Step 3 - Service Profession
- Your company is based in a new EU Member State (back to step 1)
- You plan to set up a subsidiary or branch office in Germany (back to step 2)
Which services do you plan to offer on the German market?
- Regulated crafts professions
(Crafts Professions that are listed in Annex A of the German Crafts Code)
- Non-regulated skilled trades and crafts or similar professions
(Crafts Professions that are listed in Annex B1 and B2 of the German Crafts Code)
- Regulated liberal professions
(lawyers, tax consultants, patent attorneys, public civil law notaries, certified accountants, consulting engineers, architects, doctors, dentists, veterinarians, pharmacists)
- Non-regulated liberal professions
(translators, authors, journalists, private teachers, artists and similar professions)
- None of the professions listed above
Why is this question important? - Many rules and regulations only apply to specific service sectors, such as the obligations to prove a sufficient level of professional qualification or to obtain mandatory membership in a professional chamber.
I am not sure - how do I find out which profession most likely matches the services that I provide? - Introductory information on the recognition of professional qualifications with links to further sources and support on the internet is available in our section on professional qualification.