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Provision of the service under the designation of engineer from abroad Notification for the first time (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" in Lower Saxony for the first time, you must report this activity.

Process flow

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

Competent authority

Lower Saxony Chamber of Engineers

Requirements

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

Which documents are required?

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

What are the fees?

Display between 150 and 1,500 euros

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 qualifications: if proven professional qualification falls short of that required under § 6 NIngG

Applications / forms

  • Forms: first-time notification of foreign engineering
  • Online procedure possible: yes in the future
  • 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 entry in the register of foreign engineers.
  • 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 "engineer", 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 report this by submitting the relevant documents.
  • If significant differences in professional qualifications are found in a degree from an EU member state, these can be remedied by compensatory measures.

Technically approved by

Lower Saxony Chamber of Engineers

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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