Technical, physical, and chemical analysis activities (

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The following formalities are performed by responsible authorities and can also be handled via the Point of Single Contact if necessary. Please specify the location via Change selection. If you choose "To the responsible Point of Single Contact for ..." (if available), the contact details of the responsible Point of Single Contact are displayed. The contact details of the competent authority/-ies are displayed after choosing the formality.

Formalities according to the Services Directive

Formalities according to the Services Directive

For taking-up and pursuit of a service the follwoing specific service-related formalities (authorisations and notifications) must always be obeyed:

The following authorisations and notifications may be required:

Formalities relating to the place of business

Formalities relating to the place of business

In addition to the requirements related to a specific service there are authorisations and/or notification obligations in other legal areas regarding the place of business which CANNOT be processed through the Point of Single Contact.

Requirements particularly in the areas of construction law, public road legislation, imission control law, water and waste law, listed building regulations and forest law should be taken into account.

Formalities relating to the employment of workers

Formalities relating to the employment of workers

If you would like to hire an employee you need to proceed with the following steps. These formalities CANNOT be processed through the Point of Single Contact.

If the employment is terminated you also have to inform the authorities where the employee has been registered.

  • Company number; application

    When hiring the first employee (450-euro employees, employees subject to social insurance contributions, trainees), you must apply for a company number from the company number service of the Federal Employment Agency. The company number is required, among other things, for the monthly settlements of social contributions.

  • Accident insurance; registration by the employer

    If you are taking on employees for the first time, you must notify the statutory accident insurance institution responsible for your company within one week.

  • Social security; registration of employees

    Employees who are compulsorily insured under the statutory social insurance scheme must be registered with the competent health insurance fund as the collecting agency.

  • Wage tax; registration by the employer

    The employer must withhold and pay the wage tax.

  • Posting of workers to Germany; registration and other obligations

    When posting employees to Germany, the Employee Posting Act must be observed. This law obliges both employers based in Germany and employers based abroad who employ workers in Germany to comply with statutory and, in certain sectors, collectively agreed working conditions. In addition, employers are subject to further obligations.

  • Compensatory levy; payment

    Employers are obliged to fill a certain number of jobs with severely disabled persons or persons of equal status. A compensatory levy must be paid for each unfilled mandatory position.

Tax related formalities

Tax related formalities

For taking-up and pursuit of a service please also consider the following tax related formalities which CANNOT be processed through the Point of Single Contact:

  • Freelance activity; notification of the opening of a business

    The commencement of a freelance activity must be reported directly to the competent tax office without any formalities. The responsible tax office is informed by the respective municipality about the registration of a business. In addition, you must provide the competent tax office with further information on the legal and factual circumstances relevant for taxation.

Personal formalities

Personal formalities

We would also like to inform you about the following personal formalities which CANNOT be processed through the Point of Single Contact:

  • Residence; Registration

    When you move into an apartment, you must register with the relevant registration office (municipality or city) within two weeks.

  • National visa; application and extension

    Foreign nationals subject to visa requirements require a national visa for entry for longer stays (over 90 days) or stays leading to the taking up of gainful employment.

Characteristics and key concepts of the service

This service includes:

  • Technical, physical, and chemical analyses and other examinations such as:
    • Acoustic and vibration studies
    • Analysis of the composition and purity of minerals, etc.
    • Analyses in the area of foodstuffs hygiene, including the associated veterinary tests and checks related to food production
    • Analysis of the physical properties and performance characteristics of materials, e.g. strength, thickness, fatigue strength, electrical conductivity, radioactivity, heat resistance, etc.
    • Aptitude and reliability tests of materials and products
    • Performance testing of complete assemblies: motors, motor vehicles, electronic plants, etc.
    • X-ray examinations of welding seams and connection pieces
    • Fault analysis
    • Analysis and measurement of environmental indicators: soil, air, and water pollution, etc.
  • Operation of measurement networks and measurement stations
  • Preparation of test reports for products, including consumer goods, motor vehicles, pressure vessels, nuclear power stations, etc.
  • Regular technical inspection of motor vehicles
  • Ascertainment and certification of the authenticity of works of art
  • Analyses of models (e.g. of airplanes, vessels, levees, etc.)
  • Operation of police laboratories


  • Abgasuntersuchungen an Kraftfahrzeugen
  • Bauakustische Prüfungen
  • Baustatische Prüfung (Tragwerksprüfung)
  • Baustoffprüfung
  • Betrieb von Polizeilabors
  • Bioanalytische Laboratorien
  • Bodenuntersuchungen
  • Brandschutzrevisor, selbstständig
  • Brennbarkeitsuntersuchung (Prüfung der Entflammbarkeit und der Ausbreitungsgeschwindigkeit von Flammen)
  • Brückenmeistereien (regelmäßige Überprüfungen)
  • Brunnenuntersuchung
  • Chemische Untersuchung
  • Chemische Wasseruntersuchungen
  • Diagnostische Untersuchumgen von Futtermitteln
  • Dichtigkeitsprüfungen, die nicht im Zusammenhang mit Wasser- u. Abwasserkanälen erfolgen und Prüfberichte zur Folge haben
  • Emissionsmessungen
  • Fensterschutz (Prüfdienst)
  • Gebäudemesstechnik (technische Untersuchungen)
  • Gestaltung von Multimedia-Anwendungen (Webdesign)
  • Industriethermographie (physikalische Untersuchungen)
  • Infrarotmessungen
  • Kanalinspektion (technische Untersuchung und Dokumentation)
  • Kernkraftwerksuntersuchung
  • Kfz-Sachverständiger
  • Kraftfahrzeugüberprüfung (technische Überwachung)
  • Laboratorien (chemische Untersuchung)
  • Laboratorien (physikalische Untersuchung)
  • Laboratorien (technische Untersuchung)
  • Lebensmitteluntersuchung (chemische Untersuchung)
  • Leckageortung (Technische Untersuchung)
  • Maschinenbautechnische Untersuchung
  • Materialprüfungen (physikalische Untersuchungen)
  • Messnetzbetrieb
  • Messstationenbetrieb
  • Normenberatung (technische Beratung)
  • Pharmazeutische Beratung (Chemische Untersuchung)
  • Physikalische Untersuchung
  • Physikalische Wasseruntersuchungen
  • Qualitätskontrollen (chemische Untersuchung)
  • Qualitätskontrollen (physikalische Prüfung)
  • Qualitätskontrollen (technische Prüfung)
  • Radioaktivitätsmessung
  • Raketentechnische Untersuchung
  • Rohrbruchortung
  • Sachverständiger für Kraftwagen
  • Schadstoffmessungen
  • Schallmessungen
  • Schiffbautechnische Untersuchung
  • Statiker/innen (Statikprüfung für Bauelemente)
  • Statikprüfung für Bauelemente
  • Technische Untersuchung
  • Testlaboratorien (chemische Untersuchung)
  • Tragwerksprüfung (baustatische Prüfung)
  • TÜV (technische Untersuchung)
  • Untersuchung, chemische
  • Untersuchung, physikalische
  • Untersuchung, technische
  • Untersuchungslaboratorien
  • Verkehrslärmmessungen
  • Wasseranalysen (chemische Untersuchung)
  • Zertifizierung von Heizkostenverteilern
  • Zertifizierung von Kraftfahrzeugen, Schiffen, Luftfahrzeugen, Dämmen, usw.