List of non-licensed and craft-like trades: Registration

If you wish to register a craft or a craft-like trade without a licence, the competent authority does not enter you in the register of craftsmen, but in the "List of the owners of a business of a craft or a craft-like trade without a licence".

The entry in the "Register of the owners of a business of a craft or a craft-like trade without authorisation" is associated with the issuance of a trade card . With the business card, you can later legitimize yourself as a registered business enterprise.

  • Identity card or passport with confirmation of registration
  • If applicable, residence certificate
  • Shareholders' Agreement
  • if applicable, further documents in accordance with § 20 i. V.m. § 17 paragraph 1 Handwerksordnung (HwO)

In order to be included in the "Register of the owners of a business of a craft or a craft-like trade without a licence", you do not need proof of qualification - unlike in the case of a craft subject to registration in the register of craftsmen.

Related Links

  • § 17 paragraph 1 Crafts Code (HwO)
  • § 20 Handwerksordnung (HwO)

Related Links

  • §§ 18 to 20 Handwerksordnung (HwO)

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Lower Saxony Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Transport

Last update or date of publication
13.09.2018