Crafts law; notification of cross-border provision of services in a craft requiring a license

The temporary and occasional provision of services of a craft requiring a license by EU nationals and equivalent persons in Germany without a branch must be reported.

Description

Prerequisites

You may temporarily and occasionally practise the relevant craft requiring a license without being established in Germany if

  • you are a national of a member state of the EU, the EEA or Switzerland,
  • do not have a commercial establishment in Germany, but have a legal establishment in a comparable profession in another member state of the EU, the EEA or Switzerland,
  • wish to provide services in Germany on a temporary and occasional basis and
  • the service in the country of establishment was provided in a regulated profession or a profession with state-regulated training or the activity in the country of establishment was carried out full-time or as a corresponding part-time job for at least 1 year in the last 10 years.

In the trades of chimney sweeps, opticians, audiologists, orthopaedic technicians, orthopaedic shoemakers and dental technicians, the activity may only be commenced after notification from the Chamber of Skilled Crafts that no re-examination of the professional qualification has taken place or that a sufficient professional qualification has been established.

In the other trades listed in Annex A to the Crafts Code, the activity may be commenced immediately after notification and proof of the required documents (Section 8 (1) EU/EWR HwV).

Deadlines

If further provision of services in Germany is intended, the notification must be repeated informally on an annual basis.

The follow-up notification must be submitted to the Chamber of Skilled Crafts where the initial notification was submitted (if the intention is to continue providing services in Germany during the period in question). Failure to comply with the notification obligation in accordance with Section 118 (1) No. 7 HwO in conjunction with Section 10 EU/EEA HwO. § 10 EU/EWR HwV is subject to a fine.

Required documents

  • Standard forms for notification

    can be obtained from your Point of Single Contact or from the Chamber of Crafts and Skilled Trades in whose sphere of competence the services are to be provided for the first time.

  • Documents attesting the legitimate branch office in the country of establishment

    EU Certification - Official Journal of the EU No. C81/8f of 13 July 1974

  • If necessary, you may be required to present the following: EU Certification issued by the competent authority in the country of establishment attesting to at least two (2) years of work experience if neither the trade or business nor the vocational training is regulated in the country of establishment.

  • EC Certification 99/42 on the requirement of vocational qualification, on the governmental regulation of the vocational training, and on the nature and duration of the occupational activity exercised in the countries of origin.

  • Name of the insurance company; contract number of the professional indemnity insurance policy

  • Certified copy of the certificates attesting to the person's career history

  • Copies of earlier notifications

  • If necessary, please provide additional documents depending on the circumstances of the particular case

Regional complement (Handwerkskammer für München und Oberbayern)

Forms

Regional complement (Handwerkskammer für München und Oberbayern)

  • Form, locally limited: Meldung der vorübergehenden Erbringung von Dienstleistungen (ausfüllbar)
    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.

Online procedures

Regional complement (Handwerkskammer für München und Oberbayern)

  • Online-Meldung zur vorübergehenden Erbringung von Dienstleistungen

    The online submission allows you to submit the completed declaration including attachments and supporting documents electronically. It is intended for nationals of a member state of the European Union, another contracting state to the Agreement on the European Economic Area or Switzerland who do not maintain a commercial establishment in Switzerland.

Fees

  • Depends on the fee schedule of the responsible Chamber of Crafts

Regional complement (Handwerkskammer für München und Oberbayern)

  • 50 €

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Status:03.01.2024

Responsible for editing:Bayerisches Staatsministerium für Wirtschaft, Landesentwicklung und Energie

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