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Register of craftsmen Registration of non-essential activities


For certain activities considered as non-essential activities, no entry is provided for in the Register of Craftsmen or in the registers kept by the competent authority.

Activities which can be learned within three months or require a longer training period but which are incidental to the overall picture of the craft subject to authorisation are not considered essential. Furthermore, activities that have not arisen from a craft subject to approval are not considered to be essential.

However, registration is required if you have successfully passed the journeyman's examination in a craft subject to licensing, the activity in question was part of the initial training in this craft subject to approval and this activity accounts for the majority of your commercial activity.

Who should I contact?

The responsibility lies with the Chamber of Crafts (HWK), in whose district the future business premises are located.

This procedure can also be carried out through a "Point of Single Contact". The "Point of Single Contact" is a special service offered by municipalities and the state for service providers.

Which documents are required?

Documents are required. Please contact the competent authority.

What are the fees?

Fees are charged in accordance with the scale of fees of the competent authority.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

Deadlines may have to be observed. Please contact the competent authority.

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Transport

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Portalverbund des Bundes und der Länder)