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Admission of a European Lawyer to the Bar

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A person who has been admitted as a European lawyer upon application to the bar association competent for his/her place of practice is entitled to practice as a lawyer in Germany under the professional title of the country of origin.

The decision on admission is made by the competent body.


  • Applicant is registered as a European lawyer with the competent authority in the country of origin:

What documents do I need?

  • Request
  • Resume

    Curriculum vitae with photograph indicating the name at birth.

  • Proof of nationality

    Proof of citizenship according to § 3 paragraph 2 sentence 1 Law on the Activities of European Lawyers in Germany (EuRAG)

  • Certificate

    Certificate issued by the competent authority in the home country confirming membership of the profession of European lawyer, not older than 3 months and accompanied by a certified translation (Section 3 (2) sentence 2 EuRAG).

  • Proof of professional liability insurance

    Proof of professional liability insurance either in accordance with § 51 BRAO via an insurance policy taken out in Germany or an equivalent insurance policy in the home country (§ 7 paragraph 1 EuRAG).

  • If applicable: proof of the acquisition of academic degrees

    Certified copy of the doctoral degree certificate or other evidence of the acquisition of academic degrees.

  • Extract from the Federal Central Register

    Will be obtained from the bar association.