Certificate of permission to provide temporary cross-border services in accordance with § 9 paragraph 1 number 2 of the Crafts Code (HwO) in the area of the craft exhibition subject to authorisation

Obligation to notify before the start of protected craft services in Germany without domestic establishment

If you want to practice independently without a German branch, but with a branch in a contracting state (EU member, EEA contracting state or Switzerland) temporarily in Germany a craft subject to approval, then you must report your project before the start of the activity to the Chamber of Crafts, which is responsible for the place where you want to carry out the activity for the first time in Germany. Is it a self-employed activity as a bricklayer and concrete builder, furnace and air heating builder, carpenter, roofer, road builder, heat, cold and sound insulation insulator. Fountain builder, stonemason and stone sculptor, plasterer. Painter and varnisher, scaffolding builder, metal worker, surgical mechanic, body and vehicle builder, precision mechanic, two-wheeler mechanic, refrigeration system manufacturer, information technician, automotive technician, agricultural machinery mechanic, gunsmith, plumber, plumber and heating engineer, electrical engineer, electrical machine builder, carpenter, boat and shipbuilder, rope maker, baker, confectioner, butcher, hairdresser, glazier, glassblower and glass apparatus builder, mechanic for tire and Vulcanisation technology is sufficient to prove that you are legally established in your country of origin for the purpose of carrying out comparable activities. In addition, proof of at least one year of full-time or correspondingly longer part-time work within the last ten years is required if the other country of origin does not require a specific professional qualification for the pursuit of the activities in question and you do not have a regulated training for the activities.

Regulated training is training aimed at the pursuit of a particular profession and consisting of one or more completed training courses, supplemented, where appropriate, by a professional traineeship or professional practice, the structure and level of which are determined by laws, regulations and administrative provisions or must be controlled or approved by an authority designated for control and approval.

Or:

You want to practice independently without a German branch, but with a branch in a contracting state (EU member, EEA contracting state or Switzerland) temporarily in Germany a craft as a chimney sweep, optician, audiologist, audiologist, orthopaedic technician, orthopaedic shoemaker, dental technician. In this case, the competent authority must examine your professional qualification before providing the service if, taking into account the intended activity, there would be a serious risk to the health or safety of the recipients of services if you were insufficiently qualified.

Evidence

personal data and nationality;

on legal establishment in the country of origin;

on the existence of requirements for one's own professional qualification in the country of origin;

if applicable, about your own professional qualifications;

if applicable, about the exercise of the profession to the extent of one year in the case of full-time employment within the last ten years.

Forms on the Internet at the Chamber of Crafts Frankfurt (Oder) and the Chamber of Crafts Cottbus. No form at the Chamber of Crafts Potsdam. Leaflet at the Chamber of Crafts Frankfurt (Oder) requires a personal interview. Leaflet of the Cottbus Chamber of Crafts requires written notification. Regulation requires written or electronic notification.

Preconditions

In order to take up a temporary cross-border activity in a craft trade subject to authorisation, prior notification of the intention with proof of lawful establishment in the country of origin is sufficient if the profession also requires a certain qualification there. This applies to the trades of bricklayers and concrete builders, stove and air heating builders, carpenters, roofers, road builders, heat, cold and sound insulation insulators. Fountain builder, stonemason and stone sculptor, plasterer, painter and varnisher, scaffolding builder, metal worker, surgical mechanic, body and vehicle builder, precision mechanic, two-wheeler mechanic, refrigeration system manufacturer, information technician, automotive technician, agricultural machinery mechanic, gunsmith, plumber, plumber and heating engineer, electrical engineer, electrical machine builder, carpenter, boat and shipbuilder, rope maker, baker, confectioner, butcher, hairdresser, glazier, glassblower and Glass apparatus builder and mechanic for tire and vulcanization technology.

If access to the profession in the country of origin is not linked to a qualification, prove that you have completed regulated training.

If you do not have a regular education, proof of an activity in the selected craft is required in the last ten years to the extent of one year for full-time employment, i.e. correspondingly longer for part-time work.

In the trades of chimney sweeps, opticians, audiologists, orthopaedic technicians, orthopaedic shoemakers, dental technicians, the competent authority decides whether an examination of the qualification is required.

§ 9 paragraph 1 number 2 crafts code (HwO)

Annex A to the Crafts Code

§§ 8ff. EU/EEA Crafts Regulation (EU/EEA HwV)

Related Links

  • Ordinance on the Transfer of Responsibilities pursuant to § 124b of the Crafts Code

Brochure of the BMWi on the new EU-EEA Crafts Regulation

Link in the download area of the HWK Frankfurt (Oder)

Service providers notify the competent Chamber of Crafts of their intention to provide services in a craft subject to authorisation.

The competent chamber checks the existence of a craft subject to licensing. It checks whether the exercise is regulated in the country of origin. It checks whether the service provider is established in the country of origin for the provision of the service, i.e. whether it is entitled and operates accordingly.

If the country of origin is not a regulated craft, the competent authority shall check whether the activity has been subject to regulated training and whether the service provider has successfully completed or is asserting it and, in the last ten years, shall prove that the activity is at least one year full-time or relatively more part-time.

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Ministry of Economy and Energy

Last update or date of publication
08.05.2019