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List of trades which are not subject to authorisation and similar trades: registration

If you wish to register a craft or a trade similar to that is not subject to authorisation, the competent authority will not enter you in the register of craftsmen, but in the "Register of owners of a business in a craft or trade similar to a craft without authorisation".

Entry in the "Register of owners of a business in a craft or trade similar to a licence is associated with the issuance of a trade card . With the business card, you can later legitimize yourself as a registered business.

Who should I contact?

Responsibility lies with the Chamber of Crafts in whose district the permanent establishment is 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.

Find your Point of Single Contact here

Which documents are required?

  • Identity card or passport with confirmation of registration
  • Residence permit, if applicable
  • Shareholders' agreement
  • If applicable, further documents in accordance with § 20 in conjunction with § 17 paragraph 1 Handwerksordnung (HwO)

For inclusion in the "Register of Owners of a Business of a Craft or a Trade Similar to a Craft" you do not need proof of qualification - unlike a craft subject to registration in the Register of Craftsmen.

§ 20 Crafts Code (HwO)

§ 17 paragraph 1 Crafts Code (HwO)

What are the fees?

Fees are charged according to the schedule of fees of the competent authority.

What deadlines do I have to pay attention to?

You must notify the competent authority immediately after registering a trade that does not require a licence or a trade similar to a craft.

Processing duration

Processing Time: 3 Months
on receipt of the application, including complete documentation,

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Transport

Source: Serviceportal Niedersachsen (Linie6PLus)