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First notification before provision of the service under the designation "Engineer" from abroad (EU)

The use of the professional title "engineer" is protected in Lower Saxony. If you have neither a place of residence nor a professional establishment in Germany and would like to work temporarily and occasionally under the professional title "engineer" for the first time in Lower Saxony, you must report this activity.

Process flow

  • Download the form online and print it out.
  • Fill in the form and add the necessary evidence.
  • Submit the application documents to the Lower Saxony Chamber of Engineers

Requirements

  • Proof of professional qualification
  • Certificate of establishment as an engineer and non-prohibition of the exercise of the profession
  • Proof of professional practice of at least one year if occupation is not regulated in the place of establishment
  • the reliability required for the profession of engineer

Which documents are required?

  • Proof of university degree
  • Certificate of establishment as an engineer and non-prohibition of the exercise of the profession
  • Proof of professional practice of at least one year if occupation is not regulated in the place of establishment

What are the fees?

Display between 150 and 1,500 €

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

None

Processing duration

  • A maximum of two months after receipt of the complete documents
  • Exception for EU degrees: if proven professional qualification remains below the required according to § 6 NIngG

Applications / forms

  • Forms: first-time notification of external Ing
  • Online procedure possible: in the future yes
  • Written form required: no
  • Personal appearance necessary: in principle no, possibly in the case of compensatory measures

Appeal

Administrative court action

What else should I know?

  • The notification necessarily entails the entry in the list of external engineers.
  • If one year has passed since the last notification and the service provider intends to continue to provide services in Lower Saxony and to use the professional title "engineer", he or she must notify the Chamber of Engineers of this. If the situation certified in the documents submitted so far has changed significantly, the service provider must report this by presenting the corresponding documents.
  • If significant differences in professional qualifications are found in a degree from an EU member state, these can be cured by compensatory measures.

Further information

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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.