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Exemption from proof of professional indemnity insurance for consulting engineers

For entry in the list of consulting engineers, you are obliged to prove sufficient professional liability insurance. You can be exempted from this obligation to provide proof if you do not yet carry out an independent activity or if you do not exercise the profession for personal reasons, in particular due to illness or parental leave.

Process flow

An application for exemption from proof of professional indemnity insurance for consulting engineers must be submitted in writing or online using the form provided. The supporting documents referred to in 'Required documents' shall be attached to the application.

Who should I contact?

The responsibility lies with the Chamber of Engineers of Lower Saxony.

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

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Requirements

  • Proof of the reason for exemption

Further details can be found in § 11 NIngG (see under Legal basis)

Which documents are required?

  • Proof that no independent activity is yet carried out
  • Proof of illness, parental leave or other personal reasons

Please have all the necessary documents ready for the electronic application. Without the complete documents, you will not be able to complete the electronic application process and submit your application.

What are the fees?

None.

Processing duration

Maximum three months.

Applications / forms

Applications can be submitted at any time in writing or online to the Chamber of Engineers of Lower Saxony.
 

  • Forms for download (application exemption from proof of professional indemnity insurance for consulting engineers)
    https://www.ingenieurkammer.de/das-koennen-wir-fuer-sie-tun/mitgliedschaft-und-listen/antraege
  • Online Procedure:
    Link to the online application
  • Personal appearance not required

Appeal

Administrative court action

What else should I know?

Further information

Technically approved by

Chamber of Engineers of Lower Saxony

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Linie6PLus)

Further Links

Single points of contact of the state of Lower Saxony, Single points of contact of the countries of Europe, advice and assistance for EU citizens and their families.