Genetic engineering; approval and monitoring

Genetic engineering work may only be carried out in genetic engineering facilities. Genetic engineering law provides for notification, notification and approval procedures.


Processing time

Depending on the type of procedure: usually start immediately or up to 90 days after receipt of complete documentation by the competent authority.

Required documents

  • Application documents depend on the type and scope of the planned project. Consultation with the competent authority is highly recommended.


  • Form, Bavaria-wide: Formblätter für die Einleitung eines Zulassungsverfahrens nach dem Gentechnikgesetz
    Please note

    This form has to be signed and sent to the responsible authority. You can sign the form manually and send it by email/fax or sign the form electronically with your qualified electronic signature an send it by (secure) email. If the responsible authority has set up a De-Mail account, you can also send the form by De-Mail using an sender-confirmed message.


  • see Ordinance on the Issuance of the Schedule of Costs to the Act on Costs - No. 8.V.0 under "Legal Bases".


Administrative court proceedings; information

administrative claim

Links to more information


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