Display of persons; application for a permit by non-EU citizens

If you want to organize commercial shows of people on your business premises or make your business premises available for such events, you need a permit.



Permit requirements are reliability, no violation of public morals, no conflict with the public interest with regard to the local location or the use of the business premises and an application (with a description of the exhibition).


Duration of the procedure approx. 3 to 4 weeks

Required documents

  • Identity card; passport

  • Non-EU foreigners: residence permit allowing the exercise of self-employed activity

  • Proof of reliability

    Official certificate of good conduct or extract from the criminal record of the home country or an equivalent document and/or a certificate of good conduct for public authorities (Section 30 (5) of the Federal Central Register Act) and information from the Central Trade Register (Section 150 (5) of the Trade Regulation Act).

    If, on the basis of previous residence, it can be assumed that the above-mentioned certificates and evidence no longer contain, or do not yet contain, facts relevant to trade law, the submission of the foreign or German certificates may be dispensed with.

  • if applicable, lease agreement / rental agreement or proof of ownership of premises

  • if applicable, floor plans and site plans, building permit

  • Documents for the presentation of persons in the case of registered firms or civil law companies

    in the case of registered companies, an excerpt from the commercial register or comparable registration documents from abroad (with German translation) in the case of civil law companies, articles of association

  • in the case of a power of attorney: a written power of attorney and identification of the grantor of the power of attorney and the authorized representative


    • Permit: 100 to 3,000 EURO

Legal bases


Administrative court proceedings; information

Administrative court action


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