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Prostitutionstätigkeit - Issuance of a registration certificate at the location Probea Berlin - Rathaus Schöneberg

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Current information on this location

The Probea Berlin counseling center will officially reopen on June 14, 2021 - initially with limited operations.

Please contact us by phone to arrange appointments for the information and counseling meeting according to § 3 - 9 ProstSchG and for the issuance or extension of registration certificates . Upon request, you will receive an official confirmation for the appointment from us. If you cannot reach us by phone, please send us an e-mail stating a phone number so that we can call you back to make an appointment.

Before registering with Probea Berlin, you must take a health consultation. Appointments for health consultation can be arranged by phone. The contact details and the telephone number of the Berlin center for health consultation according to §10 ProstSchG can be found under “More Information”.

Due to the current situation caused by the coronavirus pandemic, it is not possible to make appointments on site in our premises until further notice. For the time being, there will also be no open consultation hours .

Appointments can also be made to deregister the activity. However, the personal data collected in connection with the registration will also be automatically deleted three months after expiry of the validity of the registration certificate in accordance with Section 34 (3) ProstSchG. We would like to point out that deregistration from the tax office is your own responsibility. No confirmation from Probea Berlin is required for the de-registration at the tax office.

Since the coronavirus epidemic is not yet over, we kindly ask you to observe the prevention measures regarding the coronavirus. Please ensure that you wear a medical mask (surgical mask or FFP2 mask without exhalation valve), observe the distance rules (keep at least 1.5 metres away from others) and adhere to sneezing and coughing etiquette.

If you suffer from acute cold symptoms or have had contact with people who have tested positive in the past 14 days, a consultation is not possible.

Thank you for your understanding of this measure.

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Important Information for Prostitution business - Coronavirus
SARS-CoV-2 Infection Protection Ordinance to contain the corona virus in Berlin.

Press release of the Press and Information Office of the State of Berlin from June 15, 2021:

The Berlin Senate has passed the third SARS-CoV-2 Infection Protection Measures Ordinance.

From June 18, 2021, paid sexual services may initially be offered without sexual intercourse (erotic massages, bondage and the like) and without practices that are close to the face.

Sexual services with intercourse are not allowed until June 30th, 2021.

Prostitution sites may resume operations from June 18th, 2021, provided they only offer permitted services.

Sexual services may only be offered by appointment and only to individual persons. Prostitution events within the meaning of the Prostitute Protection Act are not permitted. The provision of sexual services is not permitted in prostitution vehicles within the meaning of the Prostitute Protection Act.

When staying in prostitution sites and providing sexual services, staff and persons using sexual services must wear an FFP2 mask.

Furthermore, there is an obligation to create attendance documentation, which records the contact and visit data of the service users. The documentation must be destroyed or deleted four weeks after the visit. The competent authorities can request the release of the documentation for the tracking of possible chains of infection in justified cases.

Notes on the current test obligation for the provision and use of sexual services in the state of Berlin.

From June 18, 2021 there is an obligation to provide evidence of a negative test result for the provision and use of sexual services. The obligation to test does not apply to those who have been proven to have recovered and who have been fully vaccinated (proof required). People are considered to have recovered if the positive PCR test was at least 6 months ago and a vaccination dose was given 14 days ago or if the positive PCR test was at least 28 days to a maximum of 6 months ago. Fully vaccinated are people who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 with a vaccine approved by the European Union and whose last required vaccination was at least 14 days ago.

Ausführlichere Informationen werden am 18. Juni mit dem neuen Hygienerahmenkonzept publiziert. Die Verlinkung zum Hygienerahmenkonzept finden Sie unter „Weiterführende Informationen“.

The new ordinance will expire on July 11, 2021.

The Senate Chancellery informs you about current developments in the State of Berlin here.

Opening hours

Monday
Termine nach Vereinbarung
Telefonische Sprechzeiten 13:00 bis 16:00 Uhr
Tuesday
Termine nach Vereinbarung,
Telefonische Sprechzeiten 09:00 bis 16:00 Uhr
Wednesday
Termine nach Vereinbarung
Telefonische Sprechzeiten 09:00 bis 16:00 Uhr
Thursday
Termine nach Vereinbarung,
Telefonische Sprechzeiten 09:00 bis 16:00 Uhr
Friday
Termine nach Vereinbarung
Telefonische Sprechzeiten 09:00 bis 13:00 Uhr

Information on the address of this location

You will find us in our new consulting rooms on the 3rd floor of the Rathaus Schöneberg - rooms 3085 to 3089.

The easiest way to reach us is via the side entrance (portal 2) in Freiherr-vom-Stein-Straße. Take the elevator to the third floor and walk through the left aisle to the end.

Payment options

Payment cannot be made at this location.

Additional information

The open consultation hours can be used for these topics: to make appointments, to receive new registration certificates after loss, report changes, deregister etc.
Please note there are no counseling sessions (only by arrangement) in the open counseling hours.

Prostitutionstätigkeit - Issuance of a registration certificate

On 1 July 2017, the Prostituiertenschutzgesetz - Prostitute Protection Act (ProstSchG) came into force. Prostitutes now have to register their activities with the responsible office. This should provide them with comprehensive information and access to offers of help so that they can better know and exercise their rights.

Prostitutes within the meaning of the Prostitution Protection Act are all persons, regardless of whether they are female, male or trans*, who provide sexual services against payment .

A sexual service is a sexual act of at least one person on or in front of at least one other person directly present against payment or allowing a sexual act on or in front of one's own person against payment.
No sexual services are performances of an exclusively performing nature, in which none of the other persons present is sexually actively involved or directly present (e.g. pornography, table dance without the involvement of the audience, telephone sex, web cam).

So you have to register if you are engaged in prostitution in the actual sense and offer sexual intercourse, or if you work as a dominatrix and BDSM service provider or erotic or tantric masseur and accept money or jewellery, clothes, cars, mobile phones, etc. as payment. Even if you only work occasionally as a prostitute, you have to register.

You have to register in the city where you want to work primarily. If you have several places of work where you want to work equally often, you can decide for yourself where you want to register. It is important that you appear personally for registration.

If you work mainly in Berlin, you can register at Probea Berlin in the district Tempelhof-Schöneberg in the town hall of Schöneberg. In Berlin the consultations are free of charge.

The law provides for two consecutive consultations for confirmation of registration:

  • Please make the first appointment with the health counseling, which you can find at the same place in Schöneberg Town Hall. Further information on health advice can be found on the website of the Berlin Center for Health Advice (according to §10 ProstSchG), BeZeGeBePro (under "More information").

  • Please make the (follow-up) appointment at Probea Berlin. At Probea there will be a (second) information and counselling session. A registration certificate will then be issued. Upon request, Probea Berlin will also be happy to issue a pseudonymised registration certificate (alias certificate - Aliasbescheinigung).

Prerequisites

  • Legal majority
    The prostitute must be at least 18 years of age when registering.
  • Information for pregnant individuals
    No registration certificate must be issued, if the registering individual is an expectant mother during the final six weeks before childbirth.
  • In-person visit

Documents required

  • Identity document
    Identity card, passport, passport substitute or identity card substitute containing a photograph.
    If you are a foreign national and not entitled to freedom of movement, you must provide documents (residence permit) that show that you have permission to take up employment or self-employed activities in Germany.
  • Evidence of health consultation pursuant to § 10 ProstSchG
    Certification of attending a health consultation pursuant to § 10 ProstSchG in Berlin, during the past three months.
  • Registration certificate (Meldebescheinigung) / delivery address as an alternative
    Current registration certificate / confirmation for the place of residence or principle residence (Meldebescheinigung), or evidence of a mailing address, if you have no permanent address in Germany.
    IMPORTANT NOTICE: Should the mailing address not be your own address, but e.g. the workplace, the home of a friend or another address of a third person, you and the owner of that adress need to fill out the form on the bottom of this page and bring it to the appointment (form "confirmation of the delivery address").
  • A photograph
    The registering individual must present an up-to-date borderless photograph with a height of 45 millimetres and a width of 35 millimetres.
  • At the prolongation: Proof(s) of the continuous participation in the health counselling according to § 10 ProstSchG
    Prostitutes over the age of 21 must submit evidence of the health consultations pursuant to § 10 Para. 1 which have taken place at least once a year in order to renew their registration. Prostitutes under the age of 21 must submit evidence of health consultations held at least every six months.

Fees

None

Average time to process request

Usually immediately, otherwise within 5 working days, provided that all required documents are presented.

Responsible authority

For the initial issuance of a registration certificate the responsible authority is the Bezirksamt Tempelhof-Schöneberg.