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key parameters (it is required to enter at least one of these two parameters):

ico or obchodni_firma

Note: Searching by personal ID number that can be read from the WSDL and XML schemas is used only for state administration.

Examples: a.s.


ico - Reg.No.. This number was assigned to the entity either by the Commercial Register, the Trades Licensing Office or by the Czech Statistical Office. The parameteris numerical, its maximum length is 8 digits. There is no need to enter the leading zeroes.
obchodni_firma - Business name. We do not recommend you to use the following characters: & %. To use the wildcard characters * ? , please read Help in the paragraph of Business name.
nazev_obce - takes effect only together with entered obchodni_firma
kod_pf - the selection is executed only for a concrete code of the legal form
typ_registru - when obchodni_firma is entered, the selection is executed only for a concrete code of the register in ARES. See the paragraph Individual positions in the element Priznaky_subjektu below.
xml =0 - xml (default value)
=1 - html, transformation performed in browser on user's PC
=2 - html, transformation from xml performed on server
jazyk - defines the text of html pages
=cz - html in Czech (default value)
=en - html in English
max_pocet =10 - a number from 1 to 200, (default value = 10)
- The parameter is helpful especially when using obchodni_firma.
- specifies the maximum number of displayed entities; if the number of matching entities has exceeded the maximum value, no entity is displayed and the element Pocet_zaznamu equals -1
- The program facilitates quick verification of basic information on an economic entity. The releasevalue -1 can be regarded as the fact that an incorrect query was entered. In case of multiple incorrect queries, the access from the IP address concerned is automatically made impossible. When using the computerized XML inquiries, please be particular about entering valid and meaningful parameters. Failing this, the user's access to the ARES Information System could be made impossible.
aktivni - defines the entity's ouput according to its activity
=true - output available only for an active entity (default value)
=false - output available even for a defunct entity (deregistration)
adr_puv - extends data output by an element Adr_puv containing the original address from the data source without the process of address standardization. (For details of the output address elements see Output.)
=true - data output including the element Adr_puv
=false - data output without the element Adr_puv (default value)
typ_vyhledani - specifies the selection priority when more key parameters are entered
=free - the search is executed by ico; if not found, the search is executed by obchodni_firma (default value)
=ico - the search is executed by ico
=of - the search is executed by obchodni_firma (no search is executed by ico even if entered).
diakritika - specifies the method of entering the words in obchodni_firma
=true - Business name is entered with diacritical marks (default value)
=false - Business name is entered without diacritical marks
czk - specifies the coding of the Czech characters entered in obchodni_firma and nazev_obce
=iso - ISO 8859-2 (Latin 2) Character Set, which is used in Central and Eastern Europe (optional parameter, default value)
=utf - Unicode, UTF-8 coding
 Note to utf:
The ARES database contains the words with the Czech letters:
á Á č Č ď Ď ě Ě í Í ň Ň ó Ó ř Ř š Š Ť ť ú Ú ů Ů ý Ý ž Ž
as well as the words with the following diacritical marks:
ä Ä ă Ă ą Ą â Â ç Ç ć Ć Ę ę ë Ë î Î ĺ Ĺ ł Ł ľ Ľ ń Ń ô Ô ö Ö ő Ő ŕ Ŕ ś Ś ş Ş ţ Ţ ű Ű ü Ü ź Ź ż Ż

Any other characters with diacritical marks as well as the characters of national alphabets which are out of range A-Z (ASCII 65-90) or a-z (ASCII 97-122) are regarded as invalid in spite of the fact that they are admissible characters in UTF-8. For example, it is not allowed to search by the € symbol (Eurocurrency), use wildcard character * instead of that.

Since ARES as such cannot correct any error data, the ARES database may contain the words with typing errors.

Examples of the correct words in the ARES database: PĂCĂLĂU, TYBETAŃSKA, ĆMIEL, Jäger, Rău, spółka odpowiedzialnością, Bîrcâ, Françoise, Jedność, Pękała, CITROËN, Oĺga, Cieńciała, Kraľ, Truściński, Hlôska, Götzel, Vŕzgna, Şimşir, Műller, Müller, Gwóźdź, Elżbieta.

Examples of the typing errors in the ARES database: BERANOVĂ, BAHŃÁCI, BŔÍZOVÁ, JIĆÍN, Hlaváçková, TOMAŚ KUĆERA, PROTIPOŹÁRNÍ.


The Standard service displays basic information on the entity contained in the ARES core. The data comes from one of the sources defined as a priority source for this entity. The name of the source where the data comes from can be found in the element Typ_registru. The following data is regarded as basic: Reg.No., Business name, Legal form, Date of establishment, Address.

The element Datum_vzniku contains the date the meaning of which may differ in dependence on a type of the register. In the sources RES, RCRS the said element contains the entity's Date of establishment or Date of registration, in CR it means Record date, in TR it means the date of registration of the first trade. The same it is with the element Datum_zaniku when in CR it means the date of entity's deletion from CR.

The element Adresa_ARES contains the address of the entity, which is standardized on the basis of data from UIR-ADR (i.e. improved names of the streets, completed numbers of houses, postcodes improved on the basis of UIR-ADR data; if the address of the entity is not assign unambiguously to the address in UIR-ADR, it would not be standardized). The element Adresa_UIR contains the data from the UIR-ADR register.

The element Adr_puv (it is written only if the parameter adr_puv=true is used) contains information of address of entity as it is written in the data source (before the process of standardization is used).

Note: The data sources give the address in different ways. Some give it in the text, some in address codes only, some give it structured and some unstructured. The output element Adr_puv contains the address, if possible, structured, text data remains unchanged and any address codes are replaced with texts according to the dials of appropriate source. The address of the element Adr_puv enters into the process of address standardization during data processing in ARES. The address standardization creates the standardized address contained in the element Adresa_ARES.

Other information on an entity:
As a part of the Standard service output you can find a list of entity's registrations in individual source registers. This information is included in the element Priznaky_subjektu together with an indication whether the given registration is valid or defunct.

The letters in the element mean:

Avalid registration
Zdefunct registration
Sin position No. 6, it indicates a Group VAT Registration
Pin position No. 15, it indicates suspension of the activity
Ein position No. 22, it indicates that a record concerning the economic entity occurs in the Insolvency Register. Please, pay special attention to the state of the proceedings!
N (or some other character)not found in registration

Note: Some other "service" characters can occur. All of them should be considered as "N" character. The entity's activity is indicated only in the sources at positions from 2 to 5 and from 12 to 21.

Individual positions in the element indicate that:

2the entity exists in the Commercial Register
3the entity exists in the Statistical Register of Economic Subjects
4the entity exists in the Trade Register
5the entity exists in the Register of Health Service Institutions
6the entity exists in the Register of VAT Payers
7the entity exists in the Register of Excise Duty Payers
9the entity exists in the Central Register of Bankrupts - bankruptcy
10the entity exists in the Central Register of Bankrupts - compositions
11the entity exists in the Central Register of State Subsidies
12the entity exists in the Special register of organisations in the ARIS system
14the entity exists in the Register of Church and Religious Institutions
15the entity exists in the Register of Political Parties and Movements
20the entity exists in the List of Civic Associations, Guilds and Clubs
21the entity exists in the Common Agricultural Register
22the entity exists in the Insolvency Register
23the entity exists in the Register of Schools and School Facilities
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Last update: 26.6.2013
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