Proof of personal reliability: Valid identity card or passport (upon presentation of the passport additionally a current registration certificate)* Current excerpt from the Federal Central Register for submission to an authority (certificate of good conduct) Current excerpt from the Central Trade Register for submission to an authority* *The information must be requested from the municipality of residence for submission to an authority, i.e. it will be sent directly to it. It is essential that you indicate the exact address of the competent licensing authority and the intended use when applying. The information can also be requested in the online procedure provided by the Federal Office of Justice/Citizen Services. The information must not be older than three months Proof of orderly financial circumstances: Current certificate in tax matters of the responsible tax office (to be submitted in the original) Extract from the debtor register of the central enforcement court, which can also be applied for electronically under www.vollstreckungsportal.de. Information from the insolvency court as to whether proceedings have been opened (so-called negative certificate) In addition, for legal entities: Extract from the register of trade, cooperatives or associations (current copy), or if the cooperative is being founded, the articles of association Proof of existing professional indemnity insurance (certificate of insurance) Certificate of successful completion of the IHK proficiency examination or proof of an equivalent professional qualification hint: Please note that the list is not exhaustive. As part of the review of your individual case, further documents may be required from the competent authority. The start of the permitted activity must be notified to the competent authority. At the same time as the business advertisement, the application for registration of the permitted activity in the register of intermediaries must be submitted to the licensing authority for forwarding to the responsible IHK.