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Apply for an EU certificate in accordance with the Professional Recognition Directive


If you want to provide certain services in an EU Member State or set up there, in some Member States you will have to submit, among other things, the so-called EU certificate. With this certificate, you prove that you provide this service legally and permanently in Germany. If you and/or If your company is a member of a chamber (e.g. Chamber of Crafts), it is responsible for you. Otherwise, please contact the Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

In order to demonstrate that the services are provided on a permanent and lawful basis, you must indicate the specific activity you carry out and its duration. In addition to a description of the company's activities, you must indicate whether you have worked as a self-employed person, as a manager of a company or branch, in a managerial position or as an employee.

  • Practice of the profession in the past two years
  • Information and evidence of the specific activity carried out
  • Copy of identity card
  • Proof of the specific activity carried out and duration
  • Education (proof: transcript, diploma, certificate)
  • Additionally as:
    • Self-employed: business registration
    • Head of a company or branch: Proof: Entry in the commercial register
    • Executive: Employment contract, job reference
    • Employee: employment contract, job reference

You can find out more from your Chamber of Industry and Commerce or Chamber of Crafts.

  • Usually 2 – 4 weeks

Contact the relevant chamber.

These are, for example:

  • Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Chamber of handicrafts
  • Chamber of Engineers
  • Chamber of Architects
  • Chamber of Pharmacists
  • Chamber of Tax Advisors
  • Chamber
  • Form: Form for issuing the EU certificate from the relevant competent body
  • Online procedure possible: no
  • Written form required: no
  • Personal appearance required: no

You can apply for an EU certificate in writing to the competent authority.

  • You submit the application together with the required supporting documents
  • After verification by the competent authority, the EU certificate will be issued and sent to you by post, including an invoice

After receiving the certificate, you can use it for your application in the EU country.

Association of German Chambers of Commerce and Industry

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