Notification of changes in the cross-border provision of services in regulated professions Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

You have indicated the intention to provide services across borders in a regulated profession and have taken up the activity. If a significant change occurs in circumstances concerning the conditions for the provision of services, the change must be not reported and proven by documents.

One of the following proofs where the change occurred: - proof of nationality (e.B. by identity card or passport); - proof of legal establishment in the Member State of origin, - proof that the pursuit of the intended activity has not been prohibited, or has not been temporarily prohibited; - proof of freedom from criminal record (in cases of commercial activities within the scope of the Shelling Act, the Federal Hunting Act, § 34a of the Trade Code [Guarding Industry], the Explosives Act, the Weapons Act); - proof of professional qualification, provided that the activity is also regulated in the Member State of origin (linked to possession of professional qualifications); - proof that the activity has been pursued in the Member State of origin for at least 2 years within the last 10 years, provided that the activity is also regulated in the Member State of origin (linked to the possession of professional qualifications); Proof of insurance cover or collective protection in relation to professional liability, provided that such a requirement is also required for the activity in question by residents (in Germany). The notification must be made in writing and may be made on any existing forms or informally, provided that the aforementioned documents are attached.


Preconditions
An indicated cross-border provision of services in a regulated profession. The occurrence of significant changes concerning the conditions for the provision of services.

Hints
If a significant change occurs in circumstances concerning the conditions for the provision of services, the change must be not reported in writing and proven by documents. Otherwise, the advertisement must be repeated informally every twelve months since the last notification, as long as the further provision of services is intended (cf. § 13a para. 6 GewO).
§ 13a paragraph 6 Of the German Industrial Code (GewO)

- Make the complaint according to § 13a Abs. 6 GewO - Activity may continue until another decision is taken - issuing an acknowledgement of receipt by the competent authority stating whether, if necessary, a review of the professional qualification will take place. In the event of a necessary verification, the competent authority shall provide information on the result within one month of receipt of the complete documents. - in the event of any delays, the competent authority shall inform the service provider of the reasons for the delay and of a timetable for the decision, - the decision shall be taken not later than two months after receipt of the complete dossier, provided that no obstacles to the time limit arise as a result of necessary verifications in the Member State of origin. - if the verification reveals new substantial differences between the professional qualification of the service provider and the training required in the territory of the country (Germany), the public body shall, within one month of being informed of the outcome of the verification, give the service provider the opportunity to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary for sufficient professional qualification, in particular by means of an aptitude test.

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Ministry of Economy and Energy

Last update or date of publication
08.05.2019