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Activity conducted by mining manner or Projecting and desinging of objects, facilities and works which fall under mining activity and activity conducted by mining manner or Projecting of large scale blasting activities

This activity constitutes a regulated trade.

In order to pursue a regulated trade, the person wishing to conduct the activity must obtain a certificate of trade authorisation issued by the relevant District (Trade Licence) office, acting as the Point of Single Contact (PSC), according to the place of residence of a natural person, registered office of a legal person, the address of a place of business of a foreign person’s undertaking or the address of a place of business of an organisational unit of a foreign person’s undertaking, based on a trade notification.

In order to obtain a certificate of trade authorisation, the applicant must comply with the general and specific conditions for the pursuit of the trade and must pay an administrative fee of € 15 (€ 7.5 in the event of electronic notification of the trade) per regulated trade.

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Once all the conditions have been fulfilled, natural persons with residence in an EU or OECD Member State, legal persons already registered in the Business Register and legal persons that are not subject to registration in the Business Register may start their business already on the day of trade notification. The PSC shall issue a trade licence within 3 business days of the date, when the trade notification and statements from the register of criminal records had been delivered to it.

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General and specific conditions for the pursuit of the regulated trade:

A natural person or legal person wishing to pursue a regulated trade must fulfil the general and specific conditions for the pursuit of the trade:

  • the general conditions for the pursuit of a regulated trade are the following:
       - age 18 and above;
       - full legal capacity;
       - clean criminal record (evidenced by a statement from the register of criminal records)
  • a specific condition for the pursuit of a regulated trade is the demonstration of professional aptitude

Note:
Fulfilment of general conditions by a Slovak legal person: the general conditions apply to the statutory body or responsible representative, if appointed; the specific conditions apply to the appointed responsible representative, unless otherwise stipulated in the Trades Act. In the event of a foreign person’s undertaking, the general conditions apply to the head of the foreign person’s undertaking and, in the case of an organisational unit of a foreign person’s undertaking, the head of that organisational unit.
Statements from the register of criminal records: natural persons with residence and legal persons with registered office in the Slovak Republic, to whom the condition of a clean criminal record applies, shall provide the data necessary for requesting a statement from the register of criminal records maintained by the General Prosecution of the Slovak Republic. Persons who are not Slovak nationals shall document their fulfilment of the condition of a clean criminal record by a statement from the register of criminal records issued in their home Member State or a natural person’s Member State of origin or, where such statements are not being issued, an equivalent document issued by the relevant court or administrative body or, where such documents are not issued within 2 months of request, an affidavit. The document may be dating back no more than 3 months and must be translated into the state language.

Professional aptitude for the pursuit of the regulated trade of Activity conducted by mining manner or Projecting and desinging of objects, facilities and works which fall under mining activity and activity conducted by mining manner or Projecting of large scale blasting activities is evidenced by the following:

  • a certificate of professional qualification 

A person from the Community (EU, EEA and Switzerland) may practice a regulated profession in Slovakia provided that his/her professional qualifications have been recognised by the competent Slovak authority.

The competent Slovak authority responsible for this trade is:

Trade License Department of the District Office shall issue a trade license certificate to a person from the Community after submitting a certificate of recognition of professional qualifications.

You can ask the competent authority for recognition of professional qualifications also through an online portal - electronic online form "general agenda".

Additional information concerning the trade

A person that applies for the certificate of professional aptitude must, first of all, have the necessary qualification in the relevant field. Qualification means the required formal education (evidence of formal education) and practical experience in the relevant field (a confirmation issued by an organisation in which the applicant worked). The application for examination is submitted to the competent districting mining office. For a person having registered office outside the territory of the Slovak Republic the district mining office of territorial competence is the one in whose jurisdiction the organisation is registered.

The application for examination includes the following: applicant's name and surname, date and place of birth, birth certificate number, permanent address and the function the applicant is to perform. Authenticated evidence of formal education and the confirmation of practical experience are annexed to the application. The certificate of professional aptitude is issued by the district mining office after the applicant has passed the examination. The certificate is valid for ten years from the date of issue. The district mining office may renew the certificate for another five year if its holder successfully retakes the examination. Evidence of formal education and confirmation of practical experience are not required for the retake.

This registered trade involves activities performed using mining methods or planning and designing objects, facilities and works that constitute part of mining activities and of activities performed using mining methods, or planning large-scale blasting works. Activities performed using mining methods means:

  • exploitation of sand and gravel from stream beds by means of floating machines, including related processing and refinement, except for the removal of sand and gravel deposits during the maintenance of watercourses;
  • underground works performed using mining methods, in particular drilling and digging, boring of shafts, tunnels and other underground spaces with the volume exceeding 250 m3;
  • works to ensure stability of underground spaces (underground rehabilitation works);
  • works to provide access to caves and cave safety maintenance works;
  • earthmoving works using machinery and explosives where more 100,000m3 of rock is moved within a single site;
  • machine drilling of wells with the length exceeding 30m and boreholes exceeding 30m for other purposes and for works that are deemed mining activities and for works that are deemed activities performed using mining methods;
  • drawing of natural healing and table mineral waters in underground workings.

The planning and designing objects, facilities and works that constitute part of mining activities includes:

  • opening, preparation and extraction of reserved deposits;
  • establishment, safeguarding and liquidation of underground workings and quarries;
  • processing and refinement of minerals extracted;
  • establishment and operation of overburden heaps, spoil tips and tailing dams in connection with the aforementioned activities;
  • special interventions into the Earth's crust;
  • safeguarding and liquidation of old underground workings;
  • providing access to underground workings and old mines for the museum and other purposes, including works aimed at maintaining their safety.

The planning and designing objects, facilities and works that constitute part of activities performed using mining methods includes:

  • means the extraction of deposits of non-reserved minerals including the processing and refinement of extracted minerals, the safeguarding and liquidation of underground workings and quarries, as well as exploration and geological survey of non-reserved minerals.

For large-scale blasting works, a technical blasting project must be prepared. The blasting project must in particular include a technical report including adverse effect assessment of the blasting works on the surrounding environment, calculations of projected seismic effects and technical drawings corresponding to the nature of the blasting works. 


An entrepreneur shall:

  • Set up an establishment (the establishment may also be set up after the date of trade notification), designate it and notify its setting up to the PSC no later than on the date of setting up. The establishment must be approved by the Regional Public Health Authority of the Slovak Republic.
  • Demonstrate authorisation to use the real-estate property: a natural person shall demonstrate authorisation to use the real-estate property indicated as the place of business, if the address of the place of business is different from the address of residence; a foreign person shall demonstrate authorisation to use the real estate property indicated as the place of business of a foreign person’s undertaking or the place of business of an organisational unit of a foreign person’s undertaking. A legal person shall demonstrate authorisation to use the real-estate property indicated as its registered office, with the exception of legal persons that are subject to registration in the Business Register; a foreign person shall demonstrate authorisation to use the real estate property indicated as the place of business of a foreign person’s undertaking or the place of business of an organisational unit of a foreign person’s undertaking. 
  • Notify the scope of its business, the location and name of establishments, if set up, including the addresses, and the mailing address, if different from the registered office or place of business, to the Assay Office of the Slovak Republic in writing within 15 days of commencement of business activities.

Administrative fees

Issuance of a certificate of trade authorisation per regulated trade € 15
Issuance of a certificate of trade authorisation per regulated trade submitted electronically € 7.50

The fee may be paid:

  1. in the form of an e-stamp tax ("kiosk", Slovak Post Office);
  2. in the form of a cash or card payment to the relevant administrative authority;
  3. for electronic submission by a wire transfer from a bank account.

Notification of a regulated trade (how and where to notify a trade)

A regulated trade notification may be submitted:

- electronically via the Central Public Administration Portal of the Slovak Republic at this link and press "Enter the portal" (instruction for sending electronic forms)

or

- in person at the relevant local PSC according to the address of permanent residence in the event of a natural person or registered office in the event of a legal person;  in the event of foreign persons, the relevant local PSC depends on the address of a place of business of a foreign person’s undertaking or the address of a place of business of an organisational unit of a foreign person’s undertaking

Note:
By filling in and sending either electronic or paper notification form the entrepreneur has fulfilled all procedures necessary for starting a business. Where a trade is notified by a natural person, the PSC shall automatically handle registration with the Tax Office, registration in the mandatory health insurance system and, in the event of a Slovak natural person, also a statement from the register of criminal records free of charge. The use of these services is mandatory for natural persons. For legal persons, the PSC shall automatically provide a statement from the register of criminal records; other PSC services, such as registration in the Business Register, taxpayer registration and notification, and registration in the mandatory health insurance system are voluntary for legal persons.

Annexes to trade notification:

  1. document demonstrating professional aptitude of an entrepreneur or a responsible representative, if appointed (e.g. a document certifying completion of the relevant field of training or study, evidence of practical experience, etc.);
  2. authorisation to use the real estate property if the address of the place of business is different from the address of residence in the case of a natural person or from the registered office in the case of a legal person; 
  3. a statement from the register of criminal records in the case of persons who are not Slovak nationals; 
  4. responsible representative’s consent to his/her appointment, if appointed (form available for download)
  5. other documents

 

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Last modification: 16. 1. 2020

 

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Related legislation:

  • Act No. 455/1991 Coll. on Trade Licensing as amended
  • Decree of the Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic No. 78/1993 Coll. setting out the requirements on safety and protection of health in the manufacture and processing of explosives,
  • Decree of the Ministry of Economy of the Slovak Republic No. 208/1993 Coll. concerning the qualification requirements and verification of professional aptitude of workers in mining activities and in activities performed using mining methods,
  • Act of the National Council of the Slovak Republic No. 51/1988 Coll. on mining activity, explosives and on the state mining administration as amended,
  • Act No. 58/2014 Coll. on blasting goods and ammunition and on amendments and changes to certain acts.

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The applicable wording of acts is available at: https://www.slov-lex.sk/domov

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