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List of external engineers Registration


The professional title "Ingenieurin" or "Ingenieur" is protected by the Lower Saxony Engineering Act (NIngG). If you have neither a place of residence nor a professional establishment in Germany and temporarily and occasionally perform professional tasks of engineers within the meaning of § 2 NIngG in Lower Saxony, you may use the professional title "Ingenieurin" or "Ingenieur" if you are entered in the register of external engineers. The provision of the service must be reported to the Chamber of Engineers.

If one year has passed since the last announcement and you still intend to provide services in Lower Saxony and to use the professional title "Ingenieurin" or "Ingenieur", this must be reported to the Chamber of Engineers.

Process flow

An application for entry in the register of external engineers must be submitted in writing or online using the form provided. The supporting documents referred to under "required documents" must be attached to the notification.

Requirements

For entry in the register of foreign engineers, the following requirements apply to persons established in an EU, EEA or equivalent state:

  • Initial display of the service
  • the reliability required for the profession

For entry in the register of foreign engineers, the following requirements apply to persons established in other countries:

  • Proof of professional qualification
  • No significant differences between the professional qualification obtained through a foreign engineer/degree or a professional qualification entitling the holder to practice the profession of engineer in another European country and a domestic qualification entitling the holder to use the professional title "Ingenieurin" or "Ingenieur" (at least three years standard period of study, at least 70% of studies are dominated by mathematics, computer science, natural sciences, technology (STEM)).
  • An exception applies to the fields of agricultural and industrial engineering insofar as only a MINT share of at least 51% must be achieved.
  • the reliability required for the profession

Which documents are required?

For entry in the register of foreign engineers, the following evidence must be submitted by persons established in an EU, EEA or equivalent state:

  • Statement of Reliability

For entry in the list of foreign engineers, the following evidence must be submitted by persons established in other countries:

  • Proof of university degree
  • All documents in non-German must be accompanied by a translation, which must be confirmed by a publicly appointed and sworn translator.
  • Statement of Reliability

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

What are the fees?

If established in an EU, EEA or equivalent country, registration is free of charge.

If you are established in another country, the fee is € 83.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

There are no deadlines to be observed.

Processing duration

Maximum two months after receipt of the complete dossier

Applications / forms

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

  • Forms for download:
    https://www.ingenieurkammer.de/das-koennen-wir-fuer-sie-tun/mitgliedschaft-und-listen/antraege
     
  • Online procedure
    Link to the online application
  • Personal appearance may be required, e.g. if compensatory measures are necessary

Appeal

Administrative court action

What else should I know?

If one year has passed since the last notification and the service provider still intends to provide services in Lower Saxony and to use the professional title "Ingenieurin" or "Ingenieur", he or she must notify the Chamber of Engineers. If the situation certified in the documents submitted so far has changed significantly, the service provider must notify us of this by presenting the corresponding documents.

Technically approved by

Chamber of Engineers of Lower Saxony

Professionally released on

30.09.2020

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Linie6PLus)