czech Republic offers expertise and contacts through its extensive network of specialists in the UK, and staff in the British Embassy in the Czech Republic.

CapitalPrague
DIT officeDepartment for International Trade Czech Republic
British Embassy Prague
Thunovska 14
11800
Czech Republic
TelephoneEnquiries
+420 257 402 700
Emailtradeinvest.pragc@fco.gov.uk
Opening hoursMonday to Thursday, 8:30 am to 5 pm
Friday, 8:30 am to 4 pm

Overseas companies in the UK

An overseas company wants to set up a place of business in the UK must register with Companies House. You must register your overseas company within one month of opening for business in the UK.

If you do not have a base in the UK then you do not need to register.

Our accountants can help you to register your overseas company.

Get information about a British company

You may get information about a British Company from the Companies House in the UK. The information you can get include the following:

  • Signed and approved Company accounts
  • Confirmation statement
  • The company date of incorporation
  • Company names including company name change history, if applicable.
  • Current and past company registered office addresses
  • company registration numbers issued by Companies House.
  • Current and past company directors and secretary’s details
  • The company’s current trading status – active or dissolved
  • insolvency information, if applicable.

Certificate of good standing for a British company

The certificate of good standing certifies that your company has been in continuous, unbroken existence since its incorporation and that no action is currently being taken to strike it off the Companies House register.

When a certificate of good standing is needed?

If you would like to register a branch overseas such as in Hong Kong or Malaysia or Singapore, the Registrar of Companies in the home country would require the certification that your UK company is in compliance and still active. Banks, lenders, a business corporation based overseas that collaborate with your UK company would require you to provide them with a certificate of good standing to prove the existence of your company at the time of entering into a business transaction with you.

Department for International Trade offices worldwide

Click here for other Department for International Trade offices worldwide contact information.

Good luck with your business venture.

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